Wind down and take it easy after a busy Monday on this year’s National Relaxation Day, 15 August. Why not indulge with relaxing scents of lavender and rose, known for relieving stress and helping to ease sore muscles? And if you’re after a special treat for yourself, look no further than the ultimate in luxury treatments courtesy of Richard Ward and Liz Earle…
If you wish to feel perfectly pampered, we recommend Richard Ward’s Carita Silk and Cashmere Touch Full Body Massage. Let your mind switch off with this luxurious massage, an incredible treat for tired limbs that will leave your skin silky soft.
Alternatively, the treatment rooms at Liz Earle provide a haven of tranquillity, perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of Chelsea. Inspired by the brand’s Isle of Wight home and Earle’s philosophy built on natural wellbeing, why not indulge with the Signature Facial, an intensive treatment tailored to meet your skin’s needs? It also includes a neck and shoulder massage to ease stiff joints and help you feel completely relaxed.
Fancy creating your own haven of relaxation at home instead? Just a few simple touches can help bring National Relaxation Day to your doorstep. Partridges has a selection of herbal teas to bring a spot of tranquil indulgence to even the busiest daily routines. We particularly like the Lalani & Co Matcha Gold Tea, picked in Kyoto and with a smooth, uplifting taste that will bring a sense of peace to your breakfast or evening meal.
Indulging in a candle will fill your home with a gorgeous scent to soothe your mind. Look out for products containing lavender – did you know this has been used for centuries to aid stress relief and encourage a good night’s sleep? Plus, don’t be afraid of brighter, citrusy scents like lemon and peppermint, as these help to revitalise the mind and leave you feeling refreshed. Our favourites include Diptyque’s Feuille de Lavande Scented Candle, a calming scent made with lavender bush available at Space NK, and Ortigia’s energising Lime Di Sicilia Cone Candles.