I’m sure we don’t need to convince you about the benefits of friendship! Having an ongoing heart-to-heart with your bestie, or with a group of friends, can help you cope in the bad times, give you a sense of belonging, boost happiness levels, and improve your self-confidence.
Finding time to spend together in the busyness of life can prove difficult, especially if you are working around partners, children, elderly parents, responsibilities at work, or any number of other valid reasons. However, the benefits far outweigh the challenges.
The Spa at Low Wood Bay
Booking a Spa Day with friends will yield not only the positive emotional effects of spending time together, but has additional physical health benefits, leaving you rejuvenated and ready to step back into your routine with renewed energy and vigour.
Did you know, for example, that there are scientific studies showing that regular massage can reduce inflammation and improve muscle tone? Other studies demonstrate that massage can help with cardiovascular health and improve the immune system.
Essential oils, present in most beauty treatments, are designed to calm and soothe your mind. However, a study from the European Society of Cardiologists found that the scent from essential oils also benefits the health of the heart, reducing blood pressure and heart rate.
Body treatments can increase Serotonin levels. This handy little hormone transmits messages between nerve cells, smoothing muscles and contributing to wellbeing, happiness and the ‘feel good’ factor.
The positive effects of a gentle facial scrub and exfoliation are well known, promoting cellular regeneration and making skin feel smoother and softer. However, facials not only keeps your skin glowing, but it can also yield benefits in other areas. There are 300 pressure points on the face which relate to every part of the body, which can muscles and the lymphatic system. A good facial massage can have a positive effect on the functioning of every area of your body, making your face glow and generally leaving you feeling less tired and sluggish.
Saunas and steam rooms are great places to sit back and relax, but there are many health benefits of heat and steam, including the improvement of circulation throughout the body - again adding to that healthy glow. Heat and steam can also relieve tension, clear skin impurities and help minimise joint pain. If you are suffering with a cold or blocked sinuses, the heat from saunas and steam rooms thins the mucus membranes making breathing noticeably easier.
Fellside Sauna, The Spa at Low Wood Bay
Spa Guests at Low Wood Bay
With all this scientific evidence behind you, why not get a group of friends together and enjoy a Spa Day together - good company and lots of healthy benefits. I’m sure you’ve got lots to chat about. The Lost in the Lakes Spa Day is designed around groups of 4 to 12 people and includes our Thermal Journey, a one hour Berry and Birch Signature Treatment – Head to Toe Massage, Himalayan Salt Body Scrub or Total Face treatment .and a delightful Afternoon Tea, or two-course lunch.
To make a booking, or for more information, call the Spa team on 015394 39303.