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Too much stress, work, tired?
VITAL DOME infratherapy is here to relax and forget all negative connotations. This Japanese sauna MADE IN France sends long infrared that will plunge you into a bath of heat and vitality.
HAVE A BREAK IN THALASSO
A few days of holidays in sight?
Take a thalasso to enjoy an anti-stress cure. She will teach you the basics of mindfulness meditation, give you the keys to chase away negative thoughts and take you to poolside workshops to break down tension, such as the Sea Relax, based on rhythmic movements in harmony with your breathing. , which, takes place in the arms of an expert …
The anti-stress cure of 6 days starting from 936 € at the Thalasso Barrière de La Baule, hotelsbarriere.com; Sea Relax, 30 € the session of 25 min.
DIVING IN A RELAXING BATH
In the evening, coming home from work, nothing like a hot bath to help you to decompress the day. Pour in a handful of bath salts with lavender (aromatherapy relaxing bath salts, L’Occitane, € 20). And twist your shower gel with essential oils, like that of petitgrain bitter grain, antistress virtues. Mix 10 drops with a tablespoon of shower gel for a 100% relaxing effect.
The long infrared would reduce the level of cortisol (stress hormone) and boost the production of serotonin and endorphins. A good
reason for spinning, at lunch time, test a session of Vital Dôme (39 € the 40 min session, vitaltech-france.com). Lying on a mattress that diffuses infrared, we rest while the machine helps us to relax by boosting oxygen in our tissues and diffusing a gentle heat.
GET TO THE TISANE
Rather than consuming excitants throughout the day, replace tea and coffee with herbal teas. In simmering water, put 25 g of hawthorn, 25 g of verbena, 25 g of lemon balm and 25 g of passionflower. Infuse 8 minutes. Pour in a thermos and take your drink to the office. You can add a little lavender honey if you wish.
INITIATE IN REFLEXOLOGY
The plantar arch has 7200 nerve endings. Each zone of the foot corresponds to an organ. By massaging it and exerting manual pressure on specific areas, the reflexologist releases tension and relieves small body ailments. At home, you can massage your feet (or have them massage) in the evening with a relaxing oil, by pressing with your thumb, in circular motions, for 2 to 5 minutes. Divine!
3 TIPS TO ALWAYS HAVE THE OFFICE
- ALMONDS: rich in magnesium and essential fatty acids, they help fight against stress and improve
mood. A handful a day.
- ANTISTRESS BALL: to knead any time to relax your fingers and evacuate all tensions.
- PLANT: According to a study from the University of Washington, stressed people entering a room blood pressure fall by 4%
A word to you …