No matter what time of year it is, there is always a good time to treat yourself or a loved one to a relaxing and therapeutic experience at a ‘Day Spa’. The popularity in day spas has risen over the last 10 years and there is now a plethora of this style of spas offering a wide range of treatments to bring you calm, relaxation and wellbeing.
So, with spring well and truly here now, what better way to revive yourself as the summer period approaches? For some people, a little bit of pampering and TLC is often the best way to revitalise ourselves and bring some much-needed tranquility to our often hectic lifestyles.
Here, we look at a selection of some of the more popular spa treatments which are often available at many specialist treatment centres and day spas, with a large portion of these now offering overnight stays so you can extend your break.
Often a popular choice for women and sometimes men is having a face or even a whole body exfoliation. After your skin has received a light brushing, warm oil is usually dripped luxuriously over your body, before the chosen treatment style is applied. This could take the form of the popular exotic lime and ginger salt treatment, for example. The skin is then deeply cleansed, followed by moisturising; afterwards, this will leave your skin looking replenished, glowing and vibrant, whilst feeling revitalised.
Mud treatments have been used for thousands of years, with the most historical and high-profile being those used by the ancient Egyptians. Inspired by these bathing practices, modern mud treatments offer another way to exfoliate and nourish the skin in a more natural and organic way. Mud treatments are usually applied by hand and the mud is left on the skin for a period of time before you can take a shower to remove it.
Today, facials are still the most popular of all treatments. This could be due to the fact that facials offer excellent value for money, plus they are ideal if you are short on time and have a relatively low-budget. Facials are usually offered in a wide range of treatments, which can vary depending on your skin type or condition, such as: oily skin or dry skin texture facials, anti-aging facial treatments, and skin detox treatments. Many facials available can offer both exfoliation and a deep cleanse, which aims to restore the natural balance of your skin.
As with any treatments, there could be limitations depending of your circumstances. If you have any medical conditions, you are advised to check with your doctor first. Make sure the spa treatment centre is fully aware of this on your arrival, as any issues will have to be respected and considered before your treatment.