SELF CARE Tipp no. 1
As we are already in the midst of our "SELF-CARE" month, I would like to share a simple, yet most effective measure to relax and take care of your self: a 3 hour session at the Sauna, for example at Badi Enge.
I have already been there twice this month, usually armed with a journal, a good book, a nourishing hair-pack, a dear friend or alone. Luckily the sun was shining bright and I could sunbath for long moments on the deck and then do 1-2 sessions in the Sauna. Refreshment came from the jump in the lake (I really did it!) and plenty of lemon water I drank. I can highly it! Such an exquisite way to relax and take care of yourself...
Livestrong writes the following about Saunas and Steam rooms:
"Steam rooms and saunas share some therapeutic benefits. Above all, they both reduce muscle tension, promoting relaxation and general well-being. The heat helps improve circulation and, of course, promotes sweating, which opens up the pores and cleanses the skin. Steam rooms may be more comfortable for people with allergies or congestion in the chest or sinuses. Saunas are the better choice for people with conditions that can be aggravated by humidity, such as rheumatoid arthritis."
They also quote the Harvard Medical School on the relaxing effects of Saunas:
"According to Harvard Medical School, saunas can produce a relaxed feeling for many users. This traditionally has been what saunas have been used for. Part of this is due to the fact that there is little else to do in a dry sauna but sit and enjoy it. To use this time and add to the relaxation effect, meditation is a good activity in the sauna."
When will you pamper yourself?
I hope I inspired you to pamper yourself with a Sauna Session.. maybe at the lake, maybe at a Spa or your local gym, and maybe even in combination with a bit of meditation :)