Lisa Mercurio of Bedtime Network explains why darkness is key for a good night’s sleep and how it adds the “Zen in Zzz’s.” Find out how you can acheive darkness at bedtime.
As anyone who has tossed and turned or sprung from sleep in the wee hours knows, quieting a chattering mind doesn’t necessarily mean resting in silence. Sometimes we need sounds to relax and guide us into a peaceful, deep slumber. Here are some easily accessible audio sleep aids that just might become part of your […]
As much as the day’s activities, your stress level, and other lifestyle factors affect how well you sleep at night, various foods can also help you get a good night’s rest. Jennifer Ferdinand, CMT, CHHC, at Wellness Week™ participant Serendipity Wellness Studio in Fairfax, Virginia, gave us a basic breakdown of what our bodies need […]
In recent years melatonin has gained popularity as a natural alternative to prescription sleep aids. However, for all of its popularity, it seems that many people haven’t educated themselves completely about its uses, benefits and side effects. So, what is melatonin?
Written by Debra Duneier, Master Feng Shui Practitioner, LEED® Green Associate One of the highlights of a spa vacation is a cozy, rejuvenating, and restful night’s sleep. Now you can create a Zen, peaceful night’s sleep at home with these 9 practical and easy ways to implement Feng Shui design for your bedroom. Choose “yin” […]
Photo courtesy of 21 Drops Overwhelmed, exhausted, or just plain ’ole stressed out? Here are 6 scents that will have you feeling like your relaxed self in no time – and help you get a better sleep as well. We love these therapeutic-grade essential oils, part of the contemporary 21 Drops custom-blend collection created by […]
Lack of sleep can be one serious cause for stress. Sleep is so important to the healthy development of our emotional and physical wellbeing, and it is our body’s time to replenish itself, so we can awaken fresh, calm, and reenergized to start the day. If you’re in need of a good night’s rest, then […]
Chamomile, a flower in the daisy family and one of the most popular herbs used in tea, has a long history of being everything from a cold fighter, an anti-inflammatory for aches and pains, a stress reducer, and last but not least, a gentle sleep aid. Said to relax muscles in your body and your […]
The opposite of energy drinks, sleep drinks are designed to help you achieve the relaxation level necessary to be able to fall asleep, giving you the rest you need to support a healthy lifestyle. With natural ingredients like lavender and chamomile, these bed-time beverages are full of the things we know are proven to aid relaxation!
Massage isn’t just a luxurious treat to pamper yourself; there are many other healthful reasons to get a massage on a regular basis, including the big one – stress. Since stress can translate in different ways for different people, from aches and pains, to muscle tension, to both physical and emotional exhaustion, massage can actually […]
Have you ever woken up way too early with the sun glaring in your eyes? Or been sick at home with a splitting headache in need of a calming daytime nap? Aroma Home’s aromatherapy eye mask has become my go-to solution for any situation where I need to catch a bit of extra shut-eye or just need to close my eyes and unwind a little bit.
Some people fall asleep easily and then wake up at 3 in the morning while others take many hours to fall asleep. These are the two common patterns. Anything less than 7 hours of sleep is considered not enough. Even those of us who are good sleepers may not be getting enough rest.
Wii Shoulder Treatment on Spa Menus to join Blackberry Thumb Massage at Spas? by Susie Ellis I felt really ‘out of it.’ Sitting at lunch with my niece Christa (17), my brother Rolf (49), his girlfriend Stacey (40), my step-daughter Courtney (30), and her girlfriend, Tana (28ish). They are all talking about the Wii and […]
A Father’s Day Surprise: Dads & Spasby Susie Ellis Quite a Father’s Day surprise. Yesterday I received an email from Steve Kane, who is a senior vice president at SpaFinder, with some extremely interesting data. Apparently Father’s Day gift card and gift certificate sales this year have increased quite dramatically. That means that most day […]
A Spa Moment of Balance with Hubby…by Susie Ellis My husband is a gem. Sometimes I mention him in my blogs – especially when I can poke a bit of fun – but today I feel like telling you why it is so great to live with him and what makes him the best husband […]