"The holidays don't have to be stressful; we can make them mindful. Giving ourselves time and space to relax and think is important to achieving this," said Vogler. "Taking a day to focus on our well-being allows us to give more fully to others." A massage helps people loosen up and melt the stress away. Therapists can focus on the neck, back and shoulders, deep tissue techniques, or a full-body treatment depending on the need.
The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort, as well as several select hotels around the US, offer the oxygen-infusion facial, which stimulates collagen production, improves circulation, and stimulates regeneration of new skin cells, among other benefits. "According to scientific research, when someone is stressed out, the body produces a hormone known as cortisol," said Yarlin Faurer, spa director of The Hibiscus Spa at Westin Grand Cayman. "This hormone can cause the skin to dry out very quickly and reduce the amount of collagen in the skin. Since collagen is necessary to keep the skin youthful and plump, a lack of collagen can lead to wrinkles and fine lines causing premature aging."