Top Health and Wellness Options

By: Editor in Living Well on 09-11-2017

Taking care of yourself mentally and physically can allow you to be happy and healthy. There are many different aspects involved when it comes to taking care of your personal wellness and health including reducing stress, eating healthy, getting daily exercise, losing weight, managing health conditions, meditating, therapy, quitting smoking and much more. If you have any preexisting health conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes, you will want to ensure that you are managing them responsibly  through your doctor-recommended treatments. There treatments that can help you to relax and destress including hot baths, acupuncture, art therapies, lifestyle counseling, massage, reiki, meditation and deep breathing. Doing your best to incorporate healthy choices into your life can allow you to decrease your risk of developing certain diseases and conditions including heart disease and cancer. You should also make sure that you get regular checkups by your doctor, dentist and eye doctor.

Wellness Therapy Options

Reiki

Reiki is a type of alternative medicine that was developed in 1922. Reiki originated in Japan and has become popular throughout the world. Reiki uses a technique called hands-on healing. Through this hands-on treatment, a “universal energy” is transferred to encourage healing. Reiki is a type of pseudoscience. Reiki is often performed by a qualified Reiki practitioner in a quiet setting. Reiki may also take place in medical settings including hospitals, nursing homes, physical therapy symptoms and more. Reiki sessions vary in duration, with some being 30 minutes and others being 60 minutes or longer. You may be asked to sign a consent form or perform a general health interview. The practitioner may also ask about areas that you are experiencing pain or are sensitive to physical touch. Reiki is performed when you are fully clothed. The practitioner will use light and non-invasive touch. You may be sitting or laying down while you receive your Reiki treatment. People have different experiences after having a Reiki treatment which may include relaxation, sleepiness, and mental clarity. Most people go for a few Reiki treatments.

Cupping

Cupping is a type of therapy and alternative medicine. During cupping therapy, a therapist will put a special type of cup on your skin to create suction. The cups that are used during cupping therapy may include glass, bamboo, earthenware, and silicone. Cupping may be done to relieve pain, increase blood flow, decrease inflammation, promote relaxation and provide a deep massage. Cupping therapy may be done wet, fire or dry. During some forms of cupping, the therapist will put a certain flammable substance inside of the cup (which may include alcohol, herbs and more) on fire. Once the fire has gone out, the cup will be placed on your skin upside down.  This creates suction and causes your blood vessels to expand. The cup will be left for a few minutes. Newer types of cupping use a rubber pump to create suction. Cupping can make your skin look red, bruised and inflamed. You may be instructed to take special care of your skin or to use certain antibiotics until it has healed. Cupping therapy is used to help treat a variety of different conditions including varicose veins, anxiety, fertility, anemia and more, but there is no scientific evidence to support claims that it treats these conditions.

Float Therapy

Float therapy is a relaxing type that allows you to relax and feel at ease. Float therapy allows you to spend time lying in warm water that is full of Epsom salt. This makes the water dense and very easy to float in. Float therapy often takes place in a floatation pod which is dark and private. Float therapy can allow you to have creative and focused thoughts because you are not distracted by other things. Float therapy can be used to relieve pain, relieve stress, provide lasting relaxation and more. The Epsom salt is a pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. It can help to reduce inflammation, prevent artery hardening, relax muscles, flush toxins, absorb nutrients and improve nerve function. Many people who find float therapy beneficial will make it part of their wellness therapy.

At-Home Wellness Treatments

Jacuzzi Tub

A Jacuzzi tub is a name brand type of hot tab that is very popular. Hot tubs are used all over the world for relaxation, hydrotherapy, pleasure, pain management, improve circulation and more. Hot tubs can have strong jets that will move water around powerfully for massage and therapeutic purposes. There are many different types of hot tubs including roto-modeled, portable vinyl-liner, acrylic, cement, wooden, stainless steel and more. Hot tubs can seat more than one person, with many accommodating four to six people comfortably. Hot tubs can be used indoors and outdoors, although they are most commonly located outdoors. Hot tubs can be very helpful to get rid of physical pains including muscle aches and pains. Hot tubs can allow people to relax in peace individually or hang out with a group of friends for social times.

Orbeez

Orbeez is a product which consists of small gel-like beads that grow in size when water is added. Orbeez can be added to your bath for a spa-like experience because they create cushiony, soft beads. Orbeez can allow you to relax and relax easily in your own home. The Orbeez Relaxing Hand Spa is a great treatment for hands that need a break. Orbeez Relaxing Hand Spa can help to treat cramping and joint pain after using the computer all day and other daily use. It features soothing whirlpool jets that can help your hands to relax. The colored Orbeez provide a cushiony and luxurious feeling for your hands to enjoy. Orbeez can be used in the Orbeez Ultimate Soothing foot spa for a luxurious spa-like at-home pedicure. The Ultimate Soothing Foot Spa can also massage your feet with its relaxing whirlpool jets. Orbeez are available in a variety of different colors and can provide you with a bit of fun. Even though Orbeez are bright and colored, they do not stain which makes them a great choice for a spa treatment at home.