Spa treatments, one of the most inviting entry points to aesthetic health care, are going through a make-over of their own these days. Once considered a “selfish indulgence,” spa visits increasingly are becoming part of the regular routine for women and men who recognize that good health is related to the whole body and spirit, not simply to specific parts.
Many medical experts today believe that 90 percent of systemic disease is stress related, and that benefits of spa treatments can go far beyond relaxation of beautification. Treatments like Endermologie™ for body recontouring, Epilight laser for hair removal, massage and aroma therapy, obagi blue peels, facials and sclerotherapy help recipients achieve a relaxed, positive outlook despite the day-to-day demands of life.
“It’s important today that people recognize the need mentally and physically to ‘recharge’,” said Dr. Charles Pappas, a cosmetic surgeon for nearly two decades and founder of SPA AESTHETIKA, a medical day spa in Fort Washington, PA. “Even the simplest procedures, when part of a comprehensive program, can make a difference in the well-being of our guests.”
Among Pappas’s suggestions for maximum spa benefit:
- Those who are new to spa treatments should sample an array of services in a spa package, so they can learn which services are best for them.
- Don’t be afraid to experiment to achieve the desired results. Everybody loves a massage, but some of the best stress relief can come from an extra-long facial treatment.
- Shorter, more-frequent visits have more impact on well-being than a sporadic spa package.
- Regular visits to SPA AESTHETIKA can work wonders on such chronic problems as adult acne, body form bulges and sags, stress and even menopausal symptoms.
“We’ve entered a new age of cosmetic treatments,” says Dr. Pappas. “While medicine has focused on many different areas of the body over the years, we can’t overlook the fact that the largest organ is the skin. Centers like SPA AESTHETIKA view pampering of the face and body as the leading edge of a ‘total wellness’ philosophy that is the gateway to a happy, healthy lifestyle.”