The ultimate way to relax: a day at the spa. There’s no better way to truly unwind, disconnect, and experience total bliss than by heading to the spa and booking a treatment. Whether a 60 or 90 minute massage [or more], a facial, or a mani/pedi – heading to the spa should be time for YOU, and only YOU! Personally, I like to book a massage [now, easier than ever with ClassPass], and then hit the sauna and steam room to elongate my time at the spa as much as possible!
There are so many benefits to booking yourself a spa day – and here’s just a few reasons to encourage you to do something for yourself today:
Rest & Relaxation
Whether it’s 20 minutes in a massage chair, 90 minutes in the massage bed or 45 minutes in the sauna, you are definitely experiencing the ultimate relaxation. We experience days consistent of so much stress, and the spa is designed to do the exact opposite. Fun Fact: spa lights, scents, and sounds are all designed to help you de-stress, relax and unwind.
The essential oils used in massages are designed to soothe your soul. Some spas [like the one in these photos] allow you to choose your scent – based on what you’re craving at the moment.
Care for Your Largest Organ
That organ is your skin! A full body massage can help keep your skin moist, and a facial will help cleanse your pores and skin – even slowing the formation and onset of wrinkles!
Need I say more? The amount of time in the spa = less time on your phone!
Post treatment, head to the sauna or steam room to remove some toxins! Not only do spa therapists work to massage the toxins out of your system [there are certain areas of your body that act as waste drainage and they purposefully pull the massage towards those areas to remove toxins] – which is why you should drink tons of water post a massage so it can drain out of you! The sauna and steam room help to release these toxins through sweat!
Studies have shown that massage increases circulation and blood flow – it makes sense as massage therapists are rubbing various areas of your body, moving and increasing your blood flow!
Relieves Aches & Pains
Whether you’re dealing with a sports/fitness-related injury, sit at a desk all day long, or have general tenderness, massage therapists are trained to know how to pin-point the pain areas and relieve any aches you may have. If anything is serious, I recommend visiting your doctor rather than a massage, but they sure can help!