When you visit a Euro-spa destination spa, you know that your senses are in for a treat. That is because these excellent facilities offer an exquisite retreat from the day to day, letting you address physical ailments, emotional strains, and mental blocks through a little pampering. Taking a vacation day (or two) at a destination spa could give you access to a wide variety of natural health services, in addition to skin care, of course.
Skin care is important: your skin is the largest organ of the human body—and it is on the outside! Vulnerable to environmental hazards, to extreme temperatures, and other stressors, your skin goes through quite a bit every single day. So it is important to take a little extra care of it once in a while with a day at the spa for cleansing, moisturizing, toning, and more. You might be surprised how much better you feel after just one pampering of your skin!
You might not know this, but there are many different kinds of massage. Swedish massage is the most common as it is administered with tolerably medium pressure and utilizes a few different strokes to maximize the release of tension in the muscles. However, you could also seek a different modality if you are dealing with more specific types of pain or other problems.
For example, you might seek out reflexology massage to deal with migraine headaches or digestive issues. Reflexologists believe that different points on the hands and feet correspond with other parts of the body. Rubbing and squeezing the fingers and toes—and the webbing between them—is believed to alleviate headaches.
Lymph drainage is actually one of these specific massage modalities. The body has a natural network of nodes that send signals to the brain and other parts of the body when there is injury or illness. This is why your doctor checks for swelling in your throat when you go in for a checkup. These lymph nodes specifically communicate about health issues in the head, throat, and even in the chest.
When you have an injury or an illness, there is, essentially, a disturbance in the lymph system. The fluid that normally flows through the network easily will get stuck in places where the lymph nodes have swelled. Lymph drainage, then, involves a technique specifically designed to restore flow through the network.