Choosing The Best Spa Services Guide

A few years ago, getting spa treatment was considered something that only rich people did. Today, however, many spa services available are quite affordable. Many spa centers have opened across the country and people are taking advantage of the reasonable prices they charge. The most popular spa treatment is a massage, and this is something that has been around for centuries and has been credited for its health benefits.sommer_buddha

Other popular treatments provided in the spa services include facials, foot reflexology, body wraps and hair & nail treatments. Most spas also offer hair styling services, and the level of treatment available will depend on the type of spa. Some specialize in different types of massage such as reflexology, Thai massage, hot stone massage and other treatments. Whatever beauty treatment you need, you can find a spa that provides the service.

People go to the spa to feel pampered and the atmosphere is one that is relaxing. Many of the up-market spas will have best of facilities. The treatment sessions have different durations depending on the service.

Some hotels offer spa services that last for days, for those looking for a weekend of being pampered. Spas are located at various national & international airports for special Jet Lag. Spas are more popular with women than men are, but now-a-days due to high stress levels & deep awareness for health & wellness, more men are also involving themselves in spa luxury treatments

When looking for the ideal spa, one of the factors you should consider is the ambiance. The environment of the spa should put you in a relaxed mood the moment you walk through the doors. There should be no noise or distractions and the air should smell nice and clean. The amenities available are another important consideration. A spa that is well equipped will offer a wider range of services.

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Make sure that the facilities are clean and all the linen provided is freshly laundered and folded neatly. These are small signs that show that the business cares about the clients. The services offered should be consistent, with well-trained staff. Being a masseur requires training and a good spa will make sure that they employ well-trained staff who have good customer care qualities. When you go to the spa, you should expect to be treated in a courteous manner at all times.

Most spas require clients to make reservations for the service. This is important because the facilities usually get fully booked especially over the weekend. A good spa will have a good reservation system, which respects all the clients. The spas that get fully booked are those that offer quality services.

Spas have wide ranging services and in many cases, the costs vary widely. Some exclusive resorts will have very expensive services that target specific clientele. Those looking for a full range of personalized services can end up paying thousands of dollars for it. There are, however, affordable services that are of very good quality. If you are simply looking for a good relaxing afternoon at the spa, there are many options to consider and you can find something that suits your budget.

10 Smart Ways to Be Stress-Free At Work

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Do you ever take a pause in your busy schedule and think if you really like the job you are doing? If you give it a serious thought, you may realize that it’s not about the work at all. All the grumbling, complaints and stress that you have in your job could be merely due to your lifestyle and working style. It might be true that once you are at work you really enjoy your job, but the travelling conditions, unorganized work style or your inability to manage time could be making your job very stressful for you.
Here we have listed down few simple lifestyle changes that can help you manage work related stress and make your life at work really stress-free.

1. Listen to Music On The Way to Work

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If you have a long commute to work and travel in car, bus or train, you can tune in to some nice soothing music. Research suggests that music can be regarded as therapy and can have its effects on mental health to improve our mood.

2. Use Essential Oils At Workplace

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Work related stress has become a burning topic and many experts are constantly searching for best strategies to manage it. Using essential oils in the workplace is one the effective approaches to reduce work related stress. There are several ways in which you can get the benefits of Aromatherapy in your office. You can use an essential oil diffuser on your desk, keep a small bottle for your personal use, or spray the air with essential oils and water.

3. Sit Upright in Your Chair

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Wrong posture of sitting such as slouching while working on computer is associated with neck, shoulder and back pain. Did you know that occupations that require sitting for a long time, have the highest prevalence of back pain? If your job involves sitting in front of computer for a long time make sure to adjust the monitor to your eye level and keep your hands close to the body while using keyboard. To prevent the hazardous effect of prolonged immobility, all you need to do is get up and move around. Make it a habit to get up after every 30 minutes or an hour, and move for at least 2 to 3 minutes.

