25th July 2016

You may have seen in the news that holidaymakers were stuck in horrendous fourteen hour queues on the roads to Dover at the weekend. The drama meant emergency supplies of water had to be flown in and, although the delays have now eased, police have warned delays could last for weeks!

I’m sure this kind of turmoil was far from holidaymakers’ minds when they planned their relaxing break away… and the last thing they wanted after they’ve slaved away at work! But what if we lead more balanced lifestyles so, instead of going away to find relaxation, we found it within?

According to The Huffington Post, benefits of relaxation include: protecting our heart, boosting our memory, lowering the risk of stroke, protection against depression, keeping us slim, and boosting our sex drive.

So with all those benefits – and stress having such a negative effect on our hearts and minds alike – why do so few of us incorporate relaxation into our daily lives?!!

Well, as ever, WHISC is here to help!

For example, our comprehensive Stressbusters course covers the many aspects of stress, helping you to overcome it.

In the four week course of weekly two hour sessions, we tackle topics such as the impact of stress and its links with negative health behaviour, positive ways to deal with stress, the difficulties involved in behaviour change, identifying obstacles and support for behaviour change, and making plans for behaviour change.

The next course is due to commence on Tuesday 27th September, 1-3pm, and is free!

If this course isn’t for you, then maybe our weekly Relaxation class would be more your thing? The class is on Tuesdays, 3.15-4.15pm, and costs £4 (£3 unwaged or in receipt of benefit).

Then we also have a Yoga class on Wednesdays, noon-1pm, and a Tai Chi class on Thursdays, 6-7pm – both of which are free!

Or maybe you’d just like to have one of our complimentary therapies? Amongst the therapies we offer are: Aromatherapy, Thai Massage, Reiki, Swedish Massage, Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, Alexander Technique, Hot Stones, Hopi Ear Candles, and Ayurvedic Massage.

The best thing though is that all of the above cost far less than a holiday abroad and don’t involve getting hot and bothered in an endless queue either! So be sure to contact us about how you can make the most of what we offer.