Benefits of a Spa-Day Splurge
As much as our culture preaches self-care, most of us are actually pretty bad at following through. We’re so busy with work, school, kids, friendships, and hobbies that we just run out of time and money to spend on ourselves. On the other hand, it’s true that we are best at helping others and succeeding at our goals when we’re taking care of ourselves. It’s time to revisit some old school but high-class self-care solutions; it’s time to splurge on a spa day.
Spas are meccas of self-care offering a variety services from facials to massages to full-body treatments, depending on the spa near you. The whole point of a spa is for you to leave feeling pampered and relaxed. Depending on your treatment, a visit to the spa can soothe anxiety and sore muscles, improve your skin, raise your quality of sleep, increase blood circulation, reduce inflammation, and rid your body of toxins. All of these are worthy pursuits and exciting results but the overall feeling of well-being that follows you home from the spa may top the list of benefits. Mental wellness is key to living a healthy, happy life.
The obvious downside of the spa, of course, is the cost. Devoting your money to a massage or facial is hard to do. There are more tangible and, perhaps, traditionally sensible ways to spend your money. But if we consider that mental and physical health affects entirety of your life, from your job to your relationships, that cost doesn’t seem so high. If you still just can’t justify the spa, though, do your best to pamper yourself at home.
You can make home-made face masks, soak your feet or draw yourself a bubble bath, and give your body much-needed nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and collagen at home. For an easy home spa day, mix Beauty Tonic collagen into your coffee, put on some tranquil music, and soak your feet in warm water with a little bit of Epsom salt. Just remember to put your phone and any other distractions away and focus on yourself.