Although you can have any treatment at any time of the year, it’s sometimes a good idea to work with the seasons to get the best possible results from your session. Understanding how the seasons have an effect on our skin and our health can help us to choose which treatments would be best suited to our needs. If you’re unsure which treatment to go for at your next appointment, have a look at the following spa treatment calendar to see what best suits your beauty and wellbeing concerns.
After months of being bundled up in warm layers, spring is the time to renew and refresh your body. Your skin is likely dry and dehydrated as a result of exposure to the cold wind, hot showers and baths and central heating. Perfect treatments for spring include:
Exfoliation – an exfoliating treatment with a sugar or salt scrub will help to get rid of dry, dead skin cells, boost the circulation and leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and ready for summer. It also helps other products, such as massage oils, moisturisers and fake tan, to be absorbed more easily into the skin. Hands and feet get especially dry, so a hand or foot ritual is the ideal treat to get them back into shape. If your back is prone to dryness or blemishes, now is the perfect time to start a course of back rituals to get it looking clear and smooth in time for summer.
Hydrating Facial – a hydrating facial will help to get rid of dry skin and leave it feeling more supple, smooth and hydrated. Organic products combined with a moisturising essential oil blend chosen for your skin’s needs will help give your skin a boost after the winter.
Aromatherapy Massage – muscles can feel tense after feeling cold during the winter, so an aromatherapy massage using warming, muscle-relaxing essential oils will help to break down tightness and tension.
Warmer weather and holidays abroad mean strappy tops and sandals, so treatments that prepare your skin and leave it looking its best are the ones to go for in the summer. Perfect summer treatments include:
Back Rituals – a deep cleansing back treatment will help your skin look fresh and smooth. Exfoliation with an invigorating sugar scrub will help to remove dry, dead skin cells, while a clay mask will help to draw impurities from the skin and reduce blemishes. Toner and moisturiser lock in moisture and leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated. The luxury back ritual also includes a bespoke aromatherapy massage, using essential oils blended just for you to help further improve the condition of your skin, ease aches and pains or boost your wellbeing.
Foot Rituals – if your feet will be on show during the summer, keep them looking their best with a holistic foot ritual. A soothing foot soak eases tired feet, while a sugar scrub will help to buff away dry skin. A deeply relaxing foot massage will leave you feeling like you are walking on air! A calming mist refreshes the skin and foot balm leaves your feet soft and smooth. The luxury foot ritual also includes a lower leg massage plus a rich foot balm and heated booties to deeply condition dry skin. Flip flops can cause friction resulting in a build up of hard skin, so regular foot rituals are a must to help keep feet in good condition.
Aromatherapy Massage – a bespoke aromatherapy massage will help to target your skincare and wellbeing concerns. A toning leg massage using essential oils that help to improve circulation plus lymphatic drainage techniques will help your legs feel summer ready. If you’ve overdone it in the sun, a body massage using calming and moisturising essential oils will help to soothe sunburn and hydrate the skin. Breathe easy with a blend targeting seasonal allergies, combined with a clearing sinus massage.
Skin can often feel dry after too much sun, or oily as a result of thick suncreams. As the weather becomes colder, it is important to keep on top of moisturising to help prevent dehydrated skin. Perfect treatments for autumn include:
Organic Facials – facials are a great way to give your skin a boost and prepare it for the changing seasons. Deep cleansing and exfoliation will help to remove a build up of suncream and excess oil, while a collagen-boosting mask will help to calm, rejuvenate and hydrate the skin. Serums and moisturisers will lock in moisture while a massage with a bespoke blend of carrier and essential oils will address your specific skincare concerns. If too much sun has left your skin looking and feeling in need of a lift, the advanced signature facial or eye definition treatment will help to firm and tone the skin.
Aromatic Hair & Scalp Ritual – just like our skin, hair can suffer as a result of too much sun and chlorine on top of the usual heat treatments and colouring. A deeply relaxing head massage with a bespoke blend of carrier and essential oils will help to improve the condition of your hair and scalp, as well as easing tension in the head, face, neck and shoulders.
Aromatherapy Massage – a massage with moisturising essential oils will help to soothe skin after the summer. If you are prone to low moods in the autumn and winter, ask for an uplifting blend of essential oils to keep on top of your mental health.
Although winter can be a magical time with the festive period, this season is a struggle for many thanks to the skincare and wellbeing woes it can bring. Treatments to choose in winter include:
Reflexology – this soothing yet powerful foot treatment brings about a deep sense of relaxation and feelings of improved wellbeing. A general reflexology treatment will help to rebalance the mind and the body, but it can also be helpful for improving the mood, reducing stress, helping to boost the circulation, detoxing and boosting the immune and digestive systems.
Hot Stone Massage – a massage with hot stones and warmed oils chosen for your wellbeing concerns feels heavenly on a cold winter’s day. The warmth of the stones works deep into the muscles, allowing the release of tension. It is a truly indulgent holistic treatment that helps you feel blissfully relaxed and rebalanced.
Facial Enhancement Massage – dry, dehydrated skin can lead to premature ageing, so help rejuvenate your skin with a natural facelift massage using jade rollers, Gua sha, acupressure and firming face massage techniques. A bespoke blend of carrier and essential oils will help to further rejuvenate and hydrate the skin, leaving it looking more toned and youthful whilst feeling soft and smooth.
Holistic Hand Rituals – dry hands are a common winter skincare complaint, thanks to cold weather, central heating and hot water. A holistic hand ritual includes exfoliation, massage and moisturising to help soften and hydrate your hands. The luxury ritual also includes a nourishing hand serum and heated mittens to deeply condition the skin and ease aches and pains.