Stress can build to a point that it affects one’s physical health, so reducing stress is important. And, just about everyone has some degree of stress. So, how do we relieve stress? Well, there are myriad products that claim to relieve stress. They address our senses. Many of these stress relievers involve some sort of manipulation. I suppose that when we engage our thoughts, even with passive reparative actions, the brain has something else to do other than dwell on the source of the stress.
Of course we can have a sensory involvement other than through movement. It may be that the desired result can be obtained through one of our senses.