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.
- 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.”