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Four reasons for pampering

Four health benefits of looking after you

Most people will tell you that pampering, whether it be a spa date or a hair appointment, not only helps you look good but also feel better.

And the same people will tell you that it is difficult to find time in their busy schedule to book an appointment at their local spa or hair salon.

However, experts advise that pampering should be part of your routine due to the multitude of heath perks you can benefit from.

Here are four health benefits to regular pampering - something that everyone deserves.

1. Pampering Increases Optimism

According to the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences, a spa treatment can help boost serotonin levels —nature’s mood stabiliser — leaving you feeling healthier, happier, and able to cope.

What’s more, by feeling healthier, you’ll look better and, inadvertently, you’ll boost your self-confidence.

Most spas offer an array of treatments to suit individual levels of intensity—from beauty facials to more intensive treatments like medi peels and needling.

2. Pampering De-Stresses the Mind

Stress and pressure can bring on a world of health ailments — from tight and sore muscles, migraines, to chronic illness — not to mention the havoc it can play on your mind.

Which is why Women’s Health Magazine recommends booking regular massage sessions as a means to relieve the body of physical and emotional stress.

But if massages aren’t your thing, you could always opt for a manicure or pedicure that includes the use of aromatherapy oils -  a guaranteed way to lower stress levels. Getting a haircut is also a great way to relax—you can sit back while the hairdresser washes and massages your head. You’ll also leave with a new cut, feeling and looking good.

3. Pampering Slows Down the Ageing Process

Facials and other non-surgical spa treatments —  such as microdermabrasion, skin renewal peels, and laser skin rejuvenation — can assist in targeting your skin concerns and do wonders for the complexion.

More importantly, facials can also assist in slowing down the ageing process by stimulating collagen and assisting in maintaining hydration levels - the culprit behind pesky fine lines.

The Health Site recommends getting a facial every two to three weeks, until your skin clears, then dropping it back to once a month.

4. Pampering Can Keep You Fit

Researchers from the University of Chicago discovered that massages can help alleviate pain after exercise.

However, they also discovered that massages can help improve blood flow in those that tend to forego their gym workout.

Increasing blood flow can assist in distributing immune cells throughout the body, leaving you fighting fit.

5. Pampering can be nutritious

We all know how hard it can be to eat our five serves of vegetables and two serves of fruit each day, but what if you could drink them instead?

A study by The Pressed Juicery’s Medical Board found that drinking juices is linked to improved digestion, decreased risk of disease, reduced cell damage and an overall sense of wellbeing.

Drinking a fresh apple and ginger juice is not only a great way to give your body a natural boost, but it’s the perfect treat after a long day of being pampered.

Ready to pamper yourself? Top Ryde City has a multitude of venues designed to cater to your every need:

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For the ultimate skin care session:

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