6 Reasons to Get a Micro Current Facial  

Many of us want to have toned, youthful skin without going under the knife. Enter: the micro current facial. This innovative treatment is described by many as ‘a workout for your face’ with instant results!  But how does a micro current facial work and is it safe? Read on for 6 reasons why you should get a micro current facial.   What is a micro current facial?   A micro current facial is a non-invasive beauty treatment that stimulates the face with weak electric currents. But don’t be alarmed! The low-voltage currents are pain-free and leave your skin feeling rejuvenated.   It works by stimulating the face muscles to diminish inflammation and tighten the skin. While not currently medically proven, many people also believe it boosts collagen production and circulation in the face.   Micro current facials require no needles or scalpels. They’re especially sought after by people looking to turn back the clock with an effective anti-aging treatment.   What does a micro current facial do?  A micro current facial will start with the facial staples you’ve likely experienced …

The Benefits of Spending Time in an Infrared Sauna

If you’ve been to a spa or to a fancy gym, you’ll have likely spent some time in a sauna. The dry heat is a great way to relax and unwind after a tough workout, or if you just need to get some warmth into your muscles, sweat, and “chill out” as it were. But have you ever tried an infrared sauna? If you’re curious, here are some of the benefits of spending time in an infrared sauna.  What is an infrared sauna?   In a traditional sauna, the air is heated typically between 150°F and 195°F (65°C to 90°C). The heated air then warms your body, inducing reactions that are similar to how it feels after a workout – warmth, sweating, and a raised heart rate.   An infrared sauna uses infrared light to heat the body directly without the need to heat the air around you. This allows you to achieve the same positive effects from a sauna – warmth, sweating and a raised heart rate – without the need to endure those incredibly high …

Five Cryotherapy Benefits

If you enjoy keeping up with wellness trends, odds are you have heard of (or even tried) cryotherapy. Whether you are a cryotherapy regular or a newcomer, we are excited to shed some light on this very *cool* technique.  According to Healthline, cryotherapy simply means “cold therapy” and is a technique where the body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures for several minutes. How cold is extremely cold? Try under -200°F.  The treatment can be performed on a localized area or on the whole body. In the wellness world, both whole body cryotherapy and cryofacials are continuing to increase in popularity. Despite its heighted popularity, potential benefits of the treatment itself tend to be less known. Five of the biggest cryotherapy benefits Cryotherapy has been a fan favorite of athletes for years thanks to its anti-inflammatory effects, but athlete or not – many could benefit from a quick cold session. Check out our favorite benefits below and get ready to get chilly! Aid in muscle recovery  You already know your muscles could use a break …

The Benefits of Taking a Stretching Class

Stretch time: sadly, it’s often the activity we skip out on the most, whether it’s the cooldown after class, or all together. Guilty? Yeah, us too. After an intense, sweat-inducing class, dipping out for a 5-minute head start can be majorly tempting! While stretching may not be the most exciting activity on the menu when it comes to exercise, it’s actually one of the most important factors in reaching our fitness goals. Stretching class benefits These three reasons will give you new motivation to reintroduce stretching as a “main course” in your workouts! We also cover stretching in depth throughout the blog, so if you want more stretching content, check out: Static vs Dynamic Stretching. Decreases odds of injury Stretching helps in more ways than simply improving flexibility. When our muscles are tight, it’s harder for us to perform exercises correctly. It causes decreased mobility ranges, overcompensation of other muscle groups and poor posture, to name a few. After an intense workout or week of workouts, your muscles will begin to develop these types of …

Lymphatic drainage massage of legs and lower legs. Female feet in the hands of a masseur.

The Pros and Cons of Lymphatic Drainage Massage

If you struggle with swelling or other symptoms of lymphoedema, getting a lymphatic drainage massage could help reduce those symptoms and make life a little easier and more comfortable. Lymphatic drainage guide Unlike other forms of massage that you might be used to, lymphatic drainage massage treats a very specific need. And while it can be relaxing, it’s only really suitable for those dealing with lymphoedema or swelling in the arms or legs.  What is a Lymphatic Drainage Massage? Lymphatic drainage massage is a specialized form of massage therapy that involves massaging and stimulated tissue that surrounds areas of your body affected by swelling. It can be performed by yourself or by a licensed therapist and can help alleviate symptoms of lymphoedema. What is a lymphatic drainage massage used for? Your lymphatic system helps your body to eliminate waste fluid that can remain in your muscles. This fluid is known as lymph and is typically removed via a network of lymph nodes and lymph vessels. However, this lymphatic system can be impacted by surgery, damage …

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The Ultimate Guide to Reflexology Massage

Ever feel the desire to hit the reset button on your body?  From daily stress to pent-up anxiety to chronic pain, there is a lot of nasty stuff our bodies tend to hold onto. Sometimes a simple release is all we need to feel back on track. Reflexology experts believe that they have the answer – and that your reset button is found on your feet.  This specific form of pressure therapy focuses on the over 7,000 nerve endings present in each of your feet to stimulate healing. It has been used for centuries to reduce stress, boost well-being and alleviate many different types of ailments. So, what’s the deal with reflexology massage? Here are all of your questions answered.  What is reflexology? In short, reflexology works to heal the body by activating pressure points in the body – mostly on the foot, and sometimes on the hands or ears. Expert reflexologists can put pressure on specific areas to help reduce pain and stress and offer a long list of other benefits.  How does reflexology …