Self-care isn’t selfish, even more so on Valentine’s Day. Wellness is now known as a luxury good, a commodity to chase and cherish. So, why spend time thinking of others this Valentine’s Day when you can make a wise investment? Spend your time caring for your own mind, body and soul, with a few dreamy moments in the spa along the way. For some handy tips on how to invest in your own personal wellness, read our empowering guide…
1. Tick-off an item from your bucket list
Travel more. Try something new. Seize the day, year, well your entire life for that matter. We were recently acknowledged by the National Geographic Traveller as part of their five unusual spa treatments from around the world write-up, for offering a deep-tissue massage using varying sizes of bamboo stalks. Our Bamboo Massage is perfect for those wanting to try something new and it ticks all of the boxes when it comes to alleviating stress, too.
2. Spend time curating positive affirmations
If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, the idea is to think of positive messages that stay with you, and that release you from anxiety and negativity. Affirmations are simple messages. Our spas are adorned with emotive text to remind you to stop overthinking, relax and unwind. We recently created two brand new spaces at Whinfell Forest to showcase some of them.
3. Experience the power of forest bathing
Being in nature boosts our outlook. It gives you time to really think, and reminds you of what’s important. In our Forest Immersion space you can lay back and gaze at our magical sky that changes from dappled daytime to inky night before your eyes in Forest Meditation. Or, gaze out across the woodland and surround yourself with fresh shades of green in Forest View.
4. Find a new way to sleep soundly
Lying flat and hoping for sleep isn’t the only way to drift away. Many calming new rituals are cropping up to ease you into a deeper, more rewarding sleep. Shavasana, a seated pose in hatha yoga, can help you completely unwind your body and make time for clear, concentrated mindfulness. And aromatherapy harnesses the power of scent to induce sleepiness. Try one of our Sleep Sessions on your next Spa Day to improve your night-time routine.
5. Indulge in fresh, nutritious, feel-good food
Mindfulness experts encourage balanced eating for a healthy mind. You can often experience clearer thoughts when your body is rewarded with the right balance of nutrients, especially following the overindulgences of the festive period. So, why not give your body a spring clean as part of your self-care marathon? Our menu at Vitalé Café Bar is full to the brim with delicious and nutritious food. Try the oven-baked frittata with a chargrilled broccoli and cauliflower side.