Every year my friend and I take ourselves off to a spa for a whole day of relaxing, pampering and girly catch ups over lunch. Are there #betterplaces to relax than a spa?
I’ve come to view these annual visits as essential to my overall sanity and the value we get out of them is immense. Not just on the day but in all the planning and anticipation too.
The spa we’ve visited most often is Eastthorpe Holistic Health Spa in West Yorkshire. It is a family run place with the most gorgeous food. If you think day spas are all about lettuce leaves, think again! I think the lunch is one of the parts of the day I look forward to most…
Upon arrival, we head to the pool for an attempt at exercise (but in all honesty we do a couple of light lengths before decamping to the hot tub!) There’s usually a couple of other guests in there to chat to, but the spa keeps the numbers low so that an air of calm and serenity is maintained throughout the day.
My friend and I are both busy mums who work from home, so we’ve both learned how to cope with daily stress in our own ways. She is a keen horsewoman and has a beautiful mare at home who is ready when she is for a daily canter. I find that watching an episode of The Good Wife chills me out. But we make sure that keep our date once a year at the spa to restore calm.
Where do you go to bring the calm into your life? Leave me a comment below and let me know!
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