When the weather is cold and icy outside, why not pamper yourself with spa treatments designed to improve your complexion, hydrate skin, and help you relax?
At Henderson Castle, we understand that it can be hard trying to find time for yourself, which is why we encourage the guests at our boutique inn to take advantage of our spa services. Keep reading to learn what day spa treatments are right for you.
Nothing is more relaxing that getting a Swedish massage. Be sure to check with your massage spa to see if they offer couples massage or other couples spa packages. The Swedish massage is still one of the most popular of massage techniques that combines kneading, rolling, vibration, percussive, and tapping movements to help you feel relaxed. Other benefits of Swedish massage include dissolution of scar tissue and improved circulation.
Many day spas offer facials to deeply cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate your skin so you can enjoy a clear complexion. The esthetician will first examine your skin to determine its type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive) and any conditions you might have such as acne or sun damage. Based on this examination, the esthetician will explain what products will work best for your skin and get started on the multi-step skin treatment.
Like the name suggests, a sugar scrub is a sugar mixture designed to gently scrub dead skin cells from your body so you are left with soft skin. Many of our guests prefer sugar scrubs because they are gentler than salt scrubs, making them the perfect choice for those with sensitive skin. A spa will have their own special sugar scrub mixture that contains sugar, oil, and an essential oil like lavender.
Not only do sugar body scrubs exfoliate skin, but they also provide much-needed hydration. A body scrub is usually part of a spa package, followed by a mud wrap. However, you may also choose to have a Swedish massage afterwards to help you feel relaxed.
A mud wrap might be done after a sugar scrub, so the body wrap is able to deeply penetrate skin. Mud wraps are designed to help rid your body of toxins, something that’s hard to do if there are dead skin cells blocking the treatment. After the mud is applied to your body, you will be wrapped in plastic for 20 minutes. To help you stay warm and comfortable during the treatment, a blanket will be placed over you. Health benefits of mud wraps include detoxifying your body and improving circulation.
It’s not uncommon for a luxury spa to include time in the hot tub as part of a spa package. Not only does spending time in a hot tub reduce stress, but it has also been shown to reduce muscle pain and improve circulation. There’s no better way to start a spa day than with soaking in a hot tub—especially when you’re soaking in the four-season outdoor hot tub at Henderson Castle that overlooks downtown Kalamazoo.
Henderson Castle is a Kalamazoo luxury spa dedicated to helping guests feel relaxed and rejuvenated with our spa day packages. If you are interested in any of our spa and massage treatments, give us a call at (269) 344-1827.