Whether it’s a day at the spa or a trip to the inn and spa, we all know that pampering ourselves can make us feel better. However, did you know that a spa treatment like a massage or facial can actually be good for your health?
Stress is a major contributor to many of the diseases and illnesses we face today. A visit to the spa reduces stress by lowering levels of cortisol, a hormone that can cause high blood pressure, poor sleep, and even weight gain. Regular spa visits also increase your ability to focus and complete tasks.
Studies show that the soothing music, warm, soothing colors, and calming scents typically associated with spas have a mood-enhancing effect, while the experience of being touched by another person releases serotonin and dopamine in the body, which help regulate your mental state and emotions. The relaxing environment of a spa helps to slow down the pace of our busy lives and provides an opportunity for physical contact that has been linked to fewer sick days and higher work performance.
Making a trip to the spa part of your routine is one of the best gifts you can give yourself or your loved ones. Especially with so many different spa packages and gift certificates available at most spas, it’s easy to find something that fits any budget. So what are you waiting for? Make yourself a priority and book your next spa appointment!