Whether you have a couple of hours or a couple of days, a spa break is a good opportunity to spend time looking after yourself in an enjoyable environment. We all know that physical and mental health is important, but unlike some aspects that can feel like a chore, a spa experience is a great way to switch off and look after yourself mind, body and soul without any downsides.
Going out to a bar for a drink is one thing, but how often do you get real quality time with friends? The kind when you can actually hear them talk with no interruptions and no distractions, no children demanding your attention and no train to catch home? A spa experience is about more than the treatments you have, it’s about quality time.
Whether you want to talk to someone about looking after dry skin or have a question about food intolerances, spas have a wide range of knowledge at their fingertips. Depending on where you choose to go it can be a first port of call for seeking advice on skincare products, clogged pores from city commuting or nutritional support.
Time spent in a spa having a treatment, being away from your mobile phone and simply checking in with yourself is good for mind as well as body. We’re all rushed off our feet and have far too much on our plates, so this is a space where, just for a little while, everything outside ceases and you can give yourself the headspace to simply stop for a moment.
Whether you’re getting married or have a big work presentation, sometimes feeling your best helps you to put your best foot forward. We know people who have had Elemis facials before a big board meeting and it’s given them that extra confidence boost to wow, and it’s no accident that celebrities including Meghan Markle head to the facialist before a red carpet event or a royal wedding.
We all have an awful lot of stuff – so much so that Marie Kondo has built an empire on helping us to tidy up. So when it comes to gifts, an experience is something that will offer long term meaning and no clutter whatsoever.
We all have different health requirements, but from getting rid of those knots and helping with our posture, to easing aches and pains, having a good old detox and improving circulation, a spa experience can provide a wealth of physical health benefits.
The bottom line is that a spa day or break is a really enjoyable experience, and most of us don’t need any more reason than that to go. It’s no longer a world reserved for the rich and idle – there’s something for everyone out there from stag dos to solo health retreats.
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