Meditation for Modern Business

 Meditation: The New Business Edge 

Meditation: The New Business Edge 

With the growing trend of mindfulness practices, most people are familiar with the general benefits of meditation: stress management, decreased anxiety, relaxation and mental clarity among the most desired.  But new research shows that there is a significant impact on productivity, problem solving, leadership and innovation that can be attributed to meditation in the workplace.  Success in today's business world relies on leading with these valuable assets, which has drawn CEO's and senior executives of companies like IBM, Google, LinkedIn and Salesforce to the timeless practice. 

Decision-making is a vital component of business success; particularly in fast-paced industries. Just five minutes a day of regular meditation can have an almost immediate impact on an individual's decision-making capabilities by allowing the mind to relax and release external stress and stimuli.  The removal of distraction allows you to tap into intuition and emotional intelligence and make clear, confident personal and professional decisions. Improved leadership skills, another key to long-term professional growth and advancement, can be attributed to meditation and companies with mindful leadership tend to have happier employees and higher retention rates.  

Meditation is also highly effective at helping professionals maintain positivity, build resilience, enhance creativity and heighten focus, all key to sharpening overall business acumen. Not only should every professional set aside five minutes a day to work on self improvement, but it's a must in order to maintain a competitive edge in the current business climate.    

 MIZU's Private Floatation Therapy Suite

MIZU's Private Floatation Therapy Suite

Meditation & Floatation Therapy

Newcomers often find it difficult to meditate initially because of the challenges physical stillness and external distractions can pose. During a Floatation Therapy session these challenges are removed because the body is effortlessly suspended, eliminating all weight, pain, pressure and physical exertion needed to find comfortable stillness. This makes for an optimal environment to facilitate a deep, meditative state. 

The removal of external stimuli, including light and sound, allows the mind to shift focus to the internal thought process and physical awareness. To further enhance the experience, the skin temperature of the water blurs the boundaries of the body and allows physical awareness to be reduced to just the breath and heartbeat, which are the focus of many meditation techniques.  If you're looking to incorporate a successful meditation practice or cultivate an existing effort, there is no better place to start than in the pod. 

MIZU offers Floatation Therapy Memberships, Packages and Off Peak pricing combined with extended evening and weekend hours making it convenient and cost-effective to maintain a consistent float therapy practice. Schedule your next session today! 
 

What's Happening in April?

 MIZU Intro Medical Acupuncture Consultation & Session

MIZU Intro Medical Acupuncture Consultation & Session

Have you been curious about trying Acupuncture? MIZU's Medical Acupuncture is a superficial and painless treatment for alleviating muscular tension and pain. All consultations and acupuncture sessions are provided by our chief physician, Dr. Mahyar Badrei. It is a great complement to an integrative plan to address musculoskeletal pain, or can be used as an effective stand alone therapy. 

Now through May 31st, we are offering an Introductory Special which includes an initial consultation and your first acupuncture treatment for only $130. Call us or book your first session online today. 

 Off Peak Floatation Therapy Special 

Off Peak Floatation Therapy Special 

Visit MIZU for your dose of weekday wellness with float sessions for only $65. Monday through Friday before 4:00PM you can save $30 on your weekly or monthly sessions with our Off Peak pricing.  

Call to book your $65 session now: 832-767-4312

** Fine Print: Off Peak Special cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion, does not apply to float packages or memberships, is non-transferable and for individual use only.  

HERB OF THE MONTH: Cinnamon

 MIZU Herbal Teas: Cinnamon Health Benefits

MIZU Herbal Teas: Cinnamon Health Benefits

You've probably had cinnamon sprinkled on your latte or your toast for the sweet, spicy taste, but the health benefits of this medicinal spice extend far beyond its culinary flavor profile. 
Cinnamon’s biological activity is linked to its high concentration of polyphenols and antioxidants. Flavonoid compounds such as gossypin and hesperidin, as well as cinnamaldehyde, are involved in cinnamon's researched anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity.  So, sprinkle away!


Stop by today or visit us online to purchase MIZU's artisanal "Detox" and "Immunity" blends which contain Cinnamon and other fine botanicals. 

Your Immune System: The Rundown

Finding yourself fighting off frequent colds or just generally feeling rundown often?  These can be an indication of a weakened immune system, which if not addressed can lead to serious chronic medical problems.  The health of our immune system is directly impacted by many things, but negative external factors such as chronic stress, lack of sleep, decreased physical activity, and poor diet; play a major role. The good news is that there are techniques and methods to limit and even reverse the effect of these factors!

Because we cannot always eliminate the anxiety of job performance, situational stressors, financial stress and relationship obligations, it is imperative to develop and maintain proven coping methods to mitigate the body's negative responses to chronic stress.   

