Apr 192013

Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) April 19, 2013

To coincide with Aprils U.S. National Health Observance — Stress Relief Month, DreamTime, Inc. introduces therapeutic stress relieving tools from their spring 2013 collection.

Stress has been described as Americas #1 health problem and the #1 health epidemic. As a society, stress levels have continued to escalate among adults, young adults, elderly and even children. Stress causes the human body to react with the fight or flight response, which is potentially damaging and sometimes even deadly. It isnt hard to see how stress contributes to hypertension, strokes, heart attacks, neck, low back pain and other unhealthy symptoms and diseases.

Strategies for releasing stress include choosing a healthy lifestyle, while also using age-old mindful activities such as meditation, music therapy, guided imagery, and body-centered therapy such as muscle relaxation, massage, aromatherapy, yoga or Pilates. Unfortunately, not many people have an extra hour a day to dedicate to a stress relief program or extra money for a massage. Well, don’t despair. DreamTime products have made stress relief effortless, affordable and easy.

In fact, the award-winning Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary utilizes DreamTimes shoulder wraps to begin every spa treatment, so guests can have the best possible spa experiences free of the stress they walked in with. We love to drape our guests neck and shoulders with a nice hot DreamTime Calming Crescent Shoulder Wrap the minute they walk in the door of Osmosis. It creates an immediate transformative effect that sets the tone for everything else they experience at the spa. The aromatic warm wrap connects with people in the area of greatest tension and creates a profound moment of tactile healing. Says Michael Stusser, Founder of Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary and of the Green Spa Network.

Stress is pervasive, insidious and damaging to our health and our relationships, explains Judy Day, R.N., Founder and CEO of DreamTime, Inc., We created the DreamTime collection of therapeutic comfort tools to be the soothing antidote to our hectic lives. Using DreamTime products for a few minutes a day can provide significant stress relief and a greater sense of well-being. Many people incorporate our muscle taming tools into their daily lives while watching a movie, their favorite TV show or even working at their desk. Personally I use a shoulder wrap as part of my bed time ritual. It not only provides warm, aromatic muscle relaxation, it helps me drift off into a blissful sleep. By using DreamTime products for just a few minutes a day, real healing can begin, naturally, and in time, comfort gives way to profound rest and relaxation, which yields rejuvenation and renewal. Remember the old adage, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? Well, we built a company around that philosophy. DreamTime therapeutic comfort tools offer immeasurable value for the relief of stress, pain and discomfort and the impact they have in our customers lives is both amazing and inspiring. We believe that you truly havent relaxed until youve DreamTimed! continues Judy Day.


Meditation for Relieving Stress

Meditation has been around for over 2,500 years. Countless articles in medical journals are revealing that sitting quietly for a period of time, usually a minimum of 10 20 minutes while practicing calming of the mind, allows the brain to go into an “alpha” state. This is the same state that we enter when we are in a deep sleep, which allows the heart rate to slow, our breathing to deepen and clears the mind of daily worries that trigger stress.

Meditation Tools

DreamTimes Perfect Balance Zafu Cushion is the key to comfortable meditation. The buckwheat filled cushion helps customers achieve perfect posture and comfort while sitting, meditating, yoga breathing, or other restful pursuits. Buckwheat fill wont compress, yet it conforms to the human anatomy to ensure maximum comfort. Sitting for long periods of time not only becomes possible, but becomes comfortable. Its clever side handle makes it easy to tote along on outings or move from room to room.

New Spring Collection fabrics include Cherry Blossoms brocade, Dragons and Goddess Tara designs.

Suggested Retail: $ 50 – Now 20% off

Muscle Tension Caused By Stress

Stress causes muscle problems to brew in the tension triangle. The tension triangle is the area of the body with the shoulders at its base and the forehead at its peak. Stress keeps this area in a constant state of contraction. Headaches and a stiff neck are the most common symptoms of problems in the tension triangle. Tense muscles in the jaw and neck cause headaches by constricting blood flow to the head and scalp. And, a stiff neck is usually the product of tightness in the trapezius muscle. Surprisingly, the muscle knot that stiffens the neck may actually be in the shoulders or back.

Muscle Taming Tools

How can one cost-effectively combat muscle tension? By applying the Spa Comforts Shoulder Wrap, an all-natural stress relief solution that uses moist heat therapy to penetrate deep into muscles to dissolve stress in the tension triangle. Heat therapy naturally increases blood flow, soothes aches, and blocks pain receptors. This soft conforming versatile wrap drapes over the shoulder, neck, head and back, and can be used anywhere on the body. The best part of the Spa Comforts Shoulder Wrap is that it can be used at home or work, for natural stress relief whenever and wherever you need it. Plus, the Spa Comforts Shoulder Wrap features an aroma therapeutic scent of lavender and peppermint which will envelop the mind and body in soothing comfort while releasing moist delicious aromatic warmth.

The Spring Collection fabrics include Seafoam Green

Suggested Retail: $ 20 – Now 20% off

Lack of Restful Sleep Causes Stress

Most have experienced it. Rumination makes it hard to sleep. Rumination is defined as the compulsively focused attention on the symptoms of one’s distress, and on its possible causes and consequences, as opposed to its solutions. Rumination is similar to worry except rumination focuses on bad feelings and experiences from the past, whereas worry is concerned with potential bad events in the future. Both rumination and worry are associated with anxiety and other negative emotional states. Both can keep sufferers from having a restful nights sleep. This is a vicious circle because human beings need serotonin in their system to help regulate and calm brain activity and stress. Serotonin is not created in the body until after a restful night of sleep (approximately 8 hours worth). How can you break the cycle?

Tools for Sleep

Break the sleep deprivation cycle with Spa Comforts Warm Whiskers Precious Pet Eye Pillows. Theyre not only adorable, but when placed over the eyes, the soothing soft weight comforts the eyes and sinuses while blocking out the light thus allowing the mind to calm. Filled with all-natural lavender flowers, the Warm Whiskers Precious Pet Eye Pillows provide aromatherapy, which also contributes to calming the mind and sinuses thus allowing the return to a deeper more restful sleep.

These aroma therapeutic eye pillows can help relieve headaches, sinus pressure, reduce eye puffiness, and calm the mind. Precious Pets Eye Pillows can be used as dream pillows when gently heated in the microwave for 5 seconds. Send this cuddly friend to bed with your little one or enjoy the therapeutic and aromatic warmth yourself. Sweet Dreams!

The Spring Collection of Precious Pet Eye Pillows include: Pampering Puppy, Cozy Cat, Polar Bear, Lazy Leopard and Snuggle Bunny.

Suggested Retail: $ 17 – Now 20% off


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