Relieve aches, pains and stress at The Stable

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

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

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

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

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

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...