Balance Spa Creates Sense of Nurturing, Healing, and Wellness
What words come to mind when you think of a spa treatment? Perhaps luxury, pampering, or special occasion? While all of those words can certainly apply to a wonderful massage or facial treatment, at Balance Spa we also think you should include the words nurturing, healing, and wellness. The power of touch, when combined with tools such as aromatherapy, hot/cold therapy, a calming environment, mindful music and positive reinforcement can improve your overall health and wellness.
Nurturing Age, stress, and environmental factors take a toll on our bodies and minds. A quality spa treatment can nurture the physical self while also providing nourishment for minds and hearts. Balance Spa’s immuno massage is specifically designed to bolster your immune system, helping you fight off colds, flus and other common infections. An in house blend of infection fighting essential oils, combined with castor oil packs, is used during this massage. Castor oil packs have been scientifically proven to increase the production and activity of a type of white blood cell (T-cell lymphocytes). Increasing lymphocyte ‘traffic’ throughout the body stimulates the immune response. This response enables the body to produce more antibodies and increase its ability to kill viruses, fungi, bacteria and cancer cells.
Facials and body treatments can directly nourish the skin, helping to alleviate the impact of sun damage, age, or skin conditions such as acne. Balance Spa offers facial treatments ranging from classic moisturizing facials to Collagen Induction Therapy and microdermabrasion. Facials, when combined with the right take home products, can combat dryness, correct excessive oil production, or help reduce age spots and acne scars.
Healing We are each born with a unique set of physical, mental and emotional attributes. Life can challenge these attributes in many ways: accidents, stress, conflict, and illness or disease. The right treatment can aid the physical healing process, provide release from physical and emotional trauma, and help bring mental and emotional balance. Extensive medical research demonstrates that traditional massage, including Swedish, deep tissue massage and sports massage, are excellent in reducing stress, pain, and muscle tension. Evidence suggests that massage is also beneficial for:
- Digestive disorders
- Insomnia related to stress
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Soft tissue strains or injuries
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint pain
Balance Spa massage therapists consult with each client prior to beginning a massage to determine the type of massage and focus areas, that will be the most beneficial to the individual client. Massages are customized through: using different types of oils or creams; aromatherapy selections; changes in degree of pressure; and, by using range of movement. Specialty massage, such as croniosacral or cupping, may be especially effective for headaches and muscle tightness. After your massage you should witness a reduction in pain, soreness and/or stiffness and an increase in general mobility, range of motion and overall sense of well-being.
Skin treatments can also improve healing and reduce associated disease. Acne is classified as a skin disease by the National Institute of Health. While most people only have acne issues as teenagers or young adults, others suffer from acne most of their lives. Cystic acne can be physically painful and leave both physical and emotional scars. Regular facials and proper use of appropriate skin products can greatly reduce acne, lighten acne scars, and improve the overall quality and tone of the skin.
For some, more intensive facials, such as CIT and microdermabrasion, may be warranted. These treatments improve the skin over longer periods of time but are not suitable for everyone. At Balance Spa, a licensed esthetician will consult with you prior to performing any treatment and recommend what will be most effective for you.
Wellness In modern life we tend to wait for an illness or injury to seek care. We wait until our back “goes out” or until headaches become debilitating before seeking professional help. Perhaps we ignore our aging skin until a simple cut or scrape fails to heal well. Regular massage, body treatments, and facial care can help us avoid more serious issues. It’s one reason why professional athletes and dancers have massages regularly. While most of us don’t have the time, or maybe financial resources, to get treatments weekly or even monthly, accessing services even bi-monthly or quarterly will greatly improve your general wellness level.
For those of us with limited time, a 30 minute Sunlighten Infrared Solo Sauna treatment is a wonderful option. Infrared saunas are seven times more effective at detoxing the body than traditional saunas. Sweat produced during an infrared sauna treatment, is composed of 20% toxins versus the 3% found in sweat produced by a traditional sauna. Infrared sauna befits include lower blood pressure, induced weight loss, and reduction in pain and inflammation. Of course if you have more time, coupling this treatment with a massage or facial will enhance the benefits of both treatments and leave you feeling thoroughly relaxed and restored.
Atmosphere adds to the nurturing aspect of services at Balance Spa. While any quality spa will offer you a pleasing physical environment, including sensory stimulus such as soothing sounds or aromatics wafting through the air, Balance Spa takes pride in providing personal connections with each guest. While we maintain a boutique, Palm Beach atmosphere in terms of physical space, you will find a warm, sincere welcome and genuine hospitality throughout your stay. Guests are encouraged to engage as much, or as little, as they want with staff during their treatments. Need to vent about life? Be assured that your spa specialist will have a sympathetic ear. If an hour of two of quiet and peace is more what you need, your spa specialist will be happy to allow you the time for silent reflection or even a well needed nap during your treatment. From our caring staff to our serene environment, we work hard to provide you with what you need most: time to care for your entire self in a safe and compassionate space.
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