Date(s) - 08/16/2020 - 08/17/2020
Most people associate spa days with glowing facials and relaxed muscles, but there is a whole other side to spa treatments. Yes, a massage and a visit to the sauna can do wonders for your physical wellbeing—but the mental health benefits cannot be understated either. With a vast selection of spa treatments, you can customize your experience and leave feeling physically and mentally relaxed.
Spa treatments date back to the ancient Romans who built baths for soldiers returning home from war. Soldiers would soak in these baths to relieve exhaustion and fatigue. It’s not the first instance of humans using spas for healing purposes, and it certainly wasn’t the last. Today, there are endless spa treatments to choose from, with these being some of the most popular options:
Massage therapists undergo extensive training in order to understand the human body, its pressure points, and how to promote healing in damaged tissue. Many spas let you customize your massage package, so pick what works for you. There are several forms of massage and techniques that can be used:
The physical benefits of massage are well known: relaxed muscles, less tension, pain relief, reduced inflammation, improved circulation and range of motion, and better sleep. Those suffering from chronic pain conditions, such as arthritis or sciatic issues, often use massage therapy as part of their overall pain management plan. Massage can also improve your mental health and help battle depression and anxiety. Combined with aromatherapy and essential oils, massage therapy will melt away your stress and leave you feeling deeply relaxed. This can help you with any concentration or motivation issues as well.
This popular spa treatment has multiple steps and begins with a consultation to discuss your specific needs. Different kinds of facial treatments include:
Facial packages vary based on the desired purpose—from anti-aging, deep cleansing, hydration, and treating skin conditions. Healthy, clear skin is an obvious physical benefit, but it can also improve your confidence. Our insecurities are often rooted in deeper fears and anxieties, and being more confident helps to realize most of those fears are unfounded. Regular confidence boosts can help us be more comfortable with ourselves and kick those anxieties to the curb for good.
Your face isn’t the only part of your skin that you should have exfoliated, cleansed, and moisturized. Get a facial for your whole body with these restorative treatments:
Body treatments are usually done in the privacy of treatment rooms, or as a group. You’ll leave with glowing, healthy, and hydrated skin all over and a relaxed state of mind. Hydrotherapy and steam rooms offer a lot of the same benefits as massage therapy. In addition to relaxing your muscles and dissolving your stress, you’re sure to get a good night’s sleep afterward. Insomnia and sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on your body and mind and worsen any existing conditions. A trip to the spa will definitely help you get your sleep schedule back on track.
Whether you’ve got neck pain, a foggy brain, or trouble sleeping—a trip to the spa may be just what you need. The physical and mental benefits of massage therapy and spa treatments combined make it a powerful tool in therapeutic treatment plans. Even if you just planned on relaxing some sore muscles in the sauna, you’ll also leave with peace of mind.