Spa treatments are one of the best ways to relax after a hard day’s work and make your body more beautiful. But despite the healing effect, spa treatments can harbor some negative factors that can harm your health.
Spa treatments appeared in ancient times. Cleopatra was very fond of various procedures that enhanced her beauty. Bath with milk or oiling were her daily rituals.
Hot mineral springs are one of the types of relaxing and healing procedures.
Interesting fact: the spa treatments got their name from the Belgian village of Spa, which was home to hot springs that Roman soldiers used to relax after a hard battle. After that, people began to actively use hot springs to treat the nervous system and other diseases. Until the beginning of the 20th century, the doctors used hot springs as a remedy that was used by almost every patient. With the advancement of medical science, scientists began to disprove the benefits of overuse of hot springs and found harm to some patients in any spa procedures.
But despite the claims of scientists and the results of various studies, people continue to believe in the healing power of spa treatments and buy tours to hot springs. According to statistics in the USA, all tour operators offer tours to hot mineral springs and they are popular.
If you decide to go to one of the many spa-procedure, you should be aware of the possible risks. Health experts and doctors name several of the most dangerous risks that can harm your health and turn your life into a nightmare. We suggest that you familiarize yourself with it and only then make a decision on going to spa-salon.
People who suffer from diabetes should treat pedicure with caution. During the procedure, the specialist can damage your skin, as a result of which you may develop an infection. Also, the quality of the water used during a pedicure to soften the skin can be poor and contain various microorganisms that cause inflammation and infection. Healthy people take less risk, but be careful and choose a specialist you trust.
Massage is a healing procedure that has many positive aspects. But, an irresponsible specialist or ignoring contraindications can lead to sad results. Therefore, before you go to a massage therapist, make sure that you are not pregnant, you do not have menstruation, inflammation in the joints and spine, serious skin damage, varicose veins, and others. Also, do not hesitate to ask the massage therapist for certificates that confirm his/her qualifications.
Sauna is a great way to cleanse your body and skin. The pores of your skin expand and toxins are released through them in a sauna. Thus, the skin is cleansed and hydrated. But if you suffer from asthma, allergies, and sinusitis, then the entrance to the sauna is closed for you. Hot, humid air increases stagnation and can cause build-up.
Risk general health .
Even if you don’t have a chronic illness, you run the risk of getting an infection. Many visitors come to spas with various infections. Bacteria develop quickly, so if insufficient disinfection is carried out in the salon, you risk becoming infected. Unfortunately, most spa-salons are not hygienic and the bacteria count exceeds the legal limit.