21 for 2021: Wellness Tools for Home


May 22, 2021

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As part of Premier Wellness Travel’s “21 for 2021 Blog Series,” we strive to help our clients improve themselves not only through wellness travel but also through domestic lifestyle changes. If you’re not maintaining your health at home, you may not be well enough to travel when the opportunity arises.

In this particular blog post, Cassandra and I have compiled a list of the most useful wellness tools you should use this year. Items range from free apps to hygienic products, so feel free to pick and choose what feels right for you. Impactful change starts from within — or in this case, from within your home before traveling abroad!

Full disclosure: If you purchase one of our favorite items from this website, we may receive a small commission. This face does not affect our recommendations. Any residuals help further our mission to support wellness, transformation, and education. Don’t worry, it won’t cost you a thing. Thanks so much!

  1. Thera Cane :: A chronic patient developed the Thera Cane to help relieve his discomfort resulting from neck surgery and a herniated disc in his back. Its ergonomic patented design allows users to find comfort and relief in hard-to-reach sore muscles and knots.

  2. Epsom Salts :: Known for its exceptional therapeutic qualities, an Epsom salt bath can help to relieve muscle aches and pains, soothe aching feet, cleanse pores, flush out toxins, detoxify the skin. (Side note: This is a 19lb bag; Cassandra uses 8 cups per bath)

  3. Well Journal by RASA :: The Well Journal isn’t just a nutritionist-approved place to track daily meals, sleep, and exercise. This personal wellness log is your pocket therapist with space to record feelings, jot down notes, and practice mindfulness.

  4. Incense from Cinnamon Project :: The gorgeous brass incense holder is a functional objet d’art—and a romantic way to set the mood with an air-cleansing, subtly exquisite incense created by the Cinnamon Project.

  5. Pour L’Air Forest Bathing Scented Candle :: This candle’s functional purpose is “to feel grounded.” And what better way is there to feel grounded than an aroma reminiscent of nature and the outdoors? The label outside the candle is the story behind its scent, which will help you visualize the verdant smells.

  6. Baloo Weighted Blanket in Heavy Cotton :: Baloo Weighted Blankets mold to your body to provide pressure that many say can relax the nervous system and lift your mood — similar to the effects of a warm hug! The products support deeper sleep and relaxation.

  7. Boka Rasana Tongue Cleaner :: While tongue cleaning has been a tradition in Eastern and Ayurvedic medicine to reduce bacteria causing bad breath, illness, and improve taste, most people are improperly cleaning their tongue today. Use this product to discover the value of oral care!

  8. Loóna App for Sleep :: Loóna is a mood-altering app that prepares you emotionally for going to sleep. It is the first of its kind that lets you quickly disconnect from a long stressful day and get in the right mood for deep rest through the “Sleepscape” feature!

  9. Insight Timer App :: The Insight Timer app provides guided meditations and talks led by the world’s top meditation and mindfulness experts, neuroscientists, psychologists, and teachers. Join the online community and browse popular topics like sleep, self-love, relationships, and leadership.

  10. Vitruvi Diffuser :: The beautifully-crafted stone diffuser helps diffuse essential oils into any space. It will elevate your home rituals and scent your rooms naturally, and even has a warm light function for added visual comfort.

  11. USAGA Head Massager Scalp Scratcher :: This innovative product uses 20 “fingers” to help massage and scratch your scalp, allowing you to feel more satisfaction than the ordinary hand. You will find further stress relief if you explore using the massager in other parts of your body as well.

  12. ProsourceFit Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set :: Yes, there are spikes. But trust us when we say they can stimulate deep relaxation. The foam mat is large enough to fit your full back. Unlike many mats that only cover your back, this set includes a pillow covered in acupressure points for neck support and more holistic pain relief.

  13. Miroco Light Therapy Lamp :: This UV-free light therapy lamp offers three brightness levels (40% / 60% / 100%) that you can adjust depending on your environment and personal sensitivity. It even has a memory function that automatically turns on the light to match your last setting.

  14. Kieba Massage Lacrosse Balls for Myofascial Release :: Trigger- point-therapy massage lacrosse balls relieve sore and tight muscles to rejuvenate and revitalize all areas of the body. Lean on the massage ball against a wall and use your body weight and gravity to relieve muscle knots and tension! During this time of the pandemic, this therapy has been a lifesaver.

  15. Moroccan Black Soap and Exfoliating Glove Kit :: The exfoliation process derives from the traditional Hammam treatment, a Moroccon ritual that gives men and women a physical and emotional detox. The therapy offers the body an effective exfoliation, reduces muscle tension, and allows for deep relaxation.

  16. Restore Gaiam Total Body Massage Roller :: Use the Gaiam Restore Total Body Massage Roller to relieve tightness and promote blood flow through tired, sore muscles. The specially designed massage tubes deepen the massage and help compress and stretch muscles making it highly effective in treating muscle pain and stiffness.

  17. Gaiam Yoga Bolster Rectangular Pillow :: Get the support you need during yoga or meditation with their ultra-soft rectangular bolster. Natural cotton batting provides superior comfort and cushion.

  18. Florensi Adjustable Meditation Cushion :: Florensi modeled this cushion after the traditional Japanese Zen meditation cushion. The high-quality materials ensure the pillow will not flatten overtime and will stay comfortable and supportive for years to come.

  19. Smoke Free Smudge Mist :: This smoke-free smudge mist from Paper Crane Apothecary is my tool for clearing away old, stagnant or negative energies. It is perfect for anyone who loves the cleansing effects of smudging, but who might not like the smoke or smell. And also for travel when you are in a no-smoke zone.

  20. DoTerra Adaptiv Blend :: Grounding and sweet, the aroma of Adaptiv is a beautiful combination of Wild Orange, Lavender, Copaiba, Spearmint, Neroli, and Sweetgum essential oils. DoTerra purposely designed the Adaptiv blend to provide an aroma of calm confidence during those moments when you have too much on your plate and is the perfect companion for your most overwhelming days. Diffuse or topically apply Adaptiv for a peaceful aroma whenever feeling tense. Contact us for wholesale prices.

  21. Four-piece Guasha Stone Scraping Massage Set :: Guasha Massage Scraping is a traditional Chinese medicine science therapy. Using these scraping tools can stimulate the immune system, activate sweat glands, and excrete toxic waste safely and cleanly!

Honorable mentions – 
The Clean Plate: Eat, Reset, Heal by Gwyneth Paltrow :: Released in January 2019, this cookbook from Gwyneth Paltrow is excellent. With totally doable recipes and inspirational images, you’ll find lots that will entice you. Cassandra’s favorite part may be the Q&A section at the back of the book, where six wellness practitioners discuss their expertise and how eating can maximize our health (complete with meal plans).
Science of Better Sleep from Masterclass :: Matthew Walker, Ph.D., is a neuroscience and psychology professor at UC Berkeley and a sleep expert. In this class, he will illuminate the science behind sleep and teach you how to increase your sleep quality and quantity. Learn how to prevent sleep debt, navigate the effects of alcohol and caffeine, and improve your health.

Remember: change starts from within. Luxury wellness retreats are indeed a perfect getaway that can increase your physical and mental health. Still, it is also essential to identify ways you can improve your day-to-day lifestyle. Hopefully, these products and resources will help you change some of your habits and increase your wellness in the long run!

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