Holiday gifts can reduce stress |

Holiday gifts can reduce stress


On top of the everyday stress of life, the holiday season can be one of the most hectic times of year. Unfortunately, all this additional stress can take its toll on the body, mind and soul.

For those you love, make the holidays and beyond brighter with these gift ideas that help promote rest and relaxation, while alleviating tension, stress and anxiety.

Yoga Class

Yoga is associated with a wealth of health benefits, including stress reduction. For seasoned yogis, consider assisting loved ones with their practice.

Great yoga accessories and gear, or a gift certificate to a favorite studio would be much appreciated.

Any Time Massage

“The medical community increasingly views massage as a necessary tool for achieving optimal health, not just as an extravagance,” says Randi N. West, a licensed massage therapist. “And everyone — from desk workers to active individuals to moms who often report back pain from lifting children — can benefit from massage therapy in terms of injury prevention and improved exercise performance.”

Meal-Kit Service

Consider gifting a meal-kit plan to someone you love. This holiday season, look to healthy gifts that can help reduce stress in the lives of people you care about.