If there is one thing you should know about Woodside, a Kansas City wellness center, it’s that working out and exercising is only scratching the surface of what they have to offer. Relaxation is the other side of the wellness coin, as resting and recovering our bodies after a workout is just as important as the time spent exercising.
Visit the Spa
Take a trip to their newly remodeled full-service spa, which features a multitude of world-class amenities for members to enjoy. One of the most popular sports is the heated indoor pool and expansive, luxurious hot tub, which are perfect for settling back and unwinding. There is also the dry sauna, or you can take a full-body cold plunge for contrast therapy.
As far as details go, they have thought of everything. Modern, comfortable lounge seating sets the stage for relaxation. There is nothing quite like wrapping yourself up in a chilled, eucalyptus-infused towel after your time in the pool or steam room.
To really take your relaxation to the next level, the spa also features a wide variety of massage options. Relieve pain, anxiety and stress by letting a trained professional work out the tensest and most strained parts of your body. Go for a quick 15-minute sports massage or truly treat yourself with a two-hour signature massage. Choose an add-on service such as aromatherapy or reflexology for a small additional fee.
Meditation & Yoga Classes
When most people think of fitness classes, their minds jump to traditional routines such as cycling or aerobics. While these options are wonderful and are great exercise, from time to time, we need help settling down and getting our thoughts organized and squared away, especially when things get hectic.
Woodside features a range of yoga classes, starting from beginners and working on up. Practicing yoga is a great way to alleviate tension that weighs on both the body and the mind by improving flexibility and teaching controlled breathing.
As part of their signature series program, they offer a class called MEDITATION | REST®. It is designed by Jona Genova and is designed to boost mindfulness and correct the energetic patterning that keeps you up. With the aid and support of intuitively selected healing crystals, you can truly experience an intentional state of rest.
For those who prefer to maintain a bit of activity in order to unwind and release some long-harbored stress, paying a visit to the tennis courts is a really great option. Get some fresh air on their beautiful outdoor courts or enjoy time in their climate-controlled indoor courts.
Tennis is a form of physical activity which means when you play your body is naturally releasing endorphins and endorphins. These two assist your mood boost and keep your body system like your digestion and circadian rhythm, functioning properly. It can help you feel more relaxed which can help you get a better night’s sleep and keep you less anxious or stressed throughout the day. Moreover, tennis can be played with friends which can also help you blow off some steam and just have fun while still taking in all the physical and mental benefits of the game. Our management constantly pushes themselves to be better, learn more, be more competitive on the court alongside coaches and other players that encourage a sense of collaboration, connection.
If you’re a beginner, don’t worry! There are some really great coaches available to book a few lessons to help you get into the swing of things. Or you can always simply reserve a time for yourself or have friends join in on the action. No matter what you choose, time on the court will prove to be a great way to unwind.