The last two years have been insufferable for most people. The pandemic, Russian War, rising inflation and a growing number of other problems have taken their toll on people around the world.
Due to the unpredictable and sometimes bewildering nature of the world we live in, stress is on the rise across the globe. Having faced multiple crisis in a short space of time, from health to political and environmental, it is now more important than ever to look after our mental health and invest in things that make us feel good. This involves using therapy, but there are other wellness tips to follow too.
Yes, financial concerns about the cost-of-living crisis and long Covid symptoms still persist, but health and beauty treatments are still well worth the money. Dismiss any preconceptions about the beauty industry being all about physical appearance – many of the classic treatments are also devoted to both body and mental wellbeing. Take advantage of easy and affordable beauty treatments to boost your mood and reap great physical benefits for the long-term.
Getting a professional manicure and pedicure at the salon is a great way to relax and tap into your glamorous side. If you think a mani-pedi is just a posh way to get your old nail polish removed and have a new colour painted on, think again. Most treatments will incorporate relaxation in the form of a hand massage, a foot soak, and the gentle removing of old polish.
Some pedicure treatments also include exfoliation which safeguards against a build-up of dead skin to make sure your feet are healthy. Trimming the nails regularly also helps to avoid pain and discomfort from ingrown toenails. Furthermore, adding pedicures into your routine will allow you to monitor nail health to protect against damage from common issues such as fungal infection.
Getting a massage can be a great way to relax and look after your mental health. You don’t have to sign up to a full spa weekend to fully relax your body. Even a 20-minute massage can work wonders for your mood, significantly reducing stress and stimulating blood flow around the body. Massages also work to relieve muscle tension and ease persisting joint pains. There are also massage techniques that can also work out old tissue damage that is leading to muscular problems, easing away long-term soreness, imbalance, and tightness.
With an endless array of massages to choose between, ranging from aromatherapy and country-specific styles to deep tissue sports massages, reflexology, and shiatsu, there is something for everyone. Whatever you choose, a massage will always boost your mental and physical health, promoting better sleep, and leaving you feeling lighter and completely relaxed for days.
Get a tan
There is a reason we all head for the sun-soaked beaches during our summer holidays. A tan gives the impression of health, vitality, and a life spent outdoors. If you want to achieve the same healthy glow without resorting to damaging your skin through hours of sunbathing, get a tanning treatment at your local salon. The use of specialist protective products such as tan accelerators alongside timed sunbed sessions or spray tans maximizes your tanning potential while protecting your skin from dryness, UV damage, and burning. You may be surprised by the benefits!