May 09 , 2022
Our fast-paced lives can be physically and mentally exhausting. Fortunately, we can minimize some of its negative effects by scheduling a much needed spa day for a quick body and mind refresh.
While most of our schedules (and paychecks) don’t allow frequent spa visits, a monthly spa day can do wonders for our weary minds and bodies. If you need a nudge to convince yourself why a monthly spa day is justified and even necessary, let us walk you through 10 reasons to help motivate you.
1. It Promotes Relaxation
Aromatherapy, relaxing music, massages, facials, and scrubs — most spas offer all these and more so that they can provide a stress-free and relaxing atmosphere for their clients. Having someone attend to your needs while you lay back and relax is a wonderful experience that helps you let go of deadlines, chores, and other worries that may be running through your mind.
2. It Helps Relieve Pain
Got tired aching muscles? Perhaps you’ve been nursing a persistent headache? Whether you’re suffering from sore muscles due to overexercising or because you’ve been sitting at your desk for too long, a good Swedish or deep tissue massage can loosen up those tense muscles and can give you the relief you’ve been longing for.
3. It Helps Reduce Headaches and Improves Breathing
If you have frequent headaches, a massage can help relieve the tension in your temples and head. It can also be combined with heat-related treatments such as saunas to clear your breathing passages.
4. It Enhances Sleep
Sleep comes easier when we’re relaxed and our bodies don’t hurt — two benefits that massages and spa days can provide. When you’re able to get a good night’s sleep, you wake up feeling refreshed and can perform better the next day.
5. It Can Boost Your Mood
Studies revealed that spa treatments like massages can decrease our bodies’ cortisol levels (the stress hormone) by an average of 31% while serotonin levels go up by 28%. Serotonin is the body’s neurotransmitter that can stabilize our moods. It can also promote healthier sleeping patterns and give us a mood boost.
6. It Offers Anti-Aging Benefits
Consistent skin care routines and spa treatments such as microneedling can reverse or slow down skin aging, leaving us with clearer, smoother, and younger-looking skin.
7. It’s Great for Our Health
Relaxing treatments like massages can be extremely beneficial to our health. It can improve blood flow and circulation, boost immunity, lower blood pressure, remove toxins from the body, and help our lungs, heart, and muscles function better.
8. It Enhances Confidence
By making time for yourself and treating yourself to services that address your physical and mental wellbeing, you’re creating a mindset where you are the priority. Spa days can thus make you look better, feel more refreshed, and help you carry yourself with more confidence.
9. It Releases Toxins
Built-up toxins can affect our circulation, speed up aging, and increase our risk for diseases. Massages, steam rooms, and saunas in spas can help us rid our bodies of these harmful substances.
10. It Give Us Healthier Perspectives
Feeling overwhelmed? Beginning to see the glass half empty all the time? Spa days force us to live in the moment and be more present. By taking care of our bodies and allowing them to be pampered, we’re in a better position to view problems with healthier attitudes since we feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
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