4. Choose Fruits Juice Over Coffee
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You might be having several stressful moments at work, when everyone wants something from you urgently. And, this definitely calls for a cup of coffee. If this happens repeatedly, do you keep asking for coffee frequently? Coffee does stimulate your brain but according to experts more than 4 cups of coffee per day is hazardous to health. Bring in some healthy changes in your lifestyle by replacing coffee with water or fruit juice.

5. Put a Desktop Reminder to Drink Water

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Ask yourself how many glasses of water do you drink in a day? You cannot really recollect. In fact, some people actually forget to drink water. Water is essential to keep the body temperature normal. It also helps to flush out the toxins and wastes through urination, perspiration, and bowel movement. Research reveals that dehydration can affect brain and cause lack of attention and memory problems.

6. Park Your Car Away From Your Workplace

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With the busy work schedules it may be difficult at times to hit the gym or go for walk before going to work. But, what if we fit physical activity in the work schedule itself? If you look closely there are number of opportunities for some activity in your daily work schedule. One smart way is to park your car at some distance and walk few miles rather than simply stepping out of car into the elevator. So, now stop struggling to get the parking slot closest to the elevator.

7. Take the Staircase Instead of Elevator
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Climbing stairs is a recognized form of vigorous physical activity. Experts suggest that you burn 7 times more calories when you take the stairs rather than taking the elevator. This happens because with every step you climb you burn about 0.17 calories. However, if you have problems with your knee or heart, climbing stairs every day can be unsafe for you.

8. Stand When Possible
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Majority of office goers sit for nearly 6 hours in a day. Research has shown that cumulative impact of sitting all day for years is associated with a range of health problems, from obesity to diabetes to cancer. Although not possible in all workplaces, the popularity of the sit-stand desk and stand up workstation is booming. If you cannot have a stand up workstation, make sure you split your standing and sitting time equally. Make sure to stand while you discuss work with colleague or when you talk on cell phone.

9. Eat Foods That Lower Your Stress

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It’s natural to get stressed when you see work piling up in front of you. But, craving and eating food to overcome your work related stress is not a healthy solution. Research has found that in stressful situation we tend to crave for fatty, sugary, calorie-rich food because it’s not about physical hunger at all, it’s about the comfort we get through food. You must choose some healthy foods that satisfy your hunger as well as overcome your stress. Here are 5 foods that can reduce your stress Keep them handy when at work.

10. Do Some Desk Exercises

Toning-Exercises-You-Can-Do-Your-DeskExercise is a proven and effective means of reducing work related stress. But, how can you do any physical activity amidst your daily busy schedule? We are surely not referring to any vigorous activity. Instead you can do simple desk exercises as given below.
• Stretch one or both the legs and hold it for few seconds before getting back to ground. Repeat this few times
• Try the neck stretch by touching your ears to shoulders and holding for few seconds
• Stretch both your arms backwards as if you are trying to hold a pen between your hands
• To prevent wrist pain due to keyboard use, place your palms on desk and lower your body till you feel the stretch in your arms

At Heaven on Earth spa we provide Best Spa treatments, Reflexology, Body Massages & Beauty treatments without burning a hole in your pocket. Visit us , experience yourself & live stress-free.

Goodbye Aches!

A common misconception today is that shorter the distance we travel, the less equipped we have to be. Obviously,  you would carry more clothes for a months trip over a day or two. However that doesn’t call for aching backs or joints after a short flight. Kids like travelling in big jumbo planes where the seats are big for them and they’re in the middle of the sky but on the other hands the adults just like their sleep and space. Thousands of people travel on flights everyday for various purposes however only a very small amount remember to carry the essentials for a flight.images
Everyone looks forward to having a good physique and posture but its quite bewildering that after a flight they always start complaining about their shoulder or their back or how the flight moved so much. Thats the only reason why theres a shop in every airport for selling you things that you may not want but you certainly need during your travel time. Those people do their best to ensure that you have a safe travel but the flight always ends in a different way!
From the most basic things like sitting with a correct posture and placing your arms the right way can save you a lot of trouble after a tedious flight. There are some possible things that can be done to evade the burden:
  • Use a travel pillow!
  • Cotton in the ears, always a solution
  • Chewing gum always kills the air pressure
  • Wearing tracks or cozy pants
  • Don’t slouch — you’ll regret it!
The most basic things can help you avoid the biggest pains. These really come in handy for those who can’t stop whining after an hour’s flight. You wouldn’t want to be the one sitting on a wheelchair and getting pushed by someone else.

