LEXINGTON, Ky., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The saying goes that only two things are certain – death and taxes, and with everyone being plugged-in 24/7 we can add stress to that list. Tax season can stress out your mind and body whether you're hunched over your desk crunching numbers or waiting in your accountant's office. Thank goodness April is Stress Awareness Month and spas are offering treatments to help you deal with additional anxiety.
"The No. 1 reason people go to the spa worldwide is to relieve stress, and the No. 1 treatment they seek out is a stress-reducing massage," said International SPA Association President Lynne McNees. "The spa is the perfect place to go to learn how to manage your stress. Treatments like massage, acupuncture and meditation have been proven to aid in stress reduction."
This year take your tax return and invest it in your health by booking a spa treatment. The World Health Organization reports that by 2020 the top five diseases will all be stress related. Get a handle on your stress with these treatments from ISPA members:
- The Allison Inn and Spa, Newberg, OR – The Hot Oil Herbal Wrapsody is a hydrating body wrap, blended with therapeutic oils to relieve stressed muscles. A massage and scalp acupressure close out this 60-minute for $120.
- The Mayflower Inn and Spa, Washington, CT – The Chocolate, Chuckles and Chi workshop will teach stress-reduction techniques. Guests will learn to incorporate stress-reducing foods, like chocolate, into their diets. Each session is 45 minutes for $110.
- Qua Baths and Spa at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV – The Sleep Health treatment begins with an aromatherapy massage, using an essential oil blend to induce relaxation. A certified hypnotist will help you gain more control of your ability to sleep. Available for $280 for 110 minutes.
- Sounds True the multimedia publishing company is offering several new titles that will help you relax including: Stress-Proof Your Brain by Rick Hanson, PhD; Relax Rx by Steven Gurgevich, PhD and Ultra Calm by Mark Hyman, MD.
- Spa Gregories, Newport Beach, CA – The Soothing Stones massage incorporates the warmth of river rocks to melt the stress out of your muscles. The treatment uses ancient Indian modalities with the use of warm smooth stones. Available for 75 minutes for $145.
- Stowe Mountain Lodge, Stowe, VA – Craniosacral Therapy is a holistic healing practice using light touching to balance the spine. It relieves stress, decreases pain and enhances overall health. Available for $150 for 50 minutes.
- VH Spa at Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale, AZ – The Foot Reflexology Service is a 30-minute treatment for busy spa-goers who need to relax ASAP. By targeting pressure points on the feet your whole body will relax. Enjoy this treatment for $50 in April.
About International SPA Association
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SOURCE International SPA Association