Taking Care of our Bodies During and After COVID: Self-care, Salt Therapy, and Monthly Massages!
Did you ever think we would find ourselves in the throngs of a pandemic? Most of us quickly answer that question with a resounding NO! Well, here we are, and it is more important than ever to step up the game plan and take care of our bodies.
It is vital to adopt healthy ways to cope with added stress and support our immune systems. So, where do we start? At Sage Blossom, we’re all about detoxing, relaxing, and improving immunity. We help you claim improved well-being!
Immunity Boosting Self-Care
Our immune system at its core is a network of many types of cells, organs, and tissues. It is essential for survival. Without it, we could not fight off any attacks that are commonly pointed at us from bacteria, pathogens, viruses, and more. The good news is that we’re all born with some level of immunity, but that can change due to various factors such as aging, stress level, smoking, alcohol, poor nutrition, lack of sleep, and some diseases and infections.
Can we boost our immune system to help ward off attacks from bacteria, pathogens, viruses, and more? Yes!
We need to take extra measures to protect ourselves and put on our germ armor, as we have with COVID-19 (by wearing masks, proper hand-washing, and sanitizing surfaces), but we can also take care of our bodies and build up our immune system through proper practical self-care measures:
- Sleep (try to get 7-8 hours of sleep)
- Exercise (try to take a minimum of 2 to 3 10-minute walks per week)
- Hydration (on average, women should try to get in 11.5 cups of non-caffeinated fluids a day)
- Diet (limit processed foods)
- Alcohol (limit alcohol consumption)
- Smoking (avoid altogether)
- Stress (keep that stress-level under control!)
At Sage Blossom, we hold holistic immune system care to heart. We believe self-care means taking the reins to care for our bodies. We believe in treating our bodies with kindness so that we can be stress and pain-free. We are joyfully dedicated to being a part of your healthier and feel-better team!
How We Help You Boost Your Immune System
Ready?! Let’s start at square one and take a look at the healing basics of salt therapy and other therapeutic immune-boosting services that we offer –
Salt therapy provides benefits beyond soothing relaxation, and that too. As you breathe in the dust of fine medical-grade salt, immunity is boosted as the antimicrobial salt ions settle deep and cleanse your lungs, sinuses, and skin.
Allergens, phlegm, mucous, and other foreign substances in your lungs, respiratory tract, and sinuses are released. Lung capacity improves as inflammation reduces and airway passages open.
Salt therapy can also help with existing conditions and symptoms, such as asthma, allergies, breathlessness and chest tightness, Cystic Fibrosis, pneumonia, and more.
Infrared sauna therapy works through your skin—the largest organ of your body. Infrared sauna therapy boosts immunity as toxins are released. Effective? Yes! 93% of infrared sauna energy is absorbed through the skin!
Your immune system receives an additional boost as it sweats. Your skin is cleansed, and bacteria are released from the epidermal layer and sweat ducts.
Massage therapy boosts immunity through the reduction of stress hormones and pain, but at the root of the benefits of massage therapy sits oxytocin (a naturally produced hormone in the human body) that holistically produces both psychological and physiological balance. Studies prove that the release of oxytocin is stimulated by human touch, especially massage.
The release of oxytocin relieves pain and relaxes tense muscles, which signals your brain to go into a calmer state which effectively reduces wear and tear on your immune system. As oxytocin is released, stress hormones that play havoc on your immune system decrease.
Our spa packages help you take care of your body through a combination of massage, essential oil wraps (did someone say healing oils?!), as well as infrared and sauna sessions. Imagine giving your body a complete immunity boost all in one session. Self-care shouldn’t be a once-does-it type of thing, though. Keep boosting your immune system! We can help you raise self-care to the next level with one of our massage memberships.
Lung Healing and Salt Therapy
Have you recovered from COVID-19? Are you concerned about the ongoing health of your lungs?
Breathing problems can persist after recovering from COVID-19. But even if you do not suffer from the ill effects of the disease, salt therapy may be just what you need to get a fresh start as it cleanses the respiratory system, improves lung function, and boosts the immune system.
It never seems like a bad idea to improve your overall respiratory health. We want you to take care of your body during (and someday after) this season of COVID!
We want you to feel good!
We want you to be pain-free!
We want you to stay well!
We want your immune system to flourish!