Tag Archives: relaxation

Spa holiday packages – half-term pampering for put-upon pedagogues

The joys (or otherwise) of life as a schoolteacher are well documented in the press, with demanding timetables, challenging pupils and an ever-increasing bureaucratic burden often making teachers’ lives horrendously stressful. Unsurprisingly, by half-term a short break is vital to restore tired teachers’ energy levels. Though, of course, everyone has their own individual concept of […]

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 […]

Spa gift vouchers – a real treat

So, you’ve ripped open the envelope that contains the birthday card from your granny.  But instead of the eagerly anticipated crisp cheque you usually receive, out drop a couple of spa gift vouchers for a day visit to one of the UK’s leading spas plus a selection of beauty treatments. After the initial fleeting twinge […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]