Relieve aches, pains and stress at The Stable

There are many different causes as to why someone can suffer with aches, pains and stress, and they can interfere with everyday life. Aches and pains can prevent people from being active or being able to complete tasks fully, whilst stress can leave people feeling drained and unhappy which can lead to further health problems. Here at The Stable we offer a number of heat and wet facilities that can help relieve these problems. Aches and pains A lot of people work on their feet all day. Lifting heavy things regularly and taking part in physical activities can cause stiff joints and painful, tense muscles. Also, those sat at a desk all day are likely to feel the strain on their body. Spending eight hours a day crouched in front a computer can cause back and neck pain, and also cause the body to feel stiff from lack of movement. We have different facilities you can use to help improve your flexibility and release the tension in muscles to help soothe these aches and pains. Our sauna and steam room provide a warm heat that increases your blood flow, which helps your body to speed up the natural healing process. It also encourages the release of endorphins – your body’s feel good chemical. This creates a natural tranquilising effect, which reduces the pain of muscle soreness. You can also help soothe your muscles by taking a dip in our spa pool. When your body is immersed in the water you feel an automatic release as it makes you feel weightless. The jet streams in the spa pool also helps...

Refresh yourself inside and out at The Stable

As the weeks pass, our bodies can become tired and achy and our skin can start to feel dull and worn out, so it’s important we take some time out at least once month to refresh ourselves. A trip to The Stable can be the perfect way to detoxify, this can make you look and feel better. Your Skin The facilities at The Stable offer a number of great benefits to the skin. The steam and the sauna rooms are the main places your skin will benefit, as these rooms are above room temperature and when you enter them your body heat rises. This increases your blood circulation and sweat production, which helps release any bad toxins from skin and draws more oxygen and nutrients to the surface your skin helping it become more moisturised and look healthier. Some studies say that saunas can help improve the reproduction of collagen which gives your skin strength and elasticity. When spending time in the sauna, your body is forced to excrete dead skin cells which helps to promote the growth of newer and healthier ones. A final benefit a sauna can have on the skin is cleansed pores. Spending time in the sauna induces heavy sweating which will cleanse your pores and glands. This will remove impurities from the skin, help prevent acne, pimples and blackheads, and leave your skin clear and smooth. Your Body As we age our bodies can begin to feel the pressure – you may begin to feel aches and pains in places you never even knew existed! Our steam room, sauna, spa pool and massage rooms...

Visiting London this summer? Stop off at The Stable

Summer is finally here, and it’s time you gave your body a little TLC. You’ve been working hard all year so why not take some time to remember what you work so hard for. Taking some time out to relax is also great for your health and can really give you a boost of energy and motivation. Here at The Stable we believe a trip the sauna is a great way to unwind. We have different rooms containing different heat and wet facilities to suit your needs. Our sauna and steam rooms offer a quiet, warm area for you to let yourself drift away. Sitting in a sauna or steam room for about 20 minutes can promote deep sweating, and whilst it’s not the most attractive thing, sweating is actually a great health benefit to your body, as it helps cleanse and detoxify your body. The warmth from these rooms also help you de-stress as they cause your body to release endorphins – your body’s feel good chemical. This creates a natural tranquilising effect, which also helps to reduce the pain of muscle soreness. This can be great for people who spend a lot of time on their feet or lifting heavy objects. Another room we have on offer is our spa pool. In this room you can take a dip and let the warm bubbly water do all the work. The heat from the water can help reduce tension in your muscles and improve flexibility in your joints. The fast streamed jets inside of warm water mixed with air provide a therapeutic massage you can control – you...

Get an extra kick after your workout with a steam session

After a tough workout, you’re going to want an effective way to relax and unwind those tense muscles. A great way to benefit after a workout is to make steam sessions a regular part of your routine. As well as being super relaxing, there has been evidence to show that steam room use can promote further health benefits and endurance in active people. An intense workout will quite often mean tired, achy muscles so by engaging in regular steam sessions you can improve the speed at which your body repairs itself. The heat of steam room encourages better blood flow therefore delivering oxygen and nutrients around the body at much more efficient pace. This will speed up the recovery process and it can also create a temporary pain relief to soothe those tired muscles. A steam room is also a great place to stretch out after a workout, however we do only mean gentle stretching. The effects of the heat we’ve previously mentioned can allow you to feel more limber and relaxed making it much easier to get those much needed stretches in. Stretching will also help to get oxygen and nutrients to tired joints. If you suffer from high blood pressure, you could also benefit from long term use of steam rooms. The improved blood flow and oxygen and nutrient levels has the potential to alleviate symptoms, however it’s always worth seeking medical advice before using these facilities. At The Stable, we offer our male visitors access to a relaxing steam room which is just minutes away from Soho’s gay village. As well as a steam room, guests...

