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If you can’t fit in a spa day, there are ways to pamper yourself at home.  Here are some ideas.

Try a head massage with one of those spikey things – you can even use it on yourself. Alternatively, a professional Indian head massage will certainly help to relieve stress and rebalance the body’s energies.

Select a bath bomb and have a leisurely soak in the comfort of your own home, with or without aromatic candles and a glass of vino or bubbles.

Don’t forget to try the honey and carrot face mask from the last issue – it really works.

Most of all, don’t feel guilty if you need time for yourself. Take that time to do whatever pleases you whether it is gardening, reading a book or even sleeping. Just enjoy it.

You could also choose a “mood soap” to suit whatever mood you are in.  You can find these at the soap market stalls and online sites.  Their distinct fragrances can transform how you are feeling and help you to relax, calm down or even become motivated.  For instance:

Peppermint for reducing anger

Jasmine, lilac, pine and lavender for calming influences

Lavender and chamomile for relaxation

Citrus fruits and rosewood for a sense of happiness and uplifting

Charcoal and tee tree oil to refresh

Rosemary for stress relief and energising

Apples for reducing anxiety

Cinnamon for mental clarity

A spikey head massage is surprisingly good

A comprehensive list of spa and massage venues as well as beauty parlours throughout Gironde, Dordogne, Lot et Garonne, Lot, Gers, Tarn et Garonne and north Haute Garonne can be found in our website Business Directory under Fitness, Well Being and Beauty

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First published in the September/October 2018 issue of The Local Buzz