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.…

Are food supplements worth taking?

Every survey of eating habits over the past 30 years shows that even those who say they eat a healthy, balanced diet fail to eat the Recommended Daily Allowances (RDAs) of vitamins and minerals. Moreover, the RDA and the Optimal Daily Allowance (ODA) are two very different standards. The RDA is the minimum amount necessary to prevent diseases such as scurvy (vitamin C deficiency) and rickets (vitamin D deficiency). For…

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…

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…

Best Christmas Spa Treatments

Christmas is the most wonderful time of year when we can all start to relax and take in the joys of the festive season. Nothing good comes without a price however and all that over indulgence can take its toll on a body that isn’t used to eating and drinking alcohol in large quantities.   If this is you then a spa treatment can certainly help revive and rejuvenate your body…

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…