Treat Yourself & Your Mental Health with a Spa Day at Planet Beach


Posted August 29, 2021

Modern life means beating deadlines, virtual home offices, homeschooling, information overload from multiple social media sites, not to mention keeping your home clean, cooking, remembering to shower, and trying to maintain a social life while social distancing. Your current lifestyle is likely bombarding you with stressors that impact not only your physical body but your mental health as well.

Trying to juggle so many demands can leave your body and mind stuck in fight or flight response. This translates into problems, such as not being able to concentrate, being unable to sleep, and feeling anxious and depressed. These mental health issues, left unchecked, attempt to get your attention by manifesting themselves in more physical ways, including muscle pain, inflammation, heart disease, and other chronic health issues.

So, how can a day at Planet Beach spray & spa benefit your mental health? Spa therapy can provide a way to combat the daily stressors that are a part of your life and help you keep anxiety and depression in check. A day at Planet Beach can help you renew your spirit and allow space for your mind to regain clarity.

Planet Beach provides several treatments such as automated massages, red light facials, red light therapy for the full body, UV therapy, sunless spray tans, teeth whitening, and even HOTWORX (a virtually instructed exercise program created for users to experience the many benefits of heat absorption, while completing a 30-minute isometric workout or 15-minute high intensity interval training session), all of which can help combat symptoms of depression. Massage therapy can provide up to a 50% reduction in the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Light therapy & massage increases the body’s production of serotonin and dopamine. Both are mood-stabilizing neurotransmitters that provide a natural “feel good” mood boost. Massage therapy & our HOTWORX infrared saunas can reduce physical symptoms of depression, such as joint pain and muscle tightness. Spending the day enjoying these treatments are sure to improve your mood and create a more positive outlook.

The results from a day at Planet Beach can help improve self-confidence too. Getting a beautiful glow from a UV or red-light therapy session or sunless tan and a white smile from our teeth whitening as well as a massage or a workout in HOTWORX can help you focus on your body in a more positive way. The mood boost provided by the increases in dopamine and serotonin can act as a reinforcement for caring for your body in other ways. Improving your self-esteem can be achieved by, among other things, improving your physical body. Planet Beach offers a wide variety of body treatments and skincare products to exfoliate and nourish your skin. By caring for our skin, our largest organ, we can reduce the overall impact of stress on the body. The cumulative negative impact of pollution, stress, and hormones results in damaged skin. By making time to care for your skin and the rest of your body, you can reduce the negative impact of environmental stressors. At Planet Beach we incorporate products that enhance the stress reduction benefits of your therapy option. The benefits of body treatments go beyond improving your physical appearance. Body treatments such as massage, red-light therapy and HOTWORX help promote body detoxification, ease inflammation, and relax your muscles. This improvement to your physical being will extend to your mental wellness. When you take care of your body and pamper it, you will, in turn, have a more positive view of yourself, and achieving a state of relaxation regularly is necessary to allow your mind and body to recover from the physical impact of stress you deal with throughout the day.

To feel your best mentally, it is important to get enough sleep. Regular spa therapy can help you get a better night’s rest. Stress can harm your physical and mental health and contribute to health issues such as heart disease, depression, weight gain, and sleep issues. It is important to take the time to relax your mind and body to control your anxiety and stress levels. By keeping stress in check, you can improve your physical health. Planet Beach can help reduce the stress on our physical body, and a spa day can serve as a great resource for overall stress reduction. Regular spa treatments result in better quality sleep, fewer sick days, and an overall sense of well-being. Taking a spa day will help you slow down, unwind, and achieve balance.

A day at the spa is no longer just a luxury getaway enjoyed by the rich and famous. At Planet Beach spray & spa, you can enjoy a relaxing spa experience for a fraction of the cost and in far less time than an ordinary day spa! Making a trip to Planet Beach a regular part of your health routine is an important way to combat the stressors in your life. Prioritizing yourself will lead to a healthier and happier you, which’s the best gift of all. So next time you feel like you need a spa day, take it—it’s good for you!

Find a Planet Beach location near you by clicking HERE, make your appointment with one of our spa consultants, and begin your wellness journey today!


Written By: Paige Stuart, Planet Beach Brand Manager & Franchisee

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