This year Spring came to Los Angeles early and suddenly, announcing itself with a thunder, lightning and rain. Quite an invitation to all living things to awaken! Nature’s answer to this call is apparent in gently greening leaves, in birds’ song, in a fresh breeze that stirs a longing in the human heart. Like the world we observe around us, our body responds to changes in nature in its own way.
Spring is a season of transition, of accelerated rhythm and quite often, of insufficiency of nutrients in our foods. Unlike winter, which can be compared to a calm and mature person, spring is young, unpredictable and capricious. Our skin always reflects bodily inner functions as well as seasonal changes in nature. During the spring period of transition our metabolism that had slowed down through the winter months may need proper adjustment.
Everywhere around us there are signs of new life. So why do we ourselves seem to be slow to respond to the promise of spring? Our limbs feel heavy and we may even feel run down and tired. At this time of year, many people feel the need to do something to improve their physical condition and a sense of well-being.
Classic Dr.Hauschka Facial to Facilitate Internal Cleansing
A key element of the Classic Dr.Hauschka Facial is a lymphatic stimulation massage, which promotes lymphatic fluid movement and elimination. The result is a strengthened immune response, gently stimulated metabolism and an enhanced sense of well-being. A peaceful atmosphere, the rhythmic movement of silk brushes and the esthetician’s hands, use of pure biodynamic preparations, aromatherapy compresses and individually designed protocols place the Healing Rose’s Classic Dr. Hauschka Facials among some of the most sought after therapeutic beauty and health treatments, and puts it a world apart from today’s conventional skin care practices.
What Is Happening In The Body?
Hormones are responsible for those feelings of tiredness in spring. After winter the level of the sleep hormone melatonin in our bodies is high, because we secrete it when it gets dark. As the days get longer in spring, the body needs time to adjust to the reduction in the amount of hormone secreted. Another factor is that in winter we often develop an appetite for rich foods and cravings for sweet things. Also, of course, we get less exercise when it’s cold outside. Metabolism slows down in winter and the body does not eliminate waste products as efficiently as in summer. But anything that the body does not use or eliminate is stored in tissue. The consequence: the stored substances overload and weaken the metabolic system.
Wipe Away Lethargy With An Internal Spring Cleanse!
An internal spring-cleaning regimen will revitalize you and help your body shed its winter ballast. Follow these tips for best results:
- Make sure there are plenty of vitamins in your diet, with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables.
- To help eliminate excess matter the body needs plenty of fluids. Over the course of the day drink at least eight cups of liquids, preferably as water or unsweetened teas.
- Make freshly squeezed vegetable juices.
- Prepare dandelion, ginger, celery soup. Add to it your favorite greens too!
- Liver, our internal fire, needs special attention during springtime. Aside from beneficial liver tonics and herbal teas (available in our store) there are cleansing protocols that can be devised individually upon a consultation.
And finally, here is a quote from St. Teresa of Avila that we hope will help keep you motivated: “Look after your body, so that your soul is happy to dwell in it.”