Angela Van Trijp, Balanced Energy Wellness Consultant
Winter has arrived and the chills that come along with this are starting to affect our limbs, joints and muscles. Thankfully there are a few little things that you can incorporate into your daily routine that will enhance energy, increase heat in your body and muscles and help you to feel better throughout winter. Starting your day with a brisk walk for about 20 to 30 minutes increases the feel good hormones called endorphins, then dry brushing with a natural bristle brush (starting at the toes and working up the body and in towards the heart) increases circulation, lymphatic flow, immunity and creates immediate warmth.
Follow dry brushing with a morning shower and a full body self-massage. Starting at the feet, using upward movements, rub oil or your favorite moisturizer all over the body while the skin is still damp, to lock in moisture. Use friction movements over the buttock and thigh areas to tone and help with cellulite. Utilizing essential oils in daily massages that help the circulation, like ginger or rosemary, add benefit to your routine. You can find Natural Body Brushes at Balanced Energy Clinic for $26.60, essential oils and lovely, pre- blended massage oils or body balms containing these and other therapeutic oils.