A spa cure for the post-quarantine blues

Stepping out of quarantine after being stuck indoors for what feels like forever can be a surreal experience. Just seeing someone face-to-face, experiencing human touch, breathing in fresh air or enjoying the warmth of the sun on your skin can feel overwhelmingly good.

However, quarantining alone can cause a lot of stress to us physically and mentally. It gives us endless time to think, creating unwelcome anxieties and tensions throughout our bodies. To make matters worse, the excessive air conditioning and lack of vitamin D from sunlight can cause havoc to our skin, making it dry, dull and dehydrated. Scheduling a spa day for when you get out of quarantine could be exactly what your body needs to get back on track and ready again for the outside world.

To start your spa day off right, arrive early so you have ample time to enjoy the use of any spa facilities available. I always recommend this so that your body can start preparing to unwind before your treatments begin, thus encouraging optimal relaxation.

Instead of choosing a traditional massage after quarantine, consider a complete mind and body rebalancing treatment instead. Indulge in a full-body wrap and exfoliation to revitalise the skin and shed dead skin cells, and perhaps select one that incorporates the usage of Himalayan salts. The 84 trace minerals found in Himalayan salts can boost circulation while stimulating and revitalising your immune system.

Follow your body treatment with a re-energising facial to leave your skin feeling hydrated and nourished. I recommend the "HydraFacial," which provides unbeatable results and is suitable for all skin types.

The HydraFacial is an invigorating treatment that removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with hydrating and moisturising serums. The treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating and immediately effective with results that will last a lot longer than a traditional facial.

This facial is a great choice after a skin-drying quarantine in air conditioning, but be sure to invest in an authentic original HydraFacial treatment delivered by a trained esthetician.

A perfect spa day is never complete without a visit to the salon. There is only so much you can do at home for your nails and feet, so reward yourself with a spa manicure and pedicure. Your feet in particular will thank you for it!

To finish off your spa experience, remember to book in for a wash and blow-dry and maybe even a colour treatment. After weeks of DIY hair care in quarantine, it’s time to leave it up to the professionals and walk away from the spa as a brand new you!

The Spa at Seafire is the perfect haven for your post-quarantine spa day, offering a full range of services to ensure you feel like the real you again in no time.

Anneka Greenway is the manager at the Spa at Seafire at Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa.

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This article appears in print in the March 2021 edition of Camana Bay Times.

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