Summer is here and the temperatures are more consistently heating up, which means cooling down yourself and your home takes more of an effort. If you are fortunate enough to live in a home with central air conditioning, the hot summer days are not too bad. If your home does not have central AC, or you are among the mass numbers of apartment or condo dwellers, you cringe when you see the forecast of sunny days with the temperatures around 90 degrees for several days in a row. If you are on a budget, buying a portable and/or window air conditioner units might not be the solution for you and your family to live comfortably in your home during the heat waves. So how to do you combat the heat? Below is a list of some helpful ideas to help you beat the heat this summer.
Courtney Truax, LMT is a graduate of East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon. She is licensed through the Oregon Board of Massage Therapy and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She has her own studio massage practice in the heart of downtown Lake Oswego, Oregon.