The bliss and benefits of Bali Spa Vacations
If you have ever indulged in Spa treatments of any kind, you will be well acquainted with the feelings of bliss and deep relaxation and rejuvenation that come alongside these pampering experiences. The good news is, studies have shown that spa treatments are not only highly enjoyable, they are also highly beneficial in more ways than you may have imagined.
Luxury Spa treatments actually date back very far in the history of human civilisation, with traditional communities building hammams, bathhouses, saunas, and other facilities that served the purpose of bathing, but were also utilised for their relaxation and beautifying properties. These days, of course, the experience of visiting a luxury spa is very different! Yet the physical, mental and emotional benefits are still similar.
Whether you’re surrendering to a healing massage at the end of a busy week, getting a facial before a big night out, or squeezing a manicure into your lunch break, let’s look at some of the main reasons why you should treat yourself to a little extra pampering time!
Relaxation and Stress Reduction
Spa treatments may just be one of the most effective (and enjoyable!) ways to relieve stress and find absolute relaxation. Massage treatments are particularly good at removing tension from muscles and limbs and relieving aches and pains that are often held in the physical body as a response to stress. The entire spa environment is also conducive to stress reduction- from the tranquil ambiance, to the mood lighting, to the lovely aromas and the gentle music- all your senses are invited to enjoy and surrender to the experience.
Boost your Mood
Spa treatments in their very nature are an experience that we look forward to with anticipation. The reduction in stress plus the sheer ‘feel-good factor’ of spa treatments leaves us feeling lighter and brighter. A spa treatment offers the opportunity to recalibrate and then step back into the world feeling nourished and pampered, with newfound energy and clarity. Massage in particular is known to release serotonin, which is the hormone associated with happiness. The best part, studies have shown that you can reap the benefits of this mood boost for 3-4 days following your treatment!
Look and Feel Younger
For centuries, spa therapies have been utilised to help slow down the ageing process and create a more youthful and radiant appearance. Treatments such as facials are known to stimulate the skin cells, hydrate the skin, reduce fine lines and balance out skin tone. Pollution, lack of sleep, poor diet, travel and environmental factors can leave the skin appearing tired, dull and lack lustre. Spa treatments help to detoxify, nourish and thoroughly revitalise your skin and inject new life by stimulating skin cell regeneration and encouraging circulation in the face. Full body treatments such as scrubs, wraps and massages leave your whole body feeling smooth, silky and luscious.
Did you know that 1 in 5 people are not getting an adequate amount of sleep? Sleep affects our overall health and well-being in so many ways. For women in particular, changes in hormones and stress are the leading factors when it comes to laying awake at night. Spa treatments can help to regulate sleep patterns and also improve sleep quality. Massages completely relax your muscles, lower your blood pressure and help maintain a healthy heart rate- all of which are conducive to a deeper night sleep. In fact, many people actually fall asleep right on the massage table which is a true testament to the relaxing nature of massage and its positive effects on sleep!
Reduce Pain in the Body
Today’s modern lifestyle leads to many common aches and pains. Spa treatments are designed to support a pain-free body and treat those troublesome areas associated with the daily habits of life. Relaxing oil massages are perfect to soothe muscles and alleviate tension, while deep tissue massages and more focused treatments can work on targeting specific problem areas in the body such as neck and lower back issues. Hot Stone Massages, Deep Tissue Massage and Lymphatic Drainage Massage are all helpful for treating those niggling aches and pains and when administered on a regular basis, these treatments can help to prevent more serious issues that require more professional osteo or chiropractor assistance.
Support Weight Loss and Detoxification
Spa treatments can help the body to naturally detoxify by cleansing out the system and regenerating new blood back into your body, specifically targeting the liver, kidneys, lungs and skin. Deep tissue massages can help the body to break down fatty deposits, while Lymphatic Drainage massage can rid the body of unwanted stored toxins. Spa treatments can also help to rid your body of excess held fluid, reduce cellulite and help to reduce the visibility of stretch marks. Along with a healthy diet and exercise, spa treatments are a great addition to a weight loss program.
Studies have found that a week long retreat that incorporated daily spa treatments enabled guests to lower their blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, lower mercury and sodium levels, and saw a marked decrease in chemicals associated with cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. Regular massage of any kind has been shown to reduce inflammation, improve cardiovascular health, reduce stress, and promote a healthier immune system. Regular spa treatments are a recipe for a happy body, mind and soul, as well as helping you to live a long and healthy life.
It’s easy to forget that our body needs pampering. We also tend to feel a sense of guilt when it comes to allowing ourselves to book that spa day or spa retreat. Yet, with all the stress and tension that comes along with daily life, surrendering to a regular spa treatment may just be one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to stay well and balanced- both inside and out.
The Women Only wellness retreats at Escape Haven include unlimited spa treatments for the duration of the retreat. With custom-built spa shalas, hand-blended organic spa products, and a therapy team of highly qualified and professional staff – you are in the best hands. Enjoy a thoroughly relaxing, blissful and rejuvenating experience in beautiful Bali with benefits that will last long after your retreat experience
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