Saunas... Health, Detox, Recovery ???

A sauna’s dry heat promotes sweating, increases circulation and enhances relaxation. You may have also heard that sauna therapy increases metabolism, assists with weight loss and detoxifies the body—but does science back these claims?

Sauna therapy, or sauna bathing, has been used in many parts of the world for thousands of years. The traditional sauna is thought to have originated from Finland and Turkey, where it’s most used for relaxation, improving circulation and promoting sweating. It involves short-term exposure to temperatures ranging from 113°F to 212°F with varying humidity levels.

Types of Saunas

There are several types of saunas, including the following:

  • Wood burning saunas: Located outdoors, separate from the home, these saunas use wood as fuel to increase the temperature of the room. They may have an internal wood-burning stove or an area underneath the structure where a fire is used to heat the space, he explains.
  • Electrically heated saunas: These saunas typically have a small heater with rocks sitting on top, users can splash water on them to provide humidity in the room.
  • Infrared saunas: Far-infrared saunas (FIRS) use light rays to emit radiant heat, which is absorbed directly by the body instead of heating the surrounding air, the infrared heat penetrates the body more than traditional saunas, warming it from the inside out.
  • Steam saunas: Steam rooms, or wet saunas, use a steam generator to produce moist heat.

What Are the Health Benefits of a Sauna?

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Researchers reviewed more than 200 studies of mindfulness among healthy people and found mindfulness-based therapy was especially effective for reducing stress, anxiety and depression. Mindfulness can also help treat people with specific problems including depression, pain, smoking and addiction.

Chronic stress can impair the body's immune system and make many other health problems worse. By lowering the stress response, mindfulness may have downstream effects throughout the body.

MINDFUL is it just a buzzword?

Being Mindful is not just a trend

Embrace the ancient wisdom of mindful. Lets tap into our innate self-awareness for a healthier, more balanced life. People have been meditating for thousands of years, often as part of a spiritual practice. But in more recent years, mindfulness has become a popular way to help people manage their stress and improve their overall well-being — and a wealth of research shows it’s effective. Psychologists have found that mindfulness meditation changes our brain and biology in positive ways, improving mental and physical health. What's more, mindfulness-based interventions can improve physical health, too. For example, mindfulness may reduce pain, fatigue and stress in people with chronic pain. Other studies have found preliminary evidence that mindfulness might boost the immune system 

  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is a therapeutic intervention that involves weekly group classes and daily mindfulness exercises to practice at home, over an 8-week period. MBSR teaches people how to increase mindfulness through yoga and meditation.

Carve out just 20 minutes daily for mindfulness practices, and watch stress levels drop but up to 32 %. Break is down into 5 minute breathwork sessions or gentle stretching throughout the day to make it easy. Nuture your mind and body and unlock the transformative power of mindfulness.

It can take a little while for mindfulness meditation to feel natural and to become a part of your regular routine. But with practice, you may discover a powerful tool for relieving stress and improving well-being.

18 Benefits of Plants Backed By Leading Research Studies

From purifying the air to alleviating stress and even reducing allergies, plants can have many amazing benefits. Bringing some houseplants into your home can make a huge difference.

And these advantages aren’t just present at home. Even your office workspace can benefit from the presence of plants. They may even help to make the 9 to 5 slog just a bit more bearable.

But the benefits of houseplants also go deeper than just physical comfort. Plants are also good for our mental health, especially in terms of renewing our connection with nature. And in our current climate, that’s more important than ever.

The term, “photo biomodulation” marks the formal acceptance of light therapy into modern conventional medicine. However, the therapy is not new. Research goes back decades and has been published by major universities all over the world. Since medical researchers have started bringing light into the lab, there has been an unending and ever more promising list of conditions that can be treated, prevented, or even reversed with light.

If you have questions about the benefits or safety in using light therapy or just like to talk more to us about it call Krystine (our facility director) to chat anytime. You may also schedule a complementary consultation to discuss your specific needs. 813.402.2089

Photo biomodulation? What is THAT?

Photo” means “light.
“Bio” means “life”
“Modulation” means “a change” in something.

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March Newsletter

"FRESH" Just some simple recipes :)

Organic Berries & Coconut Smoothie:

Select a handful of any fresh or frozen berries and toss into blender. Add Unsweetened Coconut water or milk (fresh if possible - I try to prep several at a time and freeze the juice and meat for future use so it is always ready for use), ice and blend to desired smoothness. Add Organic Vegan Protein powder if you desire. Pour into a fancy glass to make your creation special and enjoy. This is about as simple as it gets and your body will enjoy the healthful benefits.

Grilled Salmon & Asparagus with Quinoa & Lentils:

  • -1lb Alaskan Salmon -Organic Olive Oil -Bourbon -Brown Sugar -Seasoning Mix
  • -Fresh Asparagus -Tri-Color Quinoa -Lentils

Rinse Salon Filet and remove any pin bones with pliers then pat dry with paper towel. Place Salmon skin side down on plate and drizzle with Bourbon and Olive Oil. Sprinkle a pinch of Brown Sugar over salmon then add any of your favorite seasonings (we used garlic granules, cracked pepper, paprika, orange zest and a bit of crushed red pepper flakes). Refrigerate until grill is ready. Wash asparagus and season with Olive Oil, pepper and garlic. Cook quinoa and lentils according to directions and drizzle with Olive Oil (I used my own Rosemary infused oil to add a spark of flavor). Grill Salmon & Asparagus on medium indirect then direct heat heat until cooked (about 5-7 minutes each side). Plate and chow down. :)

Quick & Easy Anytime Salad:

  • -Organic Kale -Organic Tomatoes -Organic Dried Apricots -Organic Cabbage Mix
  • -Shredded Carrots -Infused Organic Olive Oil (I used basil infused today) -Seasoning (salt/pepper/garlic)

Really, does this actually need directions ??? ;)

Wash dice and mix veggies then toss with dried fruit, oil and seasoning. Crunch away and then don not forget to floss and brush after eating for bright and clean teeth. You mom and your dentist will be proud.

will try to update recipes with Nutritional Content soon

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