Three Great Reasons to go to the Spa
All spas are not created equal. With associations of pampering, champagne and long jacuzzi soaks, they may seem like a bit of a frivolous luxury in these straitened economic times, but the truth is that there spare many more reasons to go to a spa than getting your nails done! Here are a few of them.
Spas for Health
Did you know that spas started out as healthy retreats built around mineral springs back in Roman times? What’s good enough for the Romans is still good enough for us and looking after your health is a great reason to visit the spa regularly. There are all kinds of spas focused on different areas of health and it’s up to you to choose the one that suits you best.
For example, you can go to a spa that focuses on teaching you about healthy nutrition and weight management. It’s like a short course in getting healthy and almost everyone can benefit from that. Don’t worry; in most cases you won’t have to count calories or points but you will learn techniques that you can easily apply in your own home. Before you do that you might want to take advantage of some of the other programs that spas offer such as detoxification. We’re not necessarily talking about drying out because of excess alcohol (though that’s possible too) but about exploring programs such as fasting and alternative approaches to sorting out your body.
Spas for Exercise
While you’re at it, spas are great places to kick start an exercise program and some of them have special programs of their own. Even if they don’t, they are likely to have great walking and hiking trails along with organised activities for people of different levels of fitness. They are also likely to have other exercise programs such as spin biking, Pilates, yoga, Zumba and more. That means there’s really no excuse to leave a spa without some improvement in your fitness. It’s a great way to get the inspiration you need to create a healthier lifestyle.
Spas for Relaxation
But even if you do just go to a spa for relaxation, it can also lead to great improvements in your overall sense of well-being. For example, a day at the spa can help combat stress and tension – which in turn is great for your immune system. Getting a good massage can relieve pain and help start the process of healing old injuries. It can improve your flexibility and your circulation too. And let’s not forget the pampering treatments that you can get. Body wraps, facials, manicures and pedicures all hope you to feel wonderful and can really improve your mood. And there is a scientific basis for this too – all of this helps feel good hormones to do their thing.
So really the best time to go to the spa is when you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed, even if it means stretching the budget a little. The physical and mental benefits are worth every penny spent!
Mohammed Haroon writes for Today’s Great Deal, the perfect place to find spa deals in Edinburgh.