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8 Benefits of a Spa Break
Ajala Spa -20-Sep-2018
A spa break is the perfect way to unwind after a stressful week. It's a chance to relax, indulge and get some peace and quiet. There are numerous health benefits to taking a spa break, from relaxing those aches and pains to relieving stress. Plus, you don't even have to book a long holiday!
A weekend escape is often enough to centre your spiritual and mental energies. Here are 8 benefits to indulging in a spa break:
1. Improves cardiovascular health
Spas have a range of relaxing pools for you to get some easy exercise and ease the aches in your muscles. They are also great for your heart. Studies have shown that regular swimming reduces the effects of aging as much as 30%, improves respiration, muscle mass and cardiovascular function.
Other studies have suggested that just sitting in hot water up to your neck aids health. Simply put, this means your heart gets a cardiovascular workout just from sitting in a hot tub! Do your heart a favour and relax.
2. Relieves stress
43% of adults suffer adverse health effects from stress. It is also one of the leading causes of workplace absence and one of the key reasons why taking a spa break is so important.
There are few things more relaxing than a massage and a soak in a hot tub. Spa breaks are often the only place where people can escape to peaceful relaxation. That feeling of relaxation during a spa break isn’t just a state of mind. Reducing your stress levels can be vital for your health and can even reduce the chance of you suffering from serious health conditions, including heart disease.
3. Muscle & joint relief
You don't have to be a professional athlete to be pushing your muscles. When life gets busy, your body is being pushed and over time, this can take a toll. The result is a feeling of tension in the joints and muscles. This starts as discomfort, but can develop into pain and sometimes permanent damage.
Spas have professional masseuses trained in the very best modern sports massage techniques. They can help you on the road to recovery, as well as relaxing your muscles. These massages have also proven effective in helping treat disorders such as arthritis.
The massages available at a spa break will ease those muscle aches, giving your body a chance to relax and repair itself. It's important to not run yourself ragged and take time to look after your body. It works hard for you!
4. Spa breaks can improve your sleep
The more worry and stress you experience during the day, the harder it is for you to sleep at night. This can lead you to constantly feeling tired and makes everything so much harder.
A relaxing weekend at the spa can be just what you need to get a calm and uninterrupted sleep that will leave you feeling rejuvenated when you wake up. Not only will you look better and healthier, you’ll feel like a new person.
5. Healthier skin
Some of us suffer from skin complaints such as acne and skin rashes. These can be caused by a variety of reasons from stress and a poor diet. A spa break can solve all of these.
Spa treatments offer things such as cucumber masks and use the highest quality creams that will leave your skin looking and feeling softer and smoother.
The food and drink available on a spa break is specifically designed to be healthy and wholesome. A weekend of nutritional juices and exotic salads is an ideal way to detox yourself.
Spas are also a positive atmosphere for avoiding vices. Get away from caffeine, sugars and preservatives for a few days and feed your body some all-natural goodness.
When your spa break comes to an end, you can still take some of it with you. We're not just talking about the creams and pampering products! Spas are a great place to get advice on how to live better and improve your diet.
Get inspired by everything you eat when you visit a spa. Then, take that healthy diet home with you and continue your healthy lifestyle after you leave.
8. Weight loss
In addition to indulgence and relaxation, a spa break is a great opportunity to hit the gym hard and work on your weight loss. Spas often have nicer equipment than gyms and allow you to go at your own pace.
Indulge with an overnight spa break at Grange Hotels
Pamper yourself with an overnight spa break at any of our 5-Star Grange Hotels! Relax and unwind with a massage in the tranquil and luxurious setting of the in-house Ajala Spa, and enjoy full use of the wet spa facilities including sauna, steam room and swimming pool.
Our spa getaway includes…
Overnight accommodation in a double/twin room (based on double occupancy)
English breakfast which can be enjoyed in your room or in the hotel restaurant
One 25-min Relaxation Massage per person, per stay
Complimentary use of the Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, swimming pool and foot spa
Late check-out @ 1 pm
Complimentary upgrade to the next best available room type