Whether you’re a new traveling healthcare professional, or a seasoned pro, sometimes you need a break! Stress from work, traveling, packing…it can pile up from time to time. And who can afford to stop what they’re doing to relax? Let’s face it, we’re in a society that encourages us to “Go, go, go.”
So, how can you reduce stress?
There are simple, cost-effective ways to reduce your stress and relax while on travel assignment. Here are a few to get you started:
Whether at home or at work, there are easy stretches and yoga poses that will relax you, encourage you to focus, or provide a much-needed break. Yoga has been shown to lower blood pressure and relieve stress. And no — you don’t need to bend into a pretzel!
The act of placing tiny needles to provide relief from a variety of ailments, acupuncture is gaining traction in contemporary medicine. Research has shown that acupuncture can provide the following benefits: pain relief, decreased stress, improved circulation and increased immune system function. You can find a registered acupuncturist in your assignment area by visiting the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine website.
Who doesn’t like a relaxing massage? Well, maybe some people aren’t too keen on having a stranger knead out knots, but for the rest of us, a long massage is just what the doctor ordered! And massage therapy has a litany of well-documented health benefits, including: pain relief, increased flexibility, enhanced immune system function, lessen depression and anxiety, relax overused muscles and increased joint flexibility. You can find a certified massage therapist in your area by visiting the American Massage Therapy Association website.
Adding some relaxation to your life can help you find better work/life balance, and can add to your overall quality of life. And if you’re looking for a new travel nursing or therapy assignment, contact MedPro. We work with top healthcare facilities across the country, and we’ll help you find an assignment that’s right for you!