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4 Reasons you need to book a spa appointment

Sara Gullickson is founder and owner of SpaFitAZ.com , a site that offers visitors access to day-of and last-minute fitness, spa and salon appointments, provides information and advice on body and beauty treatments and offers reviews on...

Relax. We dare you.

For thousands of years, people have sought refuge in both simple and elaborate spa rituals designed to bring health, well-being and beauty. The word spa is believed to come from the Belgian town of Spa, which became famous for its elaborate baths that attracted Roman nobles from far and wide. Fortunately for us, spas are no longer reserved for royalty. Here are five reasons why you need to book a spa treatment and relish in relaxation today.

Spa entrance at grand hyatt spa

Detox, detox, detox

No matter how stringent you are about exercise, eating healthy and managing stress, chances are you're not as healthy as you could be. Spa treatments offer that extra step to take you beyond feeling okay to feeling vibrant, alive and healthy. One of the major advances in spa therapies has been in the area of detoxification. Every day our bodies absorb free radicals, toxins and heavy metals, all of which have been linked to chronic disease. For serious detoxification, try the colonic hydrotherapy at Bodhi Body and other locations across the country, which is designed to release chemicals into the blood from fat storage, allowing the body the opportunity to detoxify undesirable substances.

Get more energy now

Most of us thrive when we feel well-rested, relaxed and healthy. Spas are designed to calm the senses and give you a breather from the manic pace of everyday life. Many spas are also now equipped to provide nutritional counseling and energy-inducing supplements. Delete in Phoenix, for example, offers nutritional IVs, including B-12 shots that have been shown to stimulate the metabolism, aid in weight loss and raise your energy levels.

Get summer-perfect skin

Get ready for bare-it-all summer days and nights with beautiful, clear skin. Now is the perfect time to cleanse, exfoliate and polish your complexion for summer with a chemical peel or facial that will let you put your best face forward this summer.

Re-connect with old friends

Busy work and home lives can make it difficult to stay in close touch with friends. Booking a spa visit with a gal pal can be the perfect way to socialize, catch up on each other's lives and enjoy each other's company while setting aside an afternoon for much-needed pampering. For a fun, luxurious afternoon with your best friends, book mani-pedis or a quick brow wax at locations that offer the works such as 20 Lounge Nail Bar. Or, take advantage of the fun new blow dry bar trend and get a professional style and blow-out at places such as Blow in New York City or Drybar with locations in LA and Scottsdale, among others.


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