Relaxation and mental health
Relaxation can have many physical benefits including slowing your heart rate, reducing blood pressure and muscle tension as well as helping you manage stress.
Relaxation techniques for stress relief
Relaxation can help relieve the symptoms of stress. It can help you calm down and take a step back from stressful situations. Learn how here.
Irritability and feeling on edge
Trying different relaxation techniques when you recognise the early signs of irritation and tension can help you unwind and relax.
Meditation can help you with your physical and mental health. Learn more about meditation, how to meditate and how you can incorporate into your day.
Mindfulness and mental health
Research shows that mindfulness – focusing on the present – can improve memory and reduce stress, and it’s a technique that anyone can practise.
Breathe by ReachOut.com is a free app designed to reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress. It's suitable for all ages and available from the Apple Store.
Recovery from a nervous breakdown
Full recovery is possible following a nervous breakdown. Learning some simple relaxation techniques can help to keep your stress levels and make it easier to cope when life gets tough.
People with this syndrome make involuntary repetitive sounds and movements. Most don't need treatment, and relaxation exercises may reduce symptoms.
How alcohol affects your health
Many of us drink alcohol to relax, but drinking too much can affect your health. Learn more here about the effects of alcohol on your body.
Swedish massage can help you relax, give you more energy and may help after an injury. Learn what Swedish massage involves and where to go for more information.