Chase Away Winter Blues at the Spa

Keep the Winter Blues at bay with transforming spa treatments designed to rejuvenate mind, body and spirit. No matter what time of year, when you enter a spa, your mood can transition from bummed out to absolutely optimistic. So if winter blues have you down, visit a spa to pick yourself up.

Lift Up
Nothing refreshes the mood like looking in a mirror and seeing glowing, healthy skin. Book a facial for an instant lift, without a need for knife or needle.

An anti-aging facial will address dry patches and sluggish skin brought on by exposure to bitter winter elements.

Produce that dewy glow similar to the one provided by summer sun and humidity with an energizing Vitamin C treatment or layered facial.

Taking home an anti-aging serum or rich moisturizer that you can smooth on daily will provide an immediate pick me up every time you use it. (And remind you of your glorious treatment!)

Warm Up
Escape the cold with warm body treatments. A relaxing hot stone massage chases away the blues and melts muscle tension.

A body scrub with warm Vichy shower rids the body of dead skin cells. The soothing sound of the running water also warms the soul.

Add a warm paraffin wax treatment to a spa manicure or pedicure. This will leave your skin silky smooth.

Wrap Up

Body wraps can rejuvenate skin and rid the body of impurities, as well as excess water weight.

Seaweed wraps are great for reducing water retention. These treatments help draw toxins out of the body and reduce the appearance of cellulite. They can also temporarily tone the thighs. A slimmer and toner body is sure to improve your mood.

Mud wraps detox the body and provide hydration for the skin. These wraps can also improve circulation and stimulate metabolism.

Cheer Up
If long nights have you down, book a full spa day to lift your spirits. There is nothing like having three to four spa specialists cater to you to enhance your mood.

Book spa treatments that include spiritual elements like a Reiki or Ayurvedic massage. Reiki is a Japanese practice used to reduce stress by shifting energy through “laying on hands.” Ayurvedic uses natural herbs and oils to impart healing properties during massage.

Reflexology addresses both physical and emotional needs. If the spa has a serenity room, a place to unwind, arrive early. Take advantage of amenities such as refreshments and warm neck rests.

Spruce Up

Just because it’s winter, it doesn’t mean you stop caring about your appearance. Book an eyebrow service to enhance your look.

Try new colors or a new look provided by a professional makeup artist. If pale pasty skin has you down, book a bronzing or tanning treatment to paint on rich warm tones.

Choose a bright cheerful nail lacquer for your next pedicure. Hot pink toes are even more fun in the winter!

Stock Up

Winter also means the end of the fiscal year for many spas. Many begin discounting retail items immediately after Christmas. This is good time to stock up on body and skincare products that will lift your spirits well into spring.

Remember, the Winter Blues is a state of mind. Transition from that dismal state into a sunny disposition with a visit to the spa.

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