Pain & Gain

There was always a time where we told our parents that we weren’t scared of anything in this world. Be it leopards or thieves, we were ready to face what the world had in store for us, regardless of the pain inflicted. The faster we grow up, the more pain we experience and similarly more the pain we can endure. Pain could be of any sort including mental or physical but even the smallest amount of pain can do the damage!
The pain comes from within only when we grow up and experience a greater part of the world. Any ache or pain can be dealt with in two ways. One way would be expressing your pain and hurting the people around you and the other way would be keeping it to yourself and finding a way out to deal with it.
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Any sort of pain or distress can be caused by the people around you or even by yourself. You never know when you have borne the ache on yourself. Right from suffering a minute back ache in the morning to a very emotional quarrel with someone can really inflict pain. It’s the degree of pain that matters and not the kind of pain borne. The smallest things could cause the largest amounts of pain and we still may not know it.
The trick is to not get rid of the pain but to control it. It may take a very long time to get rid of it or it may vanish within the span of seconds however the feeling of pain truly tests your capability. There may be nothing you can do to get rid of it but surely there are ways to control it and keep it inside. Some very basic ways such as:
  • Counting to 10 and keeping your cool
  • Meditation. Proved to be the most effective!
  • Sharing the pain with someone close
  • Sleeping if off – works most of the times
  • Distractions – the best way to get your mind working again
People consider speaking to a therapist or an advisor at times of ache or pain because they don’t know the path they are on. To overcome the pain, your potential is truly tested. You may not like it but to prove yourself you definitely have to go out of the way and achieve the impossible. Pain isn’t something which can be measured or tangible, its one of the smallest obstacles in life which just requires a little jump to be tackled with.

Monday Blues

After a long hard week of just pain and torture, the last thing anyone would want to hear is “Oh, It’s Monday already!”. People think one particular day maybe the worst of the week probably because of a greater workload or having to wait in a cue for several hours but whatever excuse they posses doesn’t match up to the disheartening sound of Monday!

dec09-rings-mondaybluesRight from age 6 when the grind of waking up at sunrise begins, everyday for the rest of your life, Monday blues has definitely taken over. No ones likes these Monday blues and it isn’t something we call for just because we like our leisure time during the weekends. No one gives themselves a pat on their back for overcoming the Monday blues because that is something that doesn’t exist. Hate it how much ever to call it your enemy but there’s nothing that can beat the power of Monday.

The entire burden caused by the daily routine is rewarded with a relaxing weekend which includes a tremendous amount of sleep however waking up on Monday to see that sunrise and to know that the entire routine starts all over again is the worst feeling. There isn’t really anything to overcome it as once it is on its way, the weekend is here already! There are somethings that you really can do to skip the feeling that it’s monday and start the week on a good note! Things like:

  • Waking up everyday in the morning for a run or jog to get the blood pumping
  • Eating loads of fruits to improve digestion, a great feeling indeed!
  • A nice cold shower to prevent the droopy effect
  • A positive mindset always does the trick in a way
  • Getting enough sleep sounds lame but its very effective!

Monday blues isn’t something we want but something we need! We wish that everyday of the year could be our birthday but then whats the actual point of it? Like people need a nice cup of coffee to start their day, everyone needs a nice dose of the Monday blues to start their week! Of course then comes the weekend so there’s always something to look forward to.

