A Refreshing Version of You

03 Apr

Spring really feels so much more like the new year to me. Once the sun is shining, I have an anticipation of summer; the heating goes off along with the clothing layers. As I begin to peel off, I feel energised and look for ways to refresh myself and feel good inside. The motivation is about me feeling better and the benefit for you is, being even more attractive. These are my top spa and fitness refresh tips for spring 2018.

Spa and well-being is restorative and maintenance medicine of the modern age. Successful people live busy lives and sometimes don’t stop to invest in themselves in a space that is not just about the body but also the mind.

The Marbella Club Spain

A seven-night De-Stress and Unwind programme is just what the matchmaker doctor has ordered. This is the stylish and serene way to unknot your tummy and your mind on the edge of the ocean. If you are not the zen type then you can definitely tap into the hardcore fitness trainers, aerial yoga and weights. A healing menu, a mini bar stocked with organic coconut water and dark chocolate along with delicious lunch and dinner buffets of lush but healthy options, and you’ll be fabulous in no time. The Pilates, reflexology, massage and other treatments will iron out the edges and you’ll emerge positively glowing. No carbs after Marbs.

Blackberry Farm USA

When you hit the big outdoors as an urban dweller, the air seems like champagne, and the expanse of sky and nature around you make you feel like you can breathe slower and deeper. In the heart of Tennessee there’s a 4200-acre farm homestead that is waiting wrap it’s arms around your well-being and silence your city madness.  The food is all about nature to table, it’s as fresh as you could imagine and you won’t go hungry. You can settle into a hammock or an armchair and gaze silently out at the Great Smoky Mountains, or shed pounds easily while kayaking, hiking or horse riding your way into your own American western. TRX boot camp or paddle boarding fuelled by delectable hangar steaks and pancakes. Oh, and there’s plenty of spa treatments to keep you happy, and you’ll sleep like a top.

Corinthia ESPA London

If you don’t have the time to get away for a week or don’t want to tackle the airport again, then you may just want to play smart and check in for a three-night weekend at the luxe Corinthia Hotel for a chance to get away from the responsibilities that inevitably come with being at home. They have a range of amazing spa packages, or you can create with their help your very own curated weekend of pampering. The pool is simply divine, and it’s complemented by the requisite sauna, steam room, ice fountain, and experience showers. Better still you can shuffle back upstairs to your luxury room or suite, order sumptuous room service, fall asleep at will, and do it all again the next day with new treatment experiences.

Greenwich Hotel New York

If you say city hotel and spa then you tend to think pool and massage room. The Greenwich Hotel manages to take guests on a serene journey to Japan in the heart of Manhattan.  It’s Shibui Spa has taken a 250-year-old Japanese farmhouse and incorporated it into their subterranean oasis of poolside meditation and yoga. Once again you can completely indulge in the pampering or head outside for a Bixby bicycle ride along the Hudson before returning to your luxe room or suite to enjoy the best of Manhattan dining. Sleep in on Sunday and then try a soothing facial of pomegranate or papaya extract, mango butter or Australian clay.

It’s spring, time to indulge in refreshing yourself for summer and making sure you’re tip top for the one you love or in anticipation of your Vida curated dating life.

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by Rachel Vida MacLynn

Founder & CEO

Rachel Vida MacLynn is reputed as being a world-leading matchmaking and dating expert. Registered as a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, Rachel advocates a professional matchmaking approach based on psychological principles and professional consultation. Rachel also sits on the Board of Advisors for the Matchmaking Institute.More by this author