Whether you view wellbeing as a buzzword or a way of life, there’s no denying that it’s important to take care of your physical, emotional and mental health, especially right now. For those trying to juggle busy lifestyles, tough jobs, families and friends, it can be really hard to make time for self care, but it’s vital you do. In this blog we explore why it is important and some of the ways you can aid your wellbeing, (because we all deserve some TLC).
What is wellbeing
While wellbeing is central to your overall feeling of health, it also goes much deeper than that. A feeling of wellbeing can motivate you, improve morale and enable you to achieve or overcome difficult hurdles. A lack of wellbeing can leave you feeling overwhelmed, stressed and unmotivated. Your wellbeing can also impact on those around you, and how they view you.
Our wellbeing can be affected by a number of things including stress, a lack of sleep, loneliness and trauma. As many of these things are out of the individual’s control, experts agree that being able to relax has a big impact on your wellbeing. This is where beauty and spa treatments come in – many are renowned for their relaxing properties and could be just the tonic in your self care routine.
How can massage help wellbeing?
Is there anything more relaxing than a nice massage? Studies have found that massage can be helpful for:
- Muscle tension
- Digestive disorders
- Insomnia related to stress
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Soft tissue strains or injuries
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint pain
(source: The Mayo Clinic)
At the spa:
From the classic Swedish massage to Reflexology, Aroma Hot Stone to Thai Combination Massage, there is a wide range of treatments available. Take matters into your own hands by choosing from our range of massages, or if you need help choosing, read our guide to body massage, or get in touch for a chat about your requirements.
While it’s not quite the same as having a massage from a trained professional, asking your partner for a massage does have its advantages. If you want to splash your cash there are a number of massage tools and devices for sale available for home use too – but do your research and look at reviews.
SOS top tip:
Aromatherapy massage is an excellent choice for those looking to bring the body and mind back into balance. It paves the way to a restful night’s sleep; helps to detox and boost energy; releases muscle aches and pains and helps the mind switch off.
How can facials help wellbeing?
Yes facials have made it onto the list simply because they make you feel good! It’s not just the boost to self-confidence they can bring – especially when dealing with problem skin issues – it’s the opportunity to have some relaxing ‘me time’. Did you know facials can also:
- Aid skin health
- Deeply relax
- Lift your mood
- Aid the appearance of skin issues such as scarring, hyperpigmentation, blemishes and uneven skin tone.
- Target skincare issues such as acne that may dent your self-confidence such as acne and fine lines.
At the spa:
At SOS we offer a range of facials to suite all skin types and requirements. There’s lots to choose from as we offer Elemis and Environ treatments, Microdermabrasion, Hydrafacial and Dermalux Flex LED Therapy Treatment. Check out our facial treatments online.
Lock the door, hide away from the world and treat yourself to an at home facial. Take your time while giving your face a good cleanse and steam. As Elemis fans we’d always recommend their facial oil as a great product to use while massaging your skin. Finish with a face mask, tone then moisturize.
SOS top tip:
What your skin needs one day, may not be the same the next. If you don’t know what facial to go for, our trained professionals are always on hand to help. Get in touch with the spa to book we can help you choose.
Are there any other treatments that can improve your wellbeing?
From having your nails done, to having your eyebrows shaped, it can be the small things in life than make you feel great. The best thing is that these treatments don’t have to cost too much in time, or money too. Our top picks include:
- Put some colour into your day with a manicure or pedicure
- Give your face an instant new look by having your eyebrows threaded
- Make the most of your lashes with a eyelash perm and tint
- Exfoliate with a body scrub.
At the spa:
Head out to the spa to know you’ll have some uninterrupted ‘me time’ and professional pampering. When it comes to nails you’ll have a wide range of colours to choose from and when it comes to treatments for your lashes and brows, you’ll have a trained eye working on you to bring out your best features.
Check out our range of beauty treatments here.
Lock that door again for five minutes of peace while you pluck your brows or give yourself a mini manicure. Treat yourself to a new nail polish shade, or go for something bright to lift your mood. Feel indulgent with a nice exfoliating scrub for the shower. Anything that give you an extra few minutes doing something for you.
SOS top tip:
If you are going for a spa manicure or pedicure, choose one that also includes a hand or foot massage for that real sense of indulgence.