The Positive Impacts Of A Spa Trip

You may think that trips to the spa are simply for relaxation or enjoyment but there are some real benefits to spa trips that you may not know about. If you’re unfamiliar with the many negative impacts that stress can have on your body allow me to catch you up! Stress can shorten your lifespan and even increase the risk of contracting conditions like; heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, depression, and gastrointestinal problems. Stress can also threaten your overall quality of life. Do not fret! All's not lost. The upside is that stress can be combated. There are concrete steps you can take to reduce stress.

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Not only do trips to the spa help to reduce stress they also offer serious physical health benefits as well. Of course not every local spa offers services that have been proven to provide serious health benefits but there are many that do. Services like hydrotherapy, herbal scrubs, and infrared light sauna treatments are known to offer clients amazing health benefits. Let’s take a closer look at some of these services to see what exactly they do.

-  Hydrotherapy - the use of water
  • -  Hydrotherapy can be administered in several ways but the most common ways are foot and/or hand soaks
  • -  This form of spa treatment can result in decreased levels of fatigue
  • -  Hot-and-cold treatments offer increased local circulation and stimulation
-  Herbal scrubs - the use of salt, sugar, or herbs to create friction on the skin
  • -  Increases circulation
  • -  Removes superficial skin for a healthy looking glow
  • -  Some treatments can strengthen the immune system
-  Infrared Sauna - the use of superficial heat
  • -  Increases cellular metabolism
  • -  Increases circulation
  • -  Decreased fatigue
  • -  Decreased stiffness and pain

Remember that not every spa offers these kinds of treatments. You’ll want to do your research before you book an appointment.

Another way that spa trips can have positive impacts on us is that it brings us together. Maybe you’re a mother who’s been feeling distant from their daughter or maybe you just need some time with your old gal pals. Either way, human connection is a big plus for any spa trip. Why not make a day of it! Go shopping and enjoy a little retail therapy at Kohl’s before you hit the spa. You’ll find that it’s easier to connect with friends and loved ones when you’re more relaxed. Reducing stress really does help to improve our interpersonal relationships.

You may not want to share this spa experience with anyone else and that’s fine too! Building a better relationship with yourself is a great way to reduce stress. If you feel like your life has gone a little off the rails some “me-time” may be exactly what you need. Feel free to leave the kids with the in-laws and enjoy some alone time.

All in all it’s nice to know that while stress can cause serious health risks there are ways to combat it. Trips to the spa are beneficial not only to your health but also to your relationships with yourself and others.

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