I’ve been paying more attention to my body and think a spa day is just what I need. A few weeks ago, my cousin extended an invitation to the steam room and sauna at the W Hotel’s Bliss Spa. It’s been a while since I’ve received any sort of spa treatment; in Thailand, we received a massage at our hotel so it was long overdue. Interested in learning the health benefits of a spa day? Here are a few.
Benefits of Facial Treatment
Facials get rid of dirt, grease, and dead skin caused by everyday elements. Exfoliation during a facial cleanses your pores and help prevent blackheads, whiteheads, and acne from forming, leaving your face hydrated.
Physical Benefits of Massage
The physical benefits of a massage in general help relieve sore muscles, increase blood circulation and reduce knots. Each massage type has different functions. Do your research to see which massage therapy will work best for you. Popular massage therapy types include:
- Swedish Massage – provide muscle relaxation
- Thai Massage – reduces back pain by moving and stretching you in a sequence of postures
- Aromatherapy – a Swedish massage with essential oils
- Deep Tissue Massage – targets muscle knots or “adhesions”
- Shiatsu -stimulates acupressure points to improve the flow of energy
- Hot Stone Massage – uses hot stones to loosen tight muscles
Steam Room and Sauna Benefits
The heat from saunas and steam rooms relax tense muscles and relieve joint pain. It also helps with increasing metabolism, removing toxins from your body, and relieving congestion. Consult with a health professional to see if a sauna is a right fit for recovery from arthritis or migraines.
Spring Spa Week is back and from April 17th-23, 2017, services at participating spas valued from $100 to $500 will be available for just $50 each. Make sure to visit www.spaweek.com starting March 20, 2017, for a list of participating venues and to make your reservations. You can also purchase a gift card to use during Spa Week or any time of the year without expiration.
What are some other benefits of a spa day?