I’ve been feeling really tired and run down. What treatments will help me feel better?


Some spas offer specific breaks and packages aimed at "a new you" when you're trying to improve your general health.

Time away at a spa can provide a really good chance to review your lifestyle and begin to make changes. Even if you just book to stay a couple of nights, you may well find the "me time" is just what you need to review your life. Another good thing about a spa break is that you will often meet other people who are making resolutions to change their lives as well.

Many spas offer a counselling session to help you put things in perspective and make decisions about the future. This can be useful to help you crystallise your own thoughts. You may also like to set yourself some new challenges, such as booking in for a form of exercise that you have never tried before - pitch in for Pilates or turn up for some Tai Chi.

Some treatments and experience rooms are great if you’re feeling under the weather. We’ve tried facials which are specifically designed to help relieve the symptoms of a cold or hay fever. If your airways are feeling blocked, find a mint, eucalyptus or tea tree infused steam room. The results are temporary but just a few minute of cold free breathing are a blessing when you’re feeling terrible.

Warming body wraps might also help speed you on your way to recovery. If you’re feeling cold, wraps aim to detox your skin by raising your body temperature: you may sweat a bit during your treatment. Just beware that it feels very cold when your therapist finally uncovers you!

Finally, be kind to yourself with a couple of beauty treatments such as lymphatic drainage, a manicure and pedicure - after a few days you should leave with a spring in your step.

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    Summer Spy

  • Age 30s
  • Skin type Oily/combination

Spa Likes

"Warmth and sunshine; spas which take me away to another country; fruit infused waters; beach-worth pedicures; deep tissue massages."

Spa Dislikes

"High footfalls; treatments that over promise and under deliver; heavy lunches; loungers drapped in used towels."