September 29


New Research Shows Benefits of Short Bursts of Relaxation

By Peter Julian

Relaxation is something that would do all of us some good, but it doesn’t have to be a long winded period of time that you have to spend unwinding. Studies suggest that just a ten minute massage on the neck and shoulders can help to stimulate the vagus nerve. It doesn’t have to be done by a professional, anybody can give you a ten minute massage, or even just setting your head down on a desk for ten minutes.

Key Takeaways:

  • We all need down time, even brief bouts of downtime can really help your health.
  • A ten minute neck and head massage were said to reduce stress in a lot of people who tried it.
  • You don’t need to go to a professional to have this done, anyone can give a gentle massage.

“Scientists have known for years that stress has debilitating physical and mental consequences, but until now haven’t studied brief bouts of relaxation.”

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