Beauty & Wellness

Mind Calm

A whopping 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders. A local spa is using massage as a way for them to find peace & relief.
Text by Dena Roché | June 5, 2018 | Beauty & Wellness

For many people, a day at the spa is a treat, but for those suffering from anxiety, it can be part of a treatment plan. Over a dozen studies done by the Touch Research Institute at the UM School Of Medicine found that massage relieves anxiety by affecting the body’s biochemistry. According to Eileen Marti, Spa Director at Salus Spa inside JW Marriott Miami, her therapists have extensively studied human anatomy and can pinpoint where anxiety and tension are being held in the body. Marti believes the warm stone massage is the best choice for conquering anxiety because it relaxes muscles and joints and soothes stressed emotions through the use of the warmed stones on the body’s chakra points;