Three Stress Relief Strategies that take Less Than Five Minutes

August 9, 2008 5:27 am

aromatherapy, essential oils


Scents such a lavender and sweet marjoram can help calm the mind and body.  

Aiki Healing’s Relaxation Blend is an especially powerful combination of essential oils that many clients use during the day to evoke calmness when faced with stress. 

Simply inhale the scent directly from the bottle or diffuse the scent to shift the mind from agitated, hectic states to more serene states.

Visit our holistic store to purchase Relaxation blend.  It comes in two sizes, an affordable 1/4 oz size for only $8.00 and a larger economy size of 1/2 oz for $14.00

Chinese herbs at Aiki Healing

Herb Break 

Detoxify the body and reduce the impact of stress with a cup of Chinese medicinal herb tea. 

Chinese herbalists can provide custom formulations not only to balance the body when you are under stress, but also to promote better sleep, digestion, and increase metabolism.

 We can’t always avoid stress in life, but we can certainly rebalance our bodies to better cope with stress.

 Aiki Healing offers a long distance herb consultation and delivery service for clients who live far from our clinic.  Call 512.468.6588 or email  for more info.

aiki healing stress reduction waterfall

Visualize Peaceful Scenes 

Visit my online qigong studio and view the waterfall video with soothing music and scenes. It takes less than 4 minutes.

 Or create your own visualization. 

Take a few moments to picture a quiet stream in the middle of a cool forest. Or perhaps your serene space is the ocean with its soothing blue waves. 

As you visualize your favorite nature space, direct your mind to notice as many things as you can about your peaceful place.

  • What is the temperature like?
  • What scents do you notice?
  • What sounds do you hear?
  • What feelings do you have? 

By focusing your mind not only on visualizing but also imagining a full sensory experience, you redirect your thoughts away from anxiety and concerns that can create stress.