If you need a break from your busy, working days and wish to relax a bit, perhaps taking a trip to a nearby spa or wellness treatment center is the best way. Certainly, different spas offer different treatments. In the same manner, there are certain differences between medical treatments and spa treatments. To know which one will suit you the most, you should first get to know different spa treatments that exist.
Categories of spa treatments
Face treatment, or also commonly called facials can be found on almost any spa menu. Aside from being helpful for beauty and skin quality, these treatments can offer benefits to your health by lowering stress and relaxing the customer. Facials combine different approaches to create a successful treatment- a customer can choose between different face massages, creams or organic products- like cucumber.
Face treatments most commonly begin with a combination of creams used for exfoliating and moisturizing skin, along with peel-off masks and other beauty products. This treatment, as said, exfoliates the skin, removes dry, dead skin cells, and opens up skin pores. By combining these beauty products and massages, skin circulation is improved. Other benefits of facial treatments include those related to the anti-aging process, as well as removing eye bags and preventing acne outbursts.
Body treatments and face treatments are pretty similar in the way they work and in the goal of the therapy. Similar to face treatments, body treatments also work on smoothing the skin and removing any skin imperfections on your body.
Usually, body treatments include a variety of showers, moisturizing and exfoliating processes and massages. Firstly, your body is soaked in tubs that have aqua-jets and have some aromatherapy added. This softens the skin, making it easier to exfoliate skin cells and remove dry layers of skin. Along with that, aqua-therapy improves circulation. A customer may choose to have a mud bath or a seaweed body wrap- these types of baths and body wraps are useful because they purify the skin and improve its overall texture.
After this process comes the exfoliation itself. Most spas use various body scrubs to exfoliate the skin- many of these include either sugar or salt scrubs. Exfoliated skin is later moisturized by applying creams and aromatic oils.
This type of treatment is not commonly found in all spas- usually medical treatments are offered by medical spas. They include a combination of different services- different types of laser hair removal, Botox injections, various facelifts, etc.
Along with these treatments, you can also apply for microdermabrasion, or a CACI lift. Microdermabrasion is a process in which microcrystals are used for exfoliating and removing dead layers of skin, while CACI face-lifts offer muscle toning, skin lift, and eye bag lift. CACI (Computer-aided cosmetology instrument) also plumps lifts and can work in favor of the anti-aging process, because it successfully lifts wrinkles and saggy parts of the skin, and is therefore often used by older ladies.
Other common treatments
Other common treatments that can be found in a spa include massages, manicures, pedicures, hair removal, acupuncture, reflexology and similar. Many spas offer a big variety of massages like Thai massage, deep tissue massage, aromatherapy, shiatsu, and even hot stone massage.
Medical spa treatments and their difference from wellness treatments
The biggest difference between medical treatments and other forms of treatments is that medical treatments combine different medical procedures with the experience of a spa. Some of the most popular medical treatments you can try out include:
- Chemical skin peel
- Botox and filler injections
- IPL (photo-facial pulsed light)
- Skin pen
- Laser hair removal
- Therapies for veins, scars and stretch marks
- Anti-aging treatments
- Muscle spasm treatments
- Cellulite reduction treatments
- Acne treatments and similar.