Unlock your workouts maximum potential

Getting a regular exercise is important for your health, but did you know there’s so much more to a workout than just the physical activity itself? You could can make little extra changes to your everyday life to help improve your physique and health, giving you the energy to get the most out of exercise. Eat right Eating right is so important, whether you are hitting the gym to lose weight or gain muscle. What you eat affects how you perform in the gym. Avoid eating junk food – the energy that is created isn’t worth it compared to the amount of calories they contain. You’ll lack the energy you need to push yourself that bit harder, and also open yourself up to weight gain from the saturated fats. Instead choose to eat foods that are high in protein, as they are a great way to help boost your energy and stamina. These will help you work out longer and start taking your activity to the next  level and increase your muscle. Make sure you are also drinking plenty of water to keep hydrated. Becoming dehydrated can make you feel tired and weak unable to put any real effort into your workout at all. Relaxation Giving your body time to recover is essential. After you have been to the gym you should ideally give your body a day of rest. This gives your muscles a chance to grow and get ready for the next round of exercise. Preventing your body from resting can also lead to an injury. A restless body can become stiff and start to ache, which...

Give your immune system a boost

We come in contact with thousands of different germs every day, and it’s our immune system’s job to make to sure we don’t get ill from these germs. It’s for this reason that you need to do everything in your power to keep you immune system strong and healthy. One great way to give your immune system a boost is to eat the right foods. Eating the right nutrients keeps your immune system strong. You should make sure you are eating your five a day of vegetables and fruit. There are also extra foods you can add to your diet that are full of little power boosts such as yogurt, shellfish, oats and barley, red meats and blueberries. It’s also important to be drinking a lot of water every day – it is advised to drink about eight glasses of water. Your body is mainly made up of water so keeping hydrated is vital for staying healthy and keeping your immune system strong. Drinking lots of water also helps flush out any bad toxins in your system. To keep your immune system strong you should also try to keep stress levels as low as possible. Stress can leave you feeling exhausted and worn out, which can cause your immune system to weaken. People have different methods of relaxing from meditation, relaxing in the bath to socialising with friends. Which ever method of relaxation works for you, you should always make sure you put time aside regularly at least twice a week to relax and do what makes you happy to help you de-stress. Visiting a sauna is a great...

Detoxify at The Stable after your holiday

Holiday season is upon us again! It’s that time of year where we can take a week or two away from work and just relax in the sun with no stress. It’s also the time to enjoy the culinary delights and drinks of the places we visit and it’s common to go a little overboard – well you are on holiday! Whilst it seems like a great idea at the time, when you get home from your holiday along with the post-holiday deflation, you may also feel the guilt of any over-indulgence. In this article we’re going to look at how you can boost yourself from your holiday blues and refresh your body after your indulgences at The Stable. Our luxury spa pool is a great place to start. You can really unwind in the warm water and allow it to ease any aches and pains – well we don’t know what you get up to on holiday! The heat also helps to release endorphins and improve blood flow leaving you feeling super happy and relaxed. Following the spa pool, a session in the steam room and sauna is a great way to refresh your skin. Again, like the spa pool, aches and pains are soothed and blood flow increases, but the heat from these facilities also causes the body to push out all the unwanted toxins. A good heat session will leave your skin glowing and you feeling much more refreshed – almost as if those holiday drinks never happened! If you really want a post-holiday treat, you could enjoy a wonderfully relaxing massage. This will really work...

Muscles don’t just look good – they offer a host of health benefits

For many, the aim of muscle building is to look good, however by building up your strength and enhancing your muscle’s definition you’re also going to improve your health. If you’re trying to lean up bulking up may seem contradictory, however increased muscle mass can actually lead to improved rates of fat loss. To keep these bigger, stronger muscles functioning properly your body will need to use up more energy therefore requiring a higher number of calories – approximately 50 calories extra per additional pound of muscle. This improved metabolic rates means your body will be much more efficient at burning fat so you can achieve that leaner, toned physique. Ageing causes the body to naturally lose muscle, with an estimated 10% being lost by 50 and potentially rising to 15% by 60. Regular strength training can help to slow this process and enable your body to cope better with age. It also helps to preserve balance and prevent joint injury later in life which can lead to a much more independent lifestyle. At The Stable we recognise the importance of maintaining muscle health for a healthy and active lifestyle, so we offer a range of facilities and services which can help you take care of your muscles during rest and recovery periods. Our sauna and steam room are ideal for a post-workout session as the heat will help to loosen up tense muscle and soothe any soreness. The increased heat also speeds up blood flow meaning that oxygen and nutrients can be delivered around the body much more efficiently for quicker recovery. We also offer our male visitors...

