Prioritize Relaxation this National Stress Awareness MonthApril 7, 2021
April is National Stress Awareness Month, and these days, we could all use a little extra de-stressing. It can be tough to take time out of your busy day to relax, but when you’re stressed out, you cannot operate at your best! Especially after a chaotic year, it’s understandable if you’re feeling more stressed than usual. We all have a lot on our plates, so it’s essential to check in with yourself and prioritize your mental health. There are plenty of things you can do right from your home here at Liberty Harbor East, like taking a bath, reading a book, or even just getting an extra workout in. But, investing in your health is always worthwhile! If you want to go the extra mile and treat yourself to a truly relaxing experience, we’ve gathered some great ways to de-stress right here in Charm City, not too far from Liberty Harbor East. Soothe Your Troubles at the Spa There’s nothing that quite soothes the spirit like a spa day. Whether you prefer to enjoy a peaceful day alone, or you plan to bring a friend or spouse, a trip to the spa is always a good idea. Four Seasons Baltimore right here in Harbor East has a truly top-notch spa. Their menu of services includes tried-and-true classics like a deep tissue massage, as well as invigorating new experiences, like a restorative Hydrafacial. If you’re looking for a unique experience, be sure to indulge in the Night Spa Experience, which is a package for two that includes dinner and wine, a 90-minute massage and a candle-lit rose petal milk bath overlooking the picturesque Baltimore Harbor. Additionally, it includes access to all of the amazing spa amenities. Another wonderful option is The Healing Path in Fells Point. With nearly half a dozen massage options and many skincare treatment services, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The Restore Himalayan Salt Stone Massage harnesses the power of Himalayan salt to “balance your central nervous system and nourish your body,” which is a great way to de-stress. Ease Tension With Relaxing Activities Getting your body moving can be a great way to de-stress and recharge. Exercise and movement release endorphins and can be incredibly beneficial to your mental state just as much as your physical state. Have you heard of “rolfing”? It is a special form of bodywork that “combines guided movement by the client with hands-on manipulation by the therapist to gradually release restrictions in the body.” It’s like a super massage for an extra-strong relaxation experience! You can try it out at Sanctuary Bodyworks in Fell’s Point. If you love to sweat your troubles out on the mat, a private yoga class is a great way to take your self-care exercise a step further. Sanctuary Bodyworks also offers private yoga classes. You’ll get one-on-one experience working with a professional instructor who can give personalized feedback on your poses. Heal Your Body and Mind When you’re stressed, taking care of your mental health is just as important as caring for your body. These treatments can help you focus on your mind and body––so just take a moment to recharge and relax. Need to take a deep breath? Charm City Integrative Health in Canton offers salt therapy, a unique treatment that uses microfine salt to help open your airways and promote deep breathing. During this process, you’ll sit in your very own salt cocoon and enjoy meditative music while the treatment flows through the air. Or, try out red light therapy. This technique involves red light that can enhance mitochondrial function deep down at the cellular level. Across centuries and cultures, many have turned to meditation for stress relief. If you’ve ever wanted to try meditation, a guided course is a great way to dip your toes in. Pure in Canton offers meditation services to help you get in touch with your mind and become more self-aware. Be Well Are you feeling zen yet? We hope you can make some time to unwind and relax this National Stress Awareness Month and Beyond.