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A spa gift certificate fromÂ Natural BodyÂ opens up a bounty of options for that special someone who receives it. More than ever, people are seeking experiences that make us feel better and touch us (literally) in ways that
These are so simple, you have probably thought of them yourself – or maybe you have just temporarily forgotten them. Sometimes you have to be reminded of the most basic things. If it helps, we suggestÂ set a reminder in your phone calendar, to prompt you.
The advantages of taking a bath have been known since ancient times. In fact, Kneippâ€™s founder, Sebatian Kneipp, popularized hydrotherapy methods in the 1800â€™s! The benefits of warm water combined with healing plants and herbs, can be especially beneficial at bedtime. A warm/ hot bath taken at bedtime helps to relax tired, sore muscles and calm the mind. As a result, a deeper, more restorative sleep should result.
Add a capful of Kneippâ€™s Valerian & Hops to your bathwater and be on your way to dreamland in no time! This potent combination helps you to focus, calming a racing mind and makes you drowsy. The result??- It is advised to be in bed 15 minutes after soaking for that glorious, restful and restorative sleep we all dream of!
Now, should you use the liquid Herbal Bath or the Mineral Bath Salt? The answer is quite simple! The liquid Herbal Bath is extra potent and a serious solution when you are overworked, overtired and canâ€™t seem to turn the mind off. The Mineral Bath Salt is a great way to detox the body, exfoliate the skin and absorb essential minerals all while promoting a deep slumber.
Do you have a New Year detox or cleanse planned? Not so fast. The beginning of a new year seems like the best time to turn over a new leaf and purge all of those holiday indulgences that may have left you feeling tired and sluggish.
But before you gear up to do a New Year detox itâ€™s worth considering that this time of year may not be ideal for a full body cleanse. The reality is that cleanses are taxing on the system. The body has to work hard to remove toxins that are deeply embedded in the tissues and organs.
Once these impurities are released, the lymphatic system sweeps the cells to remove them from the body. This is a big job! Additionally, cleanses can also result in unpleasant symptoms like congestion, runny nose and sore throat.
Instead of embarking on a New Year detox, consider taking some time to rest and recover. Focus on eating healthful foods that support the body. Soups made with fresh vegetables and homemade broth give powerful support to the immune system while providing the body with nutrients that are needed for high energy and radiant skin.
It’s also important to slow down and create space to relax and nourish your body. Committing to simple relaxation rituals is essential for releasing stored tension and promoting feelings of well being. One way to kick off your commitment to relax in 2016 is with the Natural Body Series of affordable commitments. Here are just a few offerings:
Essential oils are combined with cinnamon and applied to the body to re-mineralize and deeply nourish the skin. Cinnamon is an anti-inflammatory widely known for its health benefits. It improves blood circulation, alleviates symptoms associated with respiratory infections, regulates blood sugar and helps to reduce high cholesterol.
This hydrating therapy also combines the technique of dry brushing to exfoliate and encourage skin cell turnover. During the exfoliation Narayan Oil is used to release tension and soothe muscles. This oil combines essential oils of Clove, Eucalyptus and Peppermint for a cooling sensation that also enlivens the senses.
A 75-minute session is just $135
Relax, rest and recover with a comforting sleep massage with Kneipp Massage Oil. Valerian and Hops are botanical extracts that encourage deep, rejuvenating sleep which is essential for the body to function at an optimal level. This massage will leave you feeling well-rested and completely renewed.
The winter season is the perfect time to rest and recharge in preparation for the increased activity that always comes in the spring. Commitment to simple relaxation rituals not only relieves stress, but it also rejuvenates the mind. Take advantage of this time to pamper yourself and prepare for an incredible year!
Erica Jones is a natural and organic beauty educator, co-founder of Designer Health Centers and creator of www.truebeautyyou.com.
The word has been out on oils for a few years now, and this is a great set of recommendations from Dr Trevor Cates. The skin knows what it needs and will not let natural oils build up and cause problems – it takes what it needs, and lets the rest fall away.
While itâ€™s called the “season of joy,” this time of year can beÂ hectic and taxing.Â Holiday shopping, traveling and visiting family adds stress that can negatively impact an individual’s health and well-being. Research shows that massage therapy can help reduce stress and improve your overall health this holiday season and all year-round.
Â Cope With Holiday Stress
- Stick with your daily health routine. Deviating too much from your normal routine can add to your stress. Go easy on the holiday sweets and follow a balanced diet. Exercise regularly to help maintain your energy level during a busier schedule.
- Donâ€™t overextend yourself. Allow yourself to say ‘no’ during the holidays. Doing more than you have the time or energy for is another way to add to your holiday stress level.
- Take a me moment to get a massage. According to research, massage therapy can be effective for stress relief. Research shows that massage therapy can reduce stress significantly on physical and psychological levels including decreased blood pressure and heart rate as well significant changes in emotional states.
– courtesy American Massage Therapy Association
Here is a pretty comprehensive look at what sleep does for you, what might keep you from getting your best rest, and some habits to put into place to allow you to push off into dreamland more easily, courtesy of Dr. Trevor Cates. Remember, it takes weeks for new behaviorsÂ to become habits, so if it’s too big of a change, start and keep up as best you can, but keep your 5 steps on hand to remind you.
“Are you tossing and turning at night and missing out on your beauty sleep?
Alice Franklin shares a short video clip fromÂ Thich Nhat Hanh, as he talks with Oprah about compassionate listening – deep listening – to overcome difficult encounters and help relieve the suffering of others. We have to be listeners every day to hear the needs of our clients, in order to perform what is really a very intimate encounter.
Some people say that everyday rules don’t apply on vacation. Sometimes it’s a matter of being out of your routine and being away from your products that cause this to happen. Having fun on a getaway doesn’t mean you can’t still make good, healthful decisions, and it also doesn’t mean that you have to compromise your enjoyment. Our friend Dr. Trevor Cates shares a few suggestions.