Is it just us or are spa deals in the air? September 20-26th is Wellness Week at SpaFinder, and to celebrate they're running a special called Deal Days, where you can get up to 50% off spa treatments. Additionally, September 13-19th (and again October 11-17th) is Spa Week, where participating spas offer treatments for as little as $50!
We thought we'd get in on the action by giving you 7 reasons to treat yourself to a spa day-and maybe making a trip ourselves.#1 - Relax!
Okay, so this is the most obvious reason, but it sure is a good one. Everyone knows relaxation is important, but that doesn't mean its part of all our lives. Taking some time for ourselves-especially in a place with aromatherapy, candles and Enya-can reduce cortisol. Treatments like massage can decrease the stress hormone, which helps bring blood pressure down, tame irritability and even eliminate brain fog.#2 - It Boosts Immunity
A recent study at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center found that the immunological and endocrine systems of healthy adults are both boosted by a single Swedish massage. Blood tests that were taken after the treatment showed sizeable decreases in arginine vasopressin, a hormone that contributes to aggressive behavior, as well as an increase in lymphocytes, cells that help the immune system protect the body from harmful substances.Other content from ThirdAge.com: