Wellness, health, well-being, balance? What does it all mean? Wellness is defined as the condition of good physical and mental health, especially when maintained by proper diet, exercise, and habits. It is also defined as the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal. Health is described as the overall condition of an organism at a given time, freedom from disease or abnormality in body and mind. Well-being is a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous. Balance? Balance is a state of equilibrium, a harmonious or satisfying arrangement or proportion of parts or elements. It acts as an equalizing weight or force. In the spa environment, there is a delightful opportunity to achieve these states. It cannot be solely about superficial beautification, because true beauty is said to be simply the progression of health, balance and well-being as an actively sought goal.
The Woodhouse integrates the use of holistic therapies to achieve well-being and balance, that harmonious, contented state of equilibrium; that great physical and mental condition that is maintained by proper emotional self-care, diet and exercise. The services have been designed to achieve maximum results to reinforce and support our bodies, as well as providing the ultimate in relaxation and stress-free environments. It is important to “clear the palette” or detoxify, to enhance the body’s ability to uptake the nourishing elements needed to provide balance.
There are two primary courses of action that we must take into consideration, which are to detoxify or drain. Detoxification is the metabolic process by which the toxic qualities of a poison or toxin are reduced by the body. The body has a number of different methods to accomplish this feat. The elimination of toxins through the skin, via the digestive tract and with the assistance of the lymphatic system are all possible avenues of detoxification. To “drain” means that we are assisting fluid reduction through the stimulation of the lymphatic system and balancing the hormonal system. Fluid can often times appear similar to cellulite. Orange peel looking skin may also signify fluid retention. Be sure to ask your therapist which course of action makes the most sense for you.