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Power Napping: An Ultimate Guide

If you feel tired and drained during the day, you don’t need to reach for coffee or an energy drink; a power nap can leave you refreshed and ready to go.

Grounding Exercises to Relieve Stress and Anxiety

Have you ever felt less drained after spending some time in a garden or a park? Or when last did you take the time to hug a tree and feel the bark beneath your cheek and palms? Perhaps you’ve taken some time to lie down on the ground to just stare at the clouds (or...

10 Herbal Teas to Relieve Headaches

Headaches are “one of the most common neurological complications in the general population”1 and a complaint that most of us will suffer with at least once during our lifetime. Although there are various  medications that you can get on prescription or...

Top 12 Natural Supplements for Relaxing Muscles

Throughout our lives, we may experience tightness, spasms and soreness in the muscles of our physical body on a regular basis. The causes include overexertion, exercising, accidents or falls, pregnancy and the overall aging of the body, as well as specific diseases...

6 Ways to Catch Up On Lost Sleep

The number of hours a person needs to sleep will vary across ages and are especially impacted by lifestyle and health. To function optimally, it is suggested that most adults need between 7-9 hours of sleep each night. About thirty percent of people say that they...

8 Exercises to Increase Your Attention Span and Help You to Focus

If you find yourself trying to work or study but failing to keep your attention on the task at hand, you’re not the only one. These days it’s becoming more difficult to keep your attention on one thing only for a fixed period. Indeed, a 2019 study has shown that our...

7 Different Types of Massage

When you are feeling tired, stress, sore, or overwhelmed, which massage techniques would give you the most benefit? One of the main goals of massage is homeostasis or balance. When you are balanced in body, mind and heart, you feel lighter on your feet, your mood is...

Tantric Massage Techniques & Poses for Beginners

Massage is one of the best ways to get rid of redundant tensions in the body, improve the circulation of the blood and spread healing good-vibe energies all throughout the body. In the case of tantric massage, there's the added benefit of sensually turning on your and...

A Beginner’s Guide to Earthing

Earthing, also known as grounding, is the simple act of consciously connecting our physical bodies in direct contact with the Earth. In other words, earthing is making the effort to touch our skin (our biggest organ by far) to the soil, sand, water---any conductive...

The Benefits of Dry Skin Body Brushing

On the surface, dry skin body brushing is an effective and quick addition to any self-care routine for smoother skin. But the effects can go deeper. Dry skin body brushing, or garshana, is a cleansing ritual performed in Ayurveda, the natural healing system...
Tantric Massage Techniques & Poses for Beginners

Tantric Massage Techniques & Poses for Beginners

Massage is one of the best ways to get rid of redundant tensions in the body, improve the circulation of the blood and spread healing good-vibe energies all throughout the body. In the case of tantric massage, there's the added benefit of sensually turning on your and...

A Beginner’s Guide to Earthing

A Beginner’s Guide to Earthing

Earthing, also known as grounding, is the simple act of consciously connecting our physical bodies in direct contact with the Earth. In other words, earthing is making the effort to touch our skin (our biggest organ by far) to the soil, sand, water---any conductive...

The Benefits of Dry Skin Body Brushing

The Benefits of Dry Skin Body Brushing

On the surface, dry skin body brushing is an effective and quick addition to any self-care routine for smoother skin. But the effects can go deeper. Dry skin body brushing, or garshana, is a cleansing ritual performed in Ayurveda, the natural healing system...

The Many Benefits of Foot Massage

The Many Benefits of Foot Massage

Foot massage is an ancient art, having been practised across many different cultures for hundreds, probably thousands of years. It dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China, but was introduced to the Western world only in the early 1900s when Dr William Fitzgerald...

The Joys of Head and Scalp Massage

The Joys of Head and Scalp Massage

I love the art of massage. Truly, absolutely, entirely. The anticipation if I book a professional treat for myself, the amazingly profound sensations during the time with the therapist, and the feeling afterwards – so calm, so serene, such great sleep that night, such...

Antiviral Herbs & Plants: How to Fight Viruses at Home

Antiviral Herbs & Plants: How to Fight Viruses at Home

Viruses are crucial to many of the ecosystems on the planet and key to maintaining its wonderful biodiversity. Of course, the microscopic particles have also historically caused health challenges for humanity. A large collection of herbs and plants are shown to have...



How to Merge the Mind with the Body

There’s something peculiar going on with us human beings. Some would call it a evolutionary misstep, others would call it a necessary springboard to higher states of consciousness. What am I talking about? Self-awareness of course. We’re self-aware in ways and degrees...

