Healthcare takes a wide variety of forms, from prescription drugs to surgery to chiropracty. But a gentler, and no less effective, branch of medical care includes everyday skin treatment, massages, and the like. Facial kits, massage supplies such as oils and towels, manicure and pedicure supplies, and others are superficial but no less useful aspects of caring for your body. Facial kits can clear up acne and soothe dry skin, and spas are known for preventing wrinkles and removing dead skin flakes from the face, among other benefits. Retail spa products are easily found online and at local retailers, and facial kits and massage equipment may be found at one’s local shopping mall, too. All of this adds up to a huge global market, especially where skin care is concerned. Lotions, facial kits, ointments, and more prove hugely popular every year.
A massage is a non invasive method of relaxing muscles and joints, and massages have proven hugely popular for many years. After all, many Americans have been surveyed about their use of massage services, and some 88% of them consider massages as being quite beneficial to overall health and fitness. Meanwhile, the American Massage Therapy Association said that within the past 12 months, some 41% of people got a massage for medical reasons and 26% received a massage for stress-related reasons. Massages don’t require needles or medicine, and what is more, the physical benefits mean that the patient may experience a relaxed mind as well, which is how stress is lowered.
What might a typical massage parlor have? It will be staffed with qualified massage experts who understand the human anatomy and how best to work their hands across muscles and joints for maximum effect. At such a parlor, a relaxing atmosphere will be created, such as with calming background music or sound effects, along with lit candles and possibly even a small fountain. Guests at the parlor may expect thick white towels and body oils to be used for maximum effect during a massage. Any new massage parlor will be sure to invest in these things before opening for business.
Some massages come not from human hands, but a machine. If someone doesn’t have the time or interest in a massage parlor, they can buy a massage neck brace or chair that uses vibrations and warmth for a similar effect. Such devices can be turned on and shut off with controls, and they may have different settings that the user can try. Better yet, many retailers have samples of these devices in their store that customers can test out before they decide on a purchase. Some massage devices are designed for the calves, and the user will insert their legs and experience a massage from the knees down.
Everyone has skin, of course, and most Americans and people around the world care about the health and condition of that skin. Problems such as acne, dark marks under the eyes, dryness, dead skin flakes, and more may look unappealing, so many skin care products are geared to eliminate them. Creams can be used to take care of eye shadows and bags, and many lotions are available for dry skin, too. Facial kits prove widely popular, and they can be used to clear up and prevent acne as well as moisturizing the skin. As of 2016, for a recent example, the two top-selling skin care products around the world were facial cleansers (205 million units sold) and acne treatment products (101 million units sold). Meanwhile, a 2017 survey found that some 52% of American consumers report using skin care products every day.
Facial kits are useful enough, but many people relish the idea of a spa. A spa treatment means relaxing in a warm, humid room, often in just a towel. This humid, warm air is known to help prevent the formation of wrinkles and clear away dead skin on the face. This may result in a more youthful appearance, and many people are looking for just that. Spa products can be found with online specialty retailers or local stores, and an online catalog may show off all the spa items that a brand name can offer.