[UrbanWellnessMag Article – Aug. 29, 2018]
Since the whispers of the mythical “Fountain of Youth,” and the miracles of holy water began circulating in our consciousness, humans have touted the healing power of H2O.
Hydropathy (also known as hydrotherapy and “water cure”), in fact, has become an entire course of study, yielding such common household traditions as mineral baths and whirlpools.
One company bringing it into the modern era is Wele Waters. The name is derived from the Middle English word “wele,” meaning “well-being,” and more recently, “wealth.” The ingredients include essential oils as well as the more recently popular, Hemp oils infused into the bath salts to enhance the relaxation properties of a good soak.
We spoke with Wele Waters’ founder, Aaron Perry to learn more. He’s a tireless advocate for wellness with his Stewardship & Sustainability Podcast series; a non-profit arm, the Y on Earth Community with its very own Kids Corner and new children’s book, Celebrating Soil, and a Chief Sustainability Officer for Hire program through which he travels and shares his knowledge with executives of how to be professionally-relaxed, or rather, relaxedly-productive.
UWM: Men especially seem to have no time for baths (no shade). How do you personally carve out time in your day for a soak (before it became your job to, of course!)?
Aaron Perry: I am struck by how so many of my friends and peers are absolutely focused on excellence in their professional lives, but tend to really neglect their personal health and well-being. Ironically, the cultivation of our personal health and well-being is one of the most significant things we can do to enhance our professional performance, as well as our lives as fathers, husbands and friends.
Nearly all of us have a set of habits we go to at the end of a long, tiring day. Too often, these are mind-numbing escapes like television (yes, the sports channel is television!) and alcohol.
The truth is, neither of these activities is actually providing deep relaxation, rejuvenation or stress relief to our bodies or nervous systems. Instead, though, we have several easy, accessible activities we can choose. A walk around the neighborhood is an excellent start. Certain herbal tea blends also really help. Then there’s an aromatherapy bath – the combination of essential oils, hot water, and relaxing music will profoundly nourish and refresh your body and mind, making you way more effective at your professional pursuits.
Also, if you’re lucky, and select the aphrodisiac essential oils, you might even get a little more special time with your honey – perhaps one of the most potent forms of stress relief and revitalization.
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