How to Live Life With Childlike Wonder as an Adult

Something happens when we grow up. The vast majority of us lose touch with the wonder and mystery that permeates life when we are children. Childhood is a time when the brain and mind is new to this realm of physical reality. Where just about each turn you make is...

How Mindfulness Can Improve Your Social Life

For some mindfulness seems like a hard to reach artform that can only be achieved by the dedicated. Staying grounded in the present moment and being self-aware may seem impractical or even impossible to incorporate into daily life, but it doesn't have to be....

How to Set Boundaries with Negative People

Boundary setting has become somewhat of a taboo in today’s world that is so focused on being accepted, positive and inclusive. However, you can still have all these attributes and more when you consciously begin setting boundaries for yourself, especially against...

The Relaxation Response: What It Is & How to Induce It

We all have triggers that cause us stress, anxiety or other types of psychological distress, which in turn inevitably lead to certain physiological reactions, for good or for worse. Similarly, we all have certain triggers that can activate relaxation, calm and a sense...

How to Maintain Calm in Chaotic and Hectic Times

Sometimes it may feel like the world and the modern societies most of us live in are becoming more chaotic every day. Whether it's the distractions that come with too much digital technology or if its terrorist attacks that plague our species globally or perhaps the...

5 Benefits of Sitting in Kneeling Chairs

The posture we have while standing, walking and sitting is important for a optimally functional body, and most of us know it. Despite this knowledge, it’s still hard for some us to consciously implement techniques that straighten the back and correctly align the spine...

The Pros and Cons of Sleep Trackers

Sleep is something many people struggle with, some of us more than others. Whether it's sleep apnea or just awful ol insomnia, it appears that we’re getting “worse” at sleeping, the more time passes. Sleep is essential for our health and wellbeing, as anyone who's...

6+ Yoga Poses & Techniques for Better Sleep

Dealing with sleep deprivation or just have bad sleeping habits? Well you're not alone, in fact, insomnia and bad sleeping habits are one of the most common reasons why people in todays society seek medical treatment. Now, before one resorts to pills and other...

8 Notable Benefits of Keeping a Gratitude Journal

The simple fact that we’re alive and conscious to experience life in all its diversity should be good enough reason to feel gratitude. The added fact that most of us in the western world are endowed with so much comforts and luxuries, should make us even more...

How to Combine Self-Massage with Meditation

Self-massage and meditation are two of my favorite everyday habits to combine. One of the main reasons why is that these two things are great ways to achieve deep relaxations of the body, mind and heart. Another big reason is that both meditation and self-massage are...

6 Best Guided Meditations for Sleep and Insomnia

Sleepless nights is a reality for many of us in today’s dynamic societies. The causes of insomnia are many and varied, ranging from medical conditions like allergies, bodily pains and breathing problems to psychological ailments like stress, depression and anxiety....

7 Meditative Ways of Being Aware of the Breath

Awareness of breath. Simple, yet one of the most powerful and oldest ways of meditation. Think about the prime importance of breath when it comes to life. Without food you could survive for months, without water for weeks, but without oxygen a couple minutes, maybe a...

Pressures: Self-Massage for Relieving Tension and Rigidity

Using pressure to specific areas where muscle tightness is present can be an effective form of self-massage. One of the many good things with "pressures" is that they can be done effectively without the use of massage oils and can also be implemented through clothes....

How to Use Healing Crystals for Meditation & Wellbeing

Crystals are not only mesmerising to look at but some people claim and believe that they have healing powers as well. You've probably heard or seen about the potential energetic powers of crystals, whether on a popular tv show or in a fantasy book, the notion is out...

What Sleep Hygiene Is & 7 Healthy Bedtime Rituals

You've probably heard about the term 'sleep hygiene'. Now as you may or may not know, sleep hygiene is a very misunderstood term. It has little to do with staying clean while you sleep, but more to do with healthy bedtime rituals and positive nightly habits. Following...

How What You Eat Affects Your Sleep

While we have all heard (and many experienced) that drinking too much coffee can keep you from sleeping, there are lots of other foods that can impact how well you sleep. In this article we will look at the different foods that can hinder or help your sleep, how your...

8 Life Habits to Promote Relaxation, Mindfulness and Mental Clarity

Are you fully here right now? Experiencing everything that this moment is offering? We’ve all had times when our whole world shifts and we need to scramble to keep up, but the good news is that there are simple habits you can develop that can keep you on track and...

10 Smart Ways to Get Better Sleep

Insomnia affects between 10-30% of the population and millions of people struggle with sleep disorders. Yet we all need better sleep and more rest. It is just a fact of the human experience that when we don’t sleep well, we don’t function at our optimum level. It is...

