If you’re feeling stressed, run-down, tense or suffering from aches and pains, there’s nothing quite like a trip to the spa to make you feel relaxed. You can enjoy lots of different treatments, such as massage, facial, pedicure and manicure to name a few. Spa treatments are used by an increasing number of people who want to take care of their bodies and mental health.
If you like the sound of a spa treatment, here are some reasons why you should book your trip today.
Improves your sleep
In today’s busy world, more and more people suffer from sleep problems. If you are one of them, you might find a soak in a spa bath helps. The warm water makes you feel more relaxed, which is just what you need to enjoy a good night’s sleep. When you lie in a warm bath of spa water, it helps increase your body’s temperature, relaxing your muscles and relieving the tension. This combination leaves you feeling less tired and you can get a better night’s sleep.
When you lie in the warm water, it encourages the pores of your skin to open up. When your pores are open, it’s much easier for your skin to flush any toxins and dirt. You’ll be left with cleaner feeling skin and feel much better thanks to the water’s detoxing effect.
Helps increase milk supply for nursing mothers
New mums can get very stressed about nursing their new baby. The very act of relaxing in a warm spa bath should help melt the stress away, thereby allowing the milk to flow much better. A light massage of the breast area can also encourage the milk supply.
Reduces the signs of aging
Facials are a beauty treatment typically offered at a spa. They can help to reduce your wrinkles and at the same time, relieve your stress. If you have problems with acne, a facial can help in another way. It will help open your pores, extract grime and dirt from your skin while reducing your risk of acne breaking out in the future.
Restores your mental balance
Does life sometimes get you down? Do you feel stressed and anxious? Perhaps a day relaxing at the spa might be just what you need to restore your mental balance. Enjoy a soak in a warm mineral bath, pamper yourself with a facial, pedicure and manicure.
Helps to lower your blood pressure
Book yourself a massage session, and it can help calm the nervous system which is responsible for your blood pressure. High blood pressure is not good because it can lead to heart disease. The warm water in a spa bath combined with a massage lowers your blood pressure and, at the same time, increases your heart rate. This gives your circulatory system a workout and helps to improve your cardiovascular system.
Relieves your aches and pains
The warm water of a spa bath helps your body to relax. The benefit of this is that it also reduces joint and muscle pain that might be stress related. If your general aches and pains are a direct result of poor sleeping habits, sitting at a desk for long periods or too much exercise, you can relieve these pains with a relaxing massage. Choose either a full massage covering your entire body or concentrate on any problem areas you might have. Treatments like Muscle reviver, Swedish massage, Deep muscle massage or Hot stone massage are very effective for reliving aches and pains.
Helps you lose weight
Several treatments are available if you need some help to lose weight. Try a slimming body wrap if you want to achieve weight loss. For this treatment, you are bandaged in cloth that has been soaked in mineral water. You are then covered in a heated blanket.
Another treatment is called cool sculpting. With this treatment, the fat cells beneath your skin are frozen. It is a popular treatment because you can choose a particular area where you want to lose your fat.
An increasing number of spas now offer meditation classes. Meditation is a process that improves your concentration, enjoy peace of mind, and increase your happiness.
You might also be able to take part in yoga classes. This is another way of meditating and improving your fitness and flexibility.
Regular trips to a spa are a great way to give yourself more time to take care of yourself. Take time out once a month, and you will be able to maintain both your physical and mental health.
Author Bio: This article was written by Conor O’Flynn of O’Flynn Medical. Conor is a firm believer in the health benefits of spa treatment, with a particular interest in the improvement of breast milk production.