Whether you are a regular spa worshipper or use the spa for an occasional treat, sometimes it can be daunting to choose the right treatment. With extensive menus and treatments to tempt the body and mind, it’s easy to get caught in indecision.
We asked our spa manager, Caroline, to give us some tips on how to make the most from your time in the Scarlet spa…
Sometimes, the hardest people to buy presents for are those closest to you. If you are in a bit of a Christmas gifting conundrum this year, we have some Scarlet-style gift suggestions for you, all bound to put a great big smile on the face of the one who has made your year.
In Ayurveda, an ancient holistic health system, autumn is the season of the vata dosha – the subtle energy that governs movement. Literally translates as ‘wind,’ vata is dry and cold, moving in bursts.
When vata rises in autumn it can leave you feeling worn out, brittle, and susceptible to illness. If you’re experiencing dry skin, bad circulation, restless or fitful sleep, erratic routines, eating habits and bowel movements, constipation, or erratic thinking and a tendency to feel anxious, you may have excess vata.
In Ayurveda there are three main mind and body types known as doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha, derived from the five elements of air, space, fire, earth, water. Your individual dosha type gives insight into your physical, mental, emotional and behavioural characteristics.
This moisturising, exfoliating scrub is so easy to make at home that we wanted to share it with you. The basic recipe is below but you can add your own seasonal twist with different essential oils and fresh flowers or herbs. In early summer, we love to create the sugar scrub with fresh lavender buds and the salt scrub with peppermint oil and fresh peppermint from our garden.