While the holidays can be a joyful time of the year, this time of the year can also bring with it increased stress and tension. With all of the crowds, holiday shopping, and various events, it is no wonder that many people feel more stress during the holiday season. That is why it is so important to take care of yourself during the holidays. Neglecting yourself during this stressful time will just lead to more stress. Giving yourself the opportunity to relax is vital in keeping stress levels under control.

Taking advantage of spa services are a great way to relax and pamper yourself. In fact, the epitome of relaxation typically includes a day at the spa. Spa treatments are affordable and produce fast results. Here are some of the best day spa services for this time of the year.

#1 Massage

Regular massage therapy is an effective way to fight stress. It offers numerous benefits, not only for the mind but the body as well. According to research from the American Massage Therapy Association, massage therapy can reduce pain, promote healthy sleep, reduce muscle tension, improve cardiovascular health and improve overall flexibility and range of motion. Whether you are seeking a massage to ease pain or just to relax there are multiple types of massages to choose from. Two of the most common are Deep Tissue Massage and Swedish Massage.

Deep Tissue Massage-A deep tissue is great for chronic pain as it focuses on specific muscles where the pain originates. This helps increase release muscle tension and improve circulation.

Swedish Massage-Involves using light or medium pressure to relieve muscle tension and soothe muscles. This is great for overall stress management.

#2 Exfoliating Full-Body Polish

An exfoliating polish can help your entire body feel relaxed, fresh and smooth as silk. The combination of oils and exfoliating sugar relieves dry skin by exfoliating and hydrating. Warm towels are placed over your body to help you relax and help hydrate your pores.

#3 Facial

A facial is a great way to renew and refresh. What is even better is that facials moisturize your skin, treat breakouts, minimize fine lines and improves skin tone and texture. Choose a facial treatment that exfoliates dead skin from the surface of your face and provides antioxidants and vitamins for complete nourishment and protection.