Many of us find that while technology helps keep us informed and connected, it can also blur the line between work and free time. Between work calls after hours and a backlog of emails to sort through, the stress can build up over time and can take a toll on your physical and mental wellbeing. To help unwind, we’ve picked some of the best ways to relax and take some of the stress out of your life right here in Melbourne’s living waterfront.
Get a massage at Mi Thai
When all your stress starts to manifest as knots in your back, there’s nothing better than a relaxing massage to iron out the kinks. Using traditional Thai massage techniques and aromatic oils, you’ll be feeling blissful in no time.
Visit them at 848 Bourke Street
Head to Aust-China Health for some acupuncture
While the team at Aust-China Health offers a range of herbal medicine and massage services that will help ease your stress levels, we’re particularly fond of their traditional acupuncture to help release the built-up tension in both your body and your mind.
Visit them at 883 Bourke Street
Learn to meditate at The Third Space
Meditation is one of the best ways to learn how to relax and take a more mindful approach towards feeling stressed, teaching you techniques that can help you sleep better and worry less. Head to The Third Space for a guided meditation session every Thursday at 12.15pm.
Find them at 10/22 Import Lane
Have a laugh at the Library
They say that laughter is the best medicine, so what better way to beat your troubles than by laughing them away with the Laughter Club. Research has shown that laughter can reduce stress and anxiety, boost your immune system and make you feel happy. So why not give it a try?
Held the First Saturday of each month at 10am in Buluk Park
If you’re looking for something that’s a little bit more low-key, head to the Library at the Dock to find a relaxing reading nook, or take a walk along the waterfront on Victoria Harbour Promenade.