New Year, a Renewed you


Find Tranquility in the New Year

Find Tranquility in the New Year

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.

Need a Digital Detox?

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Between Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter, it’s no wonder a trending topic these days is Digital Detox. While social media platforms are a great way to keep connected and keep up with ongoing news and photos, it can be hard to take a step back and disconnect. 

Constantly checking social media mimics a compulsive action which eventually effects our brain and its chemistry. There is a psychological dependence that can develop as a result. The immediate rewards of social media interactions activate the pleasure seeking areas of the brain and a chemical cascade. We keep wanting more and keep checking more often! 

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Can you do anything to get out of this loop? How can we perform our best if we are constantly seeking this type of digital connection? By continuously feeling the urge to check our phones, we are not letting ourselves recharge, leading to fatigue, stress, and anxiety. This is where the concept of a digital detox comes into play. 

Challenge yourself to take a break from social media and digital connections – even if it is just for 60 minutes. By taking the time to detach from the constant connectivity, we allow ourselves to be cognizant and mindful of our own bodies. One way to take a step back is through Floatation-REST Therapy. 

Private spa like suite at Mizu Integrative medicine clinic + float center

Private spa like suite at Mizu Integrative medicine clinic + float center

Floatation-REST Therapy is clinically proven to reduce stress and induce a deep state of relaxation and meditation. Not only this, but it gives us an uninterrupted hour of allowing our brains to take a break from the constant stimulation of today’s world. Being in a state of sensory deprivation allows us to reboot, and our brains become much more receptive to new information and solutions. 

By doing a digital detox, we allow our bodies to disengage, and we can return feeling refreshed,  refocused and mindful. With a clearer state-of-mind, we can tackle our daily lives with a new perspective.

Want to try a 60-minute digital detox? Book a Floatation Therapy session at MIZU today!

MIZU In the Community

Thanks to everyone who donated or contributed to our Backpack drive, we exceeded our goal of 200!! We dropped off 235 full backpacks plus additional supplies to children who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.


HERB OF THE MONTH: ECHINACEA

Echinacea Flower

Echinacea Flower

Echinacea is a Native American medicinal plant that has been used for more than 400 years to improve health and treat illness.
Clinical and laboratory studies suggest that echinacea contains active substances that boost immune function, relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and can exhibit hormonal, antiviral, and antioxidant effects. 

Stop by today, or visit us online, to purchase MIZU’s artisanal tea blend “IMMUNITY" which contains echinacea and other fine botanicals.

How Do You Train Your Mind?

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One of the most remarkable capacities of the human mind is its ability to simulate sensations, actions, and other types of experience. An area of  interest for neuroscientist and sports psychologists is the use of mental imagery or motor imagery. This practice involves the mental rehearsal of actions without engaging in the actual physical movements involved. 

High performance and elite athletes use mental rehearsal and visualization techniques to enhance sports performance. They are all physically matched but what differentiates them is their level of mental training. Visualization is more than seeing a goal, a shot; it is defining, creating and living in a new reality (aka “zone”). When these athletes visualize and mentally rehearse, they create a blueprint and lay down a neural network map. 

The underlying premise is simple: if you visualize yourself performing the way you want to perform, your body will follow. Mental training and rehearsal further boosts athletes’ self confidence and reduces anxiety by visualizing potential pitfalls and hurdles and successfully resolving them.

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Floatation-REST and sensory deprivation therapies present the optimal environment for mental training because they induce a deeper state of meditation and heighten concentration.

Quoting Stephen Curry, the NBA Champion who recently partnered up with Kaiser Permanente to promote mental wellness in a Floatation Pod: "this tool is more than just a sensory deprivation pod, it is meditation, self-motivation, focus, deep breathing, and mindfulness.”

How do you train your mind? Come experience the benefits of using MIZU's sensory deprivation pods to improve visualization & focus, and achieve mental clarity & success like JJ Watt and Steph Curry.


Importance Of Recovery

MIZU provides luxurious, private suites for your convenience during floatation therapy

MIZU provides luxurious, private suites for your convenience during floatation therapy

The science of physical recovery is a relatively new area of investigation, but in the last several years, there has been a significant interest in research examining both the effects of recovery on performance and potential mechanisms of effect. Recovery is becoming increasingly important to the high-performing athlete in a bid to reduce fatigue and enhance performance, but has application to anyone participating in physical activity, or trying to get over chronic or acute injury.

During the process of recovery, the body rebuilds muscles, heals damage, re-balances hormones, and repairs the central nervous system. The process occurs in two states, Active Recovery and Passive Recovery. 

Active Recovery is when the body is in motion and engaged in activity. Passive Recovery, occurs when the body is at rest and relaxed. Active recovery methods used by athletes include post workout light cycling, jogging, stretching and use of compression garments.

Passive recovery techniques are generally felt to have the most profound effect on recovery, given that passive recovery imposes fewer energy demands on the individual. 

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Some of the most effective passive recovery techniques utilized by athletes include:

1. Nutrition is increasingly recognized as a key component of optimal sporting performance, with both the science and practice of sports nutrition developing rapidly. Evidence supports that combining several dietary strategies will be of greater benefit than one strategy in isolation. These strategies include optimizing intakes of macronutrients, micronutrients, and fluids, including their composition and spacing throughout the day. The importance of individualized or personalized dietary advice is becoming increasingly important.

2. Sleep plays an important role in your physical health and recovery. For example, sleep is involved in healing and repairing your heart, blood vessels, muscles, and nervous system. Research shows that ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and obesity. Sleep not only helps support general growth and development, but the immune system relies on sleep to stay healthy and function at its highest level. Importantly, sleep affects how well we think, react, work, learn, and interact with others.

3. Floatation-REST Therapy is most unique because it simultaneously addresses physical and mental recovery needs. Findings of recent studies comparing control groups versus Floatation-REST group participants found that Floatation-REST:

  • Decreased Stress.
  • Decreased Pain (in Worst Pain Measures).
  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Decreased depression.
  • Increased sleep quality.
  • Increased optimism.
  • Increased mindfulness.

Floatation-REST Therapy is quickly becoming a mainstay recovery strategy for elite professional athletes and is used by sports franchises and research-focused human performance laboratories.

We encourage you to visit MIZU Clinic + Float Center to experience the tremendous physical and mental recovery benefits of our protocoled Floatation-REST therapy.