Taking the time to relax and pamper yourself is a luxury many of us neglect. Take time out of your busy schedule to rest, relax, and rejuvenate your body and mind. Here are five of the top relaxing spa treatments to help alleviate stress, eliminate aches and pains, and enhance your overall well being.
Massages are one of the most popular treatments at spas; the Swedish massage remains a top choice for spa-goers year after year. This type of massage is well known for its amazing stress-relieving benefits due to the sliding, kneading, tapping, vibrations, and cross strokes performed by the massage therapist to relieve muscle tension. The effects of Swedish massage have been widely studied, and it has been proven that a short 45-minute massage lowers the body’s stress hormone levels! You can schedule a massage at our sister school Denver Integrative Massage School.
Hot Stone Massage
Another popular treatment at spas is the hot stone massage, which offers the same benefits as Swedish massage with the addition of carefully placed warmed stones on the body. The heat of the stones helps to relax the muscles and can even reduce inflammation and stiffness. The stones are generally placed on acupressure points, which ease tension when massaged. Alternatively, treat yourself to a Thai massage, where warm herbal compresses are used – yummy.
Facials are often thought of solely as beauty treatments, but they can be extremely relaxing and rejuvenating. Facials offers a combination of massage and skin treatment; the use of products designed to help your personal skin problems along with the therapists gentle touch will relieve tension in your facial muscles and leave you feeling refreshed and at ease. Schedule your natural or medical facial at our clinic.
Scalp Massage and Deep Conditioning Treatment
Your body and face aren’t the only things that need a little TLC – think about your head and hair! A scalp massage will leave you blissfully relaxed, and the attention to your scalp will promote blood flow to the hair follicles, helping with hair growth. The deep conditioner will leave your hair moisturized and frizz-free; this is a beauty treatment and stress-reliever rolled into one!
Pedicure and Foot Massage
Think about all the hours you spend on your feet throughout the day. What would feel better after a long day’s work than unwinding with a soothing foot massage? Not only will the soreness in your feet be diminished, but with a pedicure as part of the treatment your feet will look beautiful as well! Spruce up the look of your feet and toes and you will leave the spa feeling like a new person.
No matter what type of spa treatment you prefer, take time to treat yourself for pampering and relaxation. You will thank yourself for it.