Stress is a word we come across very often now. Stress and fatigue cause symptoms like insomnia, concentration problems, tiredness, and many other uncomfortable feelings. To avoid such symptoms, people select various relaxation techniques. Doctors who specialize in relaxant therapies can advise relaxant techniques. In addition to that, relaxation techniques are also available online. Psychologists publish books, which can guide you through the whole process of relaxation. Relaxation is not just a way of reducing stress, but it also helps reduce the wear and tear of your body and mind. There are many diseases one can avoid altogether by practicing relaxation techniques. Meditation is one of the most popular relaxation techniques. It not only helps you calm down, but also lowers the blood pressure, which in reduces risks of stroke, and heart disease. Meditation can be practiced alone, and is also taught in classes for beginners. It is beneficial no matter where you practice. The environment is what counts. Classes are conducted in the most relaxing environments and if you wish to meditate at home then find the most peaceful place available at your house. The crux of meditation is to focus your thoughts on one thing for a long time. This diverts your attention from the problems that surround you and helps you to relax. One easy way to relieve stress is to spend some time each day soaking in a spa or hot tub. The therapeutic benefits provided by a hot tub are well researched and well documented. Even something as basic as an inflatable spa can help eliminate both mental and physical stress.A regular session in your own spa can help with sore muscles. The warm water helps blood flow more freely around the effected areas. Making it an excellent way to heal sports injuries like sprains.On the mental side soaking in a hot tub will help you sleep and can relieve built up stress. By placing the body in a very relaxed state the mind begins to unclutter. Like an overloaded computer CPU, you need to shut down some processes. A hot tub will help you do that.Another technique used for relaxation is Imagery. This method helps reduce mental stress. The physical stress reduction technique you can pair with imagery, is deep breathing for promising results. The ideology behind imagery is to imagine a place, scene, or event, which you find peaceful and relaxing. You can add other effects you find soothing to the imagined place to increase the calming effects of imagery. Once you create the perfect image in your mind, you can use that place to retreat from your daily problems. Along with mental stress reduction techniques, there are a number of physical stress reduction techniques, which help relax your body. Physical relaxation techniques are very helpful after a long and tiring day at work. One of the most simple and effective relaxation techniques for the body is deep breathing. Deep breathing is paired with mental relaxation techniques like yoga and meditation in order to obtain maximum results. In order to practice this technique, inhale slowly and then exhale slowly relaxing your body with each breath. You are not required to make special arrangements to carry out this technique, you can simply sit upright anywhere and take in slow and deep breaths and the results will be visible within a few minutes. Progressive muscular relaxation is also a physical relaxation technique. It can be carried out if you feel that your muscles are tensed. You can find the methods for this technique online. The basic idea is to contract the tensed muscles as tightly as possible for a few seconds, and then allowing them to relax. When you contract your muscles, you will find it easier to relax them, than if you try to relax them directly. There are numerous other techniques available depending on the type of problem you have.