Today’s lifestyle is busy. Look around any coffee shop, and you’ll see people immersed in mobiles and laptops. At the home or external office, it’s desktop computers, virtual conferences, deadlines, heavy workloads, etc. All of which take a toll on overall well-being. Both physical and mental health can suffer if you don’t pursue effective treatments that your doctor approves as safe for you. For your mental health, consider having a healthy massage and spa.
What are Massage and Spa Therapies?
Although massage and spa therapy were introduced during ancient times, when only water was used for them, their importance has not decreased even after so many years. Unlike the ancient time when spa therapy was used only as a way for the wealthy to flaunt their luxury, spas today are primarily used as a means to improve one’s mental health and well-being.
Spa therapy offers quality time to be by oneself, focusing on mental health, relaxing your mind and body, and overall rejuvenating. While the massages help shed tiredness, the spa experience offers a boost of positivity.
There are many types of spas and massages now, which shows its popularity. For example, there are facials, stone massages, hydrotherapy, and aromatherapy available, often all in one location.
How can a Spa Improve Mental Health?
A massage and spa have the potential to boost positively impact mental health. It provides the opportunity to get out of the daily monotonous life or stressful work schedule. Here are some common mental benefits of spa therapy:
Stress Reliever: Stress is harmful to one’s mental peace, and a continuation of that can lead to dangerous diseases, poor sleep quality, and more. Regular massage therapy, which can happen at a quality spa, may help reduce stress levels and improve overall mental health, as was shown in this study of nurses.
Boost Self-Confidence: Spa therapy can refresh the mind and encourage a better mood. It helps you focus exclusively on yourself rather than putting your needs and wants low on the priority list. That has the potential to improve self-esteem and stand a bit taller with more confidence.
Improve Sleeping Time: Spas also can help some people rest better at night, thus improving sleep quality and quantity. Those who have insomnia might want to consult their doctor to see if it can be a helpful means of getting more zzzs. Hot water therapy might be the answer for improving circulation, releasing body tension, and more.
Anxiety and Depression Relief: While more research is needed, studies are being done to assess the effects of spa and massage therapy on anxiety and depression symptoms. Addressing mental wellness is essential, so this is promising.
The most precious wealth in one’s life is health. That applies to both physical and mental health. So, it is essential to give your body and mind the relaxing time it deserves in today’s busy world. That may include having spa and massage therapy.
Please note that, as with everything, there are associated risks with spa therapies and treatments. Reach out to your doctor for guidance. This article does not take the place of medical advice.
6 thoughts on “How Can A Good Spa Benefit Mental Health?”
I think spas work wonders
For body and mind!
I am always thinking I ‘must’ go into that Spa Treatment Salon; but, never do. After reading your article, Christy, I do believe I will. :)
I’m smiling now, thinking of you enjoying yourself at the spa xx
Yes, yes, and yes! Especially up here in the north when light is stingy, a little trip to the spa is so beneficial!