Coffee Does Body Good

That coffee you’re enjoying doesn’t just taste great; it is also good for you! In fact, according to Dr. Joe Vinson, a scientist who studies the antioxidant content of foods has indicated that coffee is the number one source of antioxidants in the American diet. But, coffee is more then an antioxidant, coffee does body good, it is beneficial for your health internally and new finding show that it is also good for your skin externally.

See how Spas throughout the United States are featuring Coffee spa treatments.

Coffee as an Antioxidant

Coffee Does Body GoodIn recent years, coffee addicts around the world have welcomed the news that coffee may actually have antioxidant properties equal to that of black tea. These antioxidant components can supplement what people normally get from fruits and vegetables. Drinking one or two cups of coffee a day can apparently fight free radical damaging molecules and may even reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Coffee Has More Fiber than Orange Juice

Doctors tell us that fiber is good for us and that antioxidants help keep us young and disease free. Well, coffee delivers on both counts. In a Spanish study, scientists concluded that brewed coffee contained a significantly higher amount of soluble dietary fiber…than other common beverages. Coffee’s dietary fiber contains a large amount of associated antioxidant phenolics.





Dead Sea Mud Health Benefits

Healthy skin and physical and mental well being is dependent on the correct sodium and potassium or fluid balance in the body. Dead Sea Mud Health Benefits are many. This is regulated by the Adrenal gland, which in turn affect healthy function of the kidneys. The kidneys are responsible for controlling 28 chemicals in the body. An imbalance of these chemicals or electrolytes can result in certain skin or other symptoms and over an extended period of time results in various illnesses. Dead Sea Mud Health BenefitsAssisting to replace or remove electrolytes enables the body to maintain a good fluid balance thereby improving a feeling of relaxation, health and well being. Below is a list of the therapeutic benefits of the Dead Sea products together with the conditions or symptoms they alleviate.

Disclaimer. Information on this web site was gathered from many sources in public domain such as published books, articles, studies and web sites. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. Please discuss your health conditions and treatments with your personal physician.


Acne is a skin condition comprising of inflammation due to excess oil or sebum produced by the glands together with dead skin pores. These two in combination, clog the pores resulting in inflammation, which may become purulent whiteheads or blackheads due to bacteria in the area. If the inflamed or clogged pore runs deep into the skin, this area may form a cyst. The cyst typically is only painful or colored when it becomes infected. As you can see from the above description there are many causes of acne, falling into four categories, namely: bacteria, hereditary, hormonal or dogged pores. The sebaceous glands secrete oil naturally in response to an increase of testosterone in both men and women at puberty.

Acne typically affects 80-90 % of adolescents of sexes, boys more than girls. Acne can develop later in adult years. Acne usually affects the face, chest back and sometimes-upper arm. Acne can also be found in infants due to the activation of sebaceous glands in utero. Acne can be a chronic problem or resolve spontaneously after 4-5 years as noted in 70% of acne sufferers. The incidence of Acne at age 40 years is about 1% for men and 5% for women.

Acne is not caused by dirt, a diet with too much sugar or caffeine although these can aggravate it. Other factors that can affect acne include over exposure to certain weathers, stress, hormonal changes, oily skin, endocrine conditions, certain tumors and response to certain medications or drugs.

Dead Sea Mud Benefit:

Since acne is often hereditary it can not be prevented, but good skin toileting or cleansing can improve the condition by reducing further lesions. Certain medicinal ointments, cleansers are recommended when the condition becomes uncomfortable or unsightly. These include sulfur amongst other chemicals. Since the Dead Sea products have a high sulfur content they are useful in the cleansing required to purify the skin of acne sufferers.

Antibiotics and hormonal or steroid medications are prescribed in severe cases. However other management is always advisable first as these medications all have negative side effects.

