During the winter a visit to The Spa can have many benefits, Leanna Kew, Spa Manager at The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel, shares with IDEAL her insight into why you should visit a spa this winter…
ENHANCE YOUR MOOD
Using the spa facilities can help your body to release ‘oxytocin’ which is known as the ‘happy’ hormone. A few strokes in the pool or simply taking time out to relax in the serenity of The Spa can increase your oxytocin levels and help to ward off the ‘winter blues’.
DETOX YOUR BODY
Body wraps combined with a sauna session detoxify the body and brighten the skin so they are the perfect winter treatment. A wrap will also improve the absorption of creams, lotions, essential oils, scrubs, masks, and seaweeds but remember to make sure you drink plenty of water to flush toxins out of your system.
REJUVENATE YOUR SKIN
During the winter skin can find it difficult to breathe due to the layers of clothes we wear and dead skin cells can accumulate on the surface. A professional exfoliating treatment at the spa will not only renew your skin but will also help your skin to produce natural moisture.
Studies have shown that massage reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol and it can help to slow your heart rate and bring your blood pressure down. Even breathing calmly for 5 minutes while you are in the sauna or in the steam room can bring stress relief.
BRIGHTEN YOUR COMPLEXION
Professional spa facials cleanse the skin while also tightening, hydrating and brightening it which is vital during the dark winter months when Vitamin D can be lacking.
A sauna and some massage treatments can help to ease congestion and enable easier breathing which can be especially helpful during the Winter when colds and flu are common.
WINTER MONTHS ARE BEST FOR COSMETIC PROCEDURES
Winter months are best for cosmetic procedures
By having cosmetic spa treatments during the winter you avoid some risks of pigmentation or sun damage following treatments.
Dehydrated skin due to central heating can be ageing, take care of your skin during the Winter months with professional treatments to help hold back the ageing process.
Spa treatments can help ease the pain of arthritis and other conditions during the colder weather.
Spas also allow you to spend some quality time with your friends and family which is essential for a happy and relaxed state of mind.
Book your spa visit now at www.bedfordlodgehotelspa.co.uk
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