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Health Food, the key to a happy Soul

How many times have you faced indigestion this past month? How many times have you woken up with a headache or a sore throat? And more importantly how many times were you in a bad mood because you weren’t feeling just all right?

Growing up most of us, end up developing terrible food habits, eating whatever comes to our mind and believing that because we are young and our digestion systems are strong we will be able to digest almost anything. Our stress filled, rushed life also doesn’t help one bit because we believe that healthy eating takes times and effort. Let me tell you that is not true.
Whether we like it or not, the food that we eat has an effect not only on our physical health but also on our mental health. An upset stomach from last night’s oily chicken biryani will only destroy your mood. Eating healthy is not only important for healthier body but also for a more productive mind.

Happy Feet

Here are some basic tips for helping you eat healthier-

  1. Switch Soda for fruit juices, coconut water and the best of the lot – water. Ensure that whenever you are feeling thirsty you don’t pop up the soda can but drink a glass of water first. Whenever you have cravings for those sweetened beverages, drink a glass of water. It will reduce your craving and help you think clearly.
  2. One cup of coffee means two cups of water after it – Coffee is extremely dehydrating, but we understand that coffee can’t be completely cut out. To make sure that you aren’t dehydrated and toxins are flushed out of your body, drink two glasses of water after each cup of coffee to balance it out.
  3. Healthy Breakfast – Sometimes it is difficult to eat healthy the whole day but ensure that you are having a healthy and filling breakfast. Eat a banana coupled with other seasonal fruits followed by two slices of multi grain or whole wheat bread. A good breakfast ensures that you have enough energy for the whole day and also keeps the guilt trip low.
  4. Eat food with probiotics – Have a Yakut in the morning or any other pro biotic. Switch your samosas for fruit yogurts or Greek yogurts. They help in digestion and calcium is always good for you.
  5. Exchange Cookies for oatmeal and high fiber biscuits – In market, there are a number of healthy alternatives available against double chocolate cookies that we like munching on. Trust me, cutting on cookies help.
  6. Say No to Potato Chips and switch to Soy snacks – Potato chips are good for two things – a paunch and indigestion. Try snacking on Soy snacks, they are yummy as well and very less fattening.

Eating healthy comes with practice, it also helps you lose weight and adds a glow on your face. You are what you eat.

Happy Feet, Happy Soul – Home Pedicure

Pedicures are great for relaxation but sometimes they can be too heavy on the pocket. A pedicure roughly costs around 400-1000 bucks depending upon the kind and the place that is chosen. And sometimes, one pedicure a month is not enough. So when, your feet can’t get enough of the pampering and you are short on time and budget, a home pedicure is what you go for. We will tell you how and then maybe you can do it yourself or lure your best friend into giving you a relaxing foot massage.

Home Pedicure Tips

Pedicures take care of dry dead skin and make you feel relaxed. Our feet are most prone to tanning and dryness and pedicures help rejuvenate them.
These are the things that you will need for a home pedicure

  1. 1. A Tub with lukewarm water
  2. 2. A soft towel
  3. 3. Lots of shampoo (Use those waste sachets that you get as samples)
  4. 4. Lotion
  5. 5. Nail Cutter
  6. 6. Nail Paint
  7. 7. A Foot Pubic stone
  8. 8. A fancy Foot scrub (Optional)

To start with, put loads of hot water in a tub, the warmer it is the better but make sure you don’t burn yourself. This will take care of the dead skin for you. Put loads of shampoo in the water and mix it, for one pedicure 2 or 3 sachets of shampoo should be enough. Dip your feet in water and sit back. Workaholics can continue typing away at their computer furiously and others can read – How to relax your body after a long week. Make sure you have soaked your feet for at least 20 minutes for a full effect. The water should be slightly above your ankles. Once you are done soaking your feet in the warm water, take a towel and clean your feet. Clean between your fingers and rub the dead skin off. After this, Take the foot stone and start scrubbing your feet to get out the remains of dead skin. If you are feeling luxurious, you can also use a good foot scrub, a number of which are available in the market. Use the foot scrub after you have cleaned your foot with the towel. After you are done with this, apply the moisturizer generously. Moisturizing your feet after scrubbing is very important. Now that your feel fresh, you can clean off the remains of the last nail paint and apply a fresh coat of nail paint. With this your feet are happy and looking pretty at that.
A good pedicure does go a long way in relaxing not only your feet but your whole body and with these tips you can do a pedicure at home and almost for free.

