How Spa Therapy Benefits Mental Health And Wellness
2020 brought an unprecedented strain on our mental health and well-being.
We were optimistic for the first two weeks of staying indoors, sure. That gave us time to try out different sourdough recipes, rekindle (or discover) a love for plants, and slather on face masks most days of the week.
A year and a half later and here we all are, still navigating the pandemic and trying to seek balance amid everything that’s happening outside of our control. While this can be a private and nuanced endeavor—your way of coping could be different from others— and there are some things we can all agree on: spa therapy helps.
Let’s talk about why you should treat yourself to a day or two at the spa, and how it helps with your mental wellbeing?
What Is Spa Therapy?
Do you find yourself winded after the slightest social interaction? Is your sleep quality and productivity at an all-time low? Are you constantly anxious?
If you’ve tried other ways to stay happy and healthy, then spa therapy could be the missing link to your mental health and wellness goal.
For centuries, spa services have been used to relax minds and bodies. And now that stress levels are through the roof, spa treatments are being looked at in a whole new light—and for good reason. Spa therapy is just what it sounds like: spa treatments, spa services, the works. Think massages, facials, body wraps, and scrubs! They provide relief from tension, headaches, back pain, fatigue, and much more.
The Science Behind This
There have been many studies done on how spa therapies help our mental wellbeing. In particular, spa treatments help with reducing stress and anxiety levels in the body—and that can be a game-changer if you want to prevent future struggles down the road.
A recent study found that spa therapies helped relieve depressive symptoms associated with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Another study discovered spa therapies can help with our circadian rhythm—the body’s internal clock that regulates sleep-wake cycles. By helping us maintain a regular circadian rhythm, spa therapy is thought to prevent mood swings and depressive symptoms associated with disorders like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
By now you’re probably wondering how spa treatments do all this work. Well, spa therapies help by increasing serotonin and dopamine levels in the body—neurotransmitters that regulate our moods.
Another possible explanation is spa treatments can help with optimizing your blood flow. This may not seem important at first glance, but it’s actually a major factor for mental health as poor circulation can lead to an imbalance in the body.
How spa services affect our mental health is still being researched, but there’s no doubt that spa therapy has helped improve hundreds of thousands of lives worldwide—and it can help you live a happier and healthier life too!
What Spa Therapy Can Do For Your Mental Health And Wellness?
We’re all probably at a point in the pandemic where scented candles and clay masks don’t quite cut it anymore. If you’re more than ready to have someone’s expert hands pamper you and ease the tension away, then you’re in for a treat. A day at the spa is more than just an indulgence—it can be your ticket to mental health recovery too.
How? Here are some of the ways you can benefit from it:
Helps You De-Stress
There’s nothing quite like a deep tissue massage to bring you back down to earth and help melt away the tension that builds up in your body over time. Whether it’s a spa day or a morning massage in your home, spa treatments are always the best way to escape from stress and anxiety.
Keeps You Safe From Anxiety Attacks
A spa day is a perfect way to relax your mind, body, and spirit. That means getting rid of anxiety risk factors—like being overworked or constantly surrounded by noise that triggers your nervous system. Plus, when spa treatments are tailored to your needs, they can be the best way to keep anxiety at bay. You don’t need us to tell you that stress is a major contributor to mental health issues like depression and anxiety—and spa therapy will help prevent this from happening in the first place.
Helps You Sleep Better And Reduce Insomnia Symptoms
Who says spa therapy can’t be a sleep aid? Whether it’s a combination of aromatherapy and spa therapies, or one-on-one time with someone who specializes in different spa services—a day spent out will do wonders for helping you catch some much-needed shuteye each night.
Boosts Your Self-Confidence
As we go through life, it’s easy for self-doubt to settle in when we’re constantly bombarded with images of people who seem more successful than us. This can be especially draining if you’re already feeling run-down. Spa treatments are the perfect way to pamper yourself and remind your body that it’s worth looking after.
Increases Your Energy Levels Through Specialized Spa Therapy
The spa isn’t just for winding down—Leela Eco Spa also has a range of spa services designed to give your energy levels a boost. Realigning your spine, reiki, and an acupuncture session all help clear the fog that inhibits mental clarity, physical strength, and emotional balance.
Enhances Your Skin Health
We’re conditioned to think that spa treatments are all about relaxation and forgetting your problems, but spa services help boost the health of your skin too. Whether you want a deep cleanse or need some extra hydration for dry patches on your face, acne treatment, facials, body wraps, and scrubs can boost your confidence in the skin that you’re in, while keeping it nourished and healthy.
Treat Your Mind And Body At Leela Eco Spa
De-stressing or unwinding doesn’t look the same for everyone. Some might enjoy a glass a wine or cocktail with a pedicure for a mental stress buster, some might enjoy a relaxation or deep tissue massage from one of the best RMT in the city, or for some people, it might be shopping for one of the unique and boutique collection of skin care products – Leela Eco Spa offers it all. But the best part of all this is that no matter who you are, where you are from – you are welcome at Leela and you will be treated with utmost respect and kindness to make your day better no matter what – because everyone deserves it.