For many, winter is a season to refresh, recenter and wind down. The hectic holidays are well behind us, and if you’ve been busy hitting the reset button—whether through clean eating or mindful practices such as exercise or meditation—we’re here for it. So to support you on your winter wellness journey, whatever that may look like, we’re highlighting a few of our favorite experiences in Newport Beach that soothe the mind, body and soul. With a new year, there’s no better time to try something new!
If reducing anxiety and tension is a goal for you this season, a sound bath session is sure to put your mind and body at ease. Sound baths are a meditative practice that uses resonant music to create a full-body listening experience. During a session, singing bowls are used to create an echoing sound that fills the room and the body. Sacred Healing Sessions, a wellness center on Balboa Island, offers various sound bath events. Check out their Community Rising Calendar to see what’s in store this month!
As a plant spirit medicine, tea is believed to have spiritual benefits and has been used for thousands of years for its calming and soothing properties. Drinking tea is seen as a meditative practice that can bring a sense of peace and relaxation and can help open up the heart for wisdom, clarity and healing. For an immersive experience, book your own Bowl Tea Ceremony with Village Tea Hut, where you’ll get to experience an hour and 15 minutes of pure bliss.
With a focus on whole-body care, OC Well Studio is a one-stop shop for all your wellness needs. The center offers various types of acupuncture, ranging from facial rejuvenation (designed to increase blood flow) to dry needling, which targets tension and muscle pain. New to acupuncture? Book a consultation, which includes a patient evaluation and initial treatment, to learn more about this Chinese medicine and what it can do for you.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, or HBOT, hyperoxygenates the brain, body and its tissues by combining pressure and high-dose oxygen. The pressure helps diffuse the oxygen gas molecules through cell membranes and directly into the blood plasma, enhancing the body’s natural functions. This safe and effective therapy can be experienced at WAM Care, a medical clinic located just across the street from Fashion Island. Potential benefits include anti-aging, an increase in collagen production, shortened recovery time from injury and more.
Written by: Kaylin Waizinger