Monday, 11 September 2017
I think we all know that aging is a multifunctional process. Whilst good skincare and nutrition are vital to promote healthy skin, we are also reliant on genetics and environmental influences. One of the number one environmental factors that can increase the physical effects of aging, is stress.
My beloved Cove Spa has always been first and foremost a sanctuary for nurturing treatments and healthy skin, so it makes perfect sense that I should continue to find ways to assist our guests to reach deep relaxation, not only for the body through massage, but also deep relaxation for the mind. For some time now, I have been researching various ways meditation has been used to reduce stress and my research lead to an emerging field of research called Psychodermatology.
Simply put, Psychodermatology studies the effects of emotions on the skin as well as skin disorders. The use of Psychodermatology in isolation is questionable, however as part of an overall approach to skin wellness, it makes a lot of sense. When people feel emotionally strong there tends to be a glow about them. I know you care about what you put on your skin, I know you care about the food you put in your body, but what are you feeding your mind and what effect does this have on your skin?
Proudly, with a magical affirming voice-over from Merrilyn (our highly experienced, in-house holistic therapist), I have developed a new compilation exclusive to Cove Spa, which will harmonise the energy flow between your mind and body. But to take it one step further I have incorporated this Mindful Meditation within selected spa treatments to heighten the essence of wellness within.
Often without even realising it, we engage in thoughts like "I'm not perfect, I'm not pretty enough, I'm not skinny enough, I'm not good enough," all of which put even more stress on our minds, bodies and skin. More positivity brings less stress, and more happiness. Incorporating Mindful Meditation with messages of positive re-enforcement of your inner beauty, will not only leave you feeling physically renewed, but also mentally renewed.
As we become more aware of how our thought patterns affect our exterior beauty and overall health, it is my belief that the use of Mindful Meditation will (and should) become a big part of the beauty industry.
I am excited to be able to bring this to you first, at Cove Spa. Your beauty therapist will place earphones over your ears during selected spa treatments and whilst you are receiving your spa treatment you’ll listen for up to 20 minutes to customised, meditational style messages, that will transcend your mind to the ultimate place of stress free relaxation. It will start you on your path to skin health and ultimately leave you glowing not just on the outside, but from the inside too.