Today we will talk about the tendency in our busy world to make more activity and procedures in one spa day to get fast results. The more the faster the better?
The word “SPA” can be translated from a Latin abbreviation for :S – salud, P- per, A-aqua, or “Health Through Water”.
You are “Your Home Spa Owner” and so should be a bit professional in spa products and their use (methods, frequency, intensity etc) to obtain Health Through Water.
Today ” You as a Home spa owner” have a “You as a client” at your Spa Home bath. Do ‘You-owner” wish “You-client” better health and well-being? Yes. Do “You-owner” want to have a long-term valued customer “You-client” at your Home Spa? Yes.
How many procedures would you apply to “You-client” today? The more the better? How many baths per week would you recommend “You-client” at home: 1,2,3 and why?
“Do I need to know this ?” you might ask. In our busy information age it could be a good advantage to have some basic knowledge about your body’s adaptation, stress definition and how your body responds to external loads to understand what you are doing, why and what results you can expect.
Being able to know when to begin and stop any activity and make a smart decision is an useful skill.
There are three main definitions in the body’s adaptation theory:
Homeostasis – a tendency of the body to maintain its internal balance. Stressor- any activity (physical, mental and emotional) applied to the body to change this balance (homeostasis).
Adaptation- change or adjustment of the body’s functions to the needs required by activity.
Running, walking, swimming, bathing, sunbathing, bicycling etc. are examples of physical stressors.
Stressors load our body with activity (or external stimulation). Activity in sufficient quantity for your body’s condition will positively move the body away from its homeostasis. This activity leads to the body’s response and adjustment of the body’s functions to create positive health and well-being changes (so-called positive adaptation).
When the activity level is suitable for your body this activity can be named positive. Such an activity improves your health and well-being through positive adaptation. When the activity level is more than you can adjust this activity can be named negative.
The more is not always the better!
There are two types of external influences – smart influence and hard influence.
Smart influence (smart amount, smart dose, smart signal) triggers (stimulates, activates) mild positive beneficial body’s reactions without overstressing the body.
Hard influence suppresses positive body’s responses and results in body’s defense and overstraining.