The Luxury of Day Spas? A Key to Wellness and Balance

Self-care is all the rage now. And why not? We live in our bodies our WHOLE LIVES. When people think of spas they think of pampering oneself, but did you know spa services can improve your health as well?

Helps Blood Circulation:
Body and facial massages aid in proper blood circulation. Proper circulation brings damaged, stiff, and tense muscles the rich blood supply they need to promote healing. When the cells and organs get enough oxygen, then they can work at their peak. The results? Glowing, clear skin and elimination of tense muscles!

Relives Stress and Anxiety:
When the body is tense and under stress, it produces unhealthy levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. This can contribute to weight gain, sleeplessness, digestive problems, and headaches. The action of massage techniques removes lactic acid from the muscle tissues. As a result, this action improves the lymph fluid circulation, which carries metabolic waste products away from internal organs and muscles. And the kicker? Most facials also include a face, neck and décolleté massage. Meaning, it gets rid of toxins and reduces fluid retention too!

Improve Skin Condition:
Our skin is like nature – it changes with the seasons and has different needs based on the
temperature, humidity level and hours of sunlight. In the winter, a super hydrating facial will restore lost moisture, while a summer facial will work to calm sun-damaged skin. Getting a facial in the spring will invigorate and nourish dull post-winter skin, and an autumn facial will prep your complexion for the cold months ahead.  Facial treatments can also dry up cystic acne and minimize scarring from pimples. Most people try to hibernate during the winter, but winter season is when you need to hydrate your skin the most! Massages and nail services tend to have hydrating and nourishing products included in their services too.

Prevents Inflammation:
Treatments may reduce symptoms of inflammatory diseases like sciatica, arthritis, and gout. In addition, it also strengthen joints and muscles. Sports related injury or suffering a chronic pain condition like arthritis or fibromyalgia? Spa treatments can help alleviate this pain. A 2012 study found that regular massage therapy of any kind not only reduces inflammation but also increase cell growth in skeletal muscles, while an expert at the University of Alabama believes that the benefits of massage include better cardiovascular health, reduced stress, and a healthier immune system. It makes sense to take a day to “treat yourself” in today’s hectic world, but even just an hour of shutting off for a minute will help. Whether it be going to the spa for a massage or facial, walking in the park, meditation, yoga, etc. the possibilities are endless.

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