All posts tagged: HEALTH

Is Lymphatic Drainage Massage Truly Effective at Reducing Stress?

Is Lymphatic Massage Truly Effective at Reducing Stress?

Even in the best of times, most of us are always on the lookout for new effective ways to reduce our stress and increase our sense of wellbeing. And these are not the best of times! So we’ve been in search of new ways to take care of ourselves – mind, body and spirit – and we recently learned of a new technique. Lymphatic drainage therapeutic massage. What is it, how do you do it, does lymphatic drainage help with weight loss? Does lymphatic drainage really work? We know, we had all those questions, too. So we turned to Sarah Stabe, a licensed massage therapist at the luxury spa at L’Auberge de Sedona in Arizona, to give us the details. Here’s why lymphatic drainage massage delivers real benefits  and actually is effective at reducing stress. It’s a simple technique that can help boost our bodies – and restore our glow! 

The 10 Best Innovations in Luxury Tech from CES 2021

The 10 Best Innovations in Luxury Tech from CES 2021

What’s the future of luxury? One place to look for answers is at the premier showcase for innovative new tech gear and gadgets: the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has the rundown on the top 10 products in luxury tech from CES 2021, including cool new innovations in beauty, wellness, automotive engineering, smart home appliances, smartphones, robot butlers and more.

The sleep drinks and waters that best aid sleepiness, including teas, herbals, sleep shots, and melatonin and magnesium infused beverages

The 10 New Drinks That Promise Easy Deep Sleep

To sleep, perchance to dream . . . is one of your 2021 goals to get more shut-eye? A plethora of brands are eager to lend a hand, and our correspondent Lindsey Graham has assessed one of the newest categories of entrants to this field of dreams. Sleep-inducing drinks – also known as “sleep drinks” or “sleep waters” – are The New Thing. Here’s the rundown on the 10 new sleep drink beverages that promise to help you fall into an easy and deep sleep, including teas, herbals, sleep shots, and melatonin- and magnesium-infused beverages. And what could be more of a luxury than that? To drift off to the Land of Nod easily – no matter what manner of stressors 2021 has in store.

The Best New Detox Programs to Reset Your Body and Mind

The Best New Detox Programs to Reset Your Body and Mind

The beginning of a new year or a new stage in your life is often a really good time to hit the “reset” button. Especially when it comes to what we eat. But what are the best ways to cleanse our bodies, and what are the best programs to help us detox and reset our bodies and minds? Our correspondent Natasha Marsh has interviewed nutritionists and dieticians about the best new tactics to try right now, including smoothie cleanses, the plant-based diet detox, intermittent fasting and more.

Is a Super Latte Coffee the New Secret to Healthy Living?

Is a Super Latte Coffee the New Secret to Healthy Living?

We adore the Duchess of Sussex, so when Meghan Markle invests in a new consumer product, we are absolutely interested in learning more. So imagine our excitement when we learn that she just invested in Clevr Blends coffee, which touts “the world’s first oat milk wellness latte.”  Did we mention that the price is a steep $28 per bag of latte mix? What’s going on here? Our intrepid correspondent Julie Chang Murphy decided to get some answers. She’s interviewed an experienced dietitian to get the scoop on whether the trend of a “super” coffee latte enriched with adaptogens is the new secret superfood for healthy living. You know, like a coffee dusted with Moon Juice. We even have some informed recommendations on the best functional ingredients we can add to our morning coffee to get the day started on a healthy note.