I’ve been paying more attention to my body and think a spa day is just what I need. A few weeks ago, my cousin extended an invitation to the steam room and sauna at the W Hotel’s Bliss Spa. It’s been a while since I’ve received any sort of spa treatment; in Thailand, we received massages at our hotel so it was long overdue. Interested in learning the health benefits of taking a spa day? Here are a few.
Facials get rid of dirt, grease, and dead skin caused by everyday elements. Exfoliation during a facial cleanses your pores and help prevent blackheads, whiteheads, and acne from forming, leaving your face hydrated.
Massages in general help relieve sore muscles, increase blood circulation and reduce knots. Each massage type has different functions. Do your research to see which massage therapy will work best for you. Common massages are:
- Swedish Massages
- Thai Massage
- Aromatherapy massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Hot Stone Massage
Steam Rooms and Saunas
The heat from saunas and steam rooms relax tense muscles and relieve joint pain. It also helps with increasing metabolism, removing toxins from your body, and relieving congestion. Consult with a health professional to see if a sauna is a right fit for recovery for arthritis or migraines.
Spring Spa Week is back and from April 17th-23, 2017, services at participating spas valued from $100 to $500 will be available for just $50 each. Make sure to visit www.spaweek.com starting March 20, 2017, for a list of participating venues and to make your reservations. You can also purchase a gift card to use during Spa Week or any time of the year without expiration.
What are some other benefits of going to the spa?