Everyone experiences stress at some point in their lives and it’s a perfectly natural feeling to have. However, if stress is getting the best of you and it’s starting to affect your physical and mental health, it could be worth taking some time out to relax, unwind and get yourself back on track.
While there are many ways to de-stress, a spa break can be a great way to escape from the hustle and bustle of your day-to-day life. Whether you want to completely switch off and forget about your troubles, or take some time to collect your thoughts, spa breaks offer you the perfect opportunity to recharge your batteries and gain a fresh perspective on life.
Here are just four ways to de-stress during your spa break:
Go for a swim..
Not only is swimming a great exercise for toning and strengthening your whole body, it’s good for the mind too. Lie back, close your eyes and rather than worrying about the things that are troubling you, focus on your breathing and enjoy the temperature and feel of the water. This is the perfect time to meditate!
Have a massage..
When we’re stressed, we often carry an increased amount of tension in our bodies. Thankfully, massages can help. In fact, the stress-busting benefits of massages can feel a little bit magical.
Not only can a massage improve blood circulation and give you relief from aching muscles and chronic conditions, it can also improve your mental health too.
The only challenge you face is deciding which massage is the one for you. If your stress levels seem to have tipped the scales, a full body massage could be your best option. Alternatively, a foot massage or head massage may be more appropriate, particularly if you just want to focus on one or two problem areas.
Do a little bit of reading to find out what each massage entails. A Thai massage can be a great way to loosen up, but this may not be the option for you if you’re looking to relax and doze off. After all, the therapist will move you around into a number of postures while using their hands, feet and knees to iron out the knots in your body.
Take a walk..
Whether you go for a brisk walk first thing in the morning to set yourself up for the day ahead or take a casual stroll in the evening with your partner, walking is a fuss-free way to exercise and clear your mind. Not only is exercise beneficial for your physical health, it can have countless benefits for your mental health too.
Indulge in life’s little luxuries
A spa break gives you the perfect opportunity to enjoy little luxuries such as a chilled bottle of Prosecco or a selection of strawberries dipped in chocolate. Don’t hold back – indulge on whatever you fancy. You deserve it after all!
By taking the time to relax, exercise, and treat yourself during a spa break, you’re likely to see an improvement in your stress levels. Whether you’re having trouble sleeping or you’re feeling under the weather, a spa break can help you to take it easy, unwind and let go of the things that are troubling you.