By the year 2060, the U.S. population of people who are over 65 years is expected to double to a total of 98 million. The demographic makeup is expected to be more diverse than ever economically and racially.
But one thing they will all have in common is the need for self-care and rejuvenation.
Here are some of those ways we can achieve that.
1. Relieves Stress
When people are in a state of stress, it affects both how their body feels and their mood. They even have done studies that stress can even shorten your life span i.e a heart attack.
The regular application of heat and massage can help relax the autonomic nervous system to help relieve stress. The autonomic nervous system controls many bodily functions such as respiratory rate, digestion, and heart rate. Spa services that include massage and apply warm paraffin wax, such as manicures and pedicures, are good choices for stress relief.
2. Improves sleep
The National Sleep Foundation states that getting a massage is shown to improve sleep. And the Center for Disease Control says that not getting the recommended amount of sleep is linked to many chronic diseases. Two good reasons for choosing a massage from the spa treatment list.
3. Relieves Pain from Arthritis
The Arthritis Foundation lists massage as one of the natural treatments for arthritis pain. They suggest choosing a type of massage that applies moderate pressure (rather than light) for the best results.
Full body massages are a good option, but keep in mind that both manicures and pedicures also include massage as part of the service. Which is useful for arthritis pain localized in the hands or feet.
4. Helps with Grooming
When you look good, you feel good. Spas provide many services that can help people who can’t see as well as they once did or who can’t perform certain types of grooming easily anymore for any number of reasons. Such as bending down to trim one’s toenails.
People with diabetes are one category of people who need to be careful trimming their toenails because they are susceptible to getting infections if they get cuts on their toes.
Spas that provide hair care services do more than just keep their clients looking good. They also help keep their client’s scalps healthy. And they can remove unwanted hair that may be growing where you didn’t even think it could grow!
5. Helps with Dry Skin
As many people age, their skin begins to lose moisture and becomes more delicate. This is why finding a spa who understands the needs of people with mature skin is important, so they don’t apply too much pressure or overly stretch the skin.
Getting a facial can help gently exfoliate some of the dryer skin cells to help remove impurities, then add hydration to the skin underneath. The facial massage can also help tone muscles and increase blood flow to the face.
Take Advantage of the Benefits of Spa Treatments
The benefits of spa treatments are plentiful and the fact that they feel good is a nice bonus. Give them a try to experience what they can do for you.
Contact us to make a spa appointment or if you or someone you love is looking for an active living community.