Relax and Rejuvenate: How a Medspa Can Benefit Your Mental Health

Aug 01, 2023
Relax and Rejuvenate: How a Medspa Can Benefit Your Mental Health
A day at the medspa can do wonders for skin and figure, making you look younger. But can it really improve your mental health? Science says yes — and here’s why. 

You know the cosmetic benefits of spending a day at the medspa, but your body isn’t the only beneficiary. Each skin-loving, body-contouring, age-defying treatment feeds your mind, spirit, and soul, too.

At Woodlands Aesthetics Center, we offer a full spectrum of services that improve your complexion and other body flaws, but there’s more than meets the eye in these treatments. Our experienced medical practitioners, Ashley Cook, WHNP-BC, and Shelly Campbell, FNP-C, explain here.

Medspa vs. traditional spas

A medspa, short for medical spa, offers a range of services that enhance your physical appearance and promote wellness and relaxation. Unlike traditional spas, medspas are staffed by medical professionals such as licensed aestheticians, nurse practitioners, and medical doctors who’ve been trained to administer treatments that provide therapeutic benefits.

It's important to note that the experience at a medspa differs from that of a traditional spa. The environment is typically more clinical than a traditional spa, with fewer frills and more emphasis on results. However, this doesn't mean that medspas lack in ambiance or comfort; the Woodlands Aesthetics Center offers a luxurious environment that promotes relaxation and healing.

If you're considering visiting the Woodlands Aesthetics Center for the first time, be prepared to discuss your goals and any health concerns with Ashley or Shelly so they can recommend the best treatment options for you. Also, consider making regular visits as part of your self-care routine; for optimal results, treatments should be done regularly.

How a medspa improves your mental health

In addition to the physical benefits, our customized medspa treatments fuel your mind and boost your mental health. Here’s how.

The medspa experience reduces stress 

When you’re stressed, your body releases the hormones cortisol and adrenaline, which can lead to inflammation, high blood pressure, and a weakened immune system over time. Our signature treatments counteract those effects by promoting relaxation, reducing muscle tension, and increasing circulation. Although the main treatment goal may be glowing skin or tighter abs, you get the bonus benefits of lower cortisol levels, reduced inflammation, and a greater sense of calm and well-being.

Take facials, for example. Facials are designed to cleanse, exfoliate and nourish the skin, but they also involve massage techniques that can soothe muscles and promote lymphatic drainage. 

The medspa experience increases circulation

Poor circulation means you’re not getting enough oxygen to your cells, which can lead to body-wide problems, including your skin. That’s why many of our treatments focus on boosting and improving your blood flow.

Your brain also suffers when your circulation wanes. Studies show that inadequate blood flow can lead to poor focus, inability to concentrate, and a reliance on caffeine to make it through the day.

Our IPL photofacial uses LimeLight® therapy, a mix of green wavelengths that address skin tone and color by closing off broken vessels that cause blood to pool. Eventually, your body eliminates those damaged vessels, and your blood flows freely once again. 

The medspa experience boosts confidence

Researchers have known about the link between low self-esteem and poor mental health for many years. 

If you don’t like how you look and have a negative self-image, studies show you may have:

  • An increased risk for addiction
  • Dysfunctional relationships
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety

Mental health issues are complex and require professional health care. While our medspa service won’t cure serious mental health conditions, we can certainly ease symptoms of low self-esteem. Here are a few of our confidence-boosting services:

Whether you want to improve your skin’s tone and texture, smooth the bumps and bulges on your body, or revitalize your sex life, we can help you reach your goals and gain newfound confidence, too. 

To discover more of our cutting-edge medspa service that serves the dual purposes of enhanced aesthetics and improved mental health, book an appointment online, or call us in The Woodlands, Texas, at 956-625-9306.