Acne can have adverse psychological effects, as ones body image is greatly determined during puberty and adolescence. To assist in developing a sense of control, self-esteem and good body scheme, it is possible to assist the body to restore healthy balance with balanced diet, exercise, plenty of water, rest and a balanced diet as all these assist in enabling the body to remove toxins and restore natural health necessary to enhance spontaneous recovery from this condition.

Meditation For Health

What is Meditation?

Meditation is a practice that helps one create balance in our life; it will help us focus mentally, calms our stress and tensions, and promotes a more balanced state physically. We achieve this by the practice of focusing your attention to help you feel calm and give you a clear awareness about your life. Eastern philosophies have recognized the health benefits of meditation for thousands of years. Meditation is now widely practiced in the West, with the belief that it has positive effects on health.

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How Does Meditation Work?

Researchers say that meditation works at least in part by lowering your body’s responsiveness to the stress hormone norepinephrine.

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Why Should You Meditate?

In this day and age of fast living and stress related illnesses, we need to find something that will bring a more balanced relaxed rhythm into our lives. This can be done by meditation, a simple exercises, when practiced on a regular basis, and perfected, will promote in your life, clarity understanding and a calm sense of being.

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What Are The Health Benefits?

Many healthy people use meditation as a way to relax the body and reduce stress. But meditation may also be useful if you have a medical disease or condition, especially one that may be worsened by stress. Scientific research about the benefits of meditation is continuing, and the results are mixed.

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How to Meditate?

A simple ten or fifteen minute breathing meditation can help you to overcome your stress and find some inner peace and balance. Meditation can be practiced any time of the day, but it is recommended that there be a routine such as early morning or night sessions. The reason for this is we are very habitual creatures and by creating a routine for the mind, it is taught that at a certain time of day is when the ego mind has to move aside and allow the inner-self or subconscious mind to come forward.

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Meditation and Spas & Retreats

Engaging in a meaningful relationship with your own mind and training it to perform optimally, yields a multitude of health benefits for the body and soul.

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Salt Healing

Salt Healing

Salt Healing – feeling relaxed and having the best night sleep ever

If you have ever spent the day at the beach breathing in the salt air, feeling relaxed and later having the best night sleep ever. You will soon know why salt rooms are so popular. Eastern Europeans have long thought that just sitting in naturally occurring salt caves could relieve allergies, asthma, eczema, hypertension, ulcers and stress. Simulated caves have been built in the in the U.S.

You read about salt caves and their benefits for respiratory ailments first on Spavelous, recently, you may have seen them featured on The Doctors television program. Many of salt caves are located in the Chicago area. The large Polish population it has been the epicenter of the trend and bring the salt to the USA from mines in Poland. The caves draw clients from professionals just wanting to chill out after a hard day at work to people with more serious ailments.

Because medications used to treat many breathing conditions often have undesirable side effects both clinicians and the public alike are increasingly turning to drug-free alternatives. Halotherapy (from the Greek, “halos”, salt) is a mode of treatment that takes place in a controlled air medium (the “cave”) which simulates a natural salt cave microclimate.

Speleotherapy treatment taking place in natural salt caves has been around for generations. The efficacy of Speleotherapy is associated with the unique salt cave environment, and the natural dry sodium chloride aerosol (salt) is considered to be the major curative factor of this microclimate.

Halotherapy reproduces this natural salt cave environment. Patients sit in lounge chairs in a room that resembles a salt cave. The walls and floor are covered with salt, and the air they breathe contains tiny salt particles that penetrate deep into the respiratory tract. The salt particles are produced by state-of-the-art medical technology. This inhaled “salt air” is the curative aspect of the treatment.

According to the clinical studies published in The New England Journal of Medicine, inhalation of hypertonic saline produces a sustained acceleration of mucus clearance and improved lung function. This treatment may protect the lung from insults that reduces mucus clearance and produces lung disease.

