Now that we have turned the clocks forward that means the days are going to be even longer! That is exciting. For some reason it feels like we have a little bit more of a life when it's still daylight when getting home at the end of the day. It's also better for our health. We start to come out from hibernating all winter - especially this winter! We feel a little more inclined to perhaps make plans in the evenings, be more social, get out for walks or go to a yoga class instead of coming home and putting on our pajamas at 6:30 pm! But with the moving of the clock forward that means we lose an hour sleep. Believe it or not, this can actually have a big impact on our health and takes a few days to adjust to.
Good quality sleep is critical to our overall well-being. Unfortunatley we live in a day and age where too many of us are sleep deprived as a result of not getting enough or not being able to sleep well. Below are a few tips that can help you sleep better as well as aid in the transition of losing that 1 hour this past weekend.
Wax has many uses; it is what makes your (non organic) apples shiny and perfect looking, it’s added to chocolate to make it smooth, it’s used to make candles, lipsticks and crayons and of course it’s used in hair removal procedures at spas.
Paraffin wax treatments in particular have great benefits for the skin, muscles and joints. These paraffin treatments are said to have been used since the times of the Roman Empire because of their benefits when used in massages and as an esthetic treatment on the skin. This ancient technique is still practiced in many spas today as well as in some sports medicine clinics. In the past, paraffin treatments have been used to treat a variety of ailments such as:
Stress can be good for us, but it also can be very dangerous to our long-term health. Good stress is that of a new job, getting married, birth of a child or something that leads to a positive outcome. Negative stress, however is a big problem in today’s society and is often a result of our busy hectic lives, not exercising enough, not connecting with friends and family (not the Facebook way), consuming diets high in sugar and processed foods and using products that are full of chemicals. That is why at Alma, we believe that everyone deserves to make time for self-care and we only use products that are made with natural ingredients. As wonderful as it is to visit our spa for an amazing treatment and/or service, we also promote the importance of lifestyle habits that will support your well-being on all levels. Stress has a significant impact on how our body functions and when one system/organ is overloaded from working overtime, such as the liver or the adrenal glands, it effects how the entire machine operates, how we feel, including our ability to cope with stress.
Massage offers many therapeutic benefits, both physically and psychologically. For the purpose of this post, we are going to discuss Hot Stone Massage. We recently added Hot Stone Massage to our menu of services. We also truly believe that by treating yourself to a hot stone massage, you are giving yourself the needed and deserved self-care we all require.
Is Nail Polish Really Organic?
Some people call nail polish natural or organic, but nail polish isn’t organic in the same way that an apple or orange is. While many companies have developed non-toxic and low chemical formulas, they still do not meet our definition of organic and the quality of these non-toxic polishes can vary from brand to brand. You can however, still make a healthier, non-toxic choice. We know it can be overwhelming trying to choose the right product when it comes to natural beauty so this post will provide you with a few things to look out for when it comes to choosing a natural polish.