The number of men going to spas is increasing, rising from 29% in 2005 to 49% in 2017, with the upward trend continuing into 2021. More and more men are aware that going to the spa is not just about being pampered: it is a lifestyle choice that benefits the body and overall health and wellness from reducing stress and promoting better sleep to improving blood circulation and increasing happiness, specific and customised treatments at a health resort help to enhance wellbeing.
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A Holistic Approach To Health
When you get a medical diagnosis, there is no single person in charge of your overall treatment. You often see several therapists who frequently give different advice. The main advantage of a medical spa is that health professionals are all under one roof to make the diagnosis and treatment. Using classic naturopathy methods, detox treatments, and mental training, you can receive a comprehensive cure designed to cleanse the body, and at the same time, look at different aspects such as nutrition and psychosocial factors.
For example, studies show that massage is the most popular spa treatment for men, but they also indulge in other services such as skin care, nails, and body therapy. Thus, if you’re planning to give Father’s Day massage gifts, as well as a facial or deep tissue massage, you can also include other types of treatment, such as pedicure and foot therapy and aromatherapy. Holistic therapies yield considerable physical and emotional health gains. To illustrate, evidence suggests that massage therapy is effective in managing chronic low back pain, anxiety and stress. It also supports the welfare of patients with chronic or terminal diseases such as cancer. For men who are overworked, tired and stressed, massages are therapeutic, offering respite from the chaos of everyday life and giving a calming feeling.
Men also want to look and feel good. As the male population becomes more aware of their wellness and appearance, spas offer a wide range of services to address these needs. Although the environment might be intimidating to male clientele, they will feel at ease and comfortable when offerings are just for them. For instance, facials suggested at health spas can help renew the skin’s vigour by drawing out impurities and toxins. If you’re a mature man, deep cleansing and exfoliation of the skin can clear dead and dry skin cells, as well as improve circulation. Looking good improves self-confidence, giving positive feelings and thoughts.
In addition to services aimed at improving appearance and self-esteem, hydrotherapy can also enhance wellbeing. Water is known for its healing properties, and by soaking in a hot tub, you can lower stress, improve sleep, and reduce pain. It also boosts cardiovascular health. Using the sauna or a steam room has several benefits as well. The heat soothes the nerves, relaxes the muscles, relieves joint pain and headaches, boosts mental health, and alleviates depression. According to a Finnish study, sauna use can lower the risks of fatal and chronic health problems. These include heart disease, stroke, memory problems, and pulmonary disorders.
Spa visits among men are on the rise in recognition of the health and mental value they offer. Treatments and therapies offered at spas help improve the physical condition; they also enrich mental health and overall well-being.