Beyond Pampering: The benefits of Spa Treatments

The times we live in can make us want to escape and shut off from external stimulation. This is where a day at the spa can be a blessing, a place that helps you indulge in some much-needed ‘me time’, to de-stress, recharge, detox and beautify.

Spa treatments and massage therapies, which are quick and relatively affordable, create both mental and physical health benefits. In fact, studies have shown that the frequency of visiting a spa directly correlates with better quality sleep, fewer sick days, and fewer hospitalizations.

5 Known Benefits of going to the spa:

Stress Management and Relaxation

This is obviously the most well known benefit and one of the most important as well. It has been proven that massage releases the hormones serotonin and dopamine that enhance the body and mind’s “feel good” state. It also decreases the “stress hormone” known as cortisol. Detoxification This is one of the most underrated benefits of “spa time”. Body and facial massage stimulate the lymphatic system, which flushes out the body’s waste products more efficiently. According to experts, massage treatments are designed to excrete the body’s excess toxins and fluids. At the surface level, a person may feel lighter and less bloated or puffy due to the elimination of water retention in the body.

Pain Management

From and early age, we learn the touch of a hand can ease pain. The healing power of a well-placed hand is so apparent that just about every culture in history has used massage to relieve pain. Massage increases blood flow to sore, stiff joints and muscles, and triggers the release of natural painkillers called opioids in the brain. There is growing evidence proving that massage can even relieve chronic pain, especially the lower-back variety. A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that massage was far superior to acupuncture or patient education in relieving back pain. After 10 weeks, 74% of patients said massage was “very helpful” compared to 46% who received acupuncture and 17% who read self help books. At Skin Therapy of Charlotte, our professional massage therapist is skilled in both Swedish and Deep Tissue massage.

Anti-aging and Healthy Skin

Fact: looking better can automatically help an individual feel better. Your skin is always on display and often has the power to dictate how good we feel about ourselves. Beauty treatments like facials not only improve one’s appearance but it also gives a confidence boost. As we age our skin gets thinner and drier. It loses collagen, which gives it a thick, plump appearance, and elastin, which makes it more firm and tight. Skin cell turnover decreases, so the skin becomes dull and lackluster. At Skin Therapy our skilled esthetician addresses all of these concerns with targeted anti-aging treatments. Whether it’s collagen masks, chemical peels, exfoliating enzymes or exclusive antioxidant serums, we will have you looking your best in no time!

Access to Exclusive Products

Spas offer a number of exclusive products that are not available anywhere else. These products may cost a little more but rest assured they are higher in quality and will last longer. Additionally, it is always wise to consider expert advice from a licensed professional to ensure you are using the appropriate products for your skin type. At Skin Therapy of Charlotte, we carry exclusive lines like PCA Skin® and Circadia by Dr. Pugleise®. We also carry the Smart Profile®, Clarisonic’s newest facial cleansing brush, offered only through licensed professionals.

Skin Therapy of Charlotte is a place for personal rediscovery, solace and healing. It is a refuge from the everyday world. Let the healing effects of our highly trained esthetician and professional massage therapist, restore, pamper, and rejuvenate you.

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