Relaxation Not the Only Benefit of Massages and Facials

There are many other health benefits that you may not know about. Let Scruples Boutique & Day Spa help you get your body in tip-top shape.

A massage and facial can help you relax, unwind, and pamper yourself, but that’s not all they do.

Did you know there are many health benefits of getting a massage or facial?

Massage is increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations and studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain, and muscle tension.

Some studies have found massage may also be helpful for anxiety, digestive disorders, Fibromyalgia, headaches, insomnia related to stress, myofascial pain syndrome, paresthesias and nerve pain, soft tissue strains or injuries, sports injuries, and temporomandibular joint pain.

Facials are also a great way to relax and do something good for your body.

When you get a facial, your circulation will increase as warm steam not only opens pores, but also blood vessels. This helps bring nutrients and oxygen to the skin, which will encourage new cell growth. The light massage will also help increase circulation.

Your blood pressure may also go down during a facial. Stress can temporarily raise your blood pressure and by reducing stress, anxiety, and tension, you can help lower the risk of temporary spikes.

Facials can also increase lymphatic drainage. During a facial, the esthetician rubs the products into the skin around the neck and chest, and the lymphatic system is stimulated. By stimulating these lymph nodes, the body increases drainage, and helps to reduce any fluid retention in the face and upper body.

Feeling stuffy? Head to the spa.

The combination of the steam and the massage may help to reduce the pressure associated with both nasal and sinus congestion.

If reading this has you in the mood for a massage or facial, give us a call at 860-763-1800.