With National Stress Awareness month finally here, it’s a great opportunity for you to reflect and take steps toward healing relaxation for the body and mind. The warm comfort of an infrared sauna allows for a myriad of health benefits. Paired with other healthy habits, you can be well on your way to reducing anxiety in your life!
According to the American Institute of Stress, 80% of workers experience stress on the job. The American Psychological Association claims that “75% of adults reported experiencing moderate to high levels of stress in the past month and nearly half reported that their stress has increased in the past year.”
Stress is a huge factor for many individuals and the effects, such as fatigue, muscle pain, and even depression can be daily.
Health Mate is here to help you pair some healthy stress-relieving habits alongside your infrared sauna sessions to help achieve ultimate relaxation!
1. Epsom Salt Bath
After working up a good sweat with exercise or a sauna session, try taking a soothing bath afterward using Epsom salts.
According to Dr. Axe, Epsom salt “is a natural exfoliant and anti-inflammatory remedy that can be used to treat muscle aches and sore muscles, dry skin, and even to fight various internal health issues.”
Through the relaxation of muscle tension and pain, you can begin to soak away the stress while boosting your overall health and mood.
2. Mellow Meditation
This month is about awareness of your well-being and what better way to focus on reflection than through the practice of meditation.
Meditation is the habit of making the mind actively aware and often concentrating on affirming thoughts. According to Forbes, meditation “helps relieve subjective levels of anxiety and depression, and improve attention, concentration, and overall psychological well-being.”
Add a soothing meditation practice while you bask in infrared heat therapy, healing your mind and body from any anxieties.
3. Office Yoga
Do you experience stiff shoulders and aching wrists while in the office or at work? Try incorporating some relaxing stretches throughout the day to help melt away stress. After some of these yoga poses you will find yourself more relaxed and focused on the task ahead. Try adding in a couple poses into your sauna session and create your own hot yoga practice!
4. Spatial Serenity
Fill your surroundings with serenity by adding natural accents like plants and relaxing colors in your favorite places to lounge. Keep the technology out of the bedroom to improve your chances of ultimate relaxation.
By surrounding yourself with opportunities for comfort, you can battle away the stress more easily.
Health Mate knows every home may be different, which is why there are a selection of infrared saunas to fit your space and promote healing!
Health Mate desires to help you increase your time and space to improve your stress-relieving habits and achieve full relaxation. Contact one of our Sauna Specialists today for more information on how infrared heat heals you from the inside out!