2019 Wellness Workshop Series
Join us every 2 nd & 4 th Tuesday of the month
Natural Living with Essential Oils
Tuesday, January 22, 2018 from 7-8pm

Interested in how you can switch to a safer, natural lifestyle?

Young Living is the leader in the highest quality essential oil and essential oil based products. Not only do they offer 100% Therapeutic grade essential oils, they also offer so much more so you can achieve the highest quality of health by choosing a non-toxic lifestyle for you and your family.

We will be focusing on immune boosting, calming/grounding and other products that make you stronger and healthier in the cold winter months

Join us in this hands on workshop to learn how you can easily and affordably add essential oils and non-toxic products into your lifestyle.

Winter Skin

Humidity, or the amount of water vapor in the air, is an important health variable that is easy to overlook. During the winter months, heaters and cold temperatures may lead to dry air with low humidity. This dry air can lead to dry skin, irritated sinuses and throat, and itchy eyes.

Over time, exposure to low humidity can dry out and inflame the mucous membrane lining your respiratory tract. When this natural barrier is no longer working properly, it increases your risk of colds, the flu, and other infections.

Reduced humidity combined with colder temperatures tends to wreak havoc on your skin. As therapists we see many clients suffer with dry, scaly, itchy skin during winter months even if they don't have skin problem like eczema.

This is commonly referred to as " winter itch," caused when your skin is depleted of moisture. Aside from the itching, dry air will draw moisture out of your skin, making small cracks on your skin's surface far more likely.

While it's rare for infectious agents on your skin to cause a problem,cracked skin will increase your risk of getting sick by providing an entryway for potentially dangerous pathogens.

If the air in your home is excessively dry, you're likely experiencing dry skin or a dry, scratchy throat. You may also have noticed your houseplants drying out, wallpaper peeling at the edges, or static electricity, which is a direct result of dry air.
To increase humidity, you can:
  • Use a vaporizer or humidifier
  • Create a steam bath by taking a hot shower, or filling your sink with hot water, then placing a towel over your head as you lean over the sink
  • Breathe in the steam from a hot cup of tea
  • Boil water on your stove or simply place bowls of water around your home
A word of caution, especially if you decide to use a humidifier: you must be VERY careful about making sure your humidity levels are not too high, as the high humidity will cause mold to grow, which could devastate your health.

Tips for Resolving Dry Winter Skin
When it comes to dry, flaky skin, animal-based omega-3 fat, can play a very important role. Besides drinking plenty of water, it may be one of the best ways to hydrate your skin from the inside out.
Omega-3 fats help to normalize your skin fats and prevent dehydration in your cells. This keeps your skin cells strong and full of moisture and can help calm irritated skin, giving you a clearer, smoother complexion courtesy of its anti-inflammatory activity. So, if you struggle with dry skin, make sure you are taking enough omega-3 fats.

If your skin is dry now, a simple remedy is pure coconut oil, which acts as a wonderful all-natural "anti-aging" moisturizer when applied topically. When absorbed into your skin and connective tissues, coconut oil helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by helping to keep your connective tissues strong and supple. It also helps exfoliate the outer layer of dead skin cells, making your skin smoother.

Hydrating your skin from both the inside and out can make low humidity a bit more bearable, making you more comfortable while you adjust the moisture levels accordingly inside your home.
We get it, life is busy. Sometimes it isn’t easy finding the perfect time to get a massage. Or worse you wait too long and you’re in extreme pain from your muscles tensing up. What if your New Year Resolution was to be more pro-active in your health and wellness?

By signing up for the Body & Soul Monthly Massage Membership you :
  • ensure you are taking time at least once a month to spend on you.
  • no longer worry about finding a time for a massage - because it will be booked. Just show up and be ready to relax.
  • live a healthier and wealthier lifestyle by putting your wellness first.
  • find renewed energy this New Year when you start taking care of your body’s needs.
Intro to Acupuncture
Tuesday, February 12, 2018 from 6-7pm
Intro to Naturopathic Medicine
Tuesday, February 26, 2018 from 7-8pm

Healthy Living Series
Tuesday, March 12 & 26, April 9 & 23, May 14 & 28, 2018
Join us and make 2019 a year of healthy habits
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