Since the new year began, stress for many has started to build as the responsibilities kick into high gear in work and home life. The tension of day to day tasks mixed with future goals can be detrimental to your health. It’s important that you remember to take a moment for yourself each day.

Here are five daily tips to help clear your mind provided by Elements Massage experts:

Take five minutes to meditate

You can meditate anywhere. Simply take five minutes, sit up straight with your feet on your floor, close your eyes, and focus on a positive mantra. Take deep breaths while holding your stomach. Focusing on a positive statement will help relieve any anxiety.

Breathe deeply

It’s amazing what a good deep breath will do for you. If you have just a couple of minutes, rather than check emails or social media, take a few minutes for a couple of good deep breaths. This will help slow your heart rate and lower your blood pressure.

Be in the moment

Have you ever heard the term, “be in the moment?” It’s simple – all you have to do is slow down. In a world with so many devices and screens open simultaneously, this one is crucial. Take a minute to reset and focus on the moment. Feel the air across your face, savor every bite when you’re eating. This will help relieve tension from your body.

Get moving

Make sure you get some exercise in your day. This doesn’t mean you have to go for a big run – it can be simple, take a short walk or take a yoga class. Moving releases feel-good chemicals and helps you deal with stress and anxiety.


One of the best ways to de-stress is to take time and de-compress. Everyone deserves a few minutes to take time for themselves. Use a warm towel and place it around your neck for 10-minutes. Close your eyes and relax your body. This will feel amazing.  Or how about a therapeutic massage from Elements Massage®? Massage is one of the best ways to decompress, and at Elements Massage we’re focused on providing you with a personalized massage to fit your needs.

Elements of Health is sponsored by Elements Massage. The Franklin studio is located at 539 Cool Springs Boulevard, Suite 140 Franklin, Tennessee 37067. The Brentwood studio is located at 782 Old Hickory Boulevard, Suite 113 Brentwood, TN 37027. You can contact the Franklin studio at (615) 771-0003 or visit their website here. Visit the Brentwood website here or call (615) 730- 6806.