Looking for a reason to go on a spa vacation? Wellness Spas have been known as places of healing for thousands of years. Native peoples, Roman soldiers, royals, and paupers all journeyed to bathe in warm mineral springs famed for their ability to alleviate pain and cure ailments. Today’s spas are no longer tied exclusively to thermal waters, but they still promise relaxation, rejuvenation and a renewed sense of purpose.
At the basic level, spas offer therapeutic treatments like massage, body treatments and facials, which improve your sense of well-being. Here are a number of way to enjoy health benefits of spas.
Destination spas are the best choice if you’re looking to make a major some healthy changes and need some support. This small group of all-inclusive health spas offer good nutrition and exercise balanced with relaxing Wellness Spa treatment.. Destination spas are great for solo travelers.
The old “fat farm” days of 800 calories and all-day exercise for rapid weight loss are (mostly) over. Now most destination spas teach your how to eat for long-term health. Generally you can eat as much — or as little — as you want.
If you just want to get a few spa treatments, hang out by the pool, and eat cheeseburgers for lunch, try a resort spa. There’s a huge range in terms of price, facilities and amenities. Ask if they offer exercise classes, how often, and if there’s an extra charge. These are often the best choices for families because of kids club. Many also have golfing and lavish dining.
The food is so good at some destination spas that you might pack on pounds if you’re not careful. Most resort spas also have fine dining with spa cuisine options — though I’ve been told no one ever orders them.
Our environment has all kinds of harmful toxins — physical and mental. A few select spas specialize in detox. How does it work? During detox, the body turns for energy to its fat reserves. As the fat breaks down, it releases the stored toxins into the bloodstream, where the body’s circulatory and excretory systems eliminate them. Another added benefit: you can lose up to a pound a day. Dedicated detoxes report better energy, clearer skin, regular bowel movements, improved digestion, and increased concentration and clarity.
Reconnect With People You Love.
Spas are a great place to spend quality time with the people you love. Destination spas are especially fun for girlfriend getaways and quality time with your mom, daughter or sister.
Feeling uninspired? Many spas have programs that help you get in touch with your creativity.
Become More Mindful
Meditation and mindfulness has numerous health benefits: improving relationships with family and friends, reducing stress and depression, and increasing one’s sense of well-being and happiness. Spas go at a slower pace, and are a great place to practice mindfulness as you get your treatment and enjoy the feeling afterwards.