Tap into your inner zen master

TAP INTO YOUR INNER ZEN MASTER

Stress isn’t just something that raises blood pressure, it has a definitive effect on muscles too.

A massage and yoga are tried and tested methods, but your nose and sense of smell holds the answer too.

HEAD

Heart rate and blood pressure are key indicators of your stress level, just like a red face, the shakes or steam issuing from your ears. Hot water increases the heart rate, but lowers blood pressure - much like a good workout. Alternating between hot and cold water will also increase circulation and perk you up faster than a shot of espresso.

inner zen
inner zen nose

NOSE

Your nose may not seem like the remedy for a stressful day, but with 40 million sensory receptors whose job it is to carry information directly to the brain, it can have a serious impact on your physiological and emotional wellbeing. Calming or invigorating scents have been proven to noticeably lower your heart rate.

MUSCLES

A hot shower in the morning isn't just basic hygiene, the water temperature and pressure can relieve muscle tension and improve your orientation, ideal for first thing in the AM. Massaging a tension relieving formula into strained muscles will activate circulation and flush away built up lactic acid.

inner zen muscles

HEART

Heart rate and blood pressure are key indicators of your stress level, just like a red face, the shakes or steam issuing from your ears. Hot water increases the heart rate, but lowers blood pressure - much like a good workout. Alternating between hot and cold water will also increase circulation and perk you up faster than a shot of espresso.