Tag Archives: massage

Weekend breaks in the UK – special gifts for loved ones

There are times when you simply want to spoil the special people in your life with a thoroughly thoughtful and special gift. If this Christmas is one of those times, presents don’t come much more thoughtful than treating a deserving friend or family member to a weekend in the ultimate retreat: a spa. It’s worth […]

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 […]

Romantic weekends away – spa heaven for couples

After twenty plus years of having your life revolve around one or other of your beloved brood, it can be quite a shock when the final chick eventually flies the nest to start a course at one of the UK’s numerous seats of learning. Suddenly, mums and dads, who have devoted much of their time […]

Beauty treatments: talking facial to facial

Many of us give plenty of thought to our face on a daily – and nightly – basis, adorning it with a variety of lotions and potions, but all the while sparing little thought for the facial muscles that lie beneath. So if names such as risorious, zygomaticus and procerus are strangers to you, you […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reiki – the spa treatment that can help ease pain

The untimely death of pop icon Michael Jackson recently unleashed a wave of media coverage surrounding the problems of living with chronic pain.  How people cope with pain is generally an intensely personal matter, but Michael Jackson’s story has propelled the issue of the prolific use of painkillers very much into the public domain. Michael […]