Originally made popular in sci-fi movies and the online gaming world, Virtual Reality (VR) has been around for many years but has only recently been introduced to the spa industry.
As a result, traditional massages are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Now, you can strap on a set of VR goggles and receive a revolutionary, multi-sensory treatment that promises heightened relaxation and a whole lot more!
Melloney Rijnvis, Creative Director of The Wend, the leading trendsetter of immersive spa experiences, offers five reasons why you should give virtual relaxation a try:
- Be transported into unexplored worlds and exotic destinations
Too busy to take a holiday? Can’t afford the holiday of your dreams? With the introduction of virtual relaxation, you can now explore exotic destinations in the comfort of your local spa for a fraction of the cost.
- Decrease anxiety
Feeling anxious? Stressed? A 2017-study conducted by Psychological Medicine, showed that VR exposure-based treatments reduces anxiety.1
- Reduce pain
Suffer from chronic pain? A study by the American Psychological Association found that VR provides a suitable distraction and is a highly effective pain intervention. 2
- Increased relaxation
Need to unwind and relax? Humans typically process information through images and that’s why, to establish a relaxing atmosphere, many individuals need the help of guided imagery. VR offers just that!
- Improved sleep patterns
VR stimulates the brain to produce melatonin while lowering cortisol, thus helping people manage stress and sleep better.
“It may seem counter-intuitive to use technology as an escape, but spa guests simply love the combination of immersive technology and human touch because it provides a whole new level of wellness and relaxation,” concludes Rijnvis.
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