If you’re looking for a great way to unwind and relax, you may want to consider paying a visit to a spa. You’ll have the chance to use some extremely relaxing facilities leaving you feeling great both inside and out. To ensure you can get the most out of your spa visit, here are some things you should know.
Preparation is key to getting the most from a sauna visit, so if you want to feel the most benefits from your visit you should avoid alcohol, as this can dehydrate or make you feel ill and cut your visit short. Also aim to eat light – a heavy meal will just bloat you and leave you feeling uncomfortable during your visit. At many spas, including The Stable, there are a range of heat and wet facilities for guests to use, including a sauna and a steam room. Whilst these are greatly relaxing, they can also help refresh and cleanse your body of any impurities. Make sure you are fully hydrated before using a sauna or a steam room and keep yourself hydrated. Aim to have a cup of water between each ten minute session to keep your fluid levels up.
Another option often available at spas is a massage. Massages are the ultimate way to relax and can really help work through any areas of muscle tension and stress. Those who also suffer with chronic pain or injuries can also benefit from a massage. To get your body ready be sure to go for a warm shower shortly before your appointment, as this will help to loosen up and relax your muscles before your massage. This will allow your masseuse to work through your tension quicker and give you a deeper more satisfying massage.
It’s important when you visit a spa to only do what makes you feel comfortable. For example, don’t force yourself to stay in the sauna longer than you want to. Use the heat facilities for as long as you feel is suitable and if at any point you start to feel unwell or light-headed leave. Everyone is different so what works for some won’t necessarily work for others. Another thing to bear in mind is that spas are a place for people to go and relax. Respect other visitors and help create an environment where everyone can feel safe and at ease to get the most from their experience.
At The Stable we have a state-of-the-art sauna and steam room, along with one of London’s largest spa pools. If you’d like to visit The Stable, you can find us in central London, just a few minutes away from Soho’s gay village and Covent Garden. Visit our rates and times page for the most up to date information.