5 Quick Relaxation Techniques

Tap a pressure point. Using your thumb, apply pressure to the spot where your wrist and palm form a crease right in line with the base of the pinkie. Hold or gently massage for two minutes.

Take an Epsom-salt bath. The magnesium sulfate in the salts (available at drugstores) works as a subtle muscle relaxer.

Sip (and sniff) tea. Chamomile is not the only option. Experts also tout the calming properties of passionflower, valerian root, and Siberian ginseng.

Excerpted from Real Simple

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