The ability to truly relax – take a load off and ease our bodies and minds – is something that has become more difficult to accomplish amongst the quick pace of the age of technology. We are expected to be fully plugged in and reachable, at all hours of the day and all days of the week. We must switch out of relax mode, and in to work mode, on the drop of a dime.
This has had profound impacts upon our mental health. The lack of true disconnectedness has meant that we have wildly hiked our hours under the pump, while the smartphone revolution has meant we cannot, or choose not to, switch off. We are becoming an instant-on population, and the health impacts have become noticeable.
Prescriptions for anti-anxiety drugs have spiralled skyward. Stress-related injuries and illnesses have become commonplace, even a badge of honour for the workaholic. The impacts of this constant stress are varied, and include:
- Lowered immune response
- Weight gain
- Binge eating and drinking
- Less energy
- A loss of virility
- Decreased fertility
Luckily, we have a natural cure-all for the urban grinder: Shambala Day Spa, on the Lower North Shore. An afternoon among this leafy coastal enclave, and you will be able to find a spot in yourself that says ‘this time is being spent on me, and no one else’. You can take a break from your schedule and working life, to pamper yourself, and return refreshed and ready to go.
There are some serious mental gains to be had by taking a breather from the quick pace of reality, and at Shambala Day Spa, we specialise in creating an environment that works towards that. Contact our Lower North Shore spa for some relaxation today!