At-Home Spa Tips
My favorite way to end the day is a 20 minute soak in the tub with a mineral rich salt & seaweed powder, followed by a cold rinse in the shower and dry brushing...
A few times a week, I’ll apply a mask to my face & neck while in the tub, allowing the steam to keep the mask damp ...then wash the mask off in the shower.
It’s important to rinse the toxins your body’s excreted in the bath off afterwards in the shower. The cold water benefits the nervous system, circulation, stress response, and speeds up recovery, all of which contribute to a natural high and boost in mood and attitude.
Cold showers stimulate your autonomic nervous system.
The importance of cold showers, especially for the sympathetic nervous system, is that the shock from the cold water induces a stress response. Not all stress is bad stress, and the reason the shock from a cold shower is so beneficial is because in our climate controlled environments, many people’s bodies are not under enough thermal stress.
The best part about cold showers is that they are completely natural, free, and are great for your health. They increase your ability to deal with stress and prevent illness and weakness in general.
Try it! For instructions on how to take a C͟o͟n͟t͟r͟a͟s͟t͟ S͟h͟o͟w͟e͟r go to the Rituals tab on my website.
*I recommend contrast showers in the morning as they can be rather stimulating