Posted on: 29 June 2016
When you are a teacher, there is a part of you that cannot wait to get back to the classroom in the fall to start a fresh new school year with a new group of students. But there is also a part of you that wants to hold onto the relaxation and freedom that the summer break affords you. If going back to school stresses you out as much as it pumps you up, you may be looking for a few options to help you regain your calm and feel as relaxed as possible to begin the school year on the right foot. Get to know a few of the spa and other treatment options that may help you achieve that zen calm that you are looking for.
Go For A Massage Treatment
Massage treatments are a great way to send off your summer vacation in style while also helping you to achieve the calm and relaxation that you are looking for going into the school year. Teachers often feel as if they have the weight of the world on their shoulders, and that pressure can actually manifest itself in physical symptoms like muscle knots, particularly in the back, neck, and shoulders.
Getting a deep tissue massage of the back, neck and shoulders will allow your massage therapist to really hone in on the points of tension and the muscles that are constantly contracting. You masseuse will then use strong pressure and manual manipulation (rubbing) of those muscles to force the contractions to subside and your whole body to relax.
If a deep tissue massage is too much for you, a Swedish massage is a less intense option. The masseuse will still find muscle knots and try to get rid of them but will not use as much force and pressure making it a more pleasant and relaxing experience in the moment. Swedish massages also often tend to be full body massages and can include the legs, arms, hands, feet, and face in addition to the back, neck, and shoulders.
For more information, contact Spa-66 or a similar company.
Start Going To A Yoga Class
Yoga is another excellent way to help you relax and can not only help you begin the school year on the right foot but can also help you to remain as relaxed and calm as possible all throughout the school year. This is a practice that involves both the mind and body to help achieve balance and relaxation/calm.
The physical component consists of both static and flowing poses and stretches that can help align, strengthen, and balance your body. These exercises are combined with the mental component which is a meditative and thoughtful breathing technique that focuses the mind on the breath and the body movements. The overall effect is a stronger mind-body connection and a better ability to cope with stress and keep your cool which is necessary in even the best school year as a teacher.
Now that you know a few of the ways that you can make sure you head back to your fall teaching feeling as relaxed and calm as possible, you can schedule your appointments and classes as soon as possible.