Depression hurts all types of people in all different walks of life. Yet despite the fact that depression is a largely chemical issue, modern medicine has continually failed to fully eradicate it. With that in mind though, there are many holistic ways to relieve symptoms of depression, several of which we offer right here at Carson Hot Springs Golf and Spa Resort!
Mineral Water Bath
As you may have already guessed, taking a hot mineral water bath is incredibly good for your mental health. It can relieve symptoms of depression by releasing endorphins and producing serotonin, aka the “feel good” hormone. It can also ease stress, making you feel both happier and more relaxed!
Take a hike or go for a bike ride in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Not only do the endorphins produced by exercise relieve symptoms of depression, but simply the act of being out of nature can significantly improve your mood and mental health!
Massage therapy can also (you guessed it) release endorphins and produce serotonin, which in turn relieve symptoms of depression. Plus the massage therapists at Carson can customize each massage session to your body in order to offer the most relaxing experience possible!
You may not realize it, but what you eat plays a huge role in how your brain functions. It can cause lethargy, sadness, or anxiety, depending on how much sugar, caffeine, or junk food you eat. On the flip side it can significantly relieve symptoms of depression, providing you with energy and drive. So choose whole foods that make you feel good long-term instead of junk food that only feels good in the moment.
Lastly, we highly recommend trying meditation. Whether you try to be still and silent for 5 minutes every day or you dedicate large chunks of time to it, meditation is highly beneficial in a number of ways, particularly when it comes to depression. It helps you to clear your mind, relax, and prioritize.
So book a stay at Carson Hot Springs Golf and Spa Resort and try some of these holistic ways to relieve symptoms of depression. Don’t let your mental health get in the way of your quality of life. Instead, relax and get some relief here at Carson!