Holistic Health Benefits of Going to The Spa

Beauty is about looking and feeling your best from the inside out; it's far beyond just being skin deep. In order to be beautiful, you have to take care of yourself and balance the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your well being. 

Today's largest barrier in achieving this optimal state of health and beauty? STRESS! Did you know that stress is the basic cause of 60% of all human illness and disease? That's a huge number. Stress is a natural component of being a human being - it's how we naturally react to good and bad experiences, both physically and mentally, to protect ourselves. Our lives are filled with the pressure of fulfilling expectations within our family, workplace, community, and environment. 

The spa industry dates back more than a thousand years, with good reason behind it! We all know that going to the spa is effective in helping you to relax, recharge, unwind, detox, beautify, and maybe even unplug, but that isn't all you can take from a pampering session. 

  • Massages improve the circulatory system, which is responsible for delivering oxygen and nutrients to cells in the body. They also help the body remove waste products more efficiently by stimulating the lymphatic system, resulting in reduced swelling and soreness in the body. Combined, these benefits will additionally strengthen the immune system.  
  • Body wraps can be effective in increasing metabolism while also invigorating your skin and purging toxins. Likewise, body polishes promote cellular renovation through exfoliating. Giving your skin the proper care it needs is essential to your health because not only is it the body's largest organ, but it's also the first line of defense against environmental toxins. 
  • Your face is constantly on display, and how confident you feel about it can often dictate your overall mood. During a facial, stimulating blood circulation under the skins facilitates the renewal of skin cells. Deeper exfoliation and cleansing than what can be achieved at home can effectively slow the aging process. 

A trip to the spa is a true necessary luxury! Regular visits are an effective method of treating and preventing a variety of health concerns. The nurturing experience can help relax muscles, detoxify the body, prevent hypertension, regulate blood pressure, relieve body pain, lower body fat, and reduce stress. Just like eating healthy and fitting in your work outs, it's important that you incorporate going to the spa as a regular part your wellness regimen!

~In Beauty,
Ashley 

Posted on February 23, 2015 .