This week, we’re celebrating National Spa Week which aims to raise public awareness of the real physical, mental and emotional benefits that visiting the spa regularly can offer.
Our modern way of living is fast-paced, more digitally influenced, and busier than ever before. In the same way that going to the gym regularly can keep us physically fit, going to the spa regularly for some relaxation and pampering is an effective way to help combat the long-term effects of everyday stress that we have become accustomed to living with.
It’s safe to say that we’re all in need of a little self-care at the moment in the midst of a second lockdown; and although we can’t visit the spa right now, we can still pamper ourselves at home in the meantime and create our own home spa until we can visit the real thing again.
We’ve listed our top tips so you can have a relaxing spa day (or hour) in the comfort of your own home (we recommend doing this in the evening so you can enjoy a peaceful sleep after):
1. Prevent any distractions
There’s nothing more frustrating than being interrupted during your moment of zen so switch off your phone and inform the household that you’re having some you-time.
2. Set the scene
Enhance the ambience with a soothing scent from a scented candle or oil diffuser to relax and soothe the mind and put on some relaxing music – there are plenty of ‘spa playlists’ on Spotify or YouTube.
3. Relax your mind
Change into your joggers and hoodie or, for the ultimate home spa experience, your dressing gown and slippers. Start off with a herbal tea to help you relax and take a few deep breathes so calm the mind and switch off from your thoughts and worries of the day, or even better, put on a Headspace for some guided meditation.
4. Choose your treatments
It’s time to get pampering, whether it’s a mani/pedi or foot scrub or body exfoliation or facemask or hair mask – or why not all!
5. Steam it out
There’s nothing better than feeling clean and cosy, so have a long hot bath with your favourite bubbles and bath salts. No bath? No problem – the shower can also be used as your steam room - try placing a few drops of essential oil into the base of the shower before you step in: the steam will send the aroma into the air.
6. Apply a nourishing lotion to your skin
Trap in the moisture in your damp skin with a moisturising face and body cream and look forward to baby-soft skin in the morning.
Discover our spa holidays here for when we can travel again or call to speak to one of our wellness travel specialists on +44 (0) 203 886 0082 to find the best spa holiday for you.