We are obsessed with ginger right now. From the holiday cookies to the gingerbread lattes, ginger is in our hearts and minds. But ginger is not just reserved for the cute little cookies at Christmas time. It packs a powerful punch and many Spas across the world are turning up the spice with the ginger nice.
Not only does ginger have amazing health benefits, but Spas are keen to the healing perks as well. Such as the Rockhouse Spa in Negril, Jamaica, which offers a unique treatment menu revolving around this magnificent ingredient. The Rockhouse Spa mimics the properties bohemian sheik vibe, ultra laid back and 100% Caribbean.
The staff is attentive and in tune with the demands of savvy spa goers. Including the ginger inspired developed aromatherapy massage and scrubs. Ginger is probably one of the world’s most popular medicines and cooking ingredients. A perennial herb that is native to China and India, ginger root has been used for centuries in Asian cooking and for its therapeutic properties.
Some of the natural benefits of adding more ginger in your life include:
Aids in Digestion – Ginger helps break down proteins to rid the stomach and intestines of gas. It also aids in the digestion of fatty foods and alleviates High Blood Pressure. Ginger has a warming quality, which improves and stimulates circulation and relaxes the muscles surrounding blood vessels, which facilitates the flow of blood throughout the body.
Treats Nausea and Morning Sickness – Ginger has been widely shown to prevent as well as treat motion sickness, relax the stomach and relieve the feeling of nausea. Many ginger candies are sold at airports and on cruise ships to help with travel induced motion sickness.
Lowers LDL Cholesterol – Studies prove that ginger can lower cholesterol levels by reducing cholesterol absorption in the blood and liver. Its extract can help reduce the levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol in the body, reducing the risk of developing heart disease.
Improves Quality of Skin – Spas are turning to Ginger in part because it can increase skin’s radiance and decrease inflammation that may contribute to conditions such as psoriasis and acne. Ginger is an antioxidant, which means it naturally inhibits harmful free radicals that cause skin damage and aging.
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- Shannon K.
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