These days, millions of Americans deal with symptoms related to stress. In fact, there are more people taking prescription medication for stress and related issues than at any other time in the history of the world.
True relaxation is absolutely critical for peak functioning and performance. Yet, it is easy to confuse “relaxation” and “recreation,” and most people may not be getting enough of either!
“Recreation” is any activity you enjoy to focus your attention away from the causes of stress. The more absorbed in an activity you are, the better it will be in helping you to feel better and refreshed afterwards
But it’s no replacement for true “relaxation,” where you are allowed to empty your mind of distractions, worries, and concerns. Focused attention on “nothing at all” is critical for feeling that you are in touch with yourself.
When you are relaxed, your body is able to commit its full resources to healing and repairing your cells. Over long periods of relaxation, your body starts to remember and enforce positive habits that lead to optimal health and function:
— Deep, relaxed breathing with full support of the breath muscles, fully oxygenating cells.
— Easier sleep with deeper, longer Rapid Eye Movement cycles, restoring the brain and organs.
— Natural and correct posture that supports each area of the body and resists “locked in” tension.
The Right Spa Treatments Can Promote Physical And Mental Relaxation
One of the most important spa treatments for relaxation is also the simplest. ProSports and Spa Massage has a number of different massages that can help achieve relaxation under all kinds of circumstances:
A lighter, “mesmerizing” massage with the goal of helping you completely melt away.
A deep massage that focuses on specific aches and pains to create a euphoric feeling.
A “deep tissue massage” perfect for athletes or for those suffering from long-term pains.
Remember, relaxation is important for everyone. Elders and young people can also benefit from spa massage. Those who are interested in relaxation with other cell rejuvenation benefits might also consider infrared sauna or QRS magnet therapy.
At ProSports and Spa Massage, we are Sioux Falls’ #1 leader in relaxation and personal health through spa treatments. To find out more about what we can do for you, reach out to our experts by phone or email today. We can’t wait to help you feel your best!