Proven reasons spas are good for you (as if you needed any!)

In today’s society, many people are trying to maintain a work-life balance while juggling demanding jobs with family life and other daily commitments – it’s all completely hectic. We all deal with some level of stress in our daily lives, but too much stress can lead to many damaging health conditions including high blood pressure and heart disease, along with various mental health conditions. For that reason, everyone must take some time out every now and then to focus on their wellbeing. Going to the spa can offer the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind, and deal with any stress in a calm environment. You shouldn’t need an excuse to treat yourself to a spa day, but here are some proven reasons why spas are good for you!

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How spas can improve your mental health

Going on a spa day is the perfect way to detach yourself from the pressures of work and daily life. You also have the opportunity to switch off from the modern world and take a break from your mobile phone and other smart devices for a few hours – and we don’t need to tell you how important it is to get away from all of those notifications! Failing to take the time to relax will result in a build-up of stress over time which can result in damaging mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. Going on a spa break will give you some well-deserved ‘me time’ to focus on your mental wellbeing and work through all stresses in your life in a calm and relaxed environment. Spa treatments can also be hugely beneficial to your mental health. According to VJW Holistic Therapies – “Studies show that a massage increases levels of oxytocin and serotonin, which are chemicals that can boost our mood and reduce stress and anxiety.” Massage therapy can effectively reduce heart rate, improve breather, and release muscular tension. They add – “Regular massage therapy allows the mind and body to feel calm and balanced whilst we tackle the stresses of daily life.”

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How spas can improve your physical health

Along with your mental wellbeing, spas can also be hugely beneficial to your physical health – a very welcome surprise! Many spas – including Seckford’s own – offer an extensive range of specialist treatments designed to treat a wide variety of health issues such as joint pain, sports injuries, and muscular disorders. For instance, a sports massage can effectively treat many sports-related injuries and help speed up the recovery time by improving blood flow and circulation, increasing range of movement, and reducing muscle tension. This treatment can help athletes return to peak performance and get back to their daily routines in the shortest time possible. A regular massage has also been shown to greatly improve the symptoms of people suffering from conditions such as chronic back pain or fibromyalgia. Acupuncture is another popular spa treatment that can treat various health conditions by activating the body’s natural healing systems.

Ways a spa can help you sleep

A recent survey by Aviva found that a massive 16 million UK adults are suffering from sleepless nights and a third say they have insomnia. A lack of sleep can be hugely damaging to your health and lead to obesity, high blood pressure, and mental health issues. Many studies have found that spa treatments can drastically improve the symptoms of people suffering from sleep-related conditions like insomnia – which is a fantastic side effect! For instance, hot tubs are well-known for their natural sleep benefits as relaxing in hot water causes a drop in the body’s internal temperature. This then acts as a natural signal to the brain that it’s time to sleep, which helps people fall asleep faster. As mentioned above, massage therapy can also relieve painful symptoms which may be preventing sleep, thus improving the overall quality of sleep. Many spas also offer specialist sleep courses designed to aid sleep and enhance your natural sleep cycle through carefully designed treatment plans.

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Improve your confidence with spa treatments

Beauty treatments can be a fantastic way to improve your appearance and boost your self-esteem. Most spas offer a huge range of beautifying treatments such as facial masks, manicures, pedicures, and hair treatments that are designed to make you look and feel fabulous. There is also a variety of high-tech anti-aging treatments that can help you instantly regain your youth and feel more confident. Some of the most popular non-surgical anti-aging treatments include microdermabrasion, Botox, and chemical peels. Scary sounding but beneficial to the individual!

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