Whether you’re at the spa for a romantic date, a girls’ getaway or a solo self-care day, you’re not just pampering yourself but also improving your overall health and wellness. It’s not just the physical benefits of massage and facials, but a spa’s ambiance has a direct impact on your mood.
The sounds of relaxing music, soothing scents and soft, fluffy towels can all help you relax and unwind. Some spas even play certain types of music that can help lower your blood pressure. But if you choose to listen, be careful not to choose any type of music that may distract from the experience and make you anxious or stressed.
Stress is a common component to many health issues and can be caused by a variety of factors. Studies have shown that frequent visits to the spa can decrease feelings of stress and anxiety. Getting regular treatments and spending time at the spa can help prevent or lessen stress-related symptoms like high blood pressure, headaches, insomnia and depression.
Aside from reducing pain, spas can also boost your mood and improve digestion. Mood enhancement is also tied to the increased serotonin and dopamine levels in your body during a massage, which can help you feel happier and more relaxed. Similarly, meditation that is often incorporated into spa packages can promote positive emotions by increasing activity in your left frontal lobe. This is the part of your brain that helps with focus and decision making.