Let’s Talk Every Day Wellbeing / Wellness
Whilst gathering my thoughts on this subject; I seem to wonder how many times a day, week or month we bring the topic of 'Wellness' into our everyday conversation. One would think it's a subject matter we take into an account on the scale of importance of a 10. However, we fear the mundane of our daily activities. Work is stressful, family is demanding and the general same old is that 'WE DON'T HAVE TIME FOR ANYTHING'.
Where am I heading with this? We don't take enough care to be ourselves and connect with the person that is most important to all. That being yourself. Bringing to mind that it is of out-most importance to take a break from the strenuous routines we impose on our bodies. . In fact it's a state of mind altering; we need to learn to take charge of our mind body and souls in order to keep it going. It also creates and existence of successful being. Our bodies are just like any other species, for example using 'Plants' as an analogy. Plants need sunlight, they need water. They need love so to speak. If we don't exercise a ritual of watering and nurturing it, the results of course being death, or them just looking old and dilapidated. Not a pretty sight.
Then let's look at a scenario where a 90 year old granddad or grandmother is still active, plays tennis, drives their vehicles are fit as fiddles and generally why, because they chose a healthy, balanced alternative lifestyle, maybe it began when they were in their youth or maybe it began as they became more knowledgeable in growing older, but it sure is to set an example of individuals who took care of their well-being.
In saying all that 'Wellness' centers and spas have become common in spaces. It has become the place where you learn to let go, exercise the mind and body into stillness. Eat, drink healthy concocted drinks and help ease your inner being back to a pulse where you can operate your daily routines, feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and relaxed. I found recently having worked in intense corporate environment, that one's body (your temple), takes the most severe setbacks, and we don't even realise it.
Headaches, lack of sleep, tired body, but especially my lower back and back took the most strain. In fact, I rushed out and booked a 'Hot Stone' massage, which has so many benefits for a tired stressed out individual. First of all, the hot stones are comforting, it's also good if you suffer from muscle tension and if given the correct instructions to the masseuse with regards to guidance of pressure, can provide great relief to a tensed up back.
What you don't have to fear is the heat of the stones, in fact they use marble stones that are heated in an electrical heater that provides a temperature reading. Look each to their own. If you can stand the heat then ask for slightly warmer stones.
Getting back to the well-being aspect. After a hot stone treatment, I surely sprung back three time into my spring, but this itself wasn't going to be the only healing factor to my every day wellness. As individuals we need to take control and just as we plan our dates, meetings and work schedule, treat our 'temples' our bodies with a date in a diary with a monthly trip to a spa to have the ultimate time out.
I highly suggest a trip to Mowana Spa situated in Fourways, Sandton and experience the ultimate Urban African Spa adventure.Remember, love yourself, love yourself with continuing to take care of the one and only being.