In addition to regular exercise, improved diet and meditation, consistent Floatation Therapy is one of the most effective tools to help individuals develop skills to manage and reduce stress levels.  A session in a Floatation Therapy pod allows you to completely relax the body physically - instantly reducing stress, enter a meditative state more easily and reconnect with your breath and body.  Research indicates that with regular Floatation sessions, you can ‘train your mind’ and become conditioned to use these relaxation skills when exposed to everyday stressors.  This approach helps to lessen the overall impact of chronic stress on the immune system. 

Herbal Medicine is another great way to strengthen and support your immune system. Herbals like echinacea and ginger are immuno-modulators that help your body fight.  The easiest and most pleasurable way to get the benefits of these herbals is in a soothing cup of quality herbal tea.  Come sample MIZU's line of small batch medicinal teas and enjoy a cup after every Float!

MIZU is committed to partnering with our clients to help them develop a consistent, manageable stress reduction regimen to improve overall health and well-being. Book your next Float session or Integrative Medicine consultation to get started and back on track.

You can now enjoy the full MIZU experience with float sessions for only $65, Monday through Friday before 4:00PM.  Save $30 on your weekly or monthly sessions with our Off Peak pricing.  Have a friend who is curious about floatation therapy? This is the perfect time to bring a guest to see what it's all about.   

Call to book your $65 session now: 832-767-4312

** Fine Print: Off Peak Special cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion, does not apply to float packages or memberships, is non-transferable and for individual use only.  

HERB OF THE MONTH: Fennel Seed

The herb Foeniculum vulgare, universally known as Fennel, is cultivated in almost every country and has been widely used since antiquity because of its medicinal and culinary benefits.

Fennel contains multiple bioactive compounds such as flavonoids and phenolic compounds that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. It has been used widely in herbal medicine to promote digestion and has researched antispasmodic, diuretic and gentle laxative effects.

Stop by today or visit us online to purchase MIZU's artisanal "Detox" blend which contains Fennel and other fine botanicals. 

New Year, a Renewed you

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It's a new year!  That means starting fresh, and for many people, making resolutions to eliminate bad habits and incorporate healthy new practices. Whatever your intentions are for 2018, make it a priority to set aside time mentally and physically for yourself.

When the frantic pace of life picks back up, the best gift you can give yourself is regularly disconnecting from technology and outside obligations to find tranquility and balance. An hour in one of MIZU's Floatation Therapy pods will relieve stress, alleviate joint and muscle pain, induce deep meditation, improve sleep, and enhance focus and creativity. Now that's a habit to start for the new year!

The Team here at MIZU is ready to help you take on 2018 as your partner in health, wellness and mindfulness. Come in, float away your stress and reconnect with your breath, your thoughts and your body. Do it often.


Four Seasons Hotel Wellness Weekend
  Featuring our Chief Physician Dr. Badrei
 

 Four Seasons Wellness Weekend Herbal Tea Talk

Four Seasons Wellness Weekend Herbal Tea Talk

The Four Seasons Hotel Houston is offering a 3-day Wellness Event to kickstart the new year, January 5-7th. Dr. Badrei will be giving a Tea Talk to discuss the benefits of herbal medicine and how to incorporate it into your daily wellness routine. 

Join us for Tea + Talk on Saturday, January 6th at 9:15 am. Visit the Four Seasons Hotel for details and to purchase tickets for the Wellness Weekend.

 

Running the Chevron Houston Marathon? Prepare, Run and Recover with Floatation Therapy at MIZU!

 Floatation Therapy for Marathon Training Recovery

Floatation Therapy for Marathon Training Recovery

In celebration of the Chevron Houston Marathon, MIZU supports its participants by offering 25% off of all individual Floatation Therapy sessions and packages to all runners.

Find MIZU's Offer Details in your Marathon Virtual Goodie Bag, or bring your race day bib in to MIZU to make purchases with the discount. 

** Tiny prints: Offer must be redeemed by January 31, 2018 and cannot be combined with any other promotion. Individual sessions and packages are non-transferable and for individual use only; packages expire 12 months from purchase date.

HERB OF THE MONTH: Sage

 Sage, Used in MIZU's Herbal Tea "Digestion"

Sage, Used in MIZU's Herbal Tea "Digestion"

Sage, Salvia officinalis, is an aromatic herb that is a natural source of flavonoids and polyphenolic compounds that possess antioxidant, radical scavenging, and antibacterial activity.  Sage has been widely used in treatment of gastrointestinal discomfort and abdominal spasms. Perfect for this time of year, MIZU’s Tea Blend No. 403, can help soothe any of your post Holiday digestion discomforts. 

Stop by today or visit us online to purchase MIZU's artisanal blend "Digestion" which contains Sage, licorice and peppermint.

Get a Better Night's Sleep

Sleep Deprived?
Find a Balance

 floatation therapy promotes restful sleep 

floatation therapy promotes restful sleep 

Reaching for that third cup of coffee to get through the day?  Chronic sleep deprivation not only impacts the way you feel, but can have significant, long term effects on your health.

Sleeping less than 7 hours per night on a regular basis is associated with adverse health outcomes including weight gain, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, depression, and overall increased risk of death. Inadequate sleep is also associated with impaired immune function, increased pain, impaired cognitive performance, increased errors, and greater risk of accidents.

