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Spa Therapy - A guide to a wise choice

With so much on your plate, a relaxed body and calm mind may sound like just a sweet dream, but self-love and self-care are more important than ever before. There are many easy ways to achieve this.


The Benefits

In this day and age, stress is a part and parcel of life, starting from a fairly tender age. Excessive and prolonged stress is however in no ways natural to the human body and mind, and the impacts that it can have on a person are immense. From a rise in blood pressure and blood sugar to heart problems, headaches, a fall in immunity and infertility, as well as depression, stress can have major implications on physical, mental and emotional health. There are thus significant benefits in relaxing your body and calming your mind, whether you indulge in an occasional serene vacation, or you integrate stress-busting methods into your daily routine. While you are on this path to spiritual peace, make sure you eat clean at the many great restaurants in Mai Khao Phuket.


Mindfulness and Meditation

Being mindful is one of the best ways to stay relaxed and calm, and it will have to add the benefit of keeping you focused on your goals. We are often distracted, and when our mind drifts away, it is usually into anxieties or burdens we fear about the future, or thoughts about the past. By training your mind to stay mindful, you learn to remain in the present and focus on what is before you.


Breathing techniques

There are numerous breathing techniques out there to practice which can have a positive impact on both your body and mind. An interesting and novel technique that you can look at is the Wim Hof method, which is based on cold therapy, breathing and commitment. This method can be quite extreme, but there are easy to practice methods for beginners.


Spa treatments

Sometimes, you just need to indulge in some of the finer luxuries that life has to offer to really release steam from the stresses of life. If you have been working hard, treat yourself as a reward, check into a serene place for a few days of tranquillity, peace and rejuvenation. At places such as Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas, you will find a range of spa treatments to choose from, with something designed to help with whatever ailment you may be suffering with. Find what treatments best suits you, some of the finest spa treatments consist of methods tried and tested, which have been passed down through generations. These treatments will usually not only relax your body, but the carefully chosen aromas, oils and other elements will make it soothing on the mind as well, bringing you into a state of calmness and relaxation.


Relaxation exercises and Yoga

Born from the Hindu tradition, the age-old art of yoga is now taking the rest of the world by storm. Wherever you may go, you will find yoga instructors and classes, and some of the more basic steps can even be mastered alone, without professional guidance. Yoga is one of the six schools of philosophy in Hinduism, and it is thus more than just a work out regime, but a way of life. In terms of working on your body, you will find that yoga will help greatly in developing your flexibility and strength, as well as in maintaining your weight.