After a visit to Spatheology – which is known as one of the most innovative spas in Asheville NC – you will have no need of a costume if you want to be beautifully relaxed this Halloween – or any other day of the year, for that matter!
At Spatheology, our commitment to delivering your ultimate spa experience has earned us a reputation as a leader among the spas in North Carolina. When you book an appointment for a massage, body treatment or facial at our spa in Asheville NC, our talented staff of spa professionals will focus the healing and therapeutic power of touch to enhance your wellness.
A Healing Touch
Any number of reports have been conducted that clearly demonstrate the health benefits of human touch. In a story for Oprah.com, Diane Spechler referred to a study done at the University of North Carolina (go Tar Heels!) that showed that hugging your spouse or partner frequently – even if it’s only for 20 seconds, Spechler says – will lower your blood pressure.
Spechler interviewed psychologist Matthew Hertenstein, PhD, director of the Touch and Emotion Lab at DePauw University, a small private school in Indiana, for her story. According to Hertenstein, touch deprivation is a real thing. “Most of us, whatever our relationship status, need more human contact than we’re getting,” he told her. “Compared with other cultures, we live in a touch-phobic society that’s made affection with anyone but loved ones taboo.”
As a society, we seem to value personal space over touch. The result can be touch deprivation.
Spatheology, an Asheville NC spa focused on wellness, has the cure!
Have you ever found yourself saying, “I need a hug,” after a long, trying day? Well, that hug really may be just what you need to feel better. According to neurologist Shekar Raman, MD, based in Richmond, Virginia, who also spoke to Spechler for her story, “A hug, pat on the back, and even a friendly handshake are processed by the reward center in the central nervous system, which is why they can have a powerful impact on the human psyche, making us feel happiness and joy.”
The health benefits of touch include:
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduced levels of cortisol, the stress hormone
- Enhanced mood
In other words, a visit to our Asheville NC spa can reduce stress and make you smile. And those benefits are in addition to the health and beauty benefits associated with the best Asheville massage you’ve ever had or with one of our customized facial treatments.
So, when friends ask you what you are going to be for Halloween this year, tell them you’re going to be your best self! You may see a few jaws drop. Don’t be surprised if the people who invested in sexy witch or superhero costumes even look at you a little wistfully.
And don’t forget, now through November 30 you can feel even better after a visit to our day spa in North Carolina by taking advantage of one of the best Asheville spa deals around – our Healthy Harvest Spa Package!