We all know that beauty treatments are good for your physical health - facials improve your skin, massage can alleviate pain and improve posture.
But what about the links between beauty treatments and good mental health?
Let's start with probably the most mood-boosting treatment we offer - massage!
Massage is a great stress-buster, with a good massage releasing tension from your muscles, producing feel-good hormones called endorphins and lowering your heart rate. And a lower heart rate means a more relaxed you!
During a back massage, the therapist works on the muscles around your shoulder blades and the trapezius muscle, which goes along the tops of your shoulders and up your neck.
A massage therapist will work with trigger points in your muscles, special points which allow your muscles to fully release tension and relax.
Immersing yourself in a massage is also a great way to practice mindfulness.
Mindfulness is the practice of focusing on what you are sensing and feeling at that moment in time, bringing your attention back when your mind starts to wander. It's been proven that mindfulness is a great way of keeping anxiety and stress in check.
It's possible to practice mindfulness during other beauty treatments too, such as a soothing facial.
A groundbreaking 2008 study published in the Journal of Biomedical Research revealed that facial treatments significantly decrease anxiety and negative mood, alleviating stress and promoting relaxation.
And of course, all beauticians love a chat! Just having someone to talk to, to confide in, to listen can make a huge difference to your mental wellbeing. But if you prefer to have your beauty treatments in silence, we totally understand!
So there you have it. Beauty treatments are good for the mind as well as the body. Another reason to get yourself booked in!