Life in the busy city, for even the most hardened urbanite, can at times stress you out. While a vacation to get away from your stressors would be the ideal solution, not everyone has the time or money to go on a trip, so the rest of us need to find a way to get some peace without leaving the city. For some, it can be some quiet time reading. Others try to let off some steam with sports or exercise. And many find comfort in being pampered.
This guide to the best spa treatments options is for the latter group of people. These treatments can be done at a spa, or even in the comfort of your own home, in a Bullfrog Spa built by professionals in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Here are the different kinds of treatments to help you find the rest and relaxation that will get you back in the grind, refreshed and energized.
1. Acupressure Massage
This is related to acupuncture but without the use of skin piercing needles. Acupressure targets the same spots where its practitioners believe that the body’s energies reside. Gentle and firm pressure is applied by the therapist to encourage energy flow and aid healing. Whether or not you believe in these energies (or “chi”), this type of massage does improve blood circulation and provides pain relief.
2. Abdominal Massage
Abdominal massage involves the application of pressure to the stomach and the pelvic area. Primarily rendered to women to treat fertility issues, this type of massage can also relieve painful and irregular periods, hormonal imbalances, and constipation. Men who suffer digestive issues, bladder problems, and pain in the pelvic region can also benefit from abdominal massage.
3. Thai Massage
Thai massage involves the combination of acupressure, body rocking, and assisted stretching. This one of the more popular types of message therapy. The therapist can use feet, knees, elbows, thumbs, palms, and a little leverage to apply varying degrees of pressure, or to stretch targeted muscles. You have a choice of a full body massage or have the therapist target a particularly troublesome area of your body. This type of massage is best for aching shoulders and neck, and muscle strain. It also improves circulation and spinal alignment.
4. Body Scrub
A body scrub is similar to a facial, but for the entire body. This procedure exfoliates and rehydrates your skin to give you clean and glowing skin all over your body. Depending on the kind of scrub offered, this is done with different kinds of exfoliants, used in conjunction with essential oils. For a first-timer, it may be a strange experience, but after the treatment, you will (in some ways literally) be emerging as a new person.
5. Foot Spa
This type of treatment is a relaxing and effective way to pamper the feet. By soaking the lower extremities in hot water and massaging them, a therapist can help help their clients relax, and aid them in getting a good night’s sleep. With over seven thousand nerves present in the foot, both Western and traditional Chinese medicine agree that treating the foot can have whole-body benefits.