Benefits Of Going To A Spa

A spa is a great place to really relax and just enjoy some time to yourself. In this fast paced world where you spend more time at work than you do at home or with family and friends, a spa works wonders to truly let you relieve your stress. Here are a few benefits of going to a wellness spa: Getting away from it all This is one of the best reasons to go to the spa. It gives you the chance to get away from your stressful situation or busy schedule and just relax. You’ll be able to take in some time for yourself and breathe. It’s always good to try and get away from it all at least once a month. Even if it’s for a few hours, you deserve to enjoy your life. You can take it slow and allow yourself to be all calm and get back in tune with your body. Decrease soreness and even blood circulation This is another great thing about spas. If you are going through too much stress, it definitely carries through your body especially your neck, your shoulders and back. A great massage helps to relieve tension in these areas and it allows your body to increase blood flow. You’ll feel a lot better because there isn’t so much lactic acid built up in specific areas causing you pain. Good for your skin There are a lot of toxins built up over time due to stress and the general air we breathe. This has a great impact on our skin because the pores become clogged with oil and bacteria which deteriorates in the natural skin glow. A great facial will help deep clean the skin and encourage new skin cells to form. This will create more radiance to the skin and a healthier cleanse. You’ll feel a lot better...

Losing Weight and Keeping It Off

There are many ways to lose weight. However, many of these ways are not effective over time. We want the weight we lose to come off the areas of our bodies where there is excess fat, and then to keep that fat off long-term. If we go about things right we can burn fat while increasing and/or maintaining muscle mass. However, if we greatly decrease our calorie intake for more than a week our bodies will begin to shed much more muscle than fat. And then after we go back to normal eating our bodies will simply put the fat we previously lost back on, while not putting the muscle back on as easily. With this information, it’s wise therefore to decrease our intake of calories to a small extent (approximately 10 to 20 percent) while exercising vigorously. Doing so speeds up the metabolism while allowing the muscles to be nourished and replenished. This may not produce great results in terms of pounds lost instantly, but it WILL allow for consistent weight loss when followed regularly. The good thing is that weight loss accomplished in this way will stay off long-term, opposed to the instant results of radical diets which are lost when normal eating resumes. Such diets are also impossible to maintain long-term and can bring on additional health problems too. Walking is great exercise which can burn a lot of calories. A twenty minute to sixty minute walk 3-6 days per week can make a big difference in a previously sedentary person’s health. It is something that even most who are not in good shape for more intense exercise can do. Exercise of a greater intensity can accelerate calorie burning even while the body is at rest, as it can dramatically increase one’s metabolism. Lifting weights is good in that doing so can accelerate calorie burning will...

Tips for Managing Curly Hair

I have naturally curly hair but have rarely been comfortable enough to wear it curly. To be honest, I’ve only worn my hair curly in public probably less than 10 times total. So I take time each day to straighten it, which let me tell you can get old after a while. I know there’s got to be something I can do to manage my curly hair and make it so I am not self-conscience and love my curls. So how does an individual like me manage their curly hair so they can actually have variety and embrace the curls? The following 5 tips are great ideas for how to manage your curly hair. First, you want to find a shampoo that matches your skin and hair’s natural pH level. I found this extremely interesting, but it makes sense if you think about it. You want your shampoo to both clean and moisturize your hair without having too many drying agents. This is important so your hair stays moisturized. Put the majority of shampoo on your scalp and gently massage down the rest of your hair. This will help to make your hair both soft and silky. Second, if you want to grow your hair long, make sure you go to a stylist and regularly get trims. I know this might seem anti-productive since you are trying to grow our your hair not make it shorter. However, you want to make sure the ends of your hair remain healthy and breakage free. This can be accomplished by having regular mini trims to keep the ends healthy. The stylist will simply cut off the very ends. Your hair can then grow as long as you’d like and still be damage free. Third, to manage curly hair you will want to deep condition at least once every week. Find an ultra-moisturizing...

Tips For Getting A Great Shave Every Time

Turn to a shaving store for the products that will make all the difference in your morning routine.  Whether you have sensitive or normal skin, you can easily break out in razor burn with cheap store brand stuff. Find the right tools for your skin and take these steps to a great shave, every time. Start with warm water. Did you know that hair holds up to 30% of its mass in water? That means that as you shower or towel wet your face, much of it sticks in there. This is perfect because it makes the hair soft and more easily cut. Dry, brittle hair is harder and a bone-dry face is just asking for burn. The temperature of the water really does make a difference, too. If you need to, wait for the water to turn warm or hot before proceeding. Or even take a shower. A few minutes of exposure will soften things up for an otherwise devastating attack on the head. And keep it a little wet when you put on your creams. Clean up that grunge with some old fashioned soap. This wipes bacteria away from areas that might get cut. When germs crawl into the little spaces inside the skin, this can lead to inflammation that appears as bumps. It can be painful and disable another shave for up to three days. If your school or job prohibits beards, then this is a real problem. So cut down on the burn by cutting the hairs properly with the right tools. Use a good cream or oil, or both, from the shaving store. Another cause of irritation is lack of moistures. As well as wetting your face for a good amount of time, you need to keep it wet throughout the shave with a layer of protection. Pre-shave oils create this thin layer that...

Top 5 benefits of Massage

If you are anything like me you absolutely love massages. They seriously are one of my favorite things on the planet.  I don’t know what it is, but it seems like getting a massage is the only thing that will sort of relax me and help me to de-stress. I carry around so much stress and anxiety that my back is constantly in knots. Depending on what you are trying to target with your massage there are many different kinds. There is neuromuscular therapy massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, chair massage, shiatsu massage, thai massage, hot stone massage, reflexology, or even a pregnancy massage. That’s all fine and dandy, but what are the benefits of massage? First, one benefit of massage is that it promotes deeper breathing. This is vital in order to make sure oxygen is flowing through your body effectively. If you have poor oxygen you can experience headaches, tension aches and even random muscle pain. By focusing on getting better oxygen flow throughout your body you can help aid your body in releasing negative toxins. Second, another benefit of massage is that it enhances a calm mind. By having a calm mind, an individual is able to foster more creativity, develop plans, organize thoughts, and reduce stress. Massage is able to enhance a calmer mind by relaxing the entire body of muscles. I know I for one love this benefit of massage. Third, a great benefit of massage is that it can help to reduce anxiety. As someone who is diagnosed with high anxiety disorder, I love that getting a massage helps to slow down my racing mind. It is well known that anxiety is typically stored in the lower back, shoulders, abdomen and neck. This is true with me, I store great anxiety and stress in my lower back and shoulders for sure. By...

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