How Spa Treatments Can Pose A Health Risk?


Spa treatments and the health risk involved!

You’ve had a long hectic day at work and the only thing you’re looking forward to is your spa appointment you have this weekend. But are you aware of the risks involved? A major issue with maintaining a spa business is the regular upkeep of the water being used for various processes. In many spa treatments such as whirlpool baths, the water used is rarely changed. This exponentially increases the chances of bacteria and other microorganisms proliferating.

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These bacteria do not just enter from the skin treatment that you’re paying for but also when you’re inhaling the air considering bacteria spread best when the atmosphere is wet and hot. You don’t need a wound or a deep cut for these microbes to enter, even a bad sunburn is enough to leave the skin compromised. Dermatologists have went on record saying that if you’re seeking relief from dermatitis or psoriasis then even a small break in your skin can act as a host for microbes settling in and infecting the body.

Another bad spa etiquette is when the spa attendants do not follow procedure and wear gloves. This increases the risk of disease transmission to a greater extent. Manicures and pedicures have caught the fancy of many people these days owing to a better and a youthful appearance but have you considered the detrimental effects which can result from the instruments not being properly cleaned? A recent case wherein there was bacterial infection reported was traced back to bad conditions of the instruments and the spa station in a manicure pedicure salon.

What can you do? The best answer to this question would be to bring your own personal instruments in a sanitized condition which will keep the risk of contamination at bay.

Another case of a women dying in a cryotherapy chamber focusses on everything wrong with spa treatments. Cryotherapy is the process of exposing your body to temperatures that are freezing and is used to remove warts and destroy carcinogenic cells. They are also found to improve muscle recovery time period. But is it really worth the risk? I think not. On top of that, there is no evidence of cryotherapy being able to improve skin tone, reduce cellulite and treat conditions such as acne and psoriasis.

The glaring abnormality of this treatment is that this procedure is not performed by a professional doctor but just some spa attendant. All of this has made the government to set up formal guidelines about the proper use of cryotherapy. Well, desperate times do call for desperate measures.

What about laser hair removal if you ask? Well, the popularity of this treatment has surely grown but the number of these treatments going wrong is high. If used improperly, the laser used originally to destroy hair follicles can actually damage skin by burning and scarring it. Laser treatments record a high number of lawsuits being filed which is why you should always get this procedure done by a reputable dermatologist as opposed to some random spa employee.

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What you need to do is research before you enter a spa and indulge into ‘luxury’. Even a simple waxing procedure can turn fatal for your body. Read reviews online and consult your doctor. Question the staff and the employees of the spa about each process and treatment and most importantly ask them about their experience. Remember, it is your skin, it is your body.
Personal opinion, spas don’t just transform you, they transform your wallet.

Hope now you are aware that Spa Treatments Can Pose A Health Risk!

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