Want a happy feet, read more on how to keep ‘happy feet’ in summers?

The many benefits of prenatal massage

A massage therapy for a pregnant woman can prove to be a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy alternative for reduction of stress and for promoting overall wellness. A massage relieves women of the normal discomforts experienced during various stages of pregnancy such as headaches, leg cramps, stiff neck, and backaches. A massage as well brings down the stress experienced by weight-bearing joints as well as increases lymph and blood circulation. This helps in relaxing the nervous tension which further promotes better sleep. A massage as well helps in relieving anxiety caused due to changes in the hormones.

Prenatal Massage

During a relaxation massage or while opting for a massage for back pain, extra precautionary measures are taken by the experienced therapists at a spa in Gurgaon in order to make the clients comfortable. Sideline positioning aided with soft, supportive cushions ensures that the extra strain on the pelvic areas and lower back is alleviated. Extra strain in these regions can result in unnecessary abdominal or back pain.

During the second trimester, the expectant moms can lie on their back with a small, cushioned wedged placed underneath the hip for offering a slight elevation. Based on the stage of pregnancy, the therapist may apply massage techniques as well as reflexology that addresses the requirements of the client.

A relaxation massage can offer respite from everyday symptoms experienced by any expectant mom. Numerous benefits are offered by a relaxation massage. It is best to discuss symptoms experienced every day with a therapist so that it helps them in deciding the techniques that need to be applied during the process for tackling the concerns.

Headaches can be treated by massaging the head, shoulders and the neck region. A stress relief massage can lower the chances of migraines by working on the trigger points. Carrying the extra weight of the baby can result in muscle tension. This can be relieved by encouraging blood flow to the regions afflicted. This enhances the flow of lymphatic fluid which sweeps away metabolic wastes and toxins.

Face Massage

Leg cramps, backaches, and fatigue can be relieved with the aid of several relaxation massages. A massage can provide you with a better sleep during the night. It will as well help in diminishing your anxiety as well as in offering you relaxation. This will further promote better sleeping patterns. The dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin released during a relaxation massage will help you feel energetic as well as prove to be a treatment for tired back.

So, go visit a spa in Gurgaon, let yourself and your baby bump relax. You are certainly going to love the pampering that you rightly deserve.

6 ways in which you can use essential oils in your beauty regimen

Take a look at the labels of your favorite beauty products and you will find that they use one or more essential oils in them. We are going to give you an idea of how to use the essential oils directly without spending excess money:

1. Draw up a sweet smelling bath

Sweet Smelling Bath with Essential Oil

We cannot stress the benefits of a sweet smelling hot bath enough? You just have to pour your favorite essential oil to your bath water and relax in it for as long as you want. Jasmine, chamomile and rose essential oils will be our picks!

2. Forget acne

Forget Acne using Face Pack

Don’t let the beauty companies fool you into thinking that their magical products would cure your acne overnight. Instead, when you start making a face pack at home, add some drop of thyme, tea tree or calendula oil to it so that bacteria gets killed and your pimples don’t recur again.

3. Ensure your hair grows faster

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If you are suffering from hair loss due to seasonal changes, add some drops of argan, castor or avocado oil to your shampoo and conditioner bottles and you will start seeing the difference within a month.

4. Make your own body mist

Make your Body Fragrant

Fill one third of a spray bottle with distilled water and add lemon or rose essential oil to it. Take a little bit on the solution on your fingertip and smell to see if the fragrance is strong enough. Once you are satisfied, carry the bottle with you to feel refreshed at any time of the day.

5. Exfoliate your skin

Exfoliate your skin

Exfoliating your skin get rid of the sebum and dead skin cells which have been blocking your pores and stimulates the growth of new, healthy skin. Melt your bar of soap and add sugar, shea butter, glycerin and a few drops of lavender or almond essential oil to the mixture. Freeze until oil and cut into small cubes to use when you are taking your bath.

6. Avail Aromatherapy

Benefits of Aromatherapy

You don’t have to own a diffuser to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy. Just make sure your surroundings are comfortable and then take a tablespoon of coconut oil or peppermint oil and apply it to your neck, chest and forehead. You will wake up feeling invigorated

Head to the market to buy small bottles of essential oils and they will take care of all your beauty needs for one whole year.

To make a reservation for traditional bath rituals with the nearest Tattva Spa center, Call us at 9999835852 of book online