With the year quickly ending and 2016 around the corner it is time to take the year in review and start thinking about future goals. One goal that is always almost at the top of the list is a healthier diet and a more toned Physique. Here are a few New Years’ tips to help you reach your goals!
Grab a partner! Getting a partner to help keep you motivated and accountable can be one of the best tools to keep you on track. Even if your partner is at different fitness level or has a different goal set, they can help make exercising more enjoyable and thus making you more likely to keep up your routine. Also a little food for thought: Strong & long-standing interpersonal relationships (friendship) have a significant effect on the longevity and life of an individual; friendship = long-life & health!
Get away from screens! No really, Step Away! Besides making the body sedentary while being bad for the eye & posture, screens (smart phones, tablets and television) can prevent you from organic conversation, developing friendships and can easily become the crutch of procrastination.
Take a walk! Got 15 minutes? Take a brisk walk around the block (and grab the kids too), even 15 minutes can increase serotonin levels, vitamin D levels and increase circulation.
Keep snacks in your car or at your desk. More often than not, overeating is from not keeping consistent blood sugar level throughout the day. A bag of nuts and dried fruits is a great snack food to keep at your desk, (walnuts and cranberries are great as brain food). Tip: Low sugar and high protein keeps away hunger pains and prevent blood sugar spikes.
Relax! It is important to purposely take some time to relax, focus on self and breathe. Massage is always a great way to naturally increase serotonin levels while increasing circulation.
Our December featured service will help detoxify body & mind while hydrating and nurturing your skin. December conditions can stress the body and dry your skin.
Our Mud Wrap is high in minerals and naturally pulls heavy medals from the system. Through this 45 minute detoxifying wrap your body will help cleanse your largest organ and bring blood flow to the skin. Increased circulation, especially to joints and cellulite prone skin can decrease daily aches and pains and reduce the appearance of cellulite. The warming effects of the mud will naturally relax you.
Mud Wraps must be booked one day in advance and can be combined with and other service.
More on our Clay:
Most clays have a high alkaline pH. Clay is homeostatic and as such is an adaptogen that brings balance and equilibrium to the body. A balanced body can heal itself. Calcium Bentonite Clay’s strength lies in its ability to adsorb and absorb, to suck into itself toxins, chemicals, viruses, molds and the bad bacteria, hold them captive within the molecule and carry them out of the body.
Shiatsu is derived from Asian Body healing which is 1000’s of years old. Shiatsu is roughly translated as finger-pressure and focuses on pressure points to alleviate pain and stress. Today most therapists practice ZEN-Touch massage which combines pressure points with stretching.
Shiatsu is a mat based massage in which the client wears comfortable clothing that allow the body to move freely. Practitioners will use fingers, hands, palms, elbows, knees and feet to manipulate the body. When receiving a shiatsu treatment make sure to let the practitioner move you around, it is better if you do not assist in the movement.
Exquisite massage has many amazing therapists that practice Shiatsu and will connect your mind-body-spirit!