22 cheap ways for nurses to de-stress

13. Get a Free or Discounted Massage

Massage therapy has a rich history across several cultures. Hindus, Persians, Egyptians and the Chinese have been healing ailments with massage for thousands of years. Hippocrates even wrote papers recommending massage to treat joint and circulation problems.

The physical and psychological benefits of massage are plentiful. It reduces anxiety and the level of stress hormones in the body, improves circulation and your immune system, and increases your self-esteem via direct contact with another person through touch.

Your body can go through significant wear and tear from being on your feet tending to patients, or hunched over a desk all day. Relax by recruiting the soothing hands of a significant other or look up a massage school near you for a discounted massage. Massage students must practice their skills for their training, so they offer their services for about half the cost of a regular massage.

Cost: $15-30
More Info: Google “massage school” and your town and state, or use this nationwide massage school finder.

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