Detoxify and De-stress Yourself to A Healthier Relationship
By Kenneth Best, DC
Published in Awareness Magazine May/June 2009
We have all heard that communication is one of the key ingredients to a successful relationship, but most of us don’t realize how much of that communication is non-verbal. Stress and a feeling of wellness affect this non-verbal communication more than most of us realize.Destress Relationships
When a person is under stress their body begins producing hormones related to what is called the ‘flight or fight’ response in the autonomic nervous system. What this means in practical terms is that the stress one feels while at work can spill over to their personal life. One can be so chemically charged with this ‘fight or flight’ response from stress that personal relationships suffer the consequences.
In order to have romantic harmony, one needs to foster the opposite chemical state, the parasympathetic system, which is our ability to ‘rest, relax and digest.’ This system is responsible for our ability to become aroused and have sexual relations. So how does one cope with work stress and put their best foot forward after leaving work?
FBE (Firm Body Evolution) Holistic Health & Fitness has created many ways to combat stress and support the body, mind and soul. Feeling good physically is essential to how we feel mentally, but many of us just don’t have the time to spend working out to get the results we want.
We have an alternative to spending hours at the gym. Ten minutes on the Whole Body Vibration machine stimulates as many muscles as you would in an hour workout. This device was originally designed for astronauts to stay fit in outer space. It exercises muscles through a process of reflex contraction causing hundreds of muscles to contract every second, burning calories at a rapid rate.
It also decreases cortisol levels (which cause you to hold on to fat) while increasing the growth hormone (which repairs and rejuvenates our body), leaving us feeling younger and more invigorated. Getting fit on the Whole Body Vibration machine is the first step to feeling good about yourself and feeling less stressed so you have more energy to put the romance back into your life.
Toxins in the body are another factor that affects our well-being. They are ubiquitous and unavoidable, building up in the body tissues and becoming stored in fat cells. When one is physically toxic, one has less energy and less patience for others. If you don’t feel good, you are short tempered and moody with loved ones instead of being caring and supportive. We take on a lot of stress during the work day and then tend to dump those toxic effects at home. The Spa has two great solutions for cleaning out toxins leaving you feeling more alive, rejuvenating your skin and looking younger to clear the way for more loving and supportive personal relationships.
One way to clear out these negative toxins is through our exclusive Infrared Jade Saunas. The saunas are lined with jade stones which help release tension in the muscles and toxins in the cells. Through a process called ‘resonant absorption’ the radiant heat produces healing frequencies for the cells in the body and allows them to dump toxins by excreting them through sweat and other excretory organs.
The healing rays of the sauna improves circulation, rejuvenates the skin, helps painful joints and achy muscles, and can burn up to 600 calories in a session!
FBE also boasts the Air Therapy machine. Using pneumatic compression, this device will remove toxins from the body by moving lymphatic fluid through the limbs and torso. It is the same sensation as having four people massaging you at the same time! The process of moving painful lactic acid out of the muscles is perfect for recovering from a big athletic event as well.
Combining amazing powers and benefits of all three machines not only helps de-stress and detoxify, but also creates an invigorating and relaxing experience.
We also offer the best in holistic healthcare. I personally offer chiropractic care and specialize in Applied Kinesiology (AK), for a more holistic approach to wellness. AK is used to normalize and balance all areas of the body, not just back and neck pain. I am also offering a breakthrough in weight loss using the Weight Loss for Life approach.
Acupuncture which is also known for its many holistic benefits and moving the chi (life force energy), is masterfully applied by Julia EY Park, M.S.OM. She believes her true purpose in life is to help people experience a greater level of health and quality of life.
When your mind is calm and free of stress, and your body is invigorated and free of toxins, you remember what it was like to feel young again.