Spa days – the perfect escape for worn-out parents
Getting used to being a first-time mum is an experience that can be wonderful, challenging, rewarding and exhausting in equal measure.
You only need to look at the tired faces of most mums (and sometimes dads!) of babies and toddlers to read in their weary eyes a saga of sleepless nights, mealtime battles and toilet-training tantrums. The main problem is, in essence, a complete absence of “me time” or – for couples – “us time”.
Luckily, it’s a problem for which there is a solution – albeit a temporary one. So if anyone you care about – perhaps the parents of your grandchildren – shows signs of being a bit frayed round the edges, you can treat them to an experience that’s sure to cheer them up and chill them out.
Just take charge of their sweet little bundle of joy for a half-day, day, or even a weekend, and suggest that his or her poor, worn-out mum or dad heads off to a spa for some vital recuperative time.
Spa days offer a perfect opportunity to sample the range of pampering treatments available to indulge exhausted parents of any age, whether their idea of heaven is luxuriating in a pleasantly warm pool or having their knotted neck massaged with sweet-smelling oils.
Modern-day beauty treatments and therapies are wide-ranging in their benefits and techniques, with the result that there’s a luxurious treatment to suit literally everyone, regardless of age and preference.
An Elemis Total Time Out Massage for Men provides a perfect antidote for stressed shoulders at the end of a long week. And an Elemis Spa Ritual or other pampering treat such as Li’Tya Yanko or Clarins Advanced Face and Body therapy will relax and rejuvenate the weariest of parental bodies and minds.
Health resorts provide a haven of peace and tranquillity, giving run-down parents the perfect opportunity to recharge their batteries, far from the endless cries of “muuuu-um” or “da-aaaad” which tend to characterise life with a toddler.