Speleo/Halotherapy is beneficial for numerous breathing conditions and symptoms, such as chronic bronchitis, sinusitis, shortness of breath, chest tightness, coughs (particularly at night or after exercise), wheezing, respiratory allergies, rhinitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, colds, influenza, smoking related cough, frequent acute disorders of respiratory tract and multichemical sensitivity syndrome, among others. The therapeutic effects have been proven by biochemical, immunological and microbiological research.


The following are the primary contraindications:

  • Acute stage of respiratory diseases
  • Chronic obstructive lung diseases with the 3rd stage of chronic lung insufficiency
  • Intoxication
  • Cardiac insufficiency
  • Bleeding
  • Spitting of blood
  • Hypertension in IIB stage
  • All internal diseases in decompensation


Since our report, several spas in other parts of the country have installed salt breathing rooms. And the Florida-based Silesia Group builds salt rooms for private homes and sells portable salt caves for the backyard. The atmosphere helps regulate your breathing, and alleviates stress. If you want something a little smaller or closer to home, then try the salt lamp.

Health Concerns for Hydrotherapy Tubs and Jacuzzis

health concerns for hot tubs and jacuzzis

Health Concerns for Hydrotherapy Tubs and Jacuzzis


After a long day at work, Jacuzzis can feel like the best, most relaxing gift you can give to yourself. Using a Jacuzzi has loads of health benefits, too, such as the soothing of arthritis to the easing of a migraine. However, bacteria love the inside of a Jacuzzi and that can make problems for the body’s immune system.  By now, everyone knows the dangers that may be lurking in a pedicure tub.  When it comes to whirlpool tubs and Jacuzzis, you need to be just as careful.  After all, for the most part you may consider a whirlpool or hydrotherapy tub like one big jetted pedicure foot tub.  These hydrotherapy tubs may harbor a safety concern for spa goers, and individuals who have these tubs in their home.

Due to the overwhelming responses from individuals wanting to know about the safety of the whirlpools, Jacuzzis and hydrotherapy tubs, Spavelous changed topics this week so we could address your many concerns.  These concerns certainly are real, and a study by a Texas A&M University microbiologist shows that whirlpool bathtubs can literally be a breeding ground for dozens of types of bacteria, many of them potential pathogens, and such water can be a ground zero for infectious diseases.  Please keep in mind that this is not just a challenge found at spas, it may also be a challenge if you have an at home Jacuzzi or whirlpool bathtub.

Microbiologist Rita B. Moyes tested 43 water samples from whirlpool bathtubs — both private and public ones — and found that all 43 had bacterial growth ranging from mild to red-level dangerous. A whopping 95 percent showed the presence of fecal derived bacteria, while 81 percent had fungi and 34 percent contained staphylococcus, which can cause deadly staph infections.

The main reason that whirlpool baths are almost a prime breeding ground for potentially harmful bacteria is the lining of the pipes.  They are full of inaccessible air, and water in these pipes tends to get trapped, often for long periods of time. The stagnant water in a whirlpool bathtub pipe is a great place for bacteria to grow and grow.  When the jets are then switched on, this water with harmful bacteria gets blown into the tub where a person is soaking.

Bacteria can lead to numerous diseases, among them urinary tract infections, septicemia, several types of skin infections, severe skin rashes, eye and ear infections, and pneumonia.. Because of the aerosol mist created by the whirlpool action, microbes are forced into the lungs or open cuts. One type of bacteria, L. pneumophila, can cause Legionnaires Disease, of which 90 percent of all cases can be traced back to bacteria developed from a warm environment.

These bacteria can be easily controlled and removed by properly cleaning the hydrotherapy tubs and maintaining the disinfectant levels in Jacuzzis.   In this week’s Spavelous “Now You Are In The Know” spa magazine how to insure your safety, what to look for and what questions to ask prior to scheduling your appointment.

Spa Safety and Sanitation

Hydrotherapy Treatments

Jacuzzi or Whirlpools Health

Keep Hot Tub Safe

Is Hot Tub for You?

Benefits of Steam Rooms and Dry Saunas