Most people except that spa breaks offer relaxation and a blissful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and they’d be right. But you were probably unaware that there are also many health benefits of booking a spa day for yourself or a loved one.
There aren’t many ways of improving your health while also having fun, but spa breaks are one of the rare chances you’ll get to enjoy yourself while also being kind to your body. It certainly beats a trip to the doctor’s office!
Here are some of the health benefits of taking in the serene atmosphere and beautiful surroundings of a spa hotel:
Improves Cardiovascular Health
A study performed at the University of Indiana by Joel m Stager, PHD., suggested that regular swimming slows aging as much as 30%, improving respiration, muscle mass and Cardiovascular function. While Bruce E. Becker M.D., clinical professor of Rehabilitation Medicine suggested that just sitting in hot water up to your neck aids health. “Immediately after a person is immersed, water begins to exert pressure on the body. Cardiac volume increases by nearly one-third with immersion to the neck.” Simply put, this means your heart gets a cardiovascular workout just from sitting in a hot tub; this does not occur being sedentary when dry.
There are few things more relaxing than a massage and a soak in a hot tub. Spa hotels are some of the most peaceful and relaxing places in the world. But that feeling of relaxation during a spa break isn’t just a state of mind. This de-stressing can be vital for your health and can even reduce the chance of you suffering from serious health conditions such as heart disease.
Our routines can really take their toll on our bodies, whether you’re an athlete who pushes your muscles to a limit every day, or you work in an office and are sat in the same position all day. Our muscles will become stiff and strained over a period of time, leaving us constantly feeling tense.
A therapeutic massage can restore your muscles to their utmost health, leaving you feeling as though you’re walking on clouds.
Spa Breaks can improve your sleep
The more worry and stress you experience during the day, the harder it is for you to sleep at night. This can lead you to constantly feel tired and worn out.
A blissful day at one of the country’s best spa hotels and you can expect a calm and uninterrupted sleep that will leave you feeling rejuvenated when you wake up. Not only will you look better and healthier, you’ll also feel like a new person.
Healthier skin & Joints
Some of us suffer from skin complaints such as acne and skin rashes. These can be down to a whole variety of reasons such as stress and a poor diet. You could try a range of creams in a local supermarket and see little improvement in the condition of your skin. Spa treatments offer things such as cucumber masks and laser treatments that will leave your skin looking softer and smoother.
Spa hotels have professional masseuses trained in the very best modern sports massage techniques that can help you on the road to recovery, as well as relaxing your muscles. These massages have also proven effective in helping treat disorders such as arthritis.
Don’t forget the Risks
Spa baths are not for everyone, hot baths will make you sweat which can lead to dehydration, while the benefits are numerous, if you have any doubts you should consult your doctor.
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