Top 3 Massage Guns (2020) for Deep Tissue Massage and Recovery

We're no strangers to massage here on TrueRelaxations. We've covered the benefits of both massage and self-massage, arguing that in some regards self-massage is superior to getting a massage. With that in mind, there are of course limits to what you can do with your...

Top 5 Self-Massage Sticks & Rollers in 2020

Exercising and maintaining physical fitness can cause tightness in our muscles. Similarly, our everyday activities often cause stiffness and rigidity if not measures are taken. Self-massaging is a great way to loosen tight muscles, increase blood flow and boost up the...

3 Visualization Techniques to Help You Sleep Better

Are you dealing with sleepless nights? According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, “Studies show that sleep deficiency alters activity in some parts of the brain. If you’re sleep deficient, you may have trouble making decisions, solving problems,...

Kneading: Self-Massage for Relieving Pain and Tension

Kneading is a self-massaging technique that goes deeper than some of the previous ones we've covered, like feathering, light and deep stroking. The name of kneading is derived from kneading dough, to make bread, as the movement and massage used on the tissues is...

9 Meditative Tips & Tricks to Help You Sleep Better

Are you having troubles with sleep? Can't seem to fall into that sweet abode of silent serenity? Do you want to? Of course you do. Here are a handful of meditative tips infused with mindfulness to help you do precisely that. (That is when it's the right time of course...

5 Natural Ways to Relax the Stomach

Is your stomach tied up in knots more often than not? Whether the cause is anxiety, digestive difficulties or any other reason, tension in the stomach is a problem many of us face regularly. Stress is typically the underlying culprit behind stomach tightness and...

6 Ways Self-Massage is Better than Getting a Massage

Massage is simply good for you, and the benefits are not limited to the great relaxing effects but also for specific things like insomnia and for boosting the immune system to name a few. Now one question I sometimes ask myself is if the benefits of ordinary massage...

Deep Stroking: A Self-Massage for Better Circulation

The deep stroking technique, also known as effleurage, is similar to light stroking but is performed in a firmer and smoother manner across the massaging area. In a massaging sequence, the deep stroke follows rather naturally from light stroking. The strokes should be...

Feeling Connected During This Time of Social Distancing

As our world and country reels from the shock of being thrust into self-quarantines, reduced interactions, and social distancing, we are caught in a delicate balance of embracing this time of solitude and struggling with the sudden isolation. During the pandemic of...

Light Strokes as Self-Massage for Unwinding and Revitalization

Massage in the form of smooth, rhythmical light strokes is one of the most versatile massaging techniques, both for self-massage and for normal massage whether given or received. Light stroking is performed with the palms of your hands, your fingers or your thumbs....

Feathering: A Self-Massage Technique for Anxiety, Stress and Sleep

This self-massaging technique, as is suggested by the name, is the lightest and softest of all the basic massage strokes. Feathering is great to start or end a massage, mainly due to the gentleness and graceful nature of the technique. How to do it Imagine your hands...

Holding: A Self-Massage Technique for Rejuvenation & Stillness

Simple holds on certain parts of the body can be surprisingly effective for a basic self-massage technique like this, especially when it comes to inducing relaxation and relief to that area. Though massage is often associated with movement, the stillness of the hold...

All About Gong Baths and Sound Healing

Sound healing is an ancient form of natural healing that has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent times, mainly due to its potentially powerful effects on mental and physical well-being. Now let us begin this article by saying that everything vibrates at a...

All About Weighted Blankets for Better Sleep

If you’ve heard about weighted blankets and wonder how they can help you to have a better night’s sleep, you’ve come to the right place. In fact, weighted blankets have moved from being only used in hospitals and occupational therapy sessions to being an almost...

7 Ways of Overcoming General Fatigue and Tiredness

Are you tired without really knowing why? These wintry dark months are for most people more tiresome than other seasons of the year. General fatigue is a common thing, while some seek medical aid for it most people just deal with it, for better or worse. Luckily there...

11 Best Products for Better Sleep

Sleep is very important for a healthy life. In most times, we always end the day tired and exhausted, and therefore, need quality sleep time to rest and recharge our bodies. But do you get enough sleep? The American Sleep Association revealed that 50-70 million US...

Stress-Free Cooking: Tips, Tricks and Tools

Cooking sometimes feels like magic, some kind of alchemical process. The vastly different flavors, colors, and textures combine to unlock a complete experience on a plate. The smells, sights, and tastes will vary depending on the cook and on the kitchen—each one...

8 Proven Health Benefits of Massage

Most of us really enjoy a great massage, but have you ever stopped to think just how many benefits of massage there are? It is beneficial in so many ways and can bring true relaxation to many parts of our lives. Are you someone who frequently gets a massage? You will...