- On March 10, 2020
“Charlotte’s Web”, A Web of Wellness….
by FSA Board President.
A web starts smalls and grows into a network of linking
and connection which is Charlotte’s passionate for our
industry and the success that comes from the power of
our Florida Spa Community!
Charlotte Prescott, Director of Spa & Fitness, Fisher Island Club, Miami Beach,
Florida Spa Association President
SLEEP AWARENESS MONTH
Are you getting your beauty sleep?
As professionals in the spa and wellness industry we are surrounded by so many phenomenal programs, practitioners, products and services that keep our clients and us on our personal path to be well. Energizing fitness classes, inspiring mind body sessions, therapeutic massages, innovative and result-oriented skincare, delicious healthy cuisine, I could go on and on. What an exciting space to be in service, and to be living! Yet even some of the most wellness-practicing individuals are not filling their wellness quota on an essential ingredient to health and well-being. Even though we are all trying to get more accomplished in less time, we cannot cheat and cut corners on the need for quality sleep.
The Mayo Clinic shares that the recommended sleep for adults is 7 to 9 hours, and the research shows that those who sleep little don’t perform as well on complex mental tasks who get the recommended hours. And here’s another key factor, sleep quality is just as important, meaning it’s not enough to just get the recommended hours, but uninterrupted sleep is as valuable.
In our day to day healthy minded lives we so often speak of habits and practices. Get your steps in. Drink your water. Don’t forget to stretch and breathe. Eat a colorful, nutrient rich diet. As we enter Sleep Awareness Month, I invite you to consider a sleep practice to support all these wonderful habits. Do you have a consistent sleep routine, bedtime and wake up time, number of hours? How can technology support or hurt your sleep practice?
Create the sleep sanctuary that will support successful sleep. Not only will you find that a sleep practice will augment the positive impact of all your other wellness practices, but you may even come to see and feel that it may be the most important practice for your well-being.
Whilst we know the health benefits of sleep run far deeper than beauty, take the excuse to embrace your inner prince or princess, put on that overnight skin repairing face mask, sprinkle a little lavender on your pillow and pull down that silk eye mask (preferably before midnight).
“Go and get your beauty sleep that you may dazzle the natives to-morrow.”
Louise May Alcott’s 1868 collection of stories, Kitty’s Class Day and Other Stories.