A Guide to Wellness Escapes - July 2018 - 15
CRACK THE CODE
A quick primer on the biggest
buzzwords in wellness.
ASHIATSU: A treatment where therapists walk on your back to treat sore
muscles and stimulate circulation -
avoid this one if you have an aversion
BINDI-SHIRODHARA: An Indian
Ayurvedic treatment that uses warm
oils to bring the mind and body
BIOFEEDBACK: A practice that encourages relaxation and helps treat headaches, anxiety, and high blood pressure
by controlling the heart rate and breath.
CHAKRA MEDITATION: The act of
bringing the body's seven energy
centers into balance for mind-body
harmony and well-being.
CLEAN BEAUTY: Nonirritating products
free of toxins and harmful ingredients,
such as parabens and phthalates.
CÒSAGACH: An old Gaelic word
meaning "snug and warm," indicating
self-care. It's like hygge (see below),
HIIT: High-intensity interval training.
These workouts raise your heart rate
through intense cardio intervals, while
torching calories and burning fat along
HYGGE: The Danish concept of cozy
living. Picture steaming mugs of tea,
roaring fires, and fuzzy blankets. (Pronounced "hoo-ga.")
PRANAYAMA: A yoga practice of
meditative breathing designed to
control the breath, reduce stress, and
QIGONG: A Chinese exercise that combines meditation and flowing movements to balance your energy and
REIKI: A Japanese stress-reduction
technique where a practitioner guides
energy through the body using their
hands, all without ever actually
From top: Dhara Dhevi
Chiang Mai and Naga Thai
Massage at Miraval Arizona Resort and Spa.
WATSU: A form of aquatic bodywork
that combines massage, shiatsu, and
dance; a therapist supports and moves
your body in warm water, as if rocking
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