If you’ve never taken a trip to a spa, you may have trouble understanding just what the fuss is all about. A day at the spa isn’t just about luxurious pampering and self-care (although it is that as well!) The benefits from a spa trip support both mind and body and mustn’t be overlooked.

A spa is one of the few places you can go to escape the stresses of your everyday life and allow yourself to genuinely and fully relax. Whether in pursuit of beauty, relief from sore muscles, or a sense of overall well-being; when you discover just how transformative a spa trip can be, it’s a wellness game changer.

Stress Reduction

Stress is a part of our lives: work, family, school, relationships, debt – the list could on and on. We work hard to build successful lives, but when we’re focused too much on end goals, we often forget about taking care of ourselves in the present.

First-time spa guests are always amazed by how good they feel after receiving a massage or facial. Spending a day at the spa, or even a single hour, not only allows you a little time to relax, it brings about true, physical changes that measurably reduce the levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) in your body. Ultimately, it can even help you realize how manageable your stress may actually be.

While it can be difficult for some of us to shake our more stressful habits and accept the importance of taking care of ourselves, once you experience how truly healing a visit to the spa is, it’s likely to become a regular part of your self-care regimen.

Detoxification

Many spa treatments provide deep cleansing effects for both skin and body. While the air we breathe and the food we consume are not always ideal for our bodies, both facials and massage treatments can help release toxin buildup while eliminating contaminants. These treatments will leave your skin soft and clean while massaging toxins out of your muscles and improving your circulatory system. They will also stimulate your body’s natural abilities to process toxins.

Natural Beauty

True beauty isn’t what Hollywood projects, it’s healthy, natural – and it’s achievable. With our busy lives, it can be hard to find the time for the self-care routines that allow our natural beauty to truly shine. A soothing facial to rehydrate your skin, manage acne or rosacea, or peel away dull, dry surface skin can do wonders in revealing a new and healthy glow. Even a pampering manicure that promotes healthy nails and leaves your hands soft and beautiful can truly renew one’s confidence. Healthy skin and nails are not simply superficial; they are the embodiment of true beauty.

Healthy Living

Estheticians and massage therapists are experts in their fields. They are trained and certified in the art of both beauty and wellness. Not only do their services promote well-being and provide relief during the treatment, they can also give you suggestions and encouragement for establishing home care regimens in between treatments.

For example, your massage therapist may be able to identify problem areas in posture or lifestyle that contribute to muscle pain and give you suggestions on how to improve them. And your esthetician will be able to recommend products and techniques to use at home to address your skin’s unique needs, maximizing and continuing, the results you get from your treatments at the spa. Their understanding of wellness can lead you to a healthier lifestyle.

Overall Well-Being

The health benefits of human interactions in a spa setting cannot be overrated. A simple touch during a facial or massage can reduce stress, improve circulation, help with concentration and lower blood pressure – all from a single treatment.  There are many positive, measurable and well-documented health benefits associated with regular spa treatments. If you have ever wondered whether a trip to the spa was simply a luxury indulgence, think again. As part of your plan for better health, spa treatments might be the most enjoyable element.

Health and Wellness at Elements

When you’re ready to experience the many benefits of professional spa treatments, let us know. With a wide variety of services to choose from, we’ll be able to custom tailor your treatments to help you achieve your goals. From scalp massage to pedicure, your spa experience can transform you from head to toe. And with Elements as your partner in wellness, you’ll be on your way to a healthier, more beautiful you.