Health & Fitness
3 Benefits Of Treating Yourself to a Spa Day
PRESENTED BY TIMELESS, A MARILYN MONROE SPA AT HYATT TIMES SQUARE NEW YORK
BY TAHLIA GRASSIE
Feeling the pressure at work or extra stress at home? Perhaps you’re not sleeping well, your sex drive is severely lacking, or you don’t have the energy to exercise?
You may be surprised (and excited) to learn that spending a few hours at the spa is legitimately one of the best prescriptions for all of the above and more. Say goodbye to the belief that a spa treatment just makes you say “ooh” and “ahh”. A day at the spa is actually excellent for your mental and physical health. Below are three benefits of pampering yourself with a spa day:
1. Blood Circulation
Did you know that massages, such as our Marilyn’s Signature Massage, have been known to increase blood circulation? The pressure created by the massage moves blood through congested areas. The release of pressure causes need blood to flow in. Good blood circulation can bring damaged muscles the oxygen rich blood that is needed to heal.
If you find yourself up all night counting sheep, you will be happy to know that during a spa treatment, your muscles are relaxed which causes the entire body and mind to relax. When it is time to sleep, you will be less likely to have stress interfering because you will already be fully relaxed. Massages have also been known to help people cope with sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea.
3. Mental Health
Feeling blue? Spa treatments make you feel good, they can also improve your mental health. When you feel more relaxed, you will have a better outlook on life and, in turn, yourself. Massage reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol, resulting in a lower blood pressure and a calmer outlook. This leads to an increase in confidence and self-esteem.
So, brush aside the notion that spa treatments are an extravagance, and start to think of them as a necessity. Spa treatments are a vital tool in helping health and welleingwell-being.
Timeless, a Marilyn Monroe Spa at the Hyatt Times Square New York is located at 135 W. 45th St. and offers signature spa treatments, massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. To book an appointment, please visit www.marilynmonroespas.com or call 646-640-3830.