It’s been a scorching summer. How are you holding up?
If you are noticing flares of impatience (did the kid’s just leave their wet swimsuit in the middle of the floor again!?) or uncomfortable swelling (I swear my wedding rings aren’t usually this tight, even with a massage), it’s a sure sign that the heat is getting to you.
This summer, I’ve sent you some easy ways to cool down, from simple breath practices to minty mocktails. But did you know that massage can also play an active role in releasing heat from the body? You may have noticed this on the table – you are nice and toasty after the first half of your treatment…then you flip over – goose bumps everywhere!
Massage pumps blood and lymph while also stimulating your parasympathetic nervous system. The side effect of these things is vasodilation, which cools down your system. While this effect is temporary, the release of heat and the passive increase in circulation is deeply beneficial for the body and the mind.
Regular massage takes you out of fight-or-flight, do-or-die mode. It helps you “stay cool” in all aspects of your life. And, if you haven’t tried our Ayurvedic Treatments (Abyhanga and Gandharva) they provide double the benefit in this department by ushering you into a deeply relaxed and meditative state while providing a focused approach to circulation and lymphatic drainage.
In short, if you want to keep your cool, book a massage during summer!
You can book online anytime.
Along with Emily, I’ve been filling in while we are on the hunt for amazing new therapists to join our team, so if you’ve been missing my hands, book in the next two weeks! After that, keep your eyes out for new staff to try.
If you’ve been with Pure Life for a while, you know I only hire the brightest stars who are aligned with our vision and mission: Our commitment is to positively influence the quality of the lives of our clients. This leads to the realization of Vibrant Health for generations to come. At Pure Life our mission is to restore Vibrant Health to our clients, their families, and the community at large. Please allow us to fulfill our mission, helping you achieve Vibrant Health.
All summer long I’ve been sharing some of the wisdom of Ayurveda to help you savor and enjoy all the fun of summer in a healthy, balanced way. Are you curious to learn more about this ancient science for living well?
Come see me this Sunday, August 4th, at Midtown Yoga in North Hills for Introduction to Ayurveda. This is my foundational workshop that introduces you to all the in’s and out’s of Ayurveda – the science and lifestyle that has healed me from Autoimmune Disease.
Register for Introduction to Ayurveda
Have a safe, healthy, and cool August,