Reduce aches and pains caused by the cold

Reduce aches and pains caused by the cold

As the weather gets colder, some may find that the weather causes their joints to stiffen up and they may also notice they are more prevalent to aches and pains. It can be hard enough to drag yourself out of the house in the cold weather, but these aches and pains can really affect your daily activities. At The Stable, we don’t believe that this should have to stop you enjoying your free time. Our facilities can provide visitors with the respite they need from the cold and they can also help to soothe those troublesome pains caused by the winter weather. Sauna and steam room These rooms are set to an optimum temperature – they allow you to benefit from a high heat but one that isn’t unbearable. This heat causes your blood flow to improve which means that nutrients and oxygen are delivered around the body much more quickly allowing your joints and muscles to soak up what they need to heal themselves. The heat also helps to release endorphins, which acts as the body’s natural morphine, helping to reduce pain and leave you feeling great. Spa pool Spa pools can benefit people who tend to be quite active – whether it’s through playing a lot of sport or even just by being on their feet at work all day. The cold can lead to stiff joints and achy muscles around the body preventing you from carrying out everyday activities or taking part in sports. Relaxing in the warm pool can help relieve these pains. When sitting in the spa pool the natural buoyancy of the water...
Benefit your health with better sleep

Benefit your health with better sleep

You have a good diet and regularly workout – that’s enough to keep you healthy isn’t it? New research has found that this isn’t enough. A major factor to your health is the amount of sleep you’re getting, so no matter how good your diet is or how often you go to the gym, if you don’t get the right amount of sleep you’re not going to benefit as you should. A recent study conducted holds that even just missing one night’s sleep can be more damaging than six months of bad eating. The reason for this is because sleep deprivation has a negative effect on your body’s insulin sensitivity levels, which can affect your metabolism and also increase your chances of becoming obese or developing diabetes. Your body needs a good sleeping pattern to maintain balance and function properly. What can you do you make sure you’re getting the sleep you need? Ideally, you need to develop a regular sleeping pattern which you can follow. The human body likes routine, and once you get it used to going to bed at say 11pm and getting up at 7am it’ll come as second nature to you. It’ll also mean you get the full amount of sleep you need and you’ll feel much fresher in yourself. Missing sleep and catching up with long lie ins is no good. In fact by doing this you will end up disrupting your body clock and end up feeling more lethargic. If you struggle with sleep there are some things you can do to help you drift off. Make sure your bedroom is cool...
Relax and reap the benefits

Relax and reap the benefits

Relaxation is something many of us consider as a luxury, however what many overlook is that making more time to relax can actually improve male health. Everyone has different ways of relaxing, so we’re going to look at some easy ways you can make relaxation a part of your daily routine. First, we want to point out the relevance of relaxation to your health. The main benefit it offers is the reduction of stress. Everyone gets stressed from time to time, and while generally this is harmless, if symptoms of stress last longer than a week they can start doing some serious damage to your health. They can negatively impact the immune system and create feelings of fatigue, anxiety and even depression. In severe cases it can also lead to heart problems. By taking time to relax each day, you will significantly reduce the effects of stress and have a much better chance of keeping it at bay. Modern life is busy – especially in London. With busy schedules and lifestyles, it can be tough to find special time dedicated to just relaxing – but there is time and you should make it. Things you can do at home include indulging in a long bath, turning the TV off and enjoying a quiet environment, and even trying out something like yoga. Even just giving yourself half an hour each day can do wonders. Another way to help yourself relax is by getting into a good sleeping pattern. Make your bedroom a place for sleep – try to avoid TV and electronics when in bed and keep your room nice...
The secrets of the sauna

The secrets of the sauna

More people are beginning to use saunas on a regular basis, and it’s not just helping them to relax. A regular sauna session can also have many benefits for your health inside and out. Improved heart health Steam rooms, saunas and hot tubs can help lower your blood pressure and improve your heart health as the heat from these facilities improves your circulation. Being in a spa you can also fall into complete state of relaxation, helping you become calmer and less stressed – which of course is great news for your heart! Improved mood Regular trips to the sauna can help improve your mood and leave you feeling happier and much more relaxed, as it is a warm, quiet space without any distractions helping you slip away to enjoy some you-time. The heat of the sauna also releases endorphins due to the improvement of circulation, and this helps create a natural feel good feeling leaving you in a much more positive mood. Increased motivation A lot of people can lack motivation and this can be down to stress, work or aches and pains. Regular trips to the sauna helps relieve these problems and in turn help boost motivation levels. We’ve already mentioned that it can be great for reducing stress, but the heat can also soothe aches and pains and also help to speed up recovery time for any injuries. If you’re feeling good both inside and out, you’re much more likely to feel a boost in motivation. Detoxification A 20 minute sauna session stimulates your sweat glands making your skin produce more sweat. Your body naturally absorbs...
Relax and enjoy a visit to London’s premier gay sauna The Stable

Relax and enjoy a visit to London’s premier gay sauna The Stable

No one understand the importance of relaxation more than we do at The Stable. Life can be stressful – especially London life, and we believe that everyone should take the time out to relax and enjoy some time to themselves. We offer the perfect male-only gay location in central London, where visitors can come and take some time out from their busy lifestyle to unwind and look after their health. At The Stable, London’s premier gay sauna, we offer a number of wonderfully relaxing facilities and services. These are: a sauna, steam room, wet room, a large spa pool, massage service and a fully licensed bar. So we’ve told you what we have, but what can our facilities actually do to help relax you? Let’s start with the sauna and steam room. These facilities are a fantastic way to de-stress and relax. The quiet environment combined with the heat creates the perfect place for visitors to be alone with their thoughts and to just let go of the day’s stresses. The heat also helps to reduce feelings of tension in the muscles and joints, leaving visitors feeling more physically relaxed as well. Our spa pool is one of the largest in London, and it’s a perfect spot to not only relax and enjoy some you-time, it’s also a great place to relax with others. Enjoying time in such a warm, soothing environment is relaxing enough, but if you’re spending that time with others it can also add the feel-good factor and allow you to talk to people who aren’t connected with your usual routine – change is a great...