Wellness is more than passing a physical. It’s a state of physical, mental and social well-being. It’s a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving your full potential, as the National Wellness Institute notes.
As we celebrate Health and Wellness Month this March during our Centennial Year at Pebble Beach Resorts, we asked Spa Director Lara Davidson to share recent trends you should try out.
Here are three of her favorites you can experience right now at our Forbes 5-Star Spa:
The biggest wellness trend of 2019 is CBD, or cannabidiol oil, which is extracted from the flower and leaves of the hemp plant. CBD is considered by many to be “Nature’s Advil.” CBD can be an effective treatment for arthritis, strains, psoriasis, muscle soreness, tendonitis and Sciatica. Look for CBD derived from hemp for a non-psychoactive, non-toxic, topically-effective treatment.
Cleared by the FDA for pain management and skin care, Celluma Light Therapy uses light energy to improve cellular health by accelerating the repair and replenishment of compromised tissue cells.
Research has shown that phototherapy can increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, kill acne bacteria, decrease inflammation, improve skin tone, texture and clarity, as well as ease muscle and joint pain, and arthritis. Simply put, the LED light source provides compromised cells with added energy so the cell’s performance is enhanced.
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For those of us who are meditation challenged, coloring offers many of the same benefits as meditation. Studies have shown coloring has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus and bring about more mindfulness. It has been proven that anxiety levels drop when subjects color mandalas, which are round frames with geometric patterns inside. (Doodling, on the other hand, doesn’t affect stress.)