Monthly Archives: October 2019

Top 7 Health Benefits Of Saunas And Steam Rooms

Whether you are going on a spa break or just treating yourself to a day at a spa and hotel, it’s more than likely as part of your treatment that you will enjoy time in the steam room or sauna. Not only are they relaxing, but they also come with multiple health benefits too. Let’s explore what they are, below.

#1 Clearer Skin

The steam in saunas and steam rooms can help to clear any skin impurities and can treat acne. What’s more, if you’re looking for a healthy glow to your skin, this can be achieved through the improved circulation from the sauna. Feel and look great with clearer skin from spending time in the warm steam room at the spa and hotel.

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#2 Removed Toxins

The heat and the steam from the steam room can also help to remove toxins from your body. By making your body sweat, this relieves waste products from your body. In fact, just 20 minutes of sitting in the sauna or steam room a day can remove your daily waste products.

#3 Reduces Stress

For those feeling a little uptight and stressed, a sauna is the ideal place to spend time. The heat produced releases endorphins that help to reduce and eliminate the feeling of stress. After having been in the steam room, many people feel calmer and rejuvenated, which is why it’s the perfect addition to any spa break.

#4 Assists Weight Loss

You will notice that those looking to lose weight, tend to include sitting in the sauna or steam room as part of their new routine. This is because of the water weight that can be lost through doing this. If you’re on a diet, it’s important to note that this shouldn’t be used to replace eating a balanced diet or implementing exercise into your day to day life.

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#5 Improves Blood Flow & Opens Sinuses

When exposed to heat, whether that is in the sauna or steam room, the capillaries in the body dilate. This allows the blood to flow freely through the body, which can help to transport oxygen around the body to areas that need it. As well as improving blood flow, the heat can also open mucus membranes around the body, allowing people to breathe easier. Therefore, if you have a cold, you should spend some time in the steam room to unblock your sinuses.

#6 Relieves Tension

When your nerve endings are exposed to heat this helps your muscles to relax, which is perfect if you feel uptight and stressed from work or just daily activities. This relaxation can also help any pain in your joints to ease and reduce any headache pain.

#7 Improves Flexibility

If you suffer from tight muscles, you can improve your flexibility by regularly stretching before entering a steam room or sauna. The heat will then enter your muscles and make them feel more supple and less tired.

As you can see, there are several health benefits from saunas and steam rooms, which is why they are such an important part of any spa break. Book your weekend away now and take advantage of the gains the heat from steam rooms and saunas have to offer.

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How To Spend A Spa Break In London

Spa breaks are all about relaxing, rejuvenating and taking time out of day to day life to recharge your batteries. Whether you want to spend time with family, friends or your other half, booking a getaway weekend is ideal for forgetting about any worries. One of the best locations for a spa break if you want to do activities during the day, is London. The busy and jam-packed city is full of life and such a variety of things to see and do. What’s more, due to the wealth of the city, some of the most luxurious spas can be found there. So, how do you spend a spa break in London? Let’s take a closer look, below.

Book Tickets For The Theatre

Renowned for putting on the best musicals and productions, the West End is a must for visiting during your stay. Tickets are available in a range of different prices, allowing everyone the opportunity to enjoy well-directed performances by experienced and professional actors and actresses.

From The Lion King, Matilda, Billy Elliot and The Women In Black, there is something for everyone. With matinee and evening performances, you can choose a time that suits you after your spa treatment or dip in the pool.

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Treat Yourself To Afternoon Tea

After a morning of facials and soaking yourself in the jacuzzi, get dressed up for afternoon tea. This popular British treat can be enjoyed in a number of different cafes and restaurants in London and will vary in price depending on where you choose to dine. Cream Tea at Harrods, Fortnum and Mason and the Shard, are just some of the higher-end dining locations in the city.

Learn More In The Museums

Rich in culture and history, there is no wonder that there are so many museums in London, many of which are free. Regardless of the type of history or science you wish to learn more about, you are sure to find a museum that appeals to you. The Natural History Museum, British Museum, Science Museum and National Gallery are well-known for their artefacts, but there are so many other museums and galleries that you can spend rainy days getting lost in the in-depth information about the city’s history. As well as museums, there are many galleries oozing with creative designs by a variety of artists and in a range of colours. You will be amazed and impressed, as you spend hours exploring the different styles the world of art has to offer.

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Be A Tourist!

Despite iconic buildings being in your own country, you may not have ever visited them. So, be a typical tourist for a day and visit the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, The London Eye even Big Ben. You could even catch a tour bus to capture some shots up close, as you travel around the city and find out more about these popular monuments, and don’t forget to go to Buckingham Palace!

London has so much to offer, so you may need to go for a few days! Find a spa and hotel that has all the facilities you could dream of and let London take your breath away. 

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