There is nothing more magical than that feeling after you have spent a day at a spa. Such is our love of spa treatments for stress relief — it seems to offer a potential career change! Who wouldn’t want to be around all those relaxing oils and skilled practitioners day in day out? This desire for something, anything, is especially true for those who have been wishing for the weekend since Monday. We all get to that point when we feel tired all the time and lacking motivation.  Treatments are more than just about pampering yourself, as they offer care and healing to the body and mind.

Here we deep dive into some of our favourite spa treatments for stress relief. It is the sure-fire way to release all that pent up tension and anxiety from a week at work.

Aromatherapy

First, an aromatherapy massage is excellent for relaxation and calmness due to manipulating muscles and other connecting tissues. The masseur’s work will stimulate blood flow and help in the release of endorphins, which naturally counter the effects of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline.

However, aromatherapy is itself a powerful therapy. It uses essential oils that are extracted from plants. These oils have the potential for restoring balance to your body. It will bring you calm if this is what you need. However, it will also offer energy if it is this that is lacking. The principle behind aromatherapy is that your body will know what it needs. The massage therapist will work with you to determine what appeals to you on that day and then use these oils. The right blend of oils will arise from a consultation with the masseur.

At the end of the treatment, you will walk away calm and rejuvenated – and smelling particularly beautiful.

Reflexology

When you are in the hands of an experienced reflexologist, you will feel it like some sort of trickery. With only the manipulation of reflex points on your feet, they will address concerns around the body. Your foot is the site of some 7000 nerve endings, and with the proper manipulation, the therapist can evoke a feeling of total calm and balance. They will work on specific points of the foot that correspond with systems in your body, bringing a sense of wellbeing and balance.

 Top Spa Treatments for Stress Relief

Facial

Sometimes we feel rubbish because our skin is greasy or too dry. We might be suffering from an outbreak, or we just need some pampering. Whatever your motivation, a facial is the route to pure relaxation and increased self-esteem once complete. 

A facial combines the application of a series of products with a set of relaxing movements. You will experience a massage of the face while being exposed to some beautiful aromas. The products used will all come recommended by scientists and include biotin and Vitamin D and E. 

Whether you need the treatment for a skin problem or just because you need to feel pampered, an excellent facial will usually do the trick.

Deep Tissue Massage

There is a fine line between pleasure and pain with a deep tissue massage. The masseur will give you an intense massage to manipulate the muscle tissue that copes with our big movements. They will work on those tension knots and work to relieve the aches, pains, and stiffness you report. While the treatment might leave you feeling a little tender, you will walk away feeling like a new person. It works to relieve the stress and tension in the body and will help the body drain the toxins from the body. 

While deep tissue massages are popular with people who undertake regular, strenuous exercise, it is also a great way to relieve work-based stresses and strains. You may find a Thai Massage to be exactly what you need!

Indian Head Massage

Ayurvedic techniques are an ancient form of physical and spiritual treatment. The massage technique used leaves you with a sense of lightness and completely lifts any tension from your body. The masseur will work over the scalp area and work through the common stress point in the hair, face, neck, and shoulders. 

The Indian head massage is an excellent treatment option for those who suffer from tension headaches, sinus problems or migraines. Also, for those of us who are a bit shy, your massage is done fully clothed and in the upright position. Therefore, you can get all the benefits of a massage without having to lay prone and mostly naked on a table. For some, this makes the spa treatment that much more relaxing.

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