The Ideal At-Home Wellness Oasis

The Ideal At-Home Wellness Oasis

Everyone wants to be relaxed and nothing spells relaxation like a nice day to treat your body right and show it the love that it needs. Having the ability to experience this in the comfort of your own home or patio via a wellness oasis shows the commitment you have to your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.  It should be a place where you can disconnect from the outside world and focus on your health and well-being. The benefits of having one in the comfort of your own home are numerous and we will dive into what the centerpieces should include. 

Here are our top 3 items: 

#1. Sauna

The health benefits associated with sweating out toxins through exposing your body to extended periods of heat is well documented. 

Benefits associated with sweating in a sauna include: 

  • Improved sleep
  • Reduced stress
  • Less muscle and joint pain
  • Detoxification of the body
  • Overall relaxation

Kind of sounds like the reason you want a wellness oasis, right? 

#2 Cold Plunge

Next up on our list of essential items for your wellness routine is a cold plunge. Once again, the reason for the cold plunge is not about feeling immense pleasure while participating in the activity (although many will argue it is after the initial bite) but the effect it has on your body afterwards. 

Immediately after a cold plunge you receive: 

  • Massive increase in epinephrine and dopamine
  • Enhanced mood due to dopamine’s extended release
  • Increases in metabolism

Additional health benefits:

  • Boosts blood circulation
  • Reduces inflammation throughout the body
  • Bolsters your immune system
  • Enhances weight loss

The most difficult part of the cold plunge for extended usage is purely keeping it cold and clean. While northern communities have no trouble with this during the winter, it is more challenging to do so as the weather turns. That is where cold plunge providers such as AquaChill come in. With a beautiful aesthetically pleasing structure and a built-in chiller, filter and sanitation system providing a no hassle tool, taking a cold plunge has never been easier. 

#3. Space

Your wellness area should also include enough space for you to participate in movement and work associated with raising or lowering your heart rate. Now we leave it a bit ambiguous with space as each individual has their own way of practicing and treating their body to the rest and recovery it needs. Some typical activities to utilize your space with: 

  • Yoga
  • Stretching
  • Meditating
  • Practicing gratitude
  • Your own creative wellness routine

No one knows yourself better than you. Utilize this space for what is going to help you recover and be prepared to attack life to the fullest. 

One last often overlooked key to a Wellness space… 

Make time for it!

We are all busy individuals and life gets in the way if we do not dedicate time to taking care of ourselves. Of course, we’d all like to dedicate the proper amount of time suggested by Dr. Suzanna Soeberg with 57 minutes of sauna and 11 Minutes of cold water immersion weekly, but sometimes that just isn’t doable. 

Instead of becoming overwhelmed, start small. Carve out 10 minutes in the morning or in the evening. Spend a few minutes on each of the items we listed above. Spend a few minutes stretching and doing yoga followed by Sauna and Cold Tub or vice versa. Experience how your body, your mind, your emotional abilities all react to that, and it will become a priority. 

Health is Wealth. Let’s prioritize it.

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