Have you been feeling stressed of late? A recent survey conducted by the ABS shows that one in five Australians reported high or very high levels of psychological distress. And 28% of Sydneysiders felt nervous in the last few weeks. The pandemic has adversely affected the mental and physical health of many Australians. And thus, it might be the right time to look for a de-stressing spa weekend in Sydney.

Studies have repeatedly found that massage acts as a valuable non-invasive stress-buster. It actively promotes mental health and prevents work-life deterioration. So here’s a look at a few treatments available in top spas in Sydney that you can avail to refresh your mind, body and soul.

Be Close to Nature – In the Heart of the Suburbs

The ABS survey also found that 23% of women expressed symptoms of depression. So, if you feel like you’re one of them, a nature walk might be the apt cure for your frazzled mind. Some spas offer a therapeutic walk through their lush gardens even before the spa treatment officially begins. In such spas, the ambience is carefully crafted to remind you of a calming Zen garden. You can even sip on some herbal tea while you relax amidst the lush verdure.

Spa and Massage

The ARCCIM, University of Technology, Sydney, found that general practitioners increasingly prescribe massage therapy to complement their treatment. Nearly 77% of them refer their patients to regular massage therapy.

Massage therapists at luxury spas are trained in Ayurveda, Acupuncture, Chiropractic therapy and Aromatherapy to provide you with the most suitable solution for your specific requirements. And the offerings range from Indian head massage, ancient Chinese touch therapy to Ayurvedic massage. Benefits from these include improved emotional balance, better digestion and relief from rheumatism. And you can book a consultation to determine the combination appropriate for you.

Treatments

Spas are a great place to revitalise your skin. The best spas offer you facials that target specific skin concerns, such as the signs of ageing, pigmentation, dehydration, and more.

Here are some of the facials you can look for based on your skin condition:

Medical facials: More than 90% of Australian teens suffer from acne, and medical facials that use chemical exfoliation followed by retinol therapy are apt to treat acne scars. A range of other medical facials infuse anti-aging vitamins, perform pigmentation correction, and provide anti-inflammatory treatment. You can also ask about technology-intensive treatments that use modulated current via a Hydradermie machine to lift your skin.

Luxury facials: These treatments make use of luxury procedures to perform holistic healing. Take, for instance, a process that uses Rose Quartz to heal your heart chakra. Other luxury treatments offer deep-clean and vitamin-C infusion to rejuvenate your skin.

Organic facials: Organic facials are the most requested across spas. They are customised to suit your specific needs and use all-natural ingredients to create a balance in your body and mind.

An Additional Point to Consider

It is essential to understand that these facials are almost medicinal and must be performed by a licensed technician. And while about 34% of Australian women seek massage therapists for pregnancy-related health conditions, only the best spas in Sydney offer safe treatments for pregnant and lactating mothers. So, ask your therapist about the suitability of the treatment if you are pregnant

Bonus tip: Some spas offer you complimentary drinks while you wait for the treatment to begin. Be sure to let them know your allergies and issues to concoct the most beneficial brew for you.

This week, don’t be among the one in five Australians who feel anxious. So, book an appointment for a fantastic spa weekend in Sydney and begin your journey to a calm, productive life. Nevertheless, that is the point of living, right?

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