Wellness | Woodhouse Day Spas - North Bethesda, MD


May 13 2020 | by Caitlin Plummer

Leg and hip pain is common, and can be fleeting, but when left untreated can prevent you from moving freely, from exercising and can even interrupt a good night's sleep.

Leg and hip pain can develop in the joints, muscles and nerve pathways and therefore we’ve designed this stretching series to address tightness in all of these structures. Whether you’ve been on your feet for too long or you’ve pushed yourself a little too hard in your latest virtual fitness session. Below we have included a series that will make your leg and hip pain a thing of the past!

May 11 2020 | by Caitlin Plummer

Nutrition plays a vital role in your overall health. From producing the energy to get through your morning workout to transporting vital oxygen and blood to organs in the body, the nutrients you consume through your diet play a role in all body functions.

May 8 2020 | by Caitlin Plummer

A good night’s sleep is just as important for optimal health as regular exercise and a healthy diet – some debate even more so. Poor sleep can have a negative impact on many areas of health from weight gain and hormonal imbalances to an increase in risk of disease and even poor brain function. A good night’s sleep is something that many people take for granted but creating a routine that promotes quality sleep is important for optimal health.

Below we have included some tips so you can achieve quality, deep sleep every night.

May 5 2020 | by Caitlin Plummer

Neck pain and stiffness are common and can occur as a result of sleeping in an awkward position, posture, or exercise. This pain can not only be annoying it can result in painful headaches and migraines and can even cause pain and loss of mobility in your upper back and shoulders. These conditions if left untreated can be lasting.

Apr 28 2020 | by Caitlin Plummer

Since the spa has been closed temporarily due to covid19 I have been exploring different techniques for relaxation, recently I discovered the healing benefits of Sound Bath. I spoke to our Woodhouse Day Spa massage professional, Melvy to learn the benefits of sound bath.

What is Sound Bath?

Apr 20 2020 | by Caitlin Plummer

Upper back pain usually occurs as the result of poor posture, muscle overuse, or injury. Many people experience pain and stiffness in their upper back as a result of sitting in a hunched position. Upper back pain may display as dull aching pain and stiffness or sharp and burning pain. It is important to address this type of pain as pain in this area can result in stiffness and dysfunction which can also affect your neck, arms, and lower back.

Apr 16 2020 | by Caitlin Plummer

While many of us stuck indoors we tend to be spending a lot more time sitting - whether we are working from home or binging on the latest Netflix documentary. The most common cause of lower back pain is postural stress. While seated the pressure on your low back can be up to 80% greater compared to when you are standing. Prolonged sitting causes shortening in your hip flexors, which can, in turn, prevent your glutes from firing properly causing them to be weak and unable to support your lower back.

Apr 10 2020 | by Candace Bailey

Dry brushing the skin is a simple way to exfoliate, detoxify the skin and stimulate the lymphatic system. And the best part is it really is as easy as it sounds—a firm, natural bristle brush swept across the skin, from toe to head.

The method is called ‘dry’ brushing because it is performed on dry skin (although some people choose to apply a light coat of body oil before brushing). It is most effective if done each day while the skin is dry, right before hopping in the shower.

Benefits of Dry Brushing

Apr 9 2020 | by Caitlin Plummer

During times of anxiety and stress it can be hard to keep calm and relaxed. The world is changing right now and many of us are left feeling helpless and anxious about our futures. Having a few simple tips that you can follow when you feel anxious can help keep you relaxed. Here are some of our most helpful, and actionable tips you can try the next time you need to stay calm.

1. Recognise feeling anxious.

Mar 27 2020 | by Caitlin Plummer

All this time staying indoors with the kids is enough to drive anyone crazy! Below we have included a list of child friendly activities that are FREE and can be enjoyed from the safety of your home.

Exploring Nature


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