Boom in cheap spa breaks as public focus shifts to wellness
Since time immemorial, the prevention of illness has been acknowledged as being considerably better than the cure – especially by overworked medical professionals who have to devote precious time and resources to treating often preventable ailments.
In the latter half of the 20th century, a combination of complacency, apathy and ignorance led the UK public to neglect their own health to varying degrees, as they tucked into increasingly available junk food, smoked 20 a day (initially in blissful ignorance of the consequences), drank too much and exercised too little.
However, the dawning of the new millennium coincided with a marked shift in the people’s attitudes towards their mental and physical health.
Recent statistics confirm that adults of all ages and from all walks of life have become more aware of their personal responsibilities with regard to their own health. Meanwhile, this upsurge in wellness awareness has seen the health food market expand and the health and fitness industry go into overdrive.
Growing public interest in a healthier lifestyle explains the huge growth in the popularity of spas and health resorts over the last decade. And now, with this change in attitude coinciding with a nationwide belt-tightening, the demand for cheap spa breaks looks set to continue.
A host of potential low-cost pampering opportunities lie in wait for the keen online bargain-hunter, and cheap spa breaks offer great value for money – not to mention a welcome chance to experience the ultimate in healthy living, albeit just for a couple of precious days.
Today’s leading spas offer a high level of professionalism, with trained therapists and health experts on hand to provide advice about how to change your lifestyle for the better.
Spa guests will still be spoilt for choice thanks to the myriad of modern beauty treatments, fitness activities and relaxation techniques on offer – ranging from a simple swim and sauna to the fascinatingly entitled Frangipani Flotation…
Special offers are often available throughout the year, providing the perfect chance to kick-start a health drive or indulge in some much-needed “me time” to help you counter the effects of stress.
It’s no exaggeration to say that these days prevention is not only better than but also distinctly more enjoyable than the cure.