Massages have helped people rejuvenate and restore the balance of mind, body, and soul. Getting a massage results in de-stressing tense muscles, alleviation of high blood pressure and increase in blood circulation, which can cure headaches and insomnia.

Stress may act as a positive motivator while striving to finish an assignment and doing well at work. However, stress can be chronic when faced with stressful circumstances, such as family issues and financial crisis. Our bodies respond to stress by increasing our heart rate and blood pressure along with muscle tightening. Feeling stressed frequently can have adverse effects on our health.

1. Benefits your Mind
Equipped with calming music and aromas, primary forms of massages include deep tissue, reflexology, sports, trigger point and Swedish. Additionally, there are stone and hot oil massages. Going beyond the body, massages dispensed by licensed and trained practitioners can help your mind get rid of depression and anxiety. Massages are geared to help your thoughts steer away from day-to-day worries, allowing the mind to relax.

2. Benefits your Muscles
Stress also affects muscles by increasing tension throughout the body. Muscle tension puts the body at high risk of joint aches, chronic head, neck and backaches. Massage therapists use various techniques to relax muscles, such as rubbing, stretching, stroking and applying pressure to them.

3. Benefits your Immune and Digestive system
An anxious body preserves energy by suppressing the immune and digestive systems because circulation is primarily increased to the muscles, lungs and heart. Chronic stress can result in a reduction of immune system activity altogether which will significantly increase episodes of flu and immune system diseases. Massages help regulate blood circulation with an aim of improving functionality of the immune and digestive systems.

4. Saunas
Sauna is another beneficial way to de-stress and restore good health. Unhealthy weight, wrinkled or dull skin and anxiety become stressful issues numerous people face. However, going to the sauna daily or at least three times a week can bring much-needed positivity and physical changes.

5. Weight Benefits of Saunas
Similar to the way cardio works, saunas can assist in healthy weight loss. The heat produced in a sauna sweats off hundreds of calories, in just one session. Taking advantage of saunas over a period can help eradicate the extra pounds. Eating healthy, along with the use of saunas is essential to see the desired results sooner.

6. De-stressing Benefits of Saunas
A session of Sauna can help release endorphins and chemicals which discourage the dangerous spikes of adrenaline which may occur during the day. Sitting in a quiet, warm wooden area can also help distance ourselves from stressful thoughts.

7. Skin Benefits of Saunas
Stress shows up on our faces by making our skin dull and wrinkly. Saunas promotes sweating, which can help rejuvenate skin by getting rid of toxins and boosting collagen. The process will leave skin feeling softer and fuller. Saunas also tightens the skin, reducing wrinkles and lines on our faces.

8. Book an appointment at Absolutely Fabulous Urban Spa
Absolutely Fabulous Urban Spa is a sanctuary where men and women go on a journey of calmness and serenity. Massage sessions here begin with health assessments by therapists, who are trained to administer a variety of massage techniques such as relaxation, deep tissue, hot stone and couple massages. The spa is also equipped with an infrared sauna.

The Vancouver Spa is located at 1500 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC. Visit to view all the services we offer, including spa packages, body massages, and infrared saunas. You may also speak with a representative at 604-738-6245 or write us a quick email at

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