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More and more hotels are today talking about Selfness. You may have heard it, but you probably may not assign a meaning.
You may wonder what is it that these hotels or spa centres are offering?
Wellness is booming, but what is wellness anyway? Most people associate the term wellness with staying in some luxury “chic” hotel. There is the opportunity to be massaged, to diet or go to the sauna. For more and more people, wellness is a lifestyle, for others even a kind of life philosophy. But wellness is also a commitment to oneself and means to consciously take responsibility for the body and the soul.
In Finland everyone knows how healthy a visit to the sauna is. And this practice of going to sauna has become popular not only in Finland, but around the globe. If you’re a regular sauna visitor, there are still certain thins you should know.
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Inner tension, the feeling of being overwhelmed and the fear of not doing something as we imagined is the proper way, rob us of the joy and peace of the day. But in hectic times, there is often a lack of time to relax and gain strength for everyday needs.
Too much work, but too little time and too little sleep: physical and mental stress is not healthy in the long run. Those who are constantly stressed, suffer from symptoms such as headache, muscle twitching, dizziness, restlessness and difficulty concentrating. Over time, cardiovascular problems may also occur. To avoid such consequences, it is important to do something against the stress in good time. Here are top 10 anti-stress tips that can help you ease the strain.
Many people feel stressed out in everyday life and time has become a luxury commodity. It is therefore all the more important to indulge in moments of relaxation and plan your little breaks in everyday life. Wellness treatments are a popular means to unite relaxation with the promotion of health and beauty. Here are four wellness rituals from around the world that will help you to switch off properly.
1. Sauna as a wellness classic
Numerous spas and swimming pools invite you to relax with a combination of swimming and sweating. Sauna and sauna are elementary components of the Finnish culture.
Also in the neighboring countries Norway and Sweden, sauna is very popular and is used to achieve various positive effects on the body. In Germany, the sauna has long been part of the standard wellness program.
The following effects occur during a sauna session, among others:
• the muscles are relaxed
• The circulation and the immune system are stimulated, so that a walk in the sauna can also be used to prevent colds
• the skin is well supplied with blood after the sauna, making it rosy and taut
There are many different types of sauna. Likewise, the many possibilities are used in order to holistically relax.
2. Turkish bath culture - Hammam
In Islamic culture, the cleansing of the body and thus of the soul plays a very important role. A walk to the bathhouse is a combination of body cleansing, a massage and a visit to the steam bath. Last but not least, the bathhouses are also the place of communication.
The feeling of well-being in a hammam quickly comes to life: in addition to a scrub and a massage on the warm Hammam stone, additional water and a session in the steam bath are integrated into this age-old wellness treatment.
After a visit to the hammam your own energy reserves are recharged, the head is free and the body relaxed through the massage.
3. Indonesian inspirations: Balinese Boreh
Wellness from the head to the toes promises the traditional Balinese ritual of the Boreh treatment. Balinese Boreh is made up of various wellness treatments and is great for relieving the body from the stress.
And how does it go?
First, in centuries-old recipes herbs and spices are mixed with each treatment unit:
1.The ceremony begins with a well-tempered spice bath for the feet, to which two traditional drinks are served.
2.A special treat is the subsequent Pijat massage, which removes the metabolic waste from the body.
3. A warm herbal wrap after the massage calms and can lead to a strengthening of the body's defense mechanism.
4.The body is then rubbed in with a refreshing tonic.
5. Finally, a special Bali Boreh Balm is applied to the body.
4. Huna Mana - the mussel massage from Hawaii
Huna Mana is a so-called energy massage. It achieves positive and relaxing effects for the body through a combination of traditional techniques and various massage strokes as well as laying on of shells.
While body tensions can be released from the back of the body through tapping and vibrating massage strokes, the massage is carried out on the front of the body with flowing and quiet grips.
On the face and the front of the body mussels are applied for additional energy. In addition, Hawaiian sounds and rhythms help to fall into deep relaxation.
Where to go for such treatments?
In order to enjoy these wellness rituals, you do not have to go on a world tour. Numerous wellness studios and spa facilities have taken on exotic care rituals and offer appropriate wellness treatments in almost all countries. So: Let yourself be pampered!
Stress and hectic life are omnipresent today both at work and in private life. Luckily, the ways and methods to relax and relieve the stress are many. Even a soothing bath with fragrant essences or a massage can relax your body in a wonderful way. Thus, the various forms of relaxation help to keep our body and mind healthy and fit.