Conveniently situated inside the main lodge are North Haven Resort’s sauna, massage studio, and fitness center. The spa treatment at North Haven Resort is one of the many luxurious amenities that sets us apart from other fishing resorts. Our professional massage therapist offers many treatments ranging from deep tissue to hot stone massages in a variety of lengths. Our sauna is the perfect place to detoxify and revitalize while you steam away your aches and worries. You also may schedule one of a variety of massage therapy treatments in our relaxing massage studio. North Haven Resort’s spa also includes a fitness center, equipped with an elliptical machine, treadmill, stationary bike, free weights, yoga mats, and a multi-use weightlifting machine.
Why A Day at the Spa?
Among the reasons cited: Stress reduction and relief, soothing sore joints and muscles, and simply feeling better about oneself. And experts say the survey findings don’t surprise them. It is necessary to escape into another world due to our busy work schedule. There are lots of health benefits to shun all external stimuli and work on our inner selves –from a couple of hours to a few weeks.
“Going to a spa is a way of getting taken care of that is psychologically and culturally acceptable — and we can carry that feeling of being cared for with us for a period of time, and very often that can help us cope better with stress,” says NYU professor of psychiatry Virginia Sadock, MD. “Physical contact is necessary to our well-being, and even if the touching is from a stranger, if that stranger is a professional there to pamper you, that touch will have a beneficial effect,” says Sadock.
And at least some studies show that these benefits can translate into better health. In one study of more than 3,300 Japanese government workers, the frequency of spa use was linked to better physical and mental health, including better quality sleep and fewer sick days. Researchers who authored a study called Contribution of Individual Spa Therapies in the Treatment of Chronic Pain, said spa therapy components are “found to be associated with a greater improvement in mood, whereas a greater frequency of massage therapy and carbon dioxide baths was associated with a smaller improvement in health satisfaction.”
Six Stress-Relieving Reasons to Book a Spa Treatment at North Haven Resort
Great for Aches & Pains
If you’re in pain and it’s not a broken bone, a good soak will probably help you feel better. This can relieve chronic pain situations – arthritis, sciatica and muscle spasms. Body exfoliating treatments polish the skin, promote cell regeneration, refine pores and offer skin relief. By dilating the blood vessels, it can also decrease pressure in your head which helps get rid of headaches while general relaxation and warmth continue the process.
Reduce Stress & Anxiety
A soak in warm water and feeling the benefits can greatly reduce your stress. Reducing stress can have positive improvements in your mental and physical health and can promote a feeling of general well-being. Slow down and allow the body to re-generate. Release Serotonin and enhance the “feel good” factors. Thanks to the relaxation, stress relief, and the heat, spa baths can help you feel less anxiety.
Hot water promotes relaxation which helps you sleep. When you put your tense, wired body in a tub of hot water, the heat raises your body temperature and relaxes your muscles. This makes you tired and relaxed which can help you sleep better.
Cleanse your Body
Heat opens your pores to give the water a chance to clean out the various dirt and toxins from your skin. The result is a refreshed feeling with potentially clearer skin. The detoxification process can make you feel better too! Re-mineralize and re-charge the body with nutrients and elements, boosting moisture in the skin, helping to rejuvenate and relax the body and mind.
Improve your Self-esteem and Confidence
When you feel good, you have good thoughts. Since spa baths can do all these amazing things for you, the mental benefit is tangible. When you get into a spa bath feeling bad and the bath makes you feel better, it’ll make you feel better about yourself. When you feel good, you feel more confident. A good soak before a big event can help you relax, have more confidence in yourself, and help you be more prepared mentally.
Help to Lower Blood Pressure
Mayo Clinic researcher Thomas Allison, M.P.H., Ph.D. did a study that shows that sitting in a spa bath can lower your blood pressure. This is great for those who are at risk for heart disease or suffer from hypertension. Of course, if you suffer from those problems you should consult your doctor.