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published in 16 de Maio de 2022 | 4 reading time

"Discover the benefits of a Spa that guarantees more health for your body and mind"

The benefits of Spas go far beyond aesthetics, contributing to the well-being of your body and mind. Discover the impact that a visit to a Spa can have on your health, with added value proven by science.

Continue reading our article and learn how to gain vitality with massages, treatments and relaxing therapies.

In addition to enjoying massages and treatments, you can use the facilities, such as the indoor pool, ideal for relaxing and also relieving body aches, through the water jets.

Spa benefits you need to try today


Routines are increasingly stressful. Our body is giving signals that we need to slow down, which we sometimes ignore. So that you understand the importance of taking care of yourself, we have gathered 10 benefits of the Spa with impacts on physical and mental health that are proven by science: 


1. Reduces muscle tension

One of the benefits of being a Spa goer is the reduction of muscle tension through massages and treatments that help to relax and reduce stress, as well as contractures in the muscles. These rituals, which combine neuromuscular techniques, stimulate the release of endorphins and reduce muscle pain by acting as a natural pain reliever.

Some Spas offer infrastructures with water circuits, such as indoor pools with water jets,steam room, sauna and Turkish bath that complement the massages and treatments, being an asset that enriches the well-being experience.


2. Relieves chronic pain

It is scientifically proven that stress and muscle tension increase chronic pain.

The constant release of cortisol, a hormone that our body produces in response to everyday stress, contributes to the onset of chronic pain and autoimmune diseases, as well as increasing the risk of depression.

The relief of chronic pain, through massages, is one of the benefits that a Spa can help to improve the quality of life in the short and long term.


The De-Stress Muscle Massage at CitySpa works on tense muscles

3. Improves blood circulation

A massage also has the function of improving blood circulation. Activates circulation and facilitates tissue irrigation. In addition, it helps to reduce the heart rate and, consequently, to keep blood pressure under control.

In turn, the heat of the sauna, steam room or Turkish bath stimulates the dilation of blood vessels, promoting better blood flow.

Blood circulation problems lead to poor oxygenation of cells and organs, which can lead to swelling in the legs, varicose veins, dry skin and even memory difficulties. By improving blood circulation, massages contribute to a good state of health.


4. Strengthens the immune system

Among the therapeutic powers of Spa massages, the strengthening of the immune system stands out.

Science, through studies carried out, confirms that a massage session can reduce proteins linked to inflammatory processes. And, to stimulate the multiplication of cells responsible for the defense of the organism, which means the reinforcement of the immune system.


5. Minimizes the risk of depression

Relaxation massages stimulate an increase in serotonin and dopamine. These chemical substances present in our body promote feelings of pleasure and motivation.

We feel unmotivated and sad when dopamine levels drop, and cortisol levels rise.

The increase in serotonin and dopamine is one of the benefits of a Spa with added value in both the physical and mental spheres. By improving mood and promoting a sense of well-being, both the body and mind respond better to everyday challenges.


Relaxation massages minimize the risk of depression

6. Improves sleep quality

Improved sleep quality is one of the benefits of a Spa with an impact on mental health. Poorly slept nights have an influence on mood, disposition for daily tasks, creativity and even the good performance of the body's functions.

Massages and Spa treatments increase body temperature and blood flow, reducing physical and mental discomfort. These effects decrease anxiety and are essential for quality sleep.


7. Increases libido

Massages and Spa treatments influence the production of dopamine, a hormone that contributes to an increase in libido and to better concentration, motivation and focus.

In this sense, the benefits of a Spa also extend to affective life, including massages for couples that encourage the strengthening of bonds of affection.


The relaxing Blu Moon massage, at Blu Spa, is exclusively for couples.


8. Moisturizes and optimizes skin texture

Spas offer several specific face and body treatments to improve the texture of your skin. Some treatments include a personalized analysis of the skin's condition and include the use of active oxygen, an important ally for skin health.


9. Improves self-esteem

The improvement of self-esteem is one of the benefits of the Spa that you can feel right after the first session.

Whether for the results you see on your face or body after the treatments or for the well-being you feel for having taken care of yourself, a visit to the Spa is synonymous with renewed self-esteem.


Take care of your health and enjoy all the benefits of the Spa

Now that you know some of the benefits of a Spa for your physical and mental health, it's time to choose the place to treat yourself.

Talk to us and enjoy all the benefits of the Spa.

You will be accompanied by our specialized professionals so that you can enjoy true health and well-being experiences.

Book your massage or treatment, we'll take care of you.



A TOPSPA Consultants é a empresa líder na área de consultoria e gestão de Spas no mercado hoteleiro, em Portugal. Fundada em 2015 com a ambição de ser a melhor a empresa a operar no mercado Wellness & Spa em Portugal, possui atualmente 8 Spas em gestão própria e o maior número de prémios atribuídos pelos World Luxury Spa Awards. A divulgação e partilha de conhecimento, são parte integrante dos valores da empresa, efetuada através de formação profissional, palestras, workshops e docência das disciplinas de Saúde e Bem-Estar em diversos cursos Superiores e Técnicos nas Escolas de Hotelaria e Turismo.

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