There is nothing better than a good massage with just the right pressure – not too deep, and not too light. As you lie there, the pressure is such that you find your tensions melting away as they surrender to the skilled touch of the massage practitioner. Without the need to wince or hold your breath, you feel the ‘knots’ and stress areas fully revealed, layer-by-layer, until they have been released.
When you are trying to fit work, family, social life and other commitments into a hectic lifestyle it can often mean there are not enough hours for sleep. But what if we told you lack of sleep was actually ageing your skin?
According to the NHS, 1 in 3 of us suffer from poor sleep and most of us need at least 8 hours, but it can vary from person to person. Sleep is vital to support health functions in the body, including your immune system, but also has vital benefits to the skin and its natural protective and renewal processes.
We can say we were lucky so far with a relatively warm winter – with the daffodils smiling and some trees in my garden blossoming already. But right now, I am freezing and got more than one pair of “The White company” cashmere socks for my ski holiday later this month - It’s definitely not spring quite yet.
Do you feel guilty or selfish for putting yourself first sometimes?
You are not alone.
As parents and busy professionals, we have responsibilities towards kids, family, friends, work which all too often become our top priorities. I am sure I am not the only one who puts herself at the bottom of the list left with no time or strength for pampering.