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Steam Rooms, Spa Treatments and 5 Other Relaxation Techniques

Relaxation Techniques

I’ve always struggled to relax, even on an evening I can’t sit and chill out in front of the TV… I always fidget and have to do something else at the same time like read a magazine or work on my laptop. Getting to sleep at night is the ultimate in difficulty for me so I often read on my phone until my eyes are so sore I can’t help but close them and doze off.

Discovering the magic of a steam room has been absolutely vital for my relaxation. There’s something about breathing in the steam and basking in the heat that just makes my muscles drop and clears my head, especially in a low-lit quiet room at a spa. I never thought I would be a steam room kind of person, but I highly recommend you try it just for 5 minutes, it might be one of the key relaxation techniques for you too.

Urban Retreat asked me to tell you guys about their Moroccan Spa at Harrods and looking up the treatments they offer there I was drawn in by the Hammam treatment, their take on a traditional Moroccan