To spa or not to spa
With such fast paced lives of multi tasking and often juggling too many balls at once, the importance of taking some time to our self is more vital now than its ever been. There is only so long before we will become less productive with increased stress, poor energy levels, impact on how the body absorbs its nutrients, poor digestion, skin becoming lack lustre and maybe breaking out, out of balance hormones, tense muscles and emotional stability, the list goes on and on!
SO why do we see taking time to ourselves as a pampering luxury? A spa treatment is often seen as a treat to indulge in once or twice a year. The benefits of “spa” treatments and the environment of a spa are endless, not just feeling nice and a time to spend with the girls, but a time to allow the body to relax, properly relax, muscles eased, space for the mind to switch off with a calm nurturing environment, stress levels reduced and with some incredible botanical products, nourishment for the skin and senses.
Most of our modern day spa experiences are created and developed from Eastern cultures which embrace these treatments and philosophies as an essential way of life. As a preventative method to maintaining balanced health, not just something to be kept as a treat. If we embraced the spa on a more regular basis then maybe we would find the juggle of life a little less challenging at times and who knows maybe enable us to be even more productive in our crazy lives.
Some of my personal favourite London spas
– The Berkley roof top spa with swimming pool and herb gardens, serene and calm, you would never know you were in central London a total oasis to hang out in all day.
– Soholistic spa at the Ham Yard hotel. The most amazing facial treatments, fabulous arty decor with a decadent marble steam room, high altitude training room and gym.
– Akasha spa at Hotel Cafe Royal Offering a new holistic concept, 4 elements inspired menu including yoga, personal training, pool, nutrition and treatments
Outside of London must visit spas
LimeWood In the surroundings of the New Forest, cool, calm and holistic with beautiful countryside views and walks in-between to pool, treatments and juice bar. (great cocktails in the bar as well!)
Coworth Park Ascot. Grand but friendly, high tech but calm, a touch of city slick but in the most English countryside manner and just outside of the M25, its so easy to get out of the city for a day.