BREAKING: Something we’ve been preaching for a long time has actually, finally, been proven by SCIENCE. We have official backing! A new study from The Thomas Jefferson University Hospital has confirmed that a week-long spa stay DOES correspond with (positive) changes in your physical and emotional well-being. AKA: Spa-ing is good for your wellness…hmm…who predicted that one?!

The study, which included 15 participants of a wide range of ages, took place at We Care Spa in Desert Hot Springs, CA. The program was one week long and included meditation, colonic hydrotherapy, yoga programs, a low calorie diet and juice cleanse. For a few days prior to arriving at We Care, participants were asked to prep by avoiding pasta, meat, cheese, caffeine, alcohol and processed foods.

At the start of the retreat, all participants underwent physical and psychological evaluations in order to measure the effect the program had on participants. When the results were in, it was found that the spa retreat produced an average weight decline of 6.8lbs, decrease in blood pressure, cholesterol and more. Additionally, improvements in anger, tension, vigor, fatigue were observed, as well as decreased anxiety and depression levels.

This pilot study is one of the first ever to scientifically evaluate the benefits of a spa stay. This is important news for the industry and we hope it truly opens peoples eyes to how much the spa can really do for mind, body and soul.

Need to know more? Check out the full story on the study here.