Hotels which offer spa and wellness services are frequently preferred today by those who are looking to move away from the stress of city life to get purified, eat healthy and do some sports. Because hotels with such services and amenities promise their guests a stay experience different from ordinary types of vacation. Let’s take a brief look at the concepts of spa and wellness before explaining the amenities you can find at a spa or wellness center.
What is spa?
Spa is the acronym of the Latin phrase “salus per aquam” meaning “health through water”. And centers which offer treatment methods and services using the healing power of water are called “spa centers”.
When we have a look at the history of spa, we see that it traces back to Roman period. Spa methods were used in huge bathrooms built to heal the soldiers who had been injured in war, and then revolutionized the field of healthcare by expanding across the world. Today, these practices are widespread all around the world and very common at various hotels and spa centers also in our country. The most well known spa methods are as follows:
Swedish massage: It is a relaxing type of massage applied on feet, arms and waist area.
Steam bath: It is a type of massage that helps remove toxins through water vapor.
Thalassotherapy: It is a therapy using seawater.
Salt peeling: It is a type of massage using coarse salt pieces to clean dead skin.
Aromatherapy: It is a revitalizing and relaxing therapy using various plants.
Fango: It is a treatment using mud bath to stimulate blood circulation.
Spa, a natural method of relaxation, has also countless benefits in terms of health. These benefits include spiritual relaxation, relieving sleep disorders, acceleration of blood circulation, removal of dead skin, elimination of skin problems, stretching of muscles, relieving joint disorders, removal of body fat and regulation of the digestive system.
What is wellness?
The word “wellness” derives from the word “well”. Wellness treatments are applied at various centers as a method for making people feel happy and healthy. For that reason, many types of therapy such as massages, skin care, mud and seaweed baths, and bath treatments are within the scope of wellness services.
Wellness methods, which involve different treatments for feeling good, are generally applied by doctors and beauty experts at spa centers. Such centers offer psychotherapy sessions, as well as elliptical trainers, bands and muscle building equipment to be used during application. Wellness methods can be briefly explained as follows:
Exercise: Exercises are for reaching the ideal weight and shaping the body.
Diet: Nutrition programs are prepared by dietitians to help an individual gain correct nutritional habits.
Water: Individuals gain the habit of getting their daily intake of water.
Protein supplement: Protein supplements are given for muscle and bone development, and nutrition lists and protein products are prepared.
Vitamin and fiber consumption: Vitamin and fiber supplements are given to help people detox.
Psychological support: Psychological counselors help people identify and solve their problems.
Just like spa, wellness treatments also have many positive effects on the physical and mental health of an individual. Feeling good, increased self-confidence, being more energetic, improved lung capacity, adopting the habit of regular exercise and increased physical and mental power are among these positive effects.
We’ve shared the potential amenities at a spa and wellness center while explaining the concepts of spa and wellness in detail. All these amenities and more are the privileges offered at a spa or wellness center. You can book a room at a spa and wellness hotel to add a different layer to your holiday, and rejuvenate thanks to all these privileges!
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Elite World Hotel Sapanca is waiting for you in the heart of nature in Sapanca! Whether you prefer a super-fast skin and body care due to your busy agenda, or whether you want to refresh yourself or relax in the soothing bosom of nature... Based on the common relationship between nature and self-awareness, we offer ambitious and inspiring indoor and outdoor training programs throughout the year. We invite our guests to escape from the stressful city life and enjoy the tranquility of nature. Our goal is to help you inhale health and well-being with each breath taken and get rid of the more stressful elements of life with each breath given. Visit our website for detailed information: Fit Life Spa & Wellness