Apr 05, 2024 • 4 min read • By: Polly Clover

13 Amazing Spa Benefits: Why You Should Book a Spa Day


If you’ve ever been to a spa, you likely understand just how relaxing it feels. But spa days are more than just a peaceful way to treat yourself. In this article, we’ll share the best spa benefits and why you should pamper yourself more often.

Research shows that spa therapy relieves mental stress, sleep issues, and general health issues. Below, we’ll explore these and how you can experience wellness by getting facials, massages, and other spa treatments.

1. Release Toxins

Many spa treatments are great for eliminating toxins. Detoxing allows your body to get rid of toxic or unhealthy substances, which can help you sleep better, have more energy, and overcome stress.

Typically, spa services that cause you to sweat, like saunas and steam rooms, open up your pores and release toxins from the body. This is why you usually feel instantly better afterward, but it can also offer longer-term effects, especially if you get these treatments regularly.

2. Decrease Stress and Anxiety

Whether you deal with frequent or occasional stress or anxiety, a spa day might be just what you need. Relaxing at the spa is an effective way to rest your mind and body. Whether you’re getting a massage or detoxing in the sauna, various spa treatments provide a sense of calmness.

Our favorite way to experience spa benefits, including stress and anxiety relief, is taking a hydrotherapy bath. Not only does warm water release endorphins to help you feel relaxed, but it also helps improve your skin.

couple taking a beer bath at Oakwell Beer Spa
Beer Bath Hydrotherapy at Oakwell Beer Spa in Denver

3. Enjoy Quality Time With Loved Ones (or yourself!)

One of the most underrated benefits of going to a spa is that it’s a fun date with your partner or a friend. It’s also a great way to spend quality time with yourself.

Going to the spa is the perfect opportunity to disconnect from phones, chores, and work tasks. This lets you connect with yourself or your spa partner while relaxing and experiencing the many other health and wellness benefits. 

4. Reduce Signs of Aging

While aging is something to appreciate as we grow older and wiser, it’s nice to pamper yourself and feel confident about your skin.

Spa treatments, including facials, hydrotherapy, and body masks, can help tighten the skin to reduce wrinkles, even out your skin tone, and hydrate dry skin.

5. Get Better Sleep

Whether you struggle to sleep because of stress, anxiety, pain, or illness, a spa day can help. Spa treatments can help various mental and physical health conditions, and a direct result is usually better sleep. 

Most people feel relaxed after a spa day and easily fall asleep. A weekly spa day can be even better if you want to improve your sleep for the long term.

6. Improve Skin and Hair

Visit the spa to take your skin and hair care up a notch! Most spa services are great for treating skin and/or hair, and you can usually find treatments specifically to help you achieve your goals. For example, Oakwell Beer Spa’s Beer Bath Hydrotherapy features a blend of hops, barley, and herbs, which are loaded with vitamins and antioxidants to nourish the skin and hair.

7. Alleviates Headaches

Studies show that spa treatments like massages and hydrotherapy can reduce the frequency, duration, and intensity of headaches.

Massages can target pressure points that cause pain, no matter the cause. If you experience migraines, which are related to your nervous system, hydrotherapy can be a useful treatment as it helps regulate your nervous system.

man in a zero gravity massage chair at Oakwell Beer Spa
Zero Gravity Massage at Oakwell Beer Spa in Denver

8. Boosts the Immune System

Many spa benefits, including detoxification, better sleep, and stress relief, can improve your overall mental and physical health. This leads to a better immune system, which helps you overcome illness and fight off disease and other conditions.

9. Increases Blood Flow and Circulation

Spa treatments like massages and hydrotherapy can improve your circulation. This helps your blood and oxygen flow and allows your organs to function properly. 

Good blood flow and circulation supports:

  • Cognitive function
  • Heart health
  • Skin health
  • The ability to fight off illness
  • Focus and productivity

10. Helps with Weight Loss

While visiting the spa isn’t a magical weight loss plan, some treatments can help you work towards your weight goals. For example, an infrared sauna works to increase your heart rate by using infrared rays that trick your body into thinking it’s doing cardio. Spa treatments that offer detoxifying effects can also help with weight loss as you eliminate excess water and salt.

11. Pain Relief

If you experience pain, whether it’s due to injury, illness, or another issue, pampering yourself at the spa can help. Not only do spa treatments allow you to relax your body, but many specifically work to reduce pain in the body. Whether you get a massage to target acupressure points or do hydrotherapy to increase blood flow and relieve tension, many spa services are effective for pain relief.

12. Lower Blood Pressure

According to Dr. Adolf Hutter, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, the high temperatures you experience in a warm tub or sauna can cause your blood vessels to dilate, which helps lower your blood pressure. This can also lower your risk for heart disease.

If you have high blood pressure, consult a medical professional about which spa treatments are best for you.

13. Feel More Fulfilled

One of our favorite benefits of spa treatments that anyone can appreciate is feeling more fulfilled. Everyone needs self-care as a way to treat and reconnect with yourself. A spa day can offer just that, along with other wellness advantages.

Spa Benefits: Conclusion

We hope these benefits of going to a spa have inspired you to treat yourself. Whether you want to feel better physically, mentally, or emotionally, a spa day can be an excellent and enjoyable treatment!

If you’re in Denver, book a rejuvenating spa day experience at Oakwell Beer Spa. If you aren’t local, create a fun and relaxing at-home spa day with Oakwell Cosmetics.

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