Relax, you deserve it!
The Affinity Med Spa team may seem zen all the time, but trust us, we come across our fair share of stressful situations. We know that stress is unavoidable, but we also know that, left unchecked, it can lead to serious consequences like hormonal imbalances, weakened immune systems, and weight gain.
There’s nothing more relaxing than a day at the spa, but there’s no reason you can’t start releasing all of that stress right now. Setting aside about 30 minutes per day to relax and unwind at the end of the day will keep you healthy and happy. Here are a few of the relaxation rituals we can’t live without!
There’s nothing better than a nice long soak in a hot bath to relax after a long day. Our Spa Owner loves to add extra detox power to her baths by using ingredients like Epsom salt, which can lower blood pressure and relieve sore muscles, and baking soda, which helps neutralize chemicals and aids in the absorption of minerals.
2 Cups Epsom Salt
1/2 Cup Baking Soda
10 Drops Essential Oil
Fill the bathtub up with hot water. Ideally, the water should be as hot as you can tolerate comfortably. Add the Epsom salt, baking soda, and a few drops of the essential oils of your choice. Relax for 15-30 minutes and rinse off with warm water!
Golden Milk Chai Tea
Almond or Coconut Milk
Unrefined Coconut Oil
1/2 Tsp. Organic Turmeric
1/4 Tsp. Black PepperPreparation:
Pour brewed Chai tea into a large coffee mug, leaving about 1/4 of the mug empty. Add almond milk, a generous scoop of coconut oil, and the turmeric and black pepper. If you are sensitive to spicy foods, you can add just a pinch of pepper, but don’t skip out on it completely. Black Pepper aids your body in absorbing the Turmeric. Stir well and enjoy!
Be honest: when is the last time you really stopped to take a breath? In his life-changing seminar, The Eight Human Health Needs, Dr. Baldasare discusses the importance of deep breathing. Your respiratory and lymphatic systems work in tandem to help eliminate toxins from your body, but when you get stressed or experience certain emotional states, your breathing patterns change. Panic attacks, anxiety, and even heart attacks can be caused by shallow breathing!
Here’s a a great, simple breathing exercise: Inhale for a count of 4, hold for a count of 16, and exhale for a count of 8. Repeat several times per day to up your oxygen intake and cleanse the body of toxins.