Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tips and Tricks to Think Pink!
It’s October, which means it’s time to THINK PINK! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we would like to highlight some healthy ways to improve energy levels, boost your immune system, and detoxify your body!
Pep up with Peppermint!
Enhance your energy levels with H. Gillerman Organics Tension Remedy Essential Oil. Place a few drops of the peppermint and lavender oil on the base of the skull and within 5-10 minutes experience a refreshing and mind clearing sensation that also fights nausea and eliminates tension headaches.
Eat Five Servings of Fruits and Veggies a Day
…That’s what the American Cancer Society recommends, but if you’re finding this hard, Pure Inventions all-natural Fruit Extracts has the solution in just one glass of water. They have zero calories and zero sugar, yet deliver a therapeutic dose of anti-oxidants to attack cancer causing free radicals, boost energy levels, enhance digestion, and improve brain functioning. They come in a variety of delicious flavors like Blueberry White Tea and Cranberry Elderberry. It’s easy; just mix 2 droppers of your chosen fruit extract to a glass of water, drink, and enjoy!
Waiting to Exhale?
Do you ever notice your breath and how it makes you feel? Try taking deep abdominal breaths that are soft and natural that fill your lungs from the bottom up. Each of these breaths stimulates increased lymphatic circulation, carrying our white blood cells. These are the cells of our immune system, our first line of defense against disease. Exercise and meditation, especially yoga, is particularly beneficial for deepening our breathing and enhancing our immune systems. However, if you feel you just can’t relax into your breath or are constantly having that I’m-coming-down-with-something sluggishness, I would recommend our Aroma Remedy Pure Breathing Massage. Your therapist will focus on relaxing tense upper body muscles that hold and restrict your breath, while targeted aromatherapy clears congestion in your sinuses and chest, making you feel refreshed, calm, and revived.
Brush Away Toxins!
The skin is the largest, most important eliminative organ in the body and is responsible for one quarter of the body’s detoxification each day! Dry Brushing brings a rapid amount of blood flow to the skin’s surface to flush away toxins and encourage new cell development. We recommend daily dry brushing with an all-natural vegetable fiber brush, such as the Tampico Skin Brush.
A Daily Skin Brushing Routine (2-3 minutes):
- Brush your body using gentle, quick, and overlapping strokes. Move in a singular and upward direction starting from the outermost points of the body and moving towards the heart.
- Start at your feet brushing up your legs
- Brush your hands and brush up your arms
- Brush across your shoulders
- Brush down the front and back of your torso
- Cover all surfaces of your skin except your face
- When you’re finished, shower or bathe
Your body will have just received a blood flush equal to 30 minutes of cardio, your skin will be more smooth and toned, and you’ll feel light and cleansed.
By doing some of these five easy tips and tricks, you can easily improve your energy, boost your immune system, and detoxify your body, as well as reduce your risk for breast cancer!
Posted by: Frieda Lehn, Director of Massage & Body Care