While most of us are not getting the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep that our bodies require, good sleep hygiene can help maximize the quality and duration of our sleep.  Sleep hygiene is a variety of practices that allow you to optimize nighttime sleep and daytime alertness. Good sleep hygiene practices include: limiting naps to 20 minutes, setting a productive bedtime routine, limiting exposure to technology, limiting stimulants before sleep, exposure to natural light during the day, getting regular exercise and utilizing Floatation Therapy. 

 mizu's state-of-the-art floatation therapy pod houston

mizu's state-of-the-art floatation therapy pod houston

Floatation Therapy allows the body and mind to de-stress. Your muscles relax and your mind is calmed; two main outcomes that impact achieving restorative sleep.  Clinical research findings indicate that all sleep quality measures improve significantly among Floatation-REST subjects.

We encourage you to find a path toward restorative sleep through floatation at MIZU. 

 MIZU's Signature "Serenity" tea blend

MIZU's Signature "Serenity" tea blend

What's Happening at MIZU?

 MIZu's herbal MEDICINE tea talk houston

MIZu's herbal MEDICINE tea talk houston

Learn about Integrative medicine over a cup or 3 of our house blend, small batch, artisanal herbal teas. Space is limited so please RSVP:  info@mizumed.com

Your RSVP will give you a chance to win a complimentary Floatation Therapy Session and MIZU specialty Tea.

 First floatation therapy session

First floatation therapy session

Are you a regular at MIZU Float Center? Invite friends or family to come and experience ultimate relaxation. 

 

Give the Gift of Floatation Therapy

 Floatation therapy as a gift

Floatation therapy as a gift

It's that time of year to start planning your corporate holiday gift ideas.  Looking for something unique for your employees, clients or business partners?  MIZU has put together discounted corporate gift packages. Call us at 873.767.4312 for more details.  

HERB OF THE MONTH: Licorice Root

 MIzu's medicinal herbal teas

MIzu's medicinal herbal teas

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra), also known as  ‘sweet root’, has been used in both Eastern and Western medicine for more than a thousand years. Licorice Root is thought to effect the lining of the stomach and provide relief from gastrointestinal problems like reflux and peptic ulcers through its anti-inflammatory, coating, and soothing properties. Licorice has also been clinically studied for its treatment effects on eczema, upper respiratory infections, and weight loss. 

Stop by today or visit us online to purchase MIZU's artisanal blends "Wellness" and "Digestion" which both contain Licorice and other fine botanicals.

What are you giving yourself this holiday season?

It can be difficult to maintain a consistent self-care routine during the holiday season.  Social obligations, extended schedules, changes in diet and financial stress can leave you feeling mentally and physically depleted.  While you're in the spirit of giving, it's imperative that you take some time for yourself. There are some simple ways to find balance and take care of yourself through the holidays: 

Practice good sleep hygiene. (see last month's newsletter for tips on enhancing sleep quality) Sleep is a time for your body to relax, repair and restore.  With less downtime, it becomes even more important to maximize your sleep and waking hours. 

Meditate.  Take a few minutes to quiet your thoughts each day.  Consistency is key to a successful meditation practice, so try picking a time that will work for you every day. Upon waking in the morning and before you are inundated by your to-do list is often a perfect time. 
*Pro-tip: MIZU's Floatation Therapy pod is an excellent place to get in a weekly meditation session.

Move your body.  Although you might not be able to make it to that cycle or crossfit class 3-5 times a week, spending just a few minutes connecting to your body is better than doing nothing at all. Make time for a quick walk, stretch session or short yoga routine every day.  You'll feel the difference.

Up your herbal game. With changes in weather, more time spent indoors and stress, the body can use the additional immunity support. Herbal teas are an easy way to take and enjoy the medicinal benefits of herbs like echinacea and ginger.  Have a warm cup of tea first thing in the morning and throughout the day.

 MIZU Sensory Deprivation Pod Houston

MIZU Sensory Deprivation Pod Houston

 MIZU Herbal Teas

MIZU Herbal Teas

Show your Gratitude

 Floatation Therapy Gift Certificate

Floatation Therapy Gift Certificate

Looking for a thoughtful gift for clients or colleagues? MIZU Gift Certificates are perfect for that referral or employee incentive program you started. We've extended our holiday special and you'll save 25% off of Packages if you purchase by 12/24/17.

HERB OF THE MONTH: Chamomile

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Chamomile, a member of the Asteraceae family, has nearly a 5,000 year history as an herbal remedy. With hundreds of derived secondary metabolites including multiple flavonoids, it is used primarily in the form of medicinal teas and extracts. High in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, chamomile is recommended for a variety of healing applications from digestion to eczema.  Chamomile is probably best known for its calming and sleep inducing properties which help reduce anxiety and overcome insomnia.  

Stop by today or visit us online to purchase MIZU's artisanal blend "Serenity" which contains Chamomile and other soothing botanicals.