Spa days are known to cultivate self-pampering, relaxation and wellness. The treatments found at spas, and even just the atmosphere helps to ease stress and induce the relaxation response in the body.
At a spa, you Indulge in some needed ‘me’ time. You take a step back from everything all the pressures and just relax, you can detox, beautify, and enjoy uncountable health-promoting experiences.
Studies have proven that going to the spa on a regular basis has a direct relationship with how well you sleep, how good your mental and physical health is and how happy you are overall.
5 Ways A Spa Day Ritual Serves Your Wellness
Read on to learn about the 5 key benefits of going to the spa for some serious pampering.
1. Improve Health & fitness
Body treatments, massage, and heat hydrotherapy all work at improving the circulatory system. Blood circulation improves, there is a reduction in blood pressure and an increase of a healthy flow throughout the body.
When you take the time out to take care of your body, your mind soon follows and it becomes happier and healthier as well. Being touched during a massage or a pedicure or facial, sends a signal to the brain to release some of its feel “good” hormones, dopamine and serotonin. Their release into the bloodstream signals the mind, body, and soul to be in perfect harmony.
Moreover, let’s not forget how improving your body image has such a positive effect on your self-esteem and overall confidence.
We all know we tend to sleep better when we’re happy and relaxed. Now imagine what your sleep quality will be like after a day at the spa. You’ll enjoy a deep, calm sleep, and wake up the next day feeling refreshed and renewed from head to toe.
2. Relieve aches and pains
Today, spas are focusing on how to combine anti-stress treatments with fitness and good nutrition to put an end to any suffering from illnesses and joint aches. The different kinds of massages, ranging from therapeutic to shiatsu to deep tissue, all help in relieving tense, knotted up muscles and problem areas. There is also acupuncture, reflexology, physiotherapy whose only purpose is to hone in on areas with a specific problem or injury.
Another great reliever of joint pain is the heat from a steam shower, sauna, or hot tub, which can help lessen the pain that comes with fibromyalgia, arthritis, or other joint pains.
A good, alleviative massage stimulates the lymphatic system, which plays a major role in keeping our immune system healthy. When the lymphatic system is stimulated, there is proper lymph flow throughout your body. This draws out metabolic waste, along with any toxins or excess water. This is why detoxification is known for loss of water retention. So when all the toxins and excess fluids are flushed out, your system becomes clean and thriving with new and clean blood. Any swelling or soreness in the body decreases, and the ability to fight off diseases is maximized.
Detoxifying the skin is also an important factor that spas take very seriously because the skin is the largest organ in the body and it’s also its main line of defense against bacteria, germs, and toxins. Facials and mud baths are great detoxifiers because they draw out the impurities from the skin, and they also contain vitamins and minerals.
Going to the spa gives you a sense of renewal. You renew your energy, you take a look at your lifestyle and renew/discard certain habits, and you renew your outlook on life. A soothing massage can help invigorate you, to ease tense muscles and decrease your levels of stress, ultimately altering your frame of mind – just what the doctor ordered.
Just being at the receiving end of physical contact in a safe, professional environment is essential to our happiness and comfort. The power of a touch affects us in ways we can’t even begin to understand. Touch influences our mood, our health, our sense of security and our confidence in ourselves.
Experts are now trying to focus their attention on how to prevent health complications early on so that people can enjoy a stress-free, healthier lifestyle. Relaxation isn’t simply a mental state where you hum and chant, it’s so much more! Relaxation plays an integral role in deciding how healthy you are today, and how healthy you’ll be 10, 20, 30 years from now. Going to the spa for a relaxing day, freeing your mind from any hassles and worries definitely restores your energy levels before they are completely depleted. It will also restore your positive outlook on life, and restore faith in your abilities to be successful at whatever you do.
Being in good mental and physical shape requires you to take the right steps to get there; exercise, eating right, sleeping well. However, make it a point to add a little pampering into your life to tie everything together in just the perfect way.
Just walking through the spa doors makes you giddy with excitement. Add to that the peaceful, laid-back ambience and beautiful surroundings, a day at the spa is certainly the perfect way to enjoy taking care of you – because you are that important.