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6 Great Things to Do at a Spa

We’ve all craved endless days of rest and relaxation at some point in our years. While taking vacation days to travel may not be within your budget, a spa day is an alternate way to relax without emptying your bank account.

You can enjoy a spa day with your friends or partner, where you’ll be graced with royal treatment, massages, manicures, and pedicures. When you enter a spa, you can disconnect from the troubles and strife of professional and personal life, and enjoy some quality me-time.

Visiting a spa helps you de-stress thanks to the wonderful relaxing treatments available and the calm, warm and welcoming ambiance generally characteristic of such establishments. Though you might just be expecting the usual fare of massages and facials, spas now offer more than just those services. Trained professionals can perform aesthetic procedures such as hydra facials, LED facials, infra-red saunas, and NAD IV therapies. Of course, these also require specialized equipment. These procedures can enhance your spa experience and leave you feeling beautiful and relaxed.

We will now discuss the different unique procedures offered by modern spas.

NAD IV Therapy

Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD) is an enzyme present in most cells of the body. It is responsible for DNA synthesis and aids cell metabolism. However, the levels of this enzyme decrease as one grows older. Low NAD levels have been associated with a risk of diabetes, dementia, and increased fatigue.

Thus, NAD has been referred to as the “Anti-Aging” molecule, as it is suggested to play a vital role in prolonging lifespan. It should come as no surprise then, that people have started to artificially increase the levels of this molecule in their bodies to promote better health. That’s where NAD IV therapy comes in. NAD molecules are supplied to the bloodstream through an IV, potentially improving memory and brain function, boosting energy, and promoting weight loss.

It’s important to note that NAD IV Therapy is only offered once your medical history and relevant symptoms are reviewed.

LED Facials

Conventional facials involve using chemicals to remove dirt and impurities, unclogging your pores and revealing smooth skin. In contrast, LED light therapy is a non-invasive treatment in which specific wavelengths of light enter the skin and tackle problems such as acne and hyperpigmentation.

Getting an LED Facial is pain-free. Your technician gives you goggles to wear to protect your eyes, and you can sit back and relax while the technician puts the LED device above your face. Each session lasts 15-20 minutes, but you will need weekly sessions to notice a visible difference.

Different wavelengths of light can be used depending on the problem you want to address. Blue LED light therapy is used to kill acne-causing bacteria, while Red LED light therapy is used to increase collagen in the skin to remove fine lines and wrinkles.

Oxygen Facials

Oxygen facials are a trending procedure, no doubt thanks to endorsements from celebrities. The treatment involves infusing high-pressure oxygen while applying different types of serums, such as hyaluronic acid. Oxygen facials can be customized to suit skin concerns like uneven skin tones or fine lines.

The high-pressure oxygen improves blood circulation to the skin, increasing cell turnover and removing dead cells to allow new ones to surface. The added hydration from serums loaded with minerals and peptides gives you that post-facial glow that lasts for weeks! Oxygen facials are non-invasive and don’t require multiple sessions to for its effects to be noticable.

Oxygen facials are also beneficial if you have post-acne scars and open pores. The results of an oxygen facial are instant, giving you a bright, visibly fuller face with reduced fine lines.

Infrared Saunas

For people who can’t handle the heat of conventional saunas, infrared saunas yield similar results but at lower temperatures. Infrared saunas are a modernized version of the traditional sauna, instead using infrared lamps to deliver heat to your body. The heat exposure starts showing its effects within a few minutes—you begin to sweat, and your heart rate speeds up.

With effects mimicking that of vigorous exercise, infrared saunas are particularly beneficial for pain relief and sore muscles. They have also been found to bolster heart health through improved blood circulation and dilated blood vessels, removing more toxins from your body.

Each session in infrared saunas should be less than 30 minutes, and it’s recommended that you hydrate well during and after the process.

Hot Stone Massage

If you’ve been experiencing soreness in your back muscles, you should try going for a hot stone massage. Offered in most spas, a hot stone massage involves placing heated stones on specific body parts.

The stones used in a hot stone massage are made of basalt, a type of rock that retains heat well. These stones can be placed on your spine, your chest, and even your face. Your masseuse will then use Swedish massage techniques using these stones, with long strokes, circular movements, and kneading your muscles where necessary.

Hot stone massages have been known to be extremely relaxing, to the point where you may even doze off. They help relieve muscle pain and tension, helping you de-stress and relax.

Body Scrub Massage

A body scrub massage combines the effects of massaging with scrubbing—it helps you relax while removing dirt and impurities from all over your body. The abrasive products used for scrubbing your body remove residual impurities from your skin, such as dirt and sweat, and also unclog your pores in areas such as your back and chest.

A body scrub massage also removes dead cells from your skin, leaving you with even, glowing skin all over your body. It’s an excellent choice for brides-to-be who need to look and feel their best on their wedding days.

Conclusion

No matter what you do or who you are, you deserve to take a bit of time out for yourself. The world takes its toll on our bodies and minds, and finding time to regularly take care of ourselves isn’t always an option. When you choose to go to a spa, you’re choosing to rest, rejuvenate and re-energize. After a long day of massages, facials, and everything else a spa has to offer, you’ll definitely feel like you’re ready to take on the world again with a renewed sense of purpose.


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