As a beauty therapist you are in the profession of making others look good and feel great, but do you practice what you preach and take the time to relax yourself? Beauty jobs in London are fast paced, so reward yourself for all of your hard work this year and indulge in some ‘me time’ this festive season with some of our top relaxation tips!
Book a Spa Retreat
As a professional beauty therapist, you spend most of your time advising clients about the benefits of spa treatments and facilities, so make sure you reap the rewards too. Remember your body is your most important tool, so it’s essential that you take good care of it!
Visiting a new spa not only offers the opportunity to unwind, recharge and indulge in some exciting new treatments, but provides a valuable insight to how others are doing things. For some inspiration and to find your perfect luxury spa retreat, check out the Good Spa Guide’s directory
Create a Home Spa Experience
If your Christmas budget doesn’t stretch far enough to book a spa retreat, take advantage of the fabulous products that you have access to as a beauty therapist and set up spa at home. Run a warm bath, light some aromatic candles and pop on a face mask. Water has a calming effect on the mind and soul, and is sure to relieve the tension in your body. Invite a beauty therapy trained friend for a relaxing night in and exchange blissful treatments. Don’t forget the wine!
Escape the City
Being a beautician in London provides abundant opportunities and an exciting lifestyle, but it’s important to disconnect and escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Breathing in some fresh countryside air and absorbing the scenery on a festive stroll will get those mood boosting endorphins releasing, and is guaranteed to get you feeling relaxed. Check out the National Trust’s 12 Walks of Christmas for festive walking trails – https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/the-12-walks-of-christmas
Spare a few minutes each day to focus solely on yourself and calm the mind. Studies have shown that meditation reduces stress, helps to promote positive emotions and enhances your overall wellbeing. How many more reasons do you need to give it a go? If you aren’t sure where to start use Apps such as Headspace and Calm to guide you.
Yoga is another effective way of incorporating meditation into your daily routine. We recommend Yoga with Adriene’s 30 Days of Yoga which is suitable for beginners, easy to follow, can be done in the comfort of your own home and best of all it’s free!
Plan your Time
It goes without saying that none of the above will be achievable if you don’t plan your time wisely and set aside time for yourself. As a therapist it’s in your nature to put others first, but make sure that you don’t burn out by overbooking yourself during the Christmas rush.
Stress management is crucial to our wellbeing, and we hope you’re feeling inspired by our recipe for relaxation which will have you looking and feeling better in no time! Just a few minutes of calm each day can have a bigger impact than you think, so take opportunities when you can and don’t forget about yourself this season.