I was born in early July which makes me a water sign. I love the water and find it very soothing to be near any form it comes in – ocean, lake, river, waterfall, pool, and especially a spa! Here today is guest blogger, Lizzie Weakley with the scoop on home spas!
Over the last couple of decades spas have garnered a reputation of being not only a luxurious item, but one that can actually have enormous health benefits as well. Spa therapy has quickly become for many people one of the most important types of treatment for problems of the body, mind and soul.
Comprised of holistic and beauty therapies as well as fitness and nutrition, spa therapy constitutes a comprehensive and complete set of expert techniques designed to relax, heal and enhance vitality in a harmonic way. You can cite a number of reasons why you would need a spa in your home, but there are three therapeutic reasons in particular that make it a must.
As the name suggests this is an alternative medicine that involves the use of water for treatment of several health problems. Although thanks to technological advancements hydrotherapy had a recent revival, it has been recorded in ancient Egyptian, Persian, Greek and Roman civilizations. It’s particularly well suited for pain relief due to the physical properties of water, like temperature and pressure, which can provide with a type of massage that stimulates blood circulation and enhances the body’s natural self-healing processes.
There are different spa hydrotherapy treatments such as Vichy shower, Swiss shower, hydrotherapy bath, steam treatments and sauna treatments among others. While there are places you can go to in order to get these treatments, a spa in your own home is an investment that can make them a true part of your daily routine, which of course means bigger benefits to your health.
Luckily there are home spas of great quality out there, and expert contractors who can help you choose the right model for your needs.
A relatively new kind of alternative therapy that keeps gaining momentum, aromatherapy is the practice of inhaling aromas from flower based oils to improve all-around well-being. It attempts to unify the physiological, psychological and spiritual aspects of a person in order to achieve balance and promote self-healing, induce relaxation and increase energy. Spa aromatherapy combines these amazing characteristics with all the previously mentioned uses of water based therapy to create a deeply relaxing and restoring treatment with great health benefits.
Of course, in order for the treatment to really have an effect in a person’s health it has to be repeated routinely as often and possible. The recommended way to achieve this is to get a spa expert to help you choose and install a model that’s right for you and your home.
Spa Reflexology Massage
A form of complementary medicine, reflexology uses massage techniques, usually on the feet, in order to stimulate parts in the whole body through reflexes that have been mapped out by doctors. While it doesn’t claim to cure everything it has been found that reflexology can produce positive changes in the entire body as well as stimulate hormonal processes that promote general well-being.
Though it has been rediscovered relatively recently, reflexology has been used by several thousand years by the Chinese and the Egyptians. Nowadays however there are more advanced techniques, some of which involve water at different temperatures. Spa reflexology massage is one of those amazing combinations of ancient wisdom and modern technology you can have right in your home to make every day better.
So there you go, clearly home spas can be an amazing asset for your health and general well-being. The benefits are evident and your body will be thankful. Not only that, spa therapy promotes a holistic lifestyle that will help keep you vital and balanced every day. So make the decision now and improve your life.
About the Author
My name is Lizzie Weakley and I am a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. I went to college at The Ohio State University where I studied communications. I enjoy the outdoors and long walks in the park with my 3-year-old husky Snowball.
Do you regularly engage in any of these three therapies? How do they work for you?