Tense shoulders? Stiff neck? Monkey mind? Could be all that pent-up stress from 2020. Here, tools to help get your body and soul back to feeling good, just in time for the new year. —Vita Daily
conair percussion gun massager. Ease the pain with Conair’s new Percussion Gun Massager ($150). With up to 50 percussions per second, this tool helps to release knots and relieve muscle fatigue, soreness, cramps and stiffness, stat.
magic bag. Either you remember it, or you still call it a staple in your wellness arsenal. Canadian-made, the authentic Magic Bag is a comforting, therapeutic classic that also happened to be one of our top gift-giving picks for the holidays!
peloton yoga and meditation classes. Peloton groupies, rejoice: The company, known for at-home bikes and treadmills that offer access to live-streaming classes, also serves up meditation and yoga classes. Any Peloton Bike and Tread owners, in addition to Peloton Digital subscribers, can stream those classes live or on-demand.
saje peace of mind kit. Find quiet time during the busy season with this kit ($27), designed to help you feel calm and peaceful. Includes Deep Breath Inhaler, Relax-O-Ring, Stress Release remedy and Unwind Mist.
mifa eucalyptus mood mist. “Delivers the energizing effect of a power nap,” according to Elle Canada, this natural essential oil spray ($38) is grounding, uplifting and refreshing. Created to restore, refresh and reset your experience by encouraging daily connection to self, deep breathing and relaxation, it’s a wonderful ritual that will encourage deep breaths and reset your mood.
buddha beads. Each Buddha Beads bracelet, necklace, crystal and cleansing kit, designed and handcrafted in Canada, is designed to promote some aspect of wellness, from calming, to positivity, courage or relaxation. Among the brand’s bestsellers: the Howlite x Silver Buddha bracelet ($30), which is meant to help achieve a state of relaxation. Plus, each natural gemstone used by Buddha Beads is dealt with by a Reiki Grand Master Practitioner, which helps to enhance the vibration in each stone.
endy weighted blanket. Don’t call it a blanket statement: weighted blankets may just be the hottest home item of the year. Endy’s version ($195) is perfectly designed to provide a deeper, more relaxing sleep. Weighing in at 15 pounds, this blanket feels like a warm, soothing hug; it works by distributing deep pressure across the body, resulting in the feeling of being held for deep relaxation.
pukka relax tea. Sip your way to sane. Made with organic chamomile flower and fennel seed and ginger, Pukka’s Relax tea is blended to help you to unwind to ease digestion. Ethically sourced with organically grown ingredients, take a moment and enjoy letting go.
silk road tea bath salts. Bliss bath salts from Silk Road Tea ($19) are as natural as can be; expertly formulated with just a few pure but powerful key ingredients like sea and minerals salts and essential oils, use them in the bath, as a purifying body scrub or for a foot soak.
meditation apps. Let’s be honest—the stress that comes from social distancing and trying to manage daily life during a pandemic is no joke. For many of us, anxiety levels in 2020 were high—so we rounded up the best meditation apps that you can download to your phone to help you find your om.
Win! A $150 Conair Percussion Gun Massager!
Congrats Lisa L. of Vancouver, BC, who will receive our favourite a $150 Conair Percussion Gun Massager!