• 10 Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

  • The holiday season is once again upon us, and I bet you’re trying to think of gift ideas for the people you love! Well, fear no more. Chiro-Health Inc. has prepared a list of unique holiday gift ideas that show you care about the longevity of those you love.

    10 healthy holiday gift ideas that keep on giving!

    1. Chiropractic treatment

    Starting off strong with chiropractic treatment as a holiday gift idea (we are a chiropractic company, after all)! Chiropractic treatment has more benefits than you can count on your two hands. Posture improvement, pain relief, and mobility improvement are just a few of chiropractic’s benefits. Not to mention that since chiropractic is suitable for children, athletes, and pregnant women, chiropractic is the gift idea that is appropriate for anyone on your Nice List.

    2. Massage

    Massage is something everyone can benefit from. Ever felt so tired at the end of the day you wanted nothing more than to get your back rubbed and feel that tension relief? Well, massage not only relaxes, but it also relieves stress, loosens up tight muscles, and improves blood flow. Massages are a gift idea linked to pampering and self-care. Can you think of anyone that hasn’t felt better by the end of a massage?

    3. Acupuncture

    Acupuncture offers a plethora of benefits such as boosting fertility, improving sleep quality, providing headache relief, and more! Not to sound overly confident but acupuncture, like chiropractic care and massage, is a bit like a one-stop shop where treatment is tied to several benefits. It’s pretty amazing.

    4. Meditation app

    There are so many meditation apps on the market right now! A few meditation apps Chiro-Heath’s Social Media Manager, Anthea Vishegonov, recommends are “Calm,” “Headspace,” and “Reflectly.” All these apps are geared toward your mental well-being and peace of mind. These apps offer an array of offerings – from calming nature sounds and guided meditations to journaling prompts, these apps give you everything you need to stay calm and carry on!

    5. Foam roller

    A foam roller is an excellent tool for pain relief, stretching, and loosening up tight areas of your body. Foam rollers come in many variations, but the one thing that we recommend is getting a foam roller with a medium density that is 6x36in. Never used a foam roller before? Chiro-Health’s very own Dr. Mazgaloff has already created a series of foam rolling demonstration videos for you to follow along with while breaking in the new holiday gift!

    6. Sit disc

    A sit disc is a wonderful gadget. If you haven’t heard of one, think of a sit disk as a textured pillow that can give you a butt massage. Do you know the numb feeling your booty gets after sitting at a desk all day or a long road trip? Well, a sit disc is the remedy for that exact situation. You can use a sit disc to massage your rear or it can be repurposed to aid in home exercises! Talk about multi-functional. Trust us, once you try a sit disc, you won’t want to remember life before discovering this wonder.

    7. Laptop stand

    Now, a laptop stand can be interpreted in a few ways. Some may opt in for a laptop table that you place over your legs when you work from your bed or the couch, while others may go for a standing desk. A laptop table offers added stability to the laptop’s working surface and also helps with preventing overheating. On the other hand, a standing desk may seem like a fad due to its rising popularity in recent years, but rather it is a revolution that keeps muscles functioning and helps them protect the spine! Whatever type of laptop stand you choose, at a minimum, you will be able to elevate your laptop from its usual base, thus resulting in you elevating your chin and relieving tension created on the neck and shoulders.

    8. Buckwheat pillow

    Buckwheat pillows – aka “sobakawa” – originated in Japan, but today they are used around the globe. These pillows are filled with buckwheat hulls, the hard outer casings of buckwheat seeds. The hulls have a firm feel, and the pillow supports your head and neck while sleeping. In addition to this benefit, buckwheat pillows are fully adjustable in how much or little support they offer, and they provide temperature regulation while sleeping. Time to get ready for a good night’s rest!

    9. Weighted blanket

    Weighted blankets are excellent gifts for restless sleepers and anxious minds. These blankets, often filled with plastic or glass beads, mimic a type of therapy known as deep pressure simulation, in which gentle pressure – similar to the feeling of being hugged or swaddled – applied to the body calms the nervous system, lowering one’s heart rate and slowing breathing. As a result, research has suggested that weighted blankets may help reduce stress and anxiety, as well as improve sleep. And to top it all off, in addition to the aforementioned benefits, a weighted blanket will ensure you stay warm and cozy throughout the night without the cover ever falling off!

    10. Under the knee pillow

    Having a pillow to place under or between your knees is great for ergonomics! A small to medium-sized pillow placed under the knees when sleeping on your back is great for maintaining some curvature in your lower back and avoiding back pain. After all the holiday treats and days filled with family activities, you’ll be ecstatic that you’re able to get a good night’s rest to recuperate and feel rejuvenated by the morning!

    The holidays are filled with festivities, joy, and spending time with loved ones. Rest assured that you’ll show your friends and family you care about them with this curated list of healthy holiday gift ideas. Remember, health is not only a destination, it is a process.

    As always, check with your trusted chiropractor if chiropractic adjustments or acupuncture are right for you. To learn more about how chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage can be an alternative to medication and surgery, visit our website, like us on Facebook and Instagram, or call us for an appointment.