There are very few people in the world who don’t want to go on a spa break. The uninitiated may be a little ambivalent but it’s pretty universally acknowledged to be a nice thing to do. What’s also true, is that with the best will in the world, it can be hard to make the time in our lives to go on one. It’s hard enough to find the time for everything we feel we have to do, let alone the things we want to do as well. Enter Twilight breaks – the evening or after work spa experiences that make it easier to bring a little work/life balance into the week.
We have all heard the phrases; ‘a little of what you fancy does you good’ or ‘a little and often goes a long way’ – employ them as you will, but they definitely apply to wellbeing maintenance.
We all know that if you go to the gym a little and often it will make much more of an impact than if you go once a month for three hours. If you run once a year it probably won’t do much other than result in serious DOMS, but go on a regular basis and you will soon see results. The same applies to a spa break.
Your facialist will be the first to tell you that to get the most out of a facial you should use the recommended products at home and have a course of treatments, but that doesn’t just apply to the cosmetic side of the spa experience.
We also know that small but regular attention to mind and body has a big impact on mental health as well.
Mental wellbeing charity Mind is an advocate of making wellbeing a part of your week with small but effective actions such as going for regular short walks, getting fresh air, and making the effort to talk to people in the office instead of always sending an email.
The key is in the regularity, which, when it comes to a spa experience, is made all the easier when costs are reduced and timing is made easier by fitting it around your working week.
While a once in a blue moon an all-singing, all-dancing bonanza of a break is definitely something we could all do with, when it comes to looking after our health on a regular basis, rather than waiting until there’s a full free day in the calendar, the option to have just a little spa experience on any evening of the week, without having to take time off work, will do mind, body and complexion, the world of good.
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