Seattle is a progressive and innovative city that never misses an opportunity to try the newest trends available, especially when it comes to health and wellness. Wellness is a broad term about health that includes beauty and anti-aging, healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss, fitness and mind-body, and complementary and alternative medicine. The shift to holistic, sustainable, and mindful approaches has changed the way people take care of their health. Here are 5 of the newest and hottest Seattle wellness trends (Greater Seattle Area.)
Top 5 Seattle Wellness Trends:
1. Acupuncture and Cupping
Both are traditional Chinese medicine treatments that are continuing to gain mainstream acceptance in the US. Cupping especially is something that has gain popularity among athletes and celebrities. Cupping can help people to ease pain and inflammation, improve blood flow, promote relaxation and well-being and even to act as a deep-tissue massage.
2. Boutique Fitness
Brands like Barry’s Bootcamp, SoulCycle and Pure Barre are taking over the fitness market. Instead of trying to figure out what to do in a massive gym with almost no direction, people are switching to boutique type fitness classes like SoulCycle, which is a cycling class with energetic instructors and loud concert-like music, and Pure Barre, which offers a total body workout utilizing a ballet barre. These alternatives to the traditional gym offer more guidance from instructors because of the smaller class sizes and create a sense of community among those who partake in these trends.
3. Wellness Sanctuaries
Juice cleanses and hot yoga are very popular in the Seattle area but for those who feel like they need a deeper and more extensive cleanse of the mind and body can turn to the various wellness sanctuaries located outside of the city. Some guests stay at these retreats for up to a month while most opt for an all-inclusive three- or six- day cleanse. Included are nutritional consultations, organic meals, purposeful living programs, massages and body wraps, fitness and yoga classes and amenities like infra-red saunas and steam rooms.
4. Sensory Deprivation Tanks
If spending a month or even a week away from the hustle and bustle of city life is a little too much for you or you just don’t have the time, instead you can devote just 60- or 90-minutes to float on water filled with half a ton of Epsom salt in a dark enclosed space. Although it sounds like a borderline crazy way to cut off from the world, it actually offers a host of benefits for the body. The high levels of magnesium in the Epsom salt help ease muscle, joint and lower back pain, increase circulation and lower blood pressure. The treatment acts as a spiritual and mental detox from all the bright screens and daily stresses of city life.
5. Whole Body Cryotherapy
& to conclude our Seattle Wellness List: For those who suffer from chronic pain and inflammation, muscle soreness, depression, and anxiety, or are just looking to shave a few years off their appearance, Whole Body Cryotherapy has become a popular alternative and holistic treatment. Although the treatment started in Japan in the late 70s and has been used in hospitals and luxury spas all over Europe, Cryotherapy has only gained popularity in the US in recent years with locations popping up all over the country. The procedure only lasts three minutes and exposes the body to extreme temperatures as low as -250 degrees. This shock to your body accelerates its own natural healing processes. Celebrities and athletes use it for relieving muscle soreness and boosting performance and for weight loss and collagen building. The treatment also helps those with chronic pain from illnesses like arthritis or fibromyalgia and those who are recovering from injuries or surgeries.
That wraps up our Article on the Top 5 Seattle Wellness Activities, we hope you enjoyed this article, and that it perhaps gave you new ideas for taking on your health & wellness here in Seattle
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