Tag Archives: Health & Beauty

Spa treatments – wrapping up for Christmas

With the festive season fast approaching, it’s time to dust down the LBD (little black dress) and extract the glitzy diamante sandals from the depths of your wardrobe, ready to sparkle at every social occasion this Christmas and New Year. But what if – shock, horror! – you try on your beloved LBD for a […]

Grow old in style – visit a spa regularly

A recent report in the Lancet, based on the analysis of data from over 30 countries, showed that the probability of living past the age of 80 has doubled for both sexes since 1950. The report also indicated that more than half of babies now born in the UK and other wealthy nations will live […]

Quick slow, slow, slow, slow – life at spa’s pace

My eye was caught, during a speedy online visit to Amazon the other day, by a book entitled “In Praise of Slowness”, in which author Carl Honoré extols the virtues of eschewing the frenetic pace at which many of us live life these days. My fleeting visit was immediately extended by some additional Googling to […]

Why the 70s were so good for us – and why spa breaks are good for us today

Eating unhealthily can damage your carbon footprint. In fact, without being too indelicate, people who eat excessively could currently be generating an extra 60 mega-tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year. This rather startling figure emerged from a recent study of eating and weight patterns by the International Journal of Epidemiology, whose main message was, […]

Stressed out? Massage your cares away at a day spa

If your jaw is almost permanently clenched, your neck taut and your insides tied in an array of knots that would do a boy scout proud, you may well be suffering from the effects of stress. Take heart though: you certainly aren’t alone… Stress is a universal problem and it’s not going to go away […]

Strictly spa – first steps to fitness

As press reports continue to fuel excitement about the imminent return of Strictly Come Dancing, the whole nation looks poised to pounce on the remote control and tune in without delay. From 18th September onwards, viewers will watch, spellbound, as a succession of sequin-studded professional dancers foxtrots or tangos their way across the dance floor, […]

When the swine flu’s flown, it’s time for some pampering

If you’re one of the thousands of inhabitants of the UK who have been unlucky enough to fall prey to swine flu in the past couple of months, you may still be feeling somewhat under the weather – even though you’ve long since been pronounced a completely germ-free zone. Chances are that although you’ve stoically […]