Typically, overall wellness encompasses seven areas: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, environmental, and occupational. Physical health is perhaps the dimension most commonly associated with wellness, but Origin Active Lifestyle Communities wants community members to flourish in all areas of wellness. One way to assist with this is through our Evergreen Salon and Spa!
Benefits of Spa Treatments
Spa treatments and massage therapies offered at Evergreen Salon and Spa provide both mental and physical health benefits. Studies have “shown that the frequency of visiting a spa directly correlates with better quality sleep, fewer sick days, reduced absenteeism from work and fewer hospitalizations… Hydrotherapy, heat therapy and massages both improve blood circulation and manage blood pressure.”
Types of massages Origin’s spa offers:
- Relaxation massage
- Bodywork deep tissue massage
- Reflexology (includes therapeutic foot soak)
- Back only massage
Massage therapy can work to loosen muscles and minimize pain, as well as soothe feelings of anxiety. According to a 2005 study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience, “women diagnosed with breast cancer who received massage therapy three times a week reported being less depressed and less angry.”
In addition, most spas typically use products that increase the physical and mental benefits of your particular service or treatment such as using lotions or scrubs in soothing scents like lavender, eucalyptus, and aloe.
Spa Treatments Promote Self-Care
Self-confidence is the level of belief that one has in their own abilities, judgement, and appearance. Spa treatments that promote a healthy self-image can improve your overall mental health and boost self-esteem. These spa treatments can include:
- Shampoo and hairstyle
- Hair colour or highlights
- Waxing or tinting
While these services may seem focused on your exterior appearance, facials detoxify the skin from built-up waste and bacteria. Facials are important because your skin is your first line of defense against environmental toxins. Facials also release stress tension from the head and neck, which can help to alleviate headaches.
Taking the time to pamper and care for your body and mind helps to improve all areas of wellness. Experts believe that focusing too much on one area of wellness can cause a decline in the other areas. For example, if you receive a new promotion at work that requires more time and attention your occupational happiness may start to grow, but your physical wellness may begin to decline if you aren’t properly focusing on it.
Other ways to nourish your body and mind could be participating in a yoga class, breathing or meditation exercises, and spending time in nature. These activities provide physical benefits, but also allow other areas of wellness to develop!
Our spas are located within our active lifestyle communities, Origin at Longwood and Origin at Spring Creek, but we welcome people from the surrounding areas to enjoy our amenities. Visit our website and book your appointment today!