An Introduction to Mud Therapy

An Introduction to Mud TherapySpa treatments have long been seen as a great mode of relaxation, allowing people to relax and remove all stress while rejuvenating and rebalancing the mind, body and soul. While many may consider treatments to comprise of invigorating massages and facials, one of the most popular is Mud Therapy. If you’re new to the Continue reading

Spa Treatments for Men

Spa Treatments for Men

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For men who are new to the spa environment, the range of treatments and facilities available may seem a little daunting. Many spas offer a wide range of treatments that are suitable for everyone, including massage, hydrotherapy and facials. However, there are a number of treatments that appeal particularly to men.

 Foot Treatments

Whether you’re in a profession where you need to be on your feet all day or your feet are training hard at the gym, a relaxing foot treatment is a wonderful sensory experience for your feet and very relaxing. There are plenty of health spas that offer spa treatments for men, including Titanic Spa, which offers the fabulous ‘Sole Delight’ foot treatment that can be included as part of a spa break in Yorkshire. This helps to soften hard skin on the heels and leave you and your feet feeling smooth and rejuvenated.

Facials

Skincare is important no matter what your lifestyle. If you work in an office, air conditioning can dry your skin out and make it cry out for a little rejuvenation. Working in a city or in an environment where there’s a lot of dust and grime can also have an effect on your skin. Facial treatments thoroughly cleanse your skin and unclog all the dirt from your pores, and they can also reduce sensitivity that appears from shaving.

 Grooming

There’s no beating around the bush here – waxing does hurt, but the pain is short-lived and leaves smooth, hairless skin for up to six weeks. There are waxing treatments for all body hair from top to bottom – literally! After waxing, hair grows back softer, smoother and even lighter than after you shave. So whether you want to try it just the once or as a long term solution to unruly body hair (as after around 4 years of waxing an area, hair ceases to grow), don’t be shy and contact your local spa if you’re interested in a treatment.

Top exercise classes to try at a spa

People choose to enjoy a spa break for a number of reasons, including to rejuvenate the body, get pampered or just do something healthy. As well as enjoying one of the many treatments and spa facilities that a health spa can offer, some spas run a number of dance and exercise classes that can relax you and get the blood flowing.

Yoga

Originating from ancient Indian spiritual, mental and physical practices, yoga became incredibly popular across the globe in the 1980s. Musculoskeletal, mental and breathing improvements have all been seen as benefits for yoga practitioners, combining development of core body strength and meditative breathing.

Tai Chi

The Chinese martial art is now practised around the world and essentially involves three aspects: health, meditation and martial art. Rather than being a martial art based on attacking, tai chi is self-defence combat that focuses on adapting to change created by outside forces. Movements are slow and fluid in tai chi, helping to relax both the body and mind.

Pilates

Pilates is a comparatively modern exercise system compared to yoga and tai chi; it was developed in the 20th century by Joseph Pilates. A following quickly developed in the USA, UK and Germany, making it one of the most popular classes to enjoy at a Yorkshire spa. The focus of Pilates is on developing a strong core and aligning the spine and pelvis, and a workout will help build muscle strength and endurance across the body.

Circuit

Circuit training can be very intense, and although it may not be as relaxing as other exercise classes, it does offer a variety of different exercises. A class would involve completing a series of different activities before starting the routine all over again. A circuit can be made up of any number of different activities, but some common ones include pull ups, medicine ball chest passes, stomach crunches, squat jumps and burpees.

Step & Tone

These classes involve following a choreographed routine that incorporates a small step. This workout combines cardio with toning, providing a good balance of fat burning and toning of the upper body, arms, legs, thighs and bum. As the choreography can sometimes be quite tricky to follow, many health spas offer classes for both beginners and advanced steppers.

Good reasons why men can enjoy a day spa

Good reasons why men can enjoy a day spaAlthough a spa break to one of the many superb dedicated day spas is something you would mainly expect women alone to indulge in, there is now a growing trend with men who are now also discovering the benefits and value to their health and well being.

Many of the treatments today offer great ways to allow the body to relax and unwind from the pressures and stresses we are subjected to in our day to day lives. With this in mind, we’re taking a look at just some of the reasons that men can also enjoy visits to a day spa. Continue reading

Enjoy a range of specialist Spa package treatments

Anyone looking to enjoy a spa break shortly at one of the many superb dedicated health spas around the United Kingdom is sure to have a wide variety of wonderful spas to choose from.

Many of the best UK health spas offer specific or dedicated packages to give their customers a fully tailored spa experience. Dedicated or tailored packages offer visitors the very best way to enjoy a range of treatments during your stay, while in most cases the best way to save money is to indulge in a range of treatments during one visit. Continue reading

Top Three peculiar Spa treatments

Top Three peculiar Spa treatments A spa break is the perfect tool to release yourself from the shackles of everyday life, offering a feeling of relaxation like no other. If work, family or any other important factors in your life begin to test your patience, a trip to the spa provides the perfect release. While an authentic massage or the soothing comfort of hot stones are standard treatments, a number of more peculiar methods from around the world have begun to increase in popularity for spa seekers.

First we have the snake massage, currently hugely popular in Israel. For around £50, participants are asked to take off their clothes and lie down, shortly before being covered head to toe in snakes which are said to help relieve migraines and even soothe sore muscles.

While that one might have been peculiar, the next is sure to leave your sensations confused. The carp pedicure has been somewhat of a phenomenon across the Western world, particularly in the UK and USA. Participants are asked to remove their shoes and socks then place their feet in a task full of tiny carp. The fish, also known as ‘doctor carp’ get to work immediately nibbling away all of dead skin from your feet, leaving them feeling incredibly fresh in time for a full pedicure.

Finally we have the 24 carat gold facial, for those who really want to feel like royalty. Currently on offer across the pond in Santa Fe, the unique gold flecked serum is said to tighten and lighten skin, whilst also slowing down collagen depletion, which can be a main cause of sagginess and spots.

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