 

Frankie says relax!

The same old desk job from 9-5 can really exemplify the extent of monotony and there should definitely be something to break that boring sensation and open the mind to a more vast horizon of possibilities.
stress-relief-quote-jamart-photographyCounting to 10 at times of immense rage can really help soothe ones mood however counting to 10 isn’t going to help you after 8 long hours of corporate life each day. Some would say pick up a sport or hobby such as reading which could help you relieve a little stress that may persist. However achieving that higher state of mind is only possible when the body connects with the mind and soul.
The struggle for achieving one’s desire is compelled to be accompanied by stress. The tension that one experiences isn’t something thats called for. Without knowing the extent to which one can exploit their capacity, the stress continues to build on and on to a point where it dominates you as a human.
Tranquility can be found in the simplest of ways and possibly a different inclination based on several personality and characteristic traits. Some can be:
  • Listening to soft and calming music 
  • Playing a sport for leisure
  • Spending time with friends to get rid of the boredom
  • Reading a book or novel with a cup of tea
  • Getting a nice spa or massage to unwind the tension 
The possibilities to relieve yourself are endless. There maybe several ways to end the day on a good note however remember that stress should always be considered as external effect and not a significant part of the mind.

TGIF!

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Thank God it’s Friday!

Alas, the week ends and we all drive back home making plans for the following 2 days (a.k.a the WEEKEND). While planning our fast-paced, highly social life ~ meeting friends, going out or simply sitting at home, leaving all our week’s tension behind we often forget ~ Time. Time for ourselves or rather a Time-Out for our body, mind, heart and soul!

We do manage to do a lot for the body and mind, we miss out relaxation of our soul. And there is no better way to spend the weekend with a relaxed massage that will free you from all your pains, tensions & stress and gear you for the next challenges of the week!

Here’s a look at how a simple foot reflexology will help you relax!

  1. Foot Reflexology induces a state of deep relaxation by opening neural pathways
  2. A reflexology session stimulates more than 7,000 nerves, encouraging the opening and cleansing of neural pathways,
  3. Increases circulation, improving blood flow throughout the body
  4. Cleanses the body of toxins and impurities
  5. Stimulates the central nervous system
  6. Stimulates energy work throughout the body
  7. Balances the whole system thus revitalizing the body’s natural energy flow

 

Understanding Stress!

We all lead lives plagued by different forms of stress. Most of the times the stress gets manifested in diffrent forms of anxiery, pain, etc. We need to read these signs and listen our body.

To begin with, lets understand What is stress?

ImageIn simple terms, stress is a result of our reaction to an emergency situation and when our body releases cortisol (and other hormones, such as adrenaline) into our bloodstream. These hormones make our heart beat faster and prepare our body to respond to danger. At times, a little stress is good: it makes us accomplish what we want, meet targets, and work the occasional miracle. A life with no stress at all would be a tad bit boring. But at the same time, too much stress, and for too long, causes damage to our health.

In times like this, soothing massages and a spa de-stress is of great use. A massage is a magical stress-buster. The market is replete with options and a variety of massages to chose, from deep-tissue to Swedish to Thai massage. But the key question with is: How do you choose the best massage for you?

What you can do is: Speak to the therapist!

Visit the spa of your choice and speak about your stress points with the therapist. A trained therapist will be able to understand your needs and can suggest the best solution thereafter. Also, massage is a very personal treatment; it has to be your choice. A good option could be a straightforward full-body massage; you can decide how much pressure your tense muscles can bear.

Some points to remember:

1. What areas are your concern points?

2. How much pressure are you comfortable with? (This will help determine if you need a deep tissue massage or a gentler long stroke maasage)

3. How often do you exercise or visit spas? (It lets your therapist determine yourr current physical activity and help you chose the best alternative)

Invest a little bit more time on yourself and start living a stress free life!