Spa Treatments

Written by Liza Hartung
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For me, it can be just as exciting reading about spa treatments as actually having one. It is thrilling just reading about seaweed wraps, mud wraps, aromatherapy facials, oxygenating facials, and exfoliating foot scrubs. Hearing the soothing names of the treatments and imagining the smell of the aromatherapy make me want to run to the closest spa and never leave.

Many people think of spa treatments as a luxurious indulgence. They think they shouldn't waste money on extravagant treatments. Yet, there are many health benefits to be reaped from spa treatments, and although they are by no means cheap (the most reputable spas are not) if you make smart decisions about what type of treatment you desire, you can spend a full day at the spa for a minimum of around $100.

Spa treatments reduce stress. Your stress is literally physically worked out of your body during the course of a massage or other treatment. High stress has been linked to heart attacks, strokes, insomnia, and obesity. Thus, taking a day to relax at the spa is not an unnecessary extravagance but a sound decision to maintain your mental and physical health.

Available Spa Treatments

Depending on which spa you attend, different treatments will be available. All spas offer the basics like massages, facials, and wraps, but the specific styles and ingredients of the treatments will change. Many high end spas use natural ingredients, such as lavender or tea tree oil, which each reap their own natural benefits. Research the treatments offered at different spas, compare prices, and then choose which spa you think best suits you. Many spas have websites that describe their facilities, treatments, and prices, so the Internet should be your first stop on the road to relaxation.


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