As a mom, life is busy. Very busy. And, because you have so many people to look after, care for and keep moving, sometimes you forget one of the most important people in your life: you.
Kathy Ryan, RN a Clinical Coordinator for Monogram Maternity at St.Vincent, offers insight on a few ways for you to relax this Mother's Day, and relieve your stress.
"Stress. We all feel it! We need to just stop and take a breath. Relaxation can be tough these days but everyone needs to find ways to feel calm and be present for meaningful moments in our lives. Our Health depends on it. Here are five things that help me in my crazy life!"
Taking a deep breath and letting it out with an audible sigh. So much more enjoyable with aromatherapy! I only use 100% Pure Essential Oils from St.Vincent Health. Check out 3384her.com for more aromatherapy information!
I use my Pillow to soften tense neck muscles and help me relax. This u-shaped neck pillow is filled with flax seeds, chamomile and lavender, which combine to cradle your neck and emit a soothing aroma. It can be warmed in your microwave to help relax tense muscles with soothing heat.
3. Massage from a Certified Massage Therapist
This is the ultimate in thorough relaxation and I can hardly wait until my next appointment. Mandy Cook, an esthetician and massage therapist at St.Vincent Fishers Hospital, offers a full range of esthetic and massage therapies, including pre and post-natal massages.
Learn a few poses and you can stretch anywhere, anytime. My family always strikes this pose (included) when we travel from Ireland to the Pacific Ocean. There are a variety of yoga styles to choose from.
The best thing is to give yourself a wonderful morning, afternoon or day at your favorite places filled with those who energize you! I love walking the grounds of the IMA and having lunch at Taste or Café Patachou. My family energizes me…especially our adorable new granddaughter Molly. I just look at that face and can't help but take a deep breath and smile!
This Mother's Day, we encourage you to celebrate you. Find your five ways to relax and relieve stress. Visit 3384HER.com/SKINnovations to learn more about our aromatherapy options, or to schedule a FREE 15-minute consult with Mandy Cook, our new esthetician and massage therapist at St.Vincent Fishers Center for Women's Health.