Women’s bodies are a beautifully complex system of rhythms and cycles, each with its distinct energy ebbs and flows. At WORTHY Self-Care Studio, we advocate for ‘cycle synching’ – adapting your wellness practices to support your body’s changing needs throughout your menstrual cycle. This blog post highlights how to harness the healing power of Infrared Sauna during each phase of your cycle.
Phase 1: Menstrual – Gentle & Relaxing
Your menstrual phase, lasting 2 – 8 days, is a time when your body craves soothing care. Incorporating a 20-minute gentle infrared sauna session during this period can help alleviate cramps, bloating, and mood swings.
Pair your sauna session with a calming NuCalm session to stimulate endorphin production, promoting relaxation and better sleep. During this phase, prioritize gentle movements such as yoga or stretching exercises, and remember to hydrate well to aid in detoxification and maintain hormonal balance.
Phase 2: Follicular – Strength & Manifestation
The follicular phase, a 9-day period, is characterized by rising estrogen and progesterone levels, which boost your energy. Utilize this surge to add more strength training to your routine. Post-workout infrared sauna sessions can help enhance muscle recovery and rejuvenate your energy levels.
This phase is also ideal for manifesting your aspirations. The renewed vigor lends itself to goal-setting and planning. Embrace this productive period and make the most of it.
Phase 3: Ovulatory – Power & Creativity
The 3-day ovulatory phase is when your energy reaches its zenith. This phase is perfect for adrenaline-boosting cardio workouts, followed by a longer infrared sauna session for enhanced detoxification and relaxation.
Embrace your heightened creativity and productivity during this period. Nourish your body with antioxidant-rich foods like berries, spinach, and nuts, supporting your overall health and fertility.
Phase 4: Luteal – Self-Care & Focus
During the 10-day luteal phase, your hormone levels drop, potentially causing increased appetite and anxiety. Indulge in an infrared sauna session paired with a gentle meditation to help manage stress and improve focus.
Consider a post-sauna lymphatic drainage massage to help relieve fluid retention and promote a sense of calm. This phase is all about self-care, so tune into your body’s needs and prioritize them accordingly.
The beauty of WORTHY Self-Care Studio lies in our individualized approach to wellness. By tailoring your infrared sauna sessions and self-care rituals to your menstrual cycle, you can optimize your well-being and live in sync with your body’s natural rhythms. Start your journey towards ultimate well-being today at WORTHY. Remember, you are worthy of the best care, and we’re here to provide you with the science-backed goodness you deserve.