Shopping with friends, watching a sport, indulging in an art or playing a game – unwinding has different names for different people. But what if there was an (in)activity that helped you relax while improving your overall health? Spa therapies are the way ahead as they help you relax in the most effective way. Ayurveda, for instance, relies on detoxifying one’s body through different massages and oils. There are several other therapies that offer everything from stress relief to better sleep. Yes, spa treatments should be on your list, read on to find out more.
A massage is known to reduce stress hormone levels and increase blood circulation in the body, which are good signs of recovering from anxiety. Ayurvedic body & head massages and thermotherapy (the use of heat) are some of the effective options. The hand movements involved in a massage are aimed at relaxing every inch of your body. Besides, all these are a great way to take a break from the daily routine and slow down a bit.
Relaxing oil massages are known to improve immunity in general. The overall increased blood circulation and other benefits derived from spa therapies, especially through the massages and steam bath, help the body rejuvenate and fight better. Another invigorating treatment to boost your immunity quotient is aromatherapy with essential oils like lemongrass, lavender, sandalwood and tea-tree oils working in favour of the body.
Helps Sleep Better
Much attention has been given to the fact that a good 7-8 hours of sleep is necessary for the human body to function better. With the amounts of work we put in and our not-so-good eating habits, sleep often takes a backseat. We compromise on sleep and later, it becomes a habit, with the term ‘light sleeper’ coming into existence. Hot oil massages that focus on head, neck and shoulders, coupled with meditative music are designed to make you fall asleep slowly. Researches are strongly in favour of the use of essential oils like lavender, chamomile and orange to relax and induce sleep.
Relieves Body Pain
The best part about any spa is the range of therapies offered to suit everyone’s requirements. If you recall your activity filled days and the soreness that follows through the joints, a relaxing tug at those muscles is enough to make you feel better. That’s how therapies at a spa help you relieve the tense muscles and joint pains. If research is to be believed, chronic pains are significantly subsided through treatments like hot stone therapy, hot water therapy a detoxifying bath.
Research has shown a number of health benefits linked to different types of spa therapies that involve improved heart health, lower levels of blood pressure and improved physical and mental health to name a few. An overall harmony throughout the body is achieved after relaxing sessions of a massage, thermotherapy, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy and many more that effectively restore the balance of our body.
Feel Good Factor
Massages and aroma therapies are also responsible for the release of ‘feel good hormones’, better known as endorphins which is good for your overall health. One feels light after a massage and it’s definitely a mood-lifter. With increased blood flow, a relaxed mind, no pains and some sleepiness peeping in – a visit to the spa should be a regular activity in your schedule. After all, who can say no to some pampering!
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