All posts by Nick Matthias

Relax, you deserve it!

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Putting aside the time to relax and unwind your mind, body and soul is so important for us all. However, faced with a huge array of life pressures, most of us often feel that we don't have the time to relax. As our stress levels increase, productivity drops and eventually health can deteriorate. Finding the time to practise some simple relaxation techniques can have a huge impact on our quality of life, reducing stress, anxiety and promoting good sleep. Here are our tips for relaxation and stress relief: Cocoon your neck and shoulders in a warm heat wrap for 10 minutes. Close your eyes and relax your face, neck, upper chest and back muscles. Remove the wrap, and use a tennis ball or foam roller to massage away tension. Focus on your breathing. Sit up straight, close your eyes and place one hand on your tummy. Taking deep, slow breaths though your nose, feel the breath start in...
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Bring back your glow – inside & out!

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We all crave that gorgeous glow. No matter how overworked, under-the-weather and  stressed-out we are, the daily challenges that our bodies and faces are exposed to leave the skin’s natural renewal system rather weary. Here are our beauty boosting tips that will bring back your healthy-looking glow from the inside, out! Abdominal breathing Release built up stress with simple abdominal breathing exercises. Take deep, steady breathes in through your nose, filling your belly with as much air as you can and breathing out though your mouth.  Repeat for as long as you can for complete relaxation. The benefits of abdominal breathing include: Helps to lower blood pressure Helps to lower blood sugar Eliminates free radicals Improves mental focus and clarity by increasing blood flow to pre-frontal cortex of your brain Improves sleep quality Balances stress hormones Healthy fats Healthy fats such as coconut oil, nuts, seeds, avocados, and olive oil are…

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Health & Beauty Heroes

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Now is an important time of year to re-balance your mind, body and soul and build up your immunity to ward off the nasty lurgies that might be lurking around! Here are our top four products for Winter preparation and protection... Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Ultra-Rich Voted as the best Winter Face Cream by the Independent Newspaper, Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Ultra-Rich has been dubbed 'a complexion-transforming, skin-enhancing miracle cream!' - it's hardly surprising that a pot of  Pro-Collagen Marine Cream sells every 10 seconds in the UK! This dreamy moisturiser has been specially formulated to provide instant and long lasting hydration and is clinically proven to keep skin moisturised for up to 24 hours; leaving the skin softer, smoother and firmer. Elemis Fruit Active Rejuvenating Mask Packed with active extracts of mouth-watering Strawberry and Kiwi fruit, the Elemis Fruit Active Rejuvenating Mask restores the glow to dulled complexions. A...
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A guided tour of the Thermal Suite

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INTRODUCING OUR LUXURY THERMAL SUITE! We are really chuffed with our fab new photographs of the Thermal Suite and we couldn't wait to share them with you. Scroll down for a guided tour of The Haven Spa Exeter's state of the art Spa facility! SAUNA & AROMATHERAPY ROOM Indulge in a session of heated relaxation within our Sauna to help eliminate toxins, maintain healthy skin, reduce stress and promote deeper sleep. Enter the Aromatherapy Room and be cocooned in the gentle warmth whilst being totally relaxed by the infusion of natural aromatherapy essences. JACUZZI Water plays an enormous part in the relaxation process. Relax and unwind in our warm Jacuzzi as hundreds of tiny air jets gently massage you. Individual body jets located around the sides of the spa can be used to target those stiff and aching muscles. HEATED LOUNGERS Lie back and relax on our luxury heated loungers and...
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