How can mindfulness make me feel better?

Stress, anxiety, sleep problems – we’ve all been there at some stage in our lives, whether it was during exams, when there’s too much to do at work or home, when we’re totally preoccupied with something or a relationship breaks up. We probably all know that feeling of over-thinking things, brooding, ruminating and living so much inside ourselves that we don’t notice the small pleasures around us, here and now.…

Common Questions About Massages Answered

Massages are a wonderful stress reliever and a brilliant way to ease the pain in tired muscles which is what makes them one of our most popular spa treatments. We often gets questions about massages such as what to do before and how they can help with particular ailments. Here are some of the most common questions along with the answers.   Is there anything I need to do to prepare myself for a…

The Benefits Of Body Brushing

If you have ever visited a spa, you may have come across body brushing as part of the menu. While it might sound painful it is usually done firmly but gently as part of the preparation for various other spa treatments including wraps and massages.   As you might expect body brushing is used to clear dead skin and any other impurities that build up on the surface over time. The act of brushing…

Beauty Treatments And Pregnancy – Which Ones Are Safe?

A trip to the spa while you are pregnant can be a great way to relax and unwind but before booking treatments, it is important to know which ones are safe.   Facials  Pregnancy can either be very good for your skin or it can cause all sorts of problems. A good facial can do wonders if hormones are causing your skin to become sensitive and there are plenty of products…

We All Need Feel-Good Spa Treatment In Uncertain Times

Can a spa treatment help me get over the cut in interest rates, the gloomy economic news and the British weather? You bet it can and we can tell you that at times like these the demand for spa treatment actually increases. It is at these times where we are perhaps busier than ever and feeling more uncertain about the future that we crave an escape of some kind. The…

3 Signs of a Good Facial Skin Therapist

You may be forgiven for thinking one facial is as good as another but as with any job that retires skill, it takes years of experience. Here how to find out the three signs your skin therapist knows their stuff.   They ask about your skin   It might sound obvious but a good facial starts with the skin technician having at least some knowledge of your skin. The first place to get this…

What Is Reiki and How Does It Work?

You may have heard about Reiki or be curious as to what a typical Reiki session involves so here is a brief introduction to the treatment and its benefits.   Reiki involves using the energy that exists all around us and focusing it on healing the body of a variety of ailments. It can be used to ease the symptoms of illness or simply as a relaxation therapy. The treatment is non-invasive,…

What Can Reflexology Do For Me?

If you are thinking about trying a new therapy to help with relaxation and stress relief then why not consider reflexology?   If you are one of the many people who have heard about reflexology but have never tried it and aren’t sure what it involves, then let’s fill you in on what it’s all about and how it can help improve your wellbeing.   While reflexology has caught on fairly recently…

Simple Beauty Tips to Help You Look Your Best For Summer 2016

Summer is (almost) here and it’s time to ditch those thick winter moisturisers, bring out the sunscreen and have a look at these summer beauty tips which will have you looking Beautiful for summer 2016.    Do use moisturiser  While everyone is telling you to use sun cream even on cloudy days, it is also important to keep your skin hydrated as well. Moisturiser will not only protect your skin from damage and sunburn but…

3 Must Have Summer Spa Treatments

Spa treatments are a must in the winter months and they can also be a pleasurable part of the summer months too if we consider their revitalising effects on our health and vitality.   Facial   You may be wearing your high SPF sun cream as dermatologists advise but the skin is one of the most sensitive areas of the body when it comes to your skin and if you spend a…