Spas are famous for relaxation, but did you know that certain spa treatments can actually improve your health? Regular spa visits could be the perfect addition to your healthcare routine to help you maintain a youthful glow, better mobility, and more energy for your daily life. If you haven’t checked out a spa before, here are four treatments and how they can help you improve your health.  

1. Massages 

A basic massage is great for occasional aches and pains, but what if your pain is a little more severe? If you have health issues or have been through a traumatic event like a car accident, it may be painful for others to help you work out tight muscles, but an experienced masseuse can help you find relief safely. There are different levels of pressure and different tools that can be used to achieve different results. An expert can help you decide on the type of massage that will best fit your needs, and they will likely recommend you start out with a more gentle massage. Jumping into a more intense, deep tissue massage can be extremely painful if you’re not used to the sensation. Getting a massage regularly can reduce pain, improve your circulation, and even make you feel more alert. 

2. Acupuncture or Acupressure 

If you’re looking for something to target different areas and systems of your body, like your metabolic health, acupuncture may be what you’re looking for. By carefully placing thin, delicate needles into your skin, acupuncture specialists can help you achieve better mental clarity, a boosted immune system, more energy, and reduced pain from issues like eye strain, headaches, and even migraines. Acupuncture can help regulate your digestive system and can reduce the severity of allergy symptoms. It can also be helpful for those wishing to quit harmful habits like smoking. Acupressure doesn’t use needles, so it may be a better option if needles bother you. Instead, acupressure involves placing pressure on the different acupoints of your body. 

3. Saunas 

If you’re not a fan of sweating, saunas may not be for you, but they can offer a lot of health benefits. Being in a heated room elevates your temperature, which increases blood flow. This helps circulation and can have a positive effect on heart health over time. You may even decrease your chances of high blood pressure or heart disease. Increased blood flow to the skin can improve your skin health and leave you with a lovely glow. The heat can also help loosen any remaining tension in your muscles after a massage. Sitting in a sauna gives you no other option than to relax, which can alleviate stress. Plus, all the sweating can help with detoxification. 

4. Facials 

There are many different types of facials out there. There are even treatments that can be used on the whole body. Facials are mainly seen as a tool to relax and improve skin texture and appearance, but they can do more. Your local spa will almost certainly be able to create a custom facial just for you and your skin needs. Facial massage increases circulation, and when paired with other anti-aging properties, can help you appear younger for longer. Exfoliation helps to keep your pores from becoming clogged and inflamed, and removing the top layer of dead skin can take your skin from dull to glowing. Facials can also encourage healthy cell turnover, resulting in the reduced appearance of scars and other marks. By the end of the facial, you can have smoother, softer, and tighter skin. Facials also tend to accompany skincare help from a professional so you can get similar results from the comfort of your home between treatments.  

While relaxing is important, relaxation is certainly not all that spas have to offer. When you enter a curated environment dedicated to helping you with your health issues, you’re more likely to enjoy and benefit from your treatments.