Over-indulged this festive season – and feeling a little frumpy from it all?
We know the feeling.
While the delicious food and celebrations were fun while they lasted, come January, we can feel a little worse for wear.
Cue: New Year’s resolutions – and a total lifestyle detox.
Detoxing is a great way to help your body restore its natural balance, revive your energy and transform the way you look and feel. But the shock of most detox programmes can be harsh on your system, leaving you feeling pretty awful.
But here’s some really good news.
You don’t need to spend a month on nothing but green juices. You can actually get the same transformative benefits through massage. Read on – and find out how!
Restore that gorgeous glow
As much as we love it, the hectic pace of the festive season, with plenty of travelling and socialising, can certainly wear you out.
And your skin is the first place to show the signs.
Dark circles, puffiness, redness and spots are often at their worst when you’re feeling tired and run down. Not to mention – they can really impact your self-confidence – the last thing you need when you’re trying to reboot your life!
But did you know that exfoliating is actually a really effective way of detoxing your skin – inside and out?
A deep, exfoliating scrub or anti-cellulite massage will get rid of dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling wonderfully soft and smooth.
And it can also help to stimulate lymphatic drainage, which will flush out any built up toxins, which can lead to acne and spots. Plus it improves your circulation – reducing redness and puffiness, and any uneven pigmentation.
Perk up your immune system
Another side effect of so much rushing around?
A weaker immune system – making January the prime time for picking up all kinds of illnesses.
And there’s nothing worse than feeling under the weather at the start of a brand new year!
Massage can really help to give your immune system a much-needed lift, right when you need it most. An intensely soothing massage not only relaxes your body, it also helps to reduce the production of cortisol, a stress hormone that can weaken immune systems.
Add fragrant aromatherapy oils to the mix for an even better boost. Natural oils can help to restore a weakened immune system, and the slow movements of massage provide the perfect way for your body to absorb them.
Revive your body – and your mind
It’s not just our bodies that could use a January detox. To be honest, our minds need a bit of tender loving care at this time of year, as well.
The start of a new year is an exciting time, full of new hopes and plans for the future. But it can be stressful, too – especially if you’re trying to live more healthily.
This is where massage can really work its magic. Not only does it help you to unwind; the deep, comforting effects of gentle pressure on key points can reduce anxiety and improve the quality of your sleep, leaving you feeling calmer, more relaxed, and full of beans all day long.
So here’s to a brand new you.
A glowing, radiant – and most of all – happy – new you.
Why not treat yourself to a delicious chocolate candle oil massage with our Classic massage? Or for a really in-depth detox, try The Slenderiser – which helps with lymphatic drainage, tissue regeneration, eliminates toxins and visibly reduces signs of cellulite.
With a gorgeous menu of experiences to pick from, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
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