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LONDON, ENGLAND, January 15, 2001: Natural therapies are hugely popular in Britain and an estimated 20 million people use them every year. An increasing body of evidence shows these therapies can help the battle against stress. A 15-minute massage session can reduce tension and improve mood and relaxation while yoga breathing techniques (pranayama) can affect a wide range of bodily responses, from cardiovascular activity to hormone balances and shifts in the nervous system, all of which influence our ability to deal with stress. The above site offers a look at seven effective ways of beating stress; meditation, aromatherapy, yoga and pranayama, head massage, shiatsu, sound therapy and floating. Each method carries a brief explanation and often a simple technique you can follow.