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COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – The holiday season should be an enjoyable time but for some it can also be a time of stress.

The hustle and  bustle of the holiday season can add stress to the already busy schedule of a teacher but in Columbus, teachers got a welcomed break on Thursday.

Cook Elementary in Columbus hosted the Therapeutic Boutique where teachers got a chance to get health check-ups and do some shopping.

“It was so nice to be able to come right here to our school.  We’re so happy that the vendors have come because this is so relaxing just to step out of my classroom door and be able to buy all of my Christmas presents at once,” says theatre teacher Heather Rolland.

All teachers in the Columbus School District were invited to take part in the event which offered stress assessments, upper body massages and candles.

Kindergarten teacher Brittany Black wanted to know about her stress levels.

“The Song Chiropractic Clinic, they went ahead and tested my stress level and they showed me what the general stress levels are people normally have,” says Black.

Black says she was told by the clinicians that her stress levels were a little high.

“Well at this time of the year, no, I’m not surprised at all,” says Black.

Teachers were also treated to door prizes and baked goods.

This is the first year Cook Elementary hosted it’s health and wellness fair.

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