Valentines Day brings to mind roses, love, intimacy and of course, chocolate! This month at Zama Massage Therapeutic Day Spa we have created a beautiful service in our esthetic’s department that incorporates these special elements. Let’s take a moment to explore some of the benefits that make this service such a decadent treat for your body, mind and spirit:
Rose: A beneficial ingredient for dry, sensitive or aging skin types. Rose has a gentle toning and soothing effect on the capillaries just below the skin’s surface, which makes it useful in diminishing and calming redness or inflammation.
Chocolate: Cocoa not only helps to reduce our stress hormones, it is also a wonderful antioxidant that helps protect your skin from UV damage and promote circulation. In our February facial special warm cocoa butter will be used in the massage of the neck, shoulders, arms and hands. Expect your senses to be tantalized!
Massage: Massage therapy has the ability to bring healing to our bodies. The concepts and benefits of massage are associated with the larger muscles in the body such as our backs, hips, legs, neck, shoulders, etc. Massage is also beneficial and healing to our face and skin as well. Some of the many benefits of facial massage include 1) stimulating circulation and blood flow, 2) increasing oxygen, 3) releasing toxins trapped between tissues and muscles, 4) relaxing nerves and muscles, 5) increasing lymphatic flow and 6) hydrating the skin by helping nutrients penetrate to a deeper layer of the skin. Every single one of these benefits result in a smoother, healthier looking complexion.
Deep Breathing: Breathing is an essential part of living. Think about it, breathing is literally life! Too often our breathing becomes shallow due to busy, stressful schedules. We may not even realize that we are not breathing deeply anymore. There are wonderful health benefits to taking even just a few moments to focus on deep breathing such as: 1) releasing tension, 2) relieving pain, 3) relaxing the mind and body, 4) bringing clarity, 5) strengthening the immune system, 6) and even elevating moods. Deep breathing can bring us into the present moment, allowing us to be more fully aware of what we are experiencing and feeling.
So whether you are coming in with your special loved one this Valentines Day for a couples date night, or coming in on your own as you embrace the beautiful gift of loving and caring for yourself… Zama would love to be your Valentine!
Valentine's Day offers us a unique opportunity to undertake a new perspective on how we choose to celebrate love. The traditional approach with flowers, cards, and romance works beautifully for some. For others, a display of love toward children, parents, or friends can be equally rewarding. But in the midst of all the various means of displaying love to others, let us not forget the benefits of looking after our own needs. This Valentine’s Day, offer yourself the same thing you give to all of the loved ones in your life, and make the effort to show yourself a little love!