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For pure relaxation, health spas are the perfect location to get away from it all. Most UK health spas are geared toward a full body experience and come stacked with a plethora of facilities to choose from. For beauty treatments, you'll find massages, baths, manicures, pedicures and facials. Health spas also have options for health and fitness, including Yoga, Pilates, acupuncture, or Tai Chi.
There are many treatment rooms and choices at these health spas, so deciding which treatments you'd like to do can be tough. A main category of treatment is massages. Some massages are meant for relaxation, such as deep muscle relaxation, Indian Head massage or Lomi Lomi massage. These massages are perfect for those who want to relax, but are not ideal for those who want a decrease in aches and pains or want to increase circulation or blood flow. For the latter, try Indonesian massage, Hydro-Jet massage or connective tissue massage.
Fitness choices are numerous as well. An advantage of health spas is the ability to have beauty treatments and fitness classes in the same facility. To burn calories and focus on cardio, look for sports or dance sessions. Yoga is good to work on flexibility and the most relaxing fitness. For those interested in a more rigorous class, Pilates works on full body strength. However, this can be difficult exercise for newcomers. Tai Chi is a good alternative that works out the entire body, increases flexibility and strength.
Health spas also have treatments for specific body parts. Facials, manicures and pedicures are the basics, but many health spas in the UK have specialized treatments such as back relief, treatments to revitalize eyes, scalp therapy or neck massages. Look for these if you have an aching body part or need a treatment focused on a certain area.
Another healthy benefit of staying at a spa is that most have excellent food choices that make it easy to watch calories. Menus will often have calorie counts next to entrees, to assist guests at losing weight. However, unlike a health farm, there are other choices for those who want to indulge. The food choices at health spas are extensive to please any guest.
Most health spas have an age restriction of age 16 and older. With so many health spa choices, any guest can personalize their own experience and enjoy the time. Relaxation is just one step away.