It’s hot. And sweaty. People scoot from air conditioned bubble to bubble, or fan to fan. It’s around this time in the summer when the only thing you can do is rest and relax.
If the heat’s set you to boil instead of simmer, we’ve got a few ideas on how natural Water Therapy might cool your jets.
You may have heard about spa-grade water therapy: high pressure water jets get positioned to blast at tight muscles in the arms, legs, or torso, or you go from a hot, dry sauna into a pool of near freezing water, or simply soak in a pool of warm mineral water. It runs the range from intense to soothing, but is all created with healing in mind. It can be tough or expensive to get to a professional grade water spa, but there are easy ways to recreate the best parts of the spa right at home.
For most of us, just hearing the sound of water is enough to send us into a therapeutic nap. iTunes Radio, Spotify, and even YouTube have plenty of options to choose from: gentle river, tropical rainstorm, or best of all - the ocean. You’ll be amazed at how much easier it is to work and relax at the same time when you’ve got the best part of the beach flowing our of your speakers.
Drinking tea or fruit-infused water is also a form of water therapy. Taking time to appreciate the color of the drink, the temperature, how it feels in your mouth as you drink, and how it tastes are all part of the experience. Similar to recognizing all the great qualities of a good wine, tea drinking offers many of the same benefits with less of a headache the next morning.
The most immersive and all-around best and most accessible water therapy is one many people do every year - visiting a big body of water. Taking time to soak in the water, take in the fresh air, and enjoy just enough sun on your skin has amazing benefits for the body that nearly nothing else can emulate. Even Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, was on board with his version - thalassotherapy, or sea-therapy. At home, this can be a simple sea-salt or essential oil infused bath (for your body or even just your feet).
Although, if it’s a day like today outside, the quickest way to heal yourself with water is to put on your swimsuit and go dance in the rain. Seriously.
Written by Corey Loftus
Founder / Visionary : constantly quotable
Corey is a husband, yogi and father to a fur-child named Eddy.
He'll work for almond butter.
corey [at] iamhom [dot] com-line