For many, the weekend brings extra time and a break from work. How do you spend your time off? Kid activities, catching up on chores, working on house projects, grocery shopping? All of these things are important, but also take some time to relax and de-stress - this will help you release tension and go into your work week feeling refreshed and renewed.
We all talk about relaxing, but do you know just how good it is for your body? Think about it! If you have a highly stressful job and you don’t take time for yourself, then the tension you build through the day will continue to build. This can lead to back pain, headaches, illness and start effecting your mood.
Here are some of our favorite ways to relax, renew and refresh:
- Drinking a cup of coffee or tea while sitting down (not on the go!)
- Go to an exercise class at the YMCA
- Add time in your schedule for unknowns so you are not running from task to task your entire day
- Take time to cook and eat well
This is how we enjoy relaxing when we are not in the office!
- Nichole: Playing piano and guitar, listening to acoustic music and doing origami
- Molly: Sleeping, reading, practicing yoga and breathing exercises
- Pam: Spending time outdoors – especially kayaking
- Dr. Rob: Family time at home, spending time outside going for family walks and playing with the kids, hunting and fishing. You might even catch Dr. Rob in one of our massage chairs during a lunch break now and then.
Another great way to distress and relax is by getting a massage. Pam King is our licensed massage therapist and she provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is complimentary to your chiropractic care. She is trained in many different types of massage, including infant and prenatal massage to deep tissue and sport massage. She also performs relaxation and hot stone massage. Getting a massage helps increase blood circulation, reduce swelling and relax muscles, relieve muscle pain and spasms, increase your range of motion and boost your immune system! We serve both insured and self-pay patients. Come in for a massage if you are experiencing pain in the back, shoulders or hips, for headache relief, during training, having trouble sleeping, going through a stressful season and when training for your next race.