Benefits of Spa Treatment

Relaxation and rejuvenation are two key factors to be stress free. The hustle-bustle of the urban life often makes it difficult to take care of ourselves. Long tiring hours at home or office may lead to body pain and stress. A key to beat stress and get energized is to get a routine massage. Imagine yourself at a place with a soothing music playing in the background, sweet aroma filled in the air and you getting a body massage. The thought of this is itself so relaxing and calming. Spas are the best places to experience this.


What is a spa?

SPA is an acronym derived from different Latin phrases such as “Salus Per Aquam” or “Sanus Per Aquam” or “Sanitas Per Aquam”, meaning “health by or through water”.It is a place which provides basic treatments like massage, facial, body treatment, manicure, and pedicure.

Benefits of spa:-

Some of the benefits of going to spa are:-

1)Helps in anti-aging- Many spas offer facials which helps in delaying and preventing the onset of wrinkles. It does so by stimulating and hydrating skin cells.

2)Helps in reducing stress and anxiety.

3)Body massages help in relaxing muscles and relieving body aches. This promotes to a better sleep.

3) Procedures like manicures and pedicures exfoliate skin cells, remove dead cells and helps in keeping hands and feet smooth.


What are the different types of body massages? What are it’s benefits? Body massages are one of the practices provided by spas. Let us know about it.


Body massage

Body massage is a practice of rubbing, stroking or caressing oil on the body using hands. A gentle or strong pressure  is applied by trained message therapists to the muscles and joints of the body to relieve pain and tension.

Types of body massages:-

1)Hot stone massage-In this massage flat, smooth and heated stones are placed on specific parts of the body to relax and ease the tension build up in the muscles and damaged soft tissues.

2) Swedish massage-This massage not only helps in increasing oxygen levels in the blood but also improves blood circulation and flexibility. This is achieved by applying long and gliding strokes.

3) Aromatherapy-It helps in improving the mood, relaxing the body and relieving the pain. This massage involves the use of lotion or oil containing essential oils which are either inhaled or absorbed through the skin.

4)Deep Tissue Massage – In this massage technique, slow strokes are applied along with putting sufficient pressure on the fingers to relieve tension from the deepest layers of the muscles and connective tissues.

5)Shiatsu Massage -This massage technique was developed in Japan and involves application of deep pressure using  fingers, thumbs, and/or palms in a continuous sequence. It helps in providing relief in conditions like anxiety, arthritis, back pain, constipation, headache, insomnia and many others.

6) Thai Massage-It is an ancient massage practice in which gentle pressure is applied along with stretching techniques to relax the body. It also boosts energy and improves blood circulation.

7) Sports massage-This massage involves stretching of tight muscles, stimulation of inactive muscles and improving the condition of the soft tissues.

8) Trigger massage-This technique reduces the pain associated with trigger points( painful spots) in the body. Pressure is applied to these points in this massage.


Benefits of body massages:-

Some of the benefits of getting body massages are:-

1)Reduce stress and anxiety

2)Relieves body pains

3)Improved blood circulation

4) Decreases tension build up in the muscles

5) Improves skin tone

6)Improves recovery of soft tissues injury

7) Increases motility of joints

8) Prevents wrinkles

9)Massage increases the venous return which, in turn, increases blood flow and delivery of oxygen to all the organs of the body. This is due to vasodilation caused by the massage.

“Relaxation is a stepping stone to tranquility.”

So, take out sometime from your hectic schedule and get an appointment in a spa to feel rejuvenated, calm and relaxed.





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