Benefits of Spa Therapies

Spa therapies offer different kinds of benefits.They not only help reduce stress but also offer some other great benefits

Spa Therapies help De-stress

1. Reduce stress that shows up in the form of body aches and muscular pains

Manipulations and pressures of massage therapy break down subcutaneous adhesions and prevent fibrosis. In other words, massage therapy ensures that the tissues of your muscles that are normally separate, stay separate. If they were to start growing together, they could cause complications. Massage also helps reduce pain by promoting circulation of blood and helping in lymphatic drainage. Lymphatic drainage is a process by which pain-inducing toxins that accumulate in the body due to an injury or strenuous exercise are eliminated from the body.

2. Reduce stress that shows up in the form of mental tension and anxiety

Almost everyone experiences mental and emotional stress at some point of time or another during the day. Hours of analysing a report or writing code for software may leave you mentally exhausted. An upcoming presentation or examination can make you feel restless. At other times the Monday-morning syndrome may take over and you may not feel like going to work or participating in any activity for no particular reason. Massage therapy has been shown to reduce mental stress and relax the mind by increasing alertness, lower Depression, lower blood pressure & heartbeat and promoting better sleep.

3. Stress that shows up in the form of physical tiredness and mental fatigue

Research shows that people who received massage therapy showed lower levels of fatigue. Traditional Chinese Medicine explains this phenomenon through the theory of meridians. According to this theory, the body is made up of meridians – invisible pathways or channels through which Qi (or energy) flows within the body. Massage therapies remove fatigue by eliminating blockages in the body’s meridians or invisible energy lines. Therapies are of course no substitute for a good night rest, a hearty laugh or the company of friends to help lower stress. However, when adequate rest and entertainment are coupled with a regular visit to the spa the body relaxes faster, far more easily and stays relaxed for longer periods of time.

Spa Therapies help De-toxify

Exposure to pollution, erratic eating habits and frequent consumption of alcohol lead to accumulation of toxins in our body. Accumulated toxins interfere with the body’s metabolism and lead to hormonal imbalance and indigestion. It is therefore important to regularly de-toxify one’s body.
One of the ways in which our body de-toxifies itself is through the skin. Our skin is the largest organ of our body. By promoting sweating through the skin the body de-toxifies itself. Spa therapies like body wraps promote sweating which flushes out toxins that accumulate within the body.

Spa Therapies Increase Immunity

As our body ages, its immunity – the ability to combat diseases and illnesses effectively – reduces. We see this in the fact that an increasing number of people around us become susceptible to common colds, flu etc. as they grow in age.

Spa Therapies Enhance Beauty

Enhancement of beauty is the fourth major reason why you should visit a spa. Book yourself at a spa if you are looking for either of the following benefits:-
1. Glowing Skin: Spa therapies like facials and body polishes use gentle exfoliation techniques to remove dead skin cells and stimulate new cell growth which gives you healthy, glowing skin.
2. Age-Reversal: Body wraps and anti-ageing facials firm up loose skin and treat the unsightly appearance of cellulite, revealing younger-looking skin.