Wednesday, September 30, 2015

How to Use a Sauna for Better Winter Health!

How to Use a Sauna for Better Winter Health!
Fall has begun and winter is just around the corner. This means school germs, colder temperatures and weakened immune systems. But don’t spend the next couple seasons nursing colds and flus. Instead be resourceful with natural cold prevention and immune support.

You may have heard people talking about saunas and steam rooms lately. That’s because they’re being used various places all over world as a way to not only be healthy but look and feel healthy too.

We at Eurospa are the experts. Here’s how they work:

How to Use a Sauna for Better Winter Health!Saunas are wooden rooms that can hold anywhere from 2 to 20 people, depending on size. They are meant to be very hot inside with temperatures usually ranging from 100 - 150 degrees fahrenheit. They are usually made of cedar, which is both antibacterial and smells amazing. On one side, you’ll find a container or stones and likely a bucket of water.  These stones rest on the heater and keep the space hot. When you add water to the stones, steam is created, bringing the often needed moisture back to the air, but also feels great for the lungs.

Saunas are incredibly beneficial to the body as they relax the muscles, increase circulation in the body and open the pores and airways. This leads to the support of your respiratory, circulatory, musculo-skeletal and nervous system, as well as your skin.

How to Use a Sauna for Better Winter Health!
It’s best to use saunas regularly, anywhere from twice per month to three times weekly. How to do it:

  • Stay Hydrated. Drink about a liter of water (slowly/gradually) before entering the sauna, sip as needed while using it and then re-hydrate after use just as you did before you used it.
  • Scrub off your dead skin cells. All that heat will detox your skin. Make sure to exfoliate it off to keep your skin from becoming clogged, but also get added muscle relaxation and a youthful healthy glow.
  • Enhance with Eucalyptus Oil Spray. Eucalyptus also supports the body’s respiratory, circulatory and immune system. Simply spray the mist into the steam of the room and breathe in deeply. You’ll be getting a spa treatment on the inside as well as the outside.
  • If you can, finish with a cold shower. This seals up the skin cells and also works as an anti-inflammatory. (think of icing an injury) Being in the heat relaxes you and the cold will finish it up, waking you up and bringing any remaining inflammation down.

Using a sauna at all is a great first step to creating better health. We use them regularly and have been providing high quality Eucalyptus oil products to homes and commercial spas for over 30 years. If you would like to get your own Eucalyptus oil spray for both sauna and shower, click here. To find out more information, please feel free to contact us at Eurospa today!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

How to Beat Jet Lag and Boost Travel Energy Naturally!

How to Beat Jet Lag and Boost Travel Energy Naturally!Travel is great, but jet lag is no fun. What you need is a natural way to lessen the blow or even avoid it all together right? After all, a beautiful European city, a tropical island or a trip into nature is all much better when you have the energy to enjoy it.

So here are some easy and natural tips from Eurospa to you, on how to beat jet lag and increase travel energy naturally!

EAT: Protein, fat and greens: Eat protein, a little fat and greens before and during the flight to keep your blood sugar balanced. This will help you avoid the random boredom cravings and disoriented haze of flight travel. For proteins, go for nuts, sprouted beans, yogurt, goat cheese and lean meats. For greens, that’s a harder one. So grab a good green powder supplement at your local natural health food or supplement store. They usually have a good amount of chlorella, spirulina, and sea grasses, which helps because of how much oxygen they put in the blood.  

Don’t SLEEP. If anything, power nap. It’s better to nap and push through it. Consider it a late night, rather than forcing yourself to sleep in a false environment. You’ll get through the hump much faster this way.  Having too much light in the room messes with our ability to fall into REM sleep (when we get the most rest). The pituitary gland gets confused, thinks it’s becoming daytime and will cause you to wake up halfway or fully, making jet lag for more likely!

Drink: Drink water, not alcohol. Stay hydrated before, during and after your flight. A hydrated body is a hydrated brain and a hydrated brain functions far better in challenging situations than a dehydrated and slow brain.

Eucalyptus oil spray:  Eucalyptus oil, a menthol based plant, is known for increasing blood circulation all over the body, which is especially helpful for the mind. Head to the bathroom and splash your face with some water. Then spray the eucalyptus into the palms of your hands and breathe in deeply. Do this every time you need a boost. Once you land, head to a sauna, steam room or hot shower and spray eucalyptus into the steam and heat. By spraying eucalyptus oil into heat, your skin, lungs and mental function will be activated, cleansed and boosted! (Get your own spray here!)

At Eurospa, we know how important it is to feel good, be energized and well rested. Travel is no different. We hope you find these tips helpful. Please enjoy the quality of our eucalyptus products and feel free to contact us with any needs or questions.