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5 Tips for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving From Mr.Steam

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Does the thought of Thanksgiving - and the rest of the impending holiday season - generate feelings of stress? You know, butterflies-in-the-stomach, dread, perhaps even panic combined with a cold sweat over having the "perfect family holiday"? Which then deteriorates into irritability, a depleted immune system and a sure case of cold or flu? Lucky for you, Mr.Steam has 5 tips for you so you enjoy a stress-free Thanksgiving! 

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Mr.Steam believes intensely in re-invigorating a tired body and soothing a worried mind. That's what steamtherapy is about. Our 5 tips are sure to help you decompress and relax, right smack dab in the middle of the holidays, both mentally and physically. The result: you'll feel ready to handle the holidays with grace and enjoy them fully yourself.

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  • Delegate- Thanksgiving seems to be a time when we expect ourselves to be superhuman. Talk about stress! Why not ask for help and delegate instead, as recommended by many sources such as US News' How to Have a Stress-Free Thanksgiving and Ted's Tips for a stress-free Thanksgiving on the Food Network. Why take on too much when, with family present, you have plenty of help available to assist with jobs from cleaning to cooking. 
  • Go for a brief walk- never underestimate the power of taking a short break outdoors. While chaos may be erupting along the home front, it's perfectly acceptable to take a 10 minute hiatus away from the decorating, cleaning and baking. Leave the phone; have a few moments alone, walking briskly, with mother nature. It is sure to clear your head and restore your perspective so you can once again enjoy the holiday rumpus.

  • Turn the music up- While cleaning, decorating and cooking, plug in the ear buds and groove to your favorite jams, whether you choose something upbeat or a soft acoustic number - that's up to you. According to Medical News Today, Music Benefits Both Mental And Physical Health. Dr. Mona Lisa Chanda and Professor Levitin indicate that listening to music reduces the levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that can be responsible for headaches and belly fat. (Speaking of tunes, stay tuned post-Thanksgiving for a new feature here on MrSteam.com or see us on Twitter. We'll definitely get you to move, groove and lose those extra holiday pounds.) 

  • Steam it- A little steam throughout the holidays can go a long way. Aside from the seemingly endless benefits steam offers, including nourishing your skin, boosting your metabolism and acting as a natural detox, a regular steam experience can also reduce your stress levels. (See 44 Delicious Benefits of Steam Bathing.) Mr.Steam offers a steam therapy experience which mixes and melds the senses with everything you need to de-stress, now and all year long -- music to soothe the soul, color to calm your mind and chakra aromatherapy oils to relax the body. MusicTherapy can reduce the stress hormone cortisol in the body while Chromatherapy impacts your emotional side, setting the mood to reboot and revitalize. Finally, Aromatherapy based on a variety of chakra oils uses your sense of smell to invigorate your body mind & soul or reduce stress levels.

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For example, Mr.Steam's Green Harmony essence could not only reduce your stress levels, but also restore your sense of balance. 

(For more on chakra oils, read Feeling Down? Try Mr.Steam Chakras and Aromatherapy for Sensual Bliss.)

  • No sweating the small stuff!- Before you go, know this. There is no need to sweat the small stuff. Whether you're dealing with the in-laws, attempting to master a new turkey recipe or decorating the perfect holiday home, be sure to take time for yourself. Indulge yourself for fifteen minutes and immerse yourself in a steam shower experience that will harmonize your body, mind and soul throughout the Thanksgiving holiday. You'll be thankful for it.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Mr.Steam! May your holiday be the most relaxed ever!


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