Putting Aside Natural Health Therapies for Now

Since I’m traveling, I won’t be writing too much in the next few days. It’s time for a vacation and I’m now staying with my cousin who lives in the bush.

Unfortunately, I haven’t been feeling all that well since the day I arrived – and I’m not sure why. See, I’ve always subscribe to natural health remedies for most common conditions but somehow, some of my effective therapies are out of reach here so I may need to see a doctor to get better. The people here pay for affordable health insurance and I did purchase a travel insurance before I came. Honestly, I’m not fond of antibiotics and doctors but since I’m alone with my boy in the next 10 days, I would need to get well quick!

For once, I may have to put aside my natural health therapies since I’m traveling and I need to be physically fit. Till then, I’ll write more the next time.

Natural Health Remedies and Massage

In Naturopathy or part of natural health remedies, massage is a remedial procedure that is important for body wellnes. A brief look at massage will tell you that it is therapeutically used for thousands of years in India, China, Greece, Rome, Egypt, etc.

Personally I enjoy it after a good Pilates workout or when I felt that I needed a good rub on my tired muscles. I would like to share some benefits of massage therapy, as a natural therapy point of view.

1) Massage reduces the tension in the muscles and relieves muscular pain. Strenuous exertion results in the accumulation of lactic acid in the muscles. Massage helps to rid the muscles of this acid and thus imparts a feeling of freshness and vigour.

2) Blood circulation: Massage therapy stimulates blood circulation, so that the part is supplied with more nutrients, and its healing powers are augmented. The accelerated circulation reduces swelling. There is an increase in the capacity of the blood to carry oxygen and to utilize it effectively.

3) A good massage therapist can do alot for your nerves. Slow and gentle massage with light pressure relieves tension of the nerves and soothes them. Vigorous massage stimulates lax nerves and increases their efficiency.

I understand why my friend always books herself to a good Shiatsu massage after shopping for her equestrian apparel. A look on the web will also tell you that there are various forms of massage therapy to offer you the therapeutic effects.

In line of what many natural health remedies can help a person, many naturopaths believe that getting an effective massage is beneficial to overall body wellness as it encourages blood flow in the body, leading to a better body and a refreshed mind.

Natural Health Remedies And Drinking Water

Our mothers have always advised us to drink plenty of water each day. This may be a simple advice yet so few people adhere to it. Many of the natural health remedies for various health conditions preach about the importance of water. It is needed to maintain a healthy body, a clear mind, and a good balance within your tissues.

So why are many people not drinking adequate amount of water? Most claim that they don’t like the ‘bland’ taste of it, especially the kids! They must be getting too used to soft drinks or sugared water! Health and fitness experts say that drinking plenty of water is vital to maintaining good health and peak athletic performance. But you don’t need to be an athlete to drink plenty of water each day. Generally, your body absorbs water not only through liquids ingested but also from food. Many fruits and veggies are more than 80% water. These days, there are all kinds of water bottles out there, from custom water bottles to stainless steel ones, there is no excuse to leave home without a bottle of water.

Nature has intended for us to obtain much of our water from the food we eat especially with fruits and vegetables, which contain 80-90% of water. Meat contains a fair amount, and even dry bread and cheese are about 35 percent water. Caffeinated beverages such as coffee, tea and soda do not necessarily contribute to dehydration but caffeine does cause a loss of water.

Where natural health remedies are concerned, drinking water is a great way to purify our bodies from many of the toxins and impurities that make their way into our systems with each meal we eat and through the air we breathe each moment. There is no better way to consistently cleanse your body and keep your digestive system moving than by drinking water each day.