How to spa?

Relax and unwind

A spa is place to go when you want to get away from your normal routine and experience an environment and treatments that will help you rebalance yourself, revitalize your mind and body and to give you a sense of wellness.

Whether super luxurious or cheerfully modest , it’s entirely possible (and, in fact, required) for you to be positively transformed by your spa visit. Here’s how.

Go often.
Honestly, there’s nothing more enlightening than experience. Learn what you like, what heals and nurtures your body and soul. The actual act of visiting a spa is truly the only way to discover what works for you. If you can figure out a way to afford it, monetarily, time-wise or spiritually – monthly, quarterly or biannual visits can change your life into a healthful, vibrant event.

Understand your treatment.
Knowledge is indeed powerful tool when leveraged on spa treatments. Understanding the cultural background to a service can enrich it as well. Javanese lulur, for example, is offered on many Spa menus now but its origins are nearly sacred. The beauty of its history can embellish the experience with exoticism, romance and respect.

Drink water.
It’s crucial to drink plenty of it before, during and after your visit. Water hydrates the body’s tissues on a cellular level, prompting the system to cleanse itself and function with fluidity. Well watered muscles (including those of the face) respond better to the activating pressures of massage, allowing the therapist to work more deeply.

Sufficient hydration also encourages the removal of toxins. Flushing your system will reward you with compliments on how great your skin looks, how well rested you seem, etc. Drink up.

Eat lightly.
The days preceding your visit can help prepare you mentally and physically for your treatment. Cutting back on (or eliminating) sugar, caffeine and alcohol and hard to digest foods like red meat will prime your system to detoxify with ease. You’re also likely to feel lighter, happier about your body and more in tune with yourself. Plus, it increases the likelihood of your “staying clean” afterward, to extend the bliss of your visit and more fully reap its rewards.

Learn to relax.
Relaxing the muscles and settling the mind are a great assist to your therapist. Even if you are dead tired when you hit the table ,its not always easy to relax. Relaxing helps keep your mind in your body or at least in the room.

Take your time.
Visiting a spa means you are taking out for yourself. Allow plenty of time before and after your booking in order to transition from your real world to the spa world. Taking the time to unwind and slow down before your appointment will make your visit more plesant (mind) and more beneficial (body).

Speak up.
A good spa session requires that you communicate what you like – or at least don’t like, it could be pressure , music, conversation , scent, temperature.. don’t accept what you don’t want. You are in charge.

Book in advance.
It is all too common to look forward to spa-ing on a trip but find the spa fully booked upon arrival. Call ahead. This is truly one of the only ways to get the time, therapy and results you want, and its especially crucial if you are traveling and want to enjoy a spa treatment at your hotel.

Relaxation To-go.
Two minute relaxation technique:-
Do you sit at your desk or computer all day and can just feel yourself getting tense or frustrated? Or, do you just find it hard to relax?
Well, I am going to show you a very simple and useful tool that can use to take advantage of the mind-body connection to reduce stress instantly. You can do it anywhere, you don’t need any equipment, and it only takes two minutes to learn. Lets get started.

Body relaxation technique:
The step is to sit with your back straight but not tense.If you can, loosen any clothing that feels tight around your waist.

Relaxation Technique:
When you inhale, you’ll be inhaling slowly through your nose.When you exhale, you’ll be exhaling slowly and completely through your mouth. Try it now.
Most of us don’t breathe deeply enough. Instead, we’re shallow breathers and air only really enters the top part of our lungs. that’s especially so for people who wear tight clothing or sir hunched over at the computer.

What we need to do is use the most important muscle used for breathing, our diaphragm. Its a sheet of muscle at the bottom of the lungs.
So, place one hand below your ribs. When you inhale, allow that hand to expand outwards. When you exhale, let that hand fall back to its original position. It may feel strange at first and it takes practice ,so be patient with yourself.

Refining Relaxation Technique:
The last step is to count. Exhalation should take twice as long as inhalation. SO lets put it all together:

• Breathe in and count in your head starting from one.
• Breathe out and try to make twice as long.

So if you counted to three when you inhaled, count to six when you exhale. And that’s it. When you are beginning, just repeat this 4 or 5 more times and work up from there.

As you practice this technique, you’ll find it becomes more and more effective at relaxing you when you’re stressed. In the middle of a busy day, it’s a nice way to give yourself a small, well deserved break, to take care of you