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5 quick and easy tips on reducing stress and improving your mental health



Nikki Robinson
01279 718331


Reduce your stress now - 5 practical tips on improving your mental health

Mental Health Awareness Week 14-20 May 2018


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  • Mental Health Awareness Week is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation
  • This year the focus is on stress
  • Two thirds of us experience mental health problems in our lifetimes
  • Myofascial Release treatment is provided by the specialist therapists at Holisticare, which can work with your mind and body to help reduce your stress

Expert Physiotherapist Nikki Robinson explains 5 easy ways to reduce your stress levels:

  1. Breathe out slowly - your natural reaction to stress is often to keep trying to breathe in but forgetting to breathe out first so you end up with a lungful of stale air.
  1. Stretch - stretching is your body's way of reducing tension that has built up in your muscles and you can use it whenever you need to, wherever you are. But remember never stretch into pain.
  1. Drink plenty of water - dehydration affects every cell and can affect your brain's performance and your ability to cope with stressful situations.
  2. Listen to your mind and body - by changing what you are doing as soon as you become aware that your stress levels are starting to increase, you can stop the cycle from escalating.
  1. Check your posture - do you tend to hunch over with your shoulders up round your ears? This position of stress feeds back to your brain that you are under stress, even if you are not.

Nikki says; "So many people are living in a permanent state of fight or flight, with their minds and bodies caught in a cycle of still reacting to old trauma. It is so important to identify if this is happening to you and to seek help so that your mental and physical health isn't permanently affected."



For further information contact:

Nikki Robinson

Tel 01279 718331


Notes to editors :


Nikki Robinson is one of the top Myofascial Release Physiotherapists in Europe.


In 2006 she founded Holisticare. It is one of the few specialist Myofascial Release practices in Europe.  Today the practice has over 2000 patients.


Nikki qualified as a Physiotherapist from the Queen Elizabeth School of Physiotherapy, Birmingham in 1993 and then worked in the NHS and in Australia.


She trained in Myofascial Release in the US with John Barnes the American Physiotherapist who developed the technique.




  • Winner of the Best Business Women Health and Wellbeing Award 2016
  • Finalist in the Harlow Business Awards customer service category 2016
  • Finalist Small Business of the Year and Winner of the Judges' Award - Uttlesford Business Awards 2017