Is once a day enought to prevent ageing?

Let’s face it – slathering ourselves in sunscreen is messy and a bit of a bore. Putting it on our children is even worse – they wriggle and squawk. So what do you do? Apply once a day sun cream, use SPF50 or put the kids in a a plastic boiler suit in a tent on the beach? The answer is …use more than you think you should….and often.  …

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…

Can Our Spa Treatments Help Combat Ageing?

If there is one certainty in life it’s that ageing is inevitable no matter how much we try and kid ourselves into thinking that we can hold back time. The same thing applies to our skin, hair, energy levels and muscle tone.   The good news is that when it comes to the skin dermatologists attribute 30% of the ageing shown in our faces as being genetic with the rest down…

How To Achieve A Healthy Balance

It’s a around about this time of year that early discipline in January begins to loosen and we start to return to our more normal habits.   This can be frustrating when you may have achieved results from a new diet and exercise plan only to find that lack of motivation is starting to hamper your progress.   Busy schedules and day-to-day life often get in the way and if you have children or…

Can’t sleep? Try A Spa Treatment

According to a survey by the Sleep Council, 1 in five of us suffer from a lack of sleep and that makes not getting enough shuteye one of the most common health problems endured by a large proportion of the population.   One of the common reasons for lack of sleep is stress. Stress is in fact a contributor to many common ailments and reducing it is often the key not…

January Detox

Most of us have overindulged over the Christmas period leading to feelings of tiredness and a sense of not feeling 100%. All those mince pies, Turkey, Christmas pudding and so on can add pounds to the waistline which is why gym subscriptions sky rocket at this time of year and people ditch the alcohol for the delights of water. A common mistake, however, is to launch a bit too enthusiastically…

Is Cold Water Therapy Good For You?

It’s fair to say that when most people step into a shower, they would prefer it to be hot and steamy. Yet a growing number of people are shunning this basic comfort and turning the temperature dial in the opposite direction so that they can treat their body to a cold shower. Are these people mad or is there something to be learned from them? One thing is certain, taking…

Spa Treatments For Hangovers

You may have an office Christmas party planned for this month, or perhaps you’re planning a catch up over a few drinks with friends but if these occasions involve drinking lots of alcohol, then you may end up feeling a little hungover afterwards.   Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a cure for a hangover (if there was, that investor would be a millionaire) there is a lot you can…

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…

Chocolate – Should You Eat It or Be Treated With It?

Chocolate is one of those indulgences many of us can’t do without but did you know it can actually be good for you?  Chocolate has many other benefits besides being nice to eat and that includes its therapeutic uses.   You will see chocolate spa treatments on many spa menus, not least because it is bound to attract the attention of chocolate lovers keen to sample some of the added benefits.   One of…