Steam rooms: how can you benefit from them?

Steam rooms are a great place to relax, but did you know that they could also offer a number of other health benefits? If you regularly work out, steam rooms can really help you make some serious gains. Intense training is hugely rewarding, however if doing it properly it comes with tired, sore muscles and increasing recovery periods. This can be frustrating for those who just want to get on it – so this is where a regular steam room session can come in handy. The recovery period needs to happen, there’s no escaping that. However, regular use of a steam room can help to speed up this recovery period so you can hit the weights sooner. The heat of the steam room encourages better blood flow so your tired muscles will receive more of the oxygen and nutrients they need to heal themselves at a much quicker rate. This can also help to soothe those initial post-workout aches and pains often felt. Steam rooms can also offer those suffering with respiratory problems some respite. The high heat helps to relieve mucus pressure in the body which can offer those suffering with the likes of asthma and bronchitis some relief. With summer practically upon us, you’ll want to look your best and regular steam room use can help. We previously mentioned the increased blood flow, which as well as benefiting you internally, it can also help freshen up and detox your skin. The heat and increased blood flow helps to open up the pores, so you’ll be able cleanse yourself of impurities and it can be especially beneficial to...

Why a micro-sauna session can give you the boost you need

Are there times when you feel like all you do is work and you don’t have the time to enjoy anything for yourself? If so, you could benefit from joining us on your lunch break! Micro-sauna sessions can be just as, if not more, beneficial as a long spa day – let’s look at why. We know that saunas are a top choice for relaxation – the quiet, warm environment makes them the perfect hideout to escape from everyday stresses. So why would a shorter lunch time visit be better than a longer afternoon? To start off with, if you’re constantly on-the-go it’s much easier to fit in a quick 30 – 60 minutes than it is to schedule a full day away from your usual activities. Also, if you’re feeling pressured at work it’s a great way to break up your routine, give you a break and help relieve stress. If left to build up, stress can cause you no end of problems, both mental and physical, so if you can you should try to do what you can to keep these feelings at bay. By taking a break and enjoying a micro-sauna session mid-way through the day you give your mind a chance to unwind and just focus on you for a short time. Whilst it may not seem much at the time, you’ll find that on your return to work you’re more likely to feel much more motivated and ready to go. It’s also a great way to make sure you actually take your break and don’t get dragged into working through your lunch – you’d...

Why rest days are important to optimum male health

Rest days aren’t just an excuse to escape the gym – they are actually a vital element of a healthy workout routine. If you’re pushing your body as hard as you can on a regular basis it’s going to need to recover and it’s during rest days that this happens. As dedicated as you may be to your training, you need to be careful of overworking yourself. If you do, you’ll be much more prone to fatigue and more likely to burn out – and that’s not going to get you the results you want! Whether you’re bulking up your muscle or aiming to shed a few pounds, a day off will do wonders for you and help you achieve the results you want. Let’s start with the first benefit of rest days – preventing boredom. If you’re pushing yourself on your new health kick every single day with no change you will eventually find the routine monotonous. As well as causing motivation levels to drop, your body will also get used to this same routine and begin to adapt to it. Sure it may be able to handle it much better, but you’ll stop seeing those gains you saw in the first months of your health routine! Take a break from your routine, have a day to recover and return with a fresh approach. It also helps to keep mixing up your routines for best results. Your body needs time to recover from extreme levels of activity, whether that’s through pounding the treadmill or benching weights. Muscle fatigue is a real thing and if you don’t address it...

Don’t underestimate a good night’s sleep when it comes to male health

Getting a good night’s sleep is more important than you might think as you can benefit in a number of ways from fitting in your regular eight hours. Sleeping well every night will help you reduces stress and improve your motivation levels. It’s no secret that if you’re lacking sleep, you are much more prone to bad moods and feeling the effects of stress. Everyone is different so the amount of sleep you’ll need will be personal to you, however the average amount of sleep needed tends to range between six to nine hours per night. Try to avoid hitting the sack after midnight, as it’s been suggested that your body and vital organs perform important functions in the small hours of the night and they will be much more efficient if you’re asleep during this time. Also, as tempting as it may be, don’t be tempted by long lie-ins when you have a day off. This will only push your sleeping routine out of sync and you’ll pay for it later when you try to get back into it! A good night’s sleep can also improve your immune system. Those who lack sleep are more likely to suffer with ill health. This is due the fact that during the time we are awake the body’s cells are working hard to keep you awake, so they can’t focus on protecting you from germs – there’s a reason why sleep is always recommended when you fall ill with any cold or virus. You also stand a better chance of gaining control your weight when you have a set sleeping routine....