Infrared Sauna

Three years ago my back was in so much pain I considered getting an injection for the first time to calm the pain from too much inflammation. Instead, my D.O. and MRI doctor wrote me a referral for a personal infrared sauna for detoxification. I also received six treatments of needling combined with healing laser and Massage from a Chiropractor that stabilized me. I’ve consistently sweated in my sauna 2-3 times per week excluding July and August for three years and feel fantastic! I did have to give up running in exchange for 30 minutes of elliptical machine 2-3 days per week. I also had to give up forward bends so I do squats instead during Yoga. I highly recommend using an infrared sauna which heats you up from the Inside out. I like 140 degrees for 30 minutes, which leaves me drenched in sweat. I find it very relaxing and I get the benefits of light therapy. The red light is my favorite because it’s said to heal your skin. I have all the other colors of the rainbow to use whenever I want, with or without the heat on.


Salt Cave

Himalayan Salt Caves are the perfect place to meditate as you breath in the therapeutic salt that is being circulated inside the room. My daughter and I enjoyed this one at The Salt Barn in Smyrna last week as we were getting over a respiratory issue. There are many to choose from in Tennessee and we have enjoyed all of them for their soothing environment, relaxing chairs, and calming music. Salt therapy can also help with Asthma, Psoriasis, COPD, Depression, Anxiety, or weakened immune system.

Float Therapy

This week I used water therapy at “The Salt Barn” in Smyrna, TN as part of my self-care. This sensory deprivation tank has 900 pounds of the purest quality of salt which allows your body to float for 30 minutes peacefully at skin temperature. Relaxing music plays and tension dissolves as you let yourself soak up the benefits of stress reduction. It is know to help with muscle and joint pain, sleep regulation, PTSD, depression, Jet lag, headaches, and High blood pressure.


Shawna22We are all doing the best we can with life based on our experiences.  You never know how fragile someone might be when you interact with them.  An act of kindness could be a positive impact on their life.  Kindness matters.  Bathe yourself in reverence as if you were a new born baby, or it was your last bath.