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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 […]

Perfect gifts for women – planning ahead for Christmas

Finding appropriate gifts for women’s birthdays is already hard enough – but when it comes to Christmas, the whole problem of buying presents is even more daunting, because you may well find yourself searching for gifts for several ladies at once. Luckily, there’s no need to despair, because this year you can make Christmas gift […]

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 […]

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 […]