In every social circle there is always that one person that seems to have life under control. It might be the super mum with 5 children, who are all somehow immaculately dressed, achieving well above the national average, living in a house that looks fit for a show room, whilst still managing to maintain the appearance of someone who has been tended to by a personal stylist. Then there’s the high flying business wo/man. Jet setting from one country to the next, pulling in a six figure sum and appears to be making world domination and yet not a single symptom of stress in sight? How do they do it? The truth is, some people just hide it really well, but for others they have simply learned to relax in the down time they have.
Being relaxed isn’t something we have the ability to switch on and simply be and we need to recognise that we need to take ourselves on a journey to relaxation, leaving us with the end result of peace and calm. But “how?” Well here’s how we recommend you do it…Temple Spa style of course and where is that one place we have the inability to be anything other than relaxed? The spa. Just the thought of attending a spa fills us with a joyful expectation that something wonderful lays ahead, so here’s how we do and how you can too.
The first thing you notice when you walk into a spa is the fragrance. You’re instantly greeted with a scent that can only be described as a hug. A deliciously warm and welcoming aroma of peace. So light yourself a candle, either our exclusive Christmas candle ‘Peace and Light’ or ‘Siesta Forever’. Allow it burn for a few minutes and take some deeps breaths and simply enjoy. If you’re not a candle lover (do those kinds of people really exist?) then place our ‘Peace be with You’, reed diffuser, into the room where you plan to relax.
The next thing you’ll notice greeting you in the spa is the sound. It’s important to shut out all that external chatter and noise and we have produced the most exquisite album, The Repose Suite, to help soothe and settle you into a place of calm Repose. Each track on the album is inspired by our beautiful products and incredible treatments helping you to spa wherever you are.
During any spa visit you would experience one of our wonderful treatments. A favourite of ours in the spa is a Drift Away massage. This a top to toe massage and is a must for when you need to really wind down and have your moment of peace and calm. For your own home spa, you can apply directly to your skin (or maybe get some to treat you to a massage) or drizzle into the bath and enjoy the wonderful fragrance from the essential oils.
After every treatment in a spa you are taken to the Relaxation Room. This is a darkened room, with low lighting, candles and beautiful music for you to just be. A few moments to just chill. So after your bath or massage, lay yourself out on your bed, apply ‘Repose’ to your face, followed by our ritual below and pop ‘Forty winks’ onto your eyes. The Repose will help aid your restful state whilst moisturising your skin and the luxury eye duvet is a weighted pillow, designed to settle into the key acupressure points for clarity and calm. It helps to block out the light, leaving the eye area relaxed and helping to transport you to clouds of calm! It’s the perfect way to enjoy a nap or full night's rest.
And….relax! By now you should be in the perfect place of calm and Repose, in fact we’re feeling pretty sleepy just talking about it. Stress? What stress?