International Relaxation Day 2024

International Relaxation Day 2024


International Relaxation Day will be held on the 15th August, 2024. A day to relax or choose to learn new relaxation techniques. Or perhaps take some time out in a busy day to relax. Since 1985, National Relaxation Day is held annually on the 15th August in the USA. Nowadays, with thanks to social media platforms many people around the world celebrate National Relaxation Day and more recently, International Relaxation Day.

Director of the National Wellbeing Service Ltd, Dr Stephen Palmer PhD who is a registered a Counselling and Health Psychologist said: ‘Research has found that relaxation techniques can reduce stress and anxiety and enhance performance. They are often used with coaching, counselling and therapy. These techniques are simple to learn and apply within one’s daily routines. The National Wellbeing Service launched an International Relaxation Day website in 2023 which has videos on easy to learn relaxation technques. Well worth a visit.’

International Relaxation Day is an opportunity to reflect and share the importance of relaxation and how people, families, organisations and communities can learn about applying relaxation in their daily lives and routines. Social media can be used to share what methods you have found useful to aid relaxation. You can use the hashtags: #InternationalRelaxationDay #InternationalRelaxationDay2024 #Relaxation

If National Relaxation Day is recognised in your country then you can use the hashtag: #NationalRelaxationDay

International Relaxation Day Website

In 2023, the National Wellbeing Service Ltd launched a website dedicated to International Relaxation Day which includes information about how to relax. It also has a Research Hub for health practitioners, teachers, health coaches, doctors, psychologists and other professionals who may wish to use relaxation in their area of work. The development of this website will be an on-going process and new material will uploaded over the coming months.