3 Tips to Healing the Body Holistically at Home
Rule number to successfully accomplish any lifestyle shift is to make a conscious choice to do so. To encompass and fully immerse in the journey of meeting and even surpassing the demands of what is necessary to achieve a healthy body for the long run. A healthy whole requires consistency. It’s in accordance with a holistic lifestyle, one of balance, wellness, and discipline.
To heal the body essentially means to promote homeostasis among all the body’s systems, and such a feat requires both a systemic and local approach. Systemic refers to practices that influence the body in its entirety, such as exercise and nutrition. Local means topical practices or those that impact specific areas of the body. It’s a targeted way of treating the body from the outside in, this includes skincare and massage therapy.
Daily practices and rituals from home are the secret to attaining the ultimate healthy body which builds the groundwork for when healing of the body is necessary at any stage of life. Our body is the sum of all its intricate parts, so naturally, to support optimal well-being, we must nurture it dynamically.
1. Nourish and Move Your Body
Nutrition and movement, simplified, are the building blocks to fueling the body’s energy source and life, both in the figurative and literal sense. It is important to provide the body with all the nutrients it needs by eating a balanced diet and possibly supplementing. Supplements are intended to compensate when there are deficiencies. Some common cases to supplement include taking a Vitamin B complex when you experience continuous high stress. Adding a Vitamin D supplement, if a blood test reveals that your Vitamin D levels are low, which can be the cause of constant fatigue. Perhaps if you have odd aches and pains, taking omega-3 fatty acids may be recommended for its anti-inflammatory action. Consulting with a nutritionist can offer you a more personalized plan.
“Move your body, come on now everybody,” are not just lyrics to the catchy song of the late 90s by Eiffel 65. Indeed, the song is about being able to alter your mind by way of moving your body, how profound. There is a community of neuroscientists that continue to delve the world of what is known as biohacking. Biohacking, generally, is the process of altering your biology by means of lifestyle changes to enhance vitality and well-being.
Habitual and intentional movement is one method to physiologically trigger a brain response. This can activate the recoding of the brain and ultimately cause a shift in epigenetics. Now that’s some powerful mind and body healing capabilities at our fingertips. Movement can include walking, dancing, exercising just about anything that will increase the heart rate and get your blood flowing above its normal resting rate.
3. Touch Yourself
Skincare and self-massage are two important elements of the art of holistic healing and wellness. They work together to make a difference externally inward. Specific areas of the body are addressed locally and treated topically. Skincare works to regenerate, nourish, moisturize, and hydrate the body’s largest organ. Overall, body care helps protect and repair the skin’s moisture barrier for a healthier and younger-looking appearance. Soy Beauty® Anti-Aging Hand & Body Complex is one advanced formula created to manage skin aging below the neck. Hippophae Smoothing Body Lotion with 10% AHA is another intensive option to shed dead skin cells and attain smoother softer skin. Learn more about the NATPURE® Body Collection.
Massage promotes circulation which increases oxygen and nutrients to all the body’s cells. It also facilitates lymphatic drainage ushered alongside the circulatory system. This boosts immunity and helps the body purge itself of toxins. Massage is also an effective addition to a cellulite treatment plan combined with a topical cellulite home care routine like the LipoMelt® trio home system. Self-massage sessions do not need to be long or super time-consuming. You can incorporate it into a daily routine, perhaps after a shower, even better, following a contrast shower, where your circulatory system will already be pumping from the shift in temperatures.
3. Make Sleep a Priority
The body rejuvenates, strengthens, and heals best when in a state of rest. That ultimate standard can be reached during sleep. Sleep can improve health systemically. There are different scientifically-backed schools of thought regarding whether you can catch up on lost sleep. Regardless, for any approach to fully benefit your overall being, having a constant and sufficient amount of sleep daily is critical and foundational for enhancing all other wellness efforts.
Maintaining a balanced diet, staying physically active, caring for and nurturing your body from the outside-in, and allowing it to reset, are vital. Ultimately, embarking on the path of holistic wellness and healing is truly the synergy of mind and body facilitated by consistent daily actions and developed habits. As the saying goes, “where there is a will, there is a way,” it’s a matter of getting started, doing a little at a time at first, until it becomes second nature.
Victoria Tabak is the CEO of NATPURE® Clinical Skin Care. She is a two-time international award-winning licensed esthetician, oncology trained, a published skin and wellness expert, and a nationally recognized skincare educator. She has more than 20 years of experience in the beauty industry along with a Master’s Degree in Business, minor in chemistry. She has worked with other estheticians, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and cosmetologists to formulate and revolutionize a holistic approach to beauty that people love, alongside her father, a distinguished scientist.