The Benefits of a Spa Visit

As this week is National Spa Week, what better time is there to indulge in a trip to a luxury spa to treat the mind and body?  

Beyond just pure enjoyment, the benefits of spending some time at a spa extend to improving the body’s overall health. A change of environment can be a great way to take our mind off things, pamper ourselves and both reflect and recharge.

Many spa treatments have been used to promote peacefulness and relaxation for thousands of years - even early humans knew the healing properties of skilled hands on the body! As such, there are many potential benefits gained from a visit to the spa, which can be attained through each of the various offerings, including hot tubs and spa treatments such as full body massages.

Some of these benefits include:

  • Mind Relaxation – Taking time out from a busy schedule to recharge your batteries can do wonders for a stressed mind. Disengage yourself from your worries, turn off your phone and allow yourself to drift away and rejuvenate.

  • Body Purifying – While a massage releases serotonin to enhance your mood, it also stimulates the lymphatic system to rid the body of toxins. As blood circulation increases, oxygen and nutrients travel through the body to where they need to be for cell regeneration.

  • Pain Relief – Heat treatments and body wraps increase blood circulation in the muscles to relieve chronic pain including arthritis, muscle spasms and sciatica.

 

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Hot Tub Benefits

Time in a quality hot tub can offer benefits you might not have considered before. Most of us probably know that a visit to the hot tub can improve our general well-being by relieving tension and stress, however, there are a number of other benefits which are now helping to boost their popularity.

The buoyancy of a hot tub eases pressure in the joints and muscles, whilst the heat improves the blood circulation in the body to accelerate healing. Use of the hot tub also improves mood by stimulating a release of the body’s endorphins, the natural painkiller.

Having trouble sleeping? Many people in the UK suffer from insomnia and other sleep disorders but a study has shown that soaking in a hot tub can release the tension in your body and reduce blood pressure after only fifteen minutes. This dual effect provides not only an easier passage into sleep, but also leads to a deeper, more restful sleep to leave you feeling energised the next morning.

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Full Body Massage Benefits

Covering the whole body from head to toe, the full body massage is one of the most common massages received in a spa - and for a reason! A full body massage sees each of your muscles kneaded and worked out, with any knots or tight areas focused on to help promote stress relief, reduce anxiety and allow you to relax and unwind.

Another benefit of a full body massage is the boost it gives to your body’s immunity, which strengthens your ability to fight off disease. With the massage stimulating the lymphatic system, this improves your immune system’s productivity and increases the number of immune cells it produces.

Be sure to give yourself enough time though as a full body massage can take from 60 to 90 minutes, and more than likely you will be extremely relaxed and somewhat sleepy for some time afterwards.

Swedish Massage Benefits

Swedish massage techniques are designed to provide the ultimate relaxation. A Swedish massage uses as a mixture of softer and stronger strokes depending on the part of the body being massaged, as this protects the more delicate parts of the body with a softer massage, while ensuring that the more robust tense muscles are worked over. This combination makes the Swedish massage ideal for total relaxation during any time of the day.

This type of massage will help to keep the body supple by easing muscular strain and increasing oxygen flow in the blood, while also reducing emotional stress due to its calming nature. It won't come as a surprise to hear that experiencing a Swedish massage leaves you feeling more refreshed and rejuvenated like never before.

There are a wide range of treatments available at The Spa at Cameron House which cater for whatever experience you require and allow you to make the most of some blissful relaxation.

If any of the benefits above has peaked your interest in a trip to our award-winning spa, contact us at 01389 310 777 or email thespa@cameronhouse.co.uk. Alternatively, you can also reserve your Spa treatment online.

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