Stress is an unavoidable part of life for everyone. Whether you’re a businessperson, a parent, or student, finding ways to deal with and handle your stress is important to maintain your health and wellbeing. Spas are common places to turn when looking to unwind due to the array of relaxing treatments specifically designed to relieve stress and relax your body.
At Camelot Spa SEVEN Villa, a top spa in Sandton, we have designed our treatments to be as relaxing and soothing as possible, to ensure that when you walk out our doors, you leave your stress behind. Below we’ll introduce our top four stress relieving massages and what makes them so effective.
Beat Stress with our Pressure Point Foot Massage
Our pressure point foot massage involves the stimulation of pressure points situated on the feet. By applying pressure on different parts of the feet in a calming way, the nerves are gently stimulated, sending messages to the central nervous system. This aids in relaxing the body through positive effects on your blood flow, breathing, immune system and much more.
Pressure point foot massage also stimulates the release of feel-good endorphins, which assists in improving your mood and relieving any feelings of anxiousness and stress. Several studies found that foot massage was so effective at relieving stress and anxiety, that they were suggested for patients that had undergone painful and invasive surgeries!
As a spa in Sandton, many of our clients are very busy and don’t have time for a full 60-minute massage, so we’re pleased to say that a 30-minute foot massage is certainly enough time to achieve that sought-after relaxation and stress relief.
Achieve Deep Relaxation with an Aromatherapy Massage
Our aromatherapy massage involves using pure essential oils and light massage strokes to bring about deep relaxation and peace. Essential oils are made from plants, flowers, barks, roots, and other plant-matter that is distilled into fragrant oils. These oils activate smell receptors in your nose, which in turn send signals to your brain and limbic system and cause positive changes in your emotions in addition to the release of feel-good chemicals such as serotonin.
Several studies have found aromatherapy to be effective in not only stress-relief, but in assisting those with poor quality sleep.
At Camelot Spa, we have a range of different essential oils and will use a blend that will suit your needs, concerns, and allergies to ensure a completely stress-free experience.
Rejuvenate Your Mind and Scalp With Indian Head Massage
Our Indian Head Massage is a detoxifying massage treatment of the head, scalp, face, neck, and shoulders. Aside from the fact that a head massage feels fantastic, it also works to reduce stress, release tension (which in turn eases headache and migraine pain), improve circulation, and encourage relaxation.
One study found that between 15 and 25 minutes of head massage had positive effects on our stress hormones, blood pressure and heart rate, thereby being very effective in stress relief.
At Camelot Spa, we also use special oil blends that are specifically designed to be good for your hair and scalp, so you can look forward to a moisturized scalp and silky hair once the oils have been washed out!
Camelot Signature Massage – The Ultimate Stress Relief Massage
Our Camelot Signature Massage is the pinnacle of relaxing massages! It involves a combination of Hot Stone, Kahuna, Balinese, and Indian Head massage techniques and incorporates the use of our unique massage candle.
Studies have found that massage is very effective at reducing stress by lowering the heart rate, increasing the temperature of the soft tissues, releasing muscular tension, and releasing feel good hormones. This, combined with the calm quietness of the setting and the time set aside purely for your relaxation also assists in bringing positive emotional change and reducing feelings of anxiety. One German study even found that as little as 10 minutes of massage can trigger your body’s system that overcomes stress.
We’ve already shared the deep relaxing effects of head massage and aromatherapy (the massage candle in this case), so you can imagine the enhanced effects of these techniques combined with a full body, 60-minute massage!
At Camelot Spa, we are always looking at ways to increase our clients’ comfort and relaxation and ensure that every visit is a truly rejuvenating experience.
For maximum stress relief at a beautiful spa in Sandton, book your massage at Camelot Spa SEVEN Villa today!