Saturday, July 8, 2017

Cleansing and Detoxification with an Infrared Sauna

    Sauna Cleansing has been practiced as a healing therapy for thousands of years in many parts of the world. Throughout Russia, northern Europe, and the Scandinavian countries, saunas have been used to successfully prevent and treat many different types of diseases. In some Scandinavian countries they say, “If a sauna won’t cure you, then
nothing will.”
    Sauna Cleansing is achieved by simply raising your body core temperature by being exposed to heated air, steam, or infrared heat in a sauna room. By raising your body core temperature you are creating an artificial fever, and the body goes into overdrive to try and cool itself back down to 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. In order to do this, fluid from the sweat glands and lymphatic system is pushed out through the skin which is called “perspiration”. Having water on the skin has a cooling effect on the body, and as a result the core temperature is lowered. By creating this artificial fever many positive things start to happen in the body!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

How Can Hydrotherapy Help Us?

Hydrotherapy or “water therapy” is a healing art which goes back thousands of years in recorded history. Most of the major civilizations have practiced some form of water therapy. There are many proven scientific benefits of using water as a therapy.

Therapy spas have been used for many decades around the world with amazing benefits. The M. E. D. therapy spa provides warm water with a depth of about 2 feet with no seating obstructions, and should be at least 5 to 6 feet in diameter. There are also 1 inch massage jets to further relax the muscles and joints with the percussion effect from the water coming out of the jets. Bath tubs and whirlpools are not deep enough, and not wide enough to provide the benefits of a M. E. D. Spa. There are 3 main benefits at work in a M. E. D. Therapy Spa. One is Massage. The second is Exercise. And the third is Decompression, which is why it is called a M. E. D. Spa. 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Completing the Framework for Building Good Relationships

This will be the last post in a series of four articles on building better relationships. In our previous three posts on “Improving Mental and Emotional Health”, “The 4 PILLARS of Building Good Relationships” and “ROADBLOCKS to Building Good Relationships” we talked about how mental and emotional health is directly related to the quality of the relationships we have with our family, loved ones and friends. When we have difficulty in these important relationships our mental and emotional health will decline. However, when we are happy and fulfilled in these relationships our mental and emotional health will improve.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Roadblocks to Building Good Relationships

In our previous post we were talking about the “4 Pillars of Building Good Relationships”. These 4 Pillars of Patience, Kindness, Unselfishness and Forgiveness are essential to create and build caring, respectful relationships between people. We also talked about how the quality of our relationships with our family, loved ones, and friends is one of the biggest factors in determining our level of mental and emotional health.

In working with thousands of clients over the years with their fitness and health programs, we have also found that improved physical health has a positive influence on our mental and emotional health, and that improved mental and emotional health has a positive influence on our physical health.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The 4 Pillars of Building Relationships

In our last post on “Improving Mental and Emotional Health” we were talking about how improved physical health can have a positive influence on our mental and emotional health. The opposite is also true that improved mental and emotional health has a positive influence on our physical health.

In operating our two fitness stores we work with a lot of people who improve their physical health with a balanced exercise program, a better nutritional program, and stress reduction. This is very beneficial because research has proven that up to 75% of degenerative diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes can be prevented with lifestyle changes. However, some people overlook the fact that we cannot reach our physical health potential if our mental and  emotional health is suffering.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Improving Mental & Emotional Health

     Mental and emotional health is just as important as physical health for a person. In fact, it is hard to separate physical health, from mental and emotional health because they are both part of the same person. Improved mental and emotional health benefits a person on a physical level, and improved physical health benefits a person on a mental and emotional level. Improving physical health is relatively simple, and can be achieved by a balanced exercise program, a better nutritional program, and stress reduction. In recent years medical researchers have determined that 75% of degenerative diseases can be prevented by a good exercise program, improved diet and reduced stress. However, how can we improve our mental and emotional health?