Ways to Relax

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Do you ever get home and feel stressed out by your job or other responsibilities? Holding onto stress can be detrimental to your sleep patterns and overall health. In this week’s Barton’s Mill Apartments Blog, we’ve got a few suggestions on ways you can relax!

Get a Massage

Have you ever had a massage? The experience can be a little daunting, but we assure you that it’s well worth it. Many people are hesitant to go to a massage therapist due to the experiences they have had with their friends attempting to give them a massage and their body’s reaction to that attempt. Often times people are ticklish or aren’t able to handle the amount of pressure their friends are massaging them with. Professional massage therapists are trained to ensure that your massage will not trigger any giggles or discomfort and will ask you how much pressure you wish to have.

Take a Bubble Bath

Baths are a good way to relax. You don’t need to leave your Austin, TX apartment to sink into the tub and enjoy a night of relaxation. Allow yourself a good chunk of time to relax and enjoy the hot water. Remember to leave your phone in another room on silent so you’re not distracted while you’re taking a bath, with the only exception being if you’re going to be using your phone for music.

Bath add-ins can add to your relaxation. Bath bombs and essential oils are great additions to your hot bath water. The soothing aromas from these additions can help facilitate quicker relaxation and an enhanced bath time experience. Be warned that bath bombs and essential oils can irritate people who are allergic or sensitive to specific ingredients.

Take a Nap

If you feel like you don’t get enough sleep through the night, a nap can rejuvenate you and give you the energy you need to continue your day. The key to a nap is to make sure you aren’t sleeping for too long. A nap that’s gone on for too long will interfere with your night’s rest and will cause you to stay up longer than you’re used to, disrupting your sleep schedule. A quick nap is good for the times when you’re feeling sluggish and stressed!