It's always a good idea to go to a spa but just in case you needed more reasons, here's a list.
No matter where you are in North America, you probably aren't far from a spa. If you purchased one of the Whistler homes for sale to enjoy the British Columbia town's breathtaking scenery and endless list of outdoor adventures, including some of the best skiing on the planet. You'll also have access to some of the best spas, like Scandinave Spa Whistler, often found on lists of Canada's top spas.
Going to the spa isn't just a guilty pleasure, it can be a great way to boost physical and mental health, while enhancing beauty inside and out. Here's why.
Relax and De-Stress
Many of us are stressed out and overworked, and relieving that stress is one of the most
important things you can do for your well-being. Visiting a spa, even just soaking in a Jacuzzi or sauna, is a great way to do it as the heat helps to relax the muscle, stimulate the release of endorphins, and improve circulation, while providing a quiet space without any distractions. Get a massage, and you'll be increasing serotonin, endorphins, and dopamine levels in your body, all of which are feel-good hormones. And, with spas using other products to enhance the stress-relieving benefits like lavender, it's an even more blissful, stress-relieving experience.
Many Other Health and Wellness Benefits
While the stress relief alone makes it worth going to the spa, you'll experience many other health and wellness benefits. As WebMD notes, research has found that the frequency of visiting a spa directly correlates with fewer sick days, fewer hospitalizations, and higher quality sleep.
While relaxing in that Jacuzzi or sauna, the heat can soothe aches and pains from fibromyalgia, arthritis and other joint issues. Through massage therapy, by stimulating lymph flow, the immune system gets a boost too. Proper lymph flow can help draw out toxins, bacteria, and metabolic waste from the muscles while decreasing soreness and swelling. Taking a mud bath or getting a facial can help detoxify, nourish, and exfoliate the skin.
It Can Help You Look Your Best
Spas offer many different treatments that can help you look your best, going well beyond the usual manicure and pedicure. Taking care of your skin by getting a body treatment or facial can help correct skin issues, refine pores, hydrate, and slow the onset of wrinkles and fine lines, providing anti-aging benefits too. If you're on your feet all day, it can lead to varicose veins, enlarged, swollen veins that make many women who have them hesitate to wear shorts or a bathing suit. Getting your legs massaged can help prevent them from developing.
There is a wealth of options at spas that can enhance your looks, from exfoliation to targeted laser treatments to eliminate or reduce the appearance of blemishes and acne scars. You can give your self-confidence a boost, helping you ace that interview, land a coveted promotion or simply make you feel great for date night. Going even further, with all those feel-good hormones giving your mood a boost, you'll feel happier and reap these benefits several days after - and, the better you feel on the inside, the better you look on the outside too.