Reduce Internal Inflammation: Holistic Approaches for Wellness

Inflammation is a pervasive issue in our modern world, impacting millions of lives and contributing to various chronic health conditions. While inflammation is a natural response to injury or infection, chronic inflammation caused by factors like stress, poor diet, and sedentary lifestyles can lead to serious health problems.

The Silent Epidemic

Chronic inflammation often operates silently, with symptoms that may go unnoticed for years. These symptoms can include persistent fatigue, joint pain, digestive issues, and even mental health challenges. The root cause of much of this inflammation is stress, which triggers a release of inflammatory molecules in the body. Given the demands of modern life, it’s no wonder that many of us are grappling with this issue.

Ice Bath and Infrared Sauna: Our Favorite Remedies

At ‘Ohana Yoga + Barre, we understand the importance of holistic wellness, and we offer tools like the ice bath and infrared sauna to help combat inflammation. These therapies have scientific backing, as studies have shown their effectiveness in reducing inflammation.

The cold plunge in an ice bath can stimulate an anti-inflammatory response by reducing the production of pro-inflammatory proteins. This therapy is more than just a shock to the system; it’s a powerful way to reset your body and promote healing from the inside out.

On the other hand, the infrared sauna uses radiant heat to penetrate deeply into your tissues. This helps increase blood flow, relax muscles, and expel toxins, ultimately reducing inflammation. When used consistently, these therapies can make a significant difference in managing chronic inflammation.

More Ways to Reduce Inflammation

Certainly, reducing internal inflammation doesn’t rely solely on ice baths and infrared saunas, though they are powerful tools. Holistic approaches encompass a broader spectrum, including dietary adjustments, mindful movement, and stress reduction.

Diet and Nutrition

One of the most impactful ways to combat inflammation is through dietary choices. Incorporating anti-inflammatory foods like fatty fish, dark leafy greens, and colorful fruits and vegetables can help reduce inflammation. At ‘Ohana, we emphasize holistic nutrition, providing guidance and resources to support your wellness journey.

Mindful Movement

Our varied fitness classes, such as yoga and barre, offer more than physical benefits. Mindful movement reduces inflammation by promoting relaxation and calming the nervous system. Slow-paced yoga styles, like Yin and Restorative, are particularly effective in managing inflammation as they encourage deep relaxation and stress relief.

Stress Reduction

Chronic stress is a significant driver of inflammation. We encourage practices like meditation, breathwork, and conscious relaxation to manage stress. Mindfulness meditation, in particular, has been scientifically proven to reduce inflammatory markers in the body.


Quality sleep is a fundamental pillar of holistic wellness. Inadequate sleep can increase inflammation. ‘Ohana supports your sleep journey by promoting healthy sleep habits and offering classes that enhance sleep quality.

Community and Support

Joining our ‘Ohana community offers emotional support, which is integral in reducing inflammation. Connection, laughter, and shared experiences can mitigate the effects of chronic stress, creating a buffer against inflammation.

It’s essential to understand that managing inflammation is a holistic endeavor, involving a balance of nutrition, movement, stress reduction, and emotional well-being. ‘Ohana Yoga + Barre provides a nurturing environment where you can explore these various approaches and integrate them into your wellness routine. Together, we can navigate the path to reduced inflammation and a healthier, more balanced life.

Science-Backed Strategies To Reduce Internal Inflammation

To delve deeper into the science of internal inflammation and its remedies, consider these articles; Harvard Health Publishing – Inflammation: A unifying theory of disease, and National Center for Biotechnology Information – Inflammation and its role in age-related diseases

Chronic inflammation is a complex issue with numerous contributing factors. Reducing it often involves adopting a multi-faceted approach that includes lifestyle changes, stress management, and holistic therapies. At ‘Ohana Yoga + Barre, we’re here to guide you on this journey to better health, offering not only ice bath and infrared sauna experiences but also a supportive community that understands the value of holistic wellness.

Our mission is to empower you with the tools, knowledge, and community support you need to reduce inflammation and embark on a path to a healthier, more vibrant life.

Inflammation doesn’t have to define your life; you have the power to take control and restore balance. Join us at ‘Ohana and begin your journey towards a healthier, inflammation-free you.

**All-Access membership includes unlimited movement and two Ice + GLOW sessions per month (Starting in Jan 2024). Regular membership price automatically applied after 30-days. Cancel anytime.

Katie Leigh Jackson Denver Artist and Illustrator

Katie Jackson is an Ohana YTT Graduate and Artist in the Denver Area. She creates artwork and wallpaper that showcases the magic in the ordinary and helps others live a simpler more peaceful life. Get tips + resources to create a calmer life and home with her free slow living library