Health Benefits of Different Spa Treatments

By Leland • General, Health • 30 Sep 2016

Some people tell themselves that a day at the spa is just what the doctor ordered, but what if that is not so far from the truth? Sometimes there is a good reason to pamper yourself, if only for a day or two. There are many health benefits to different kinds of treatments you can get at a spa. Here are just a few of them:



Massages just feel good sometimes, and most of the time for people they are long overdue. Messages can reduce stress, as well all know, but there are many other things that massage therapy is believed to heal such as: Anxiety, Headaches, Insomnia related to stress, Soft tissue strains and injuries, Sports injuries, Joint pain and many more. Even if you do not have a physical reason to get a massage in, they are a good way to relieve mental stress as well.




Facials, as well, are a great reliever to stress, but there is more than meets the eye with these. A facial every once in awhile is actually very important to the health of your skin. They can cleanse your pores, moisturize your skin and increase circulation in your face. This all improves the quality of your skin and helps with anti-aging. On top of all of that facial help improve your self-esteem because when your skin is looking that good it leads to you feeling good.




Aromatherapy is used in all sorts of alternative medicines. Inhaling certain scents can have certain good effects on your body and there are a wide variety of scents. The benefits may include: reduce of stress, boost your immune system, reduce pain, increase circulation and improve digestion. They key to aromatherapy is knowing what your body needs and targeting which scents can help you.




This may seem so simple, but yes there are even health benefits to a little manicure and pedicure. Of course, as with all other spa treatments, they help reduce stress. If you can find a place that even gives you a little massage, it is all the better. They help increase circulation in your hands and feet and they help get rid of harsh dead skin that is unsightly, but can also lead to calluses. They can also improve the health of your fingernails and toenails, making them stronger.


As you can see, a day at the spa is much more than just a guilty pleasure and is definitely something you should treat yourself to every now and then.

This post is by Sarah a guest contributor from Fairview Inn a premier Bed & Breakfast and Day Spa in Jackson, Mississippi.

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