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5 Wonderful Spa Treatments to try in Edinburgh

16 January 2017

The phrase ‘new year, new you’ may be a well-worn cliché, but after a month of indulgence, it’s no surprise that so many of us are more than ready for the great January detox. Whether that means swapping your dancing shoes for trainers or healing the mind, body and soul with a holistic treatment, there’s no better time to treat yourself to a touch of TLC.

With your skin feeling the effects of months of harsh weather and weeks of partying, your body will be more than ready for a well-earned rest - and a spa treatment is the perfect way to mark the start of your health kick. Today, the Edinburgh-based massage specialists at Zen Lifestyle are bringing us a handful of relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatments to give you the best start to 2017. From invigorating facials to massages designed to eliminate stress, you’ll be ready to tackle your New Year’s resolutions in no time.

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1. Detox and reinvigorate skin with a facial

From the harsh weather to those inevitable wintertime indulgences, there’s no doubt that your skin will be feeling less than fresh at the start of the new year. Whether it’s a revolutionary laser treatment or a therapeutic face mask, a relaxing facial is sure to give your pores that much needed pick-me-up. With fresh formulas and in-depth beauty regimes working wonders, your facial peel, scrub or mask can be tailored to meet the needs of your individual skin type - so you can get a glow that’s unique for your complexion.

2. Relax mind and body with reflexology

There’s a reason why fad diets and unachievable work out plans don’t last throughout the year - and that’s because they focus on the ‘get fit quick’ mentality, rather than the importance of long-lasting wellness. Alternative therapy treatments, such as reflexology, focus on naturally healing the mind, body and soul. Focusing on the pressure points on the feet, which map the body’s organs and glands, this holistic treatment offers all the relaxation you could need after a stressful wintertime - so you can start the new year as you mean to go on.

3. Warm up with a hot stone massage

If you’re looking for a way to escape the January chills, you’ll welcome a hot stone massage. Come in from the cold and treat yourself to a deep, therapeutic treatment guaranteed to warm up your whole body. The perfect choice for anyone who prefers a lighter massage, this calming treatment focuses on relaxing the muscles using heat rather than pressure. The warmth of the basalt stones will transfer through your muscles, gently soothing and renewing your body - preparing you for a calm and collected start to the new year.

4. Sculpt and tone your body with a lipomassage

Thought to affect over 85% of women, size and shape don’t matter when it comes to cellulite. Whether it’s perpetuated by an indulgent diet or is a natural feature of your body, cellulite is a skin condition that’s often feared in the run up to bikini season. You might have only just packed away the Christmas tree, but with only months left to get summer-body ready and eliminate the appearance of prominent cellulite, an Endermologie lipomassage is a non-invasive technique that’s well worth a try. The motorised rollers in this subdermal approach stimulate deep biological responses in the connective tissues, and by sculpting the skin in this way, cellulite is visibly reduced.

5. Care for your cuticles with nail treatments

January might be dull, but your nails don’t have to be. With a manicure or pedicure including everything from cuticle care to a hand or foot massage, this low-cost spa treatment means you can treat yourself without breaking your post-Christmas budget. And with options ranging from 7 day chip-free nail polish or Shellac treatments, you can choose the option that best suits your lifestyle.

Whether you’re getting back in touch with the treadmill or making it your New Year’s resolution to rid yourself of unnecessary stress, treating yourself to a relaxing spa therapy can be all the motivation you need for focusing on your health and well-being all year round.

If you're looking for other ways to relax this year, have a look through our list of 5 of the best yoga classes in Edinburgh >