Tag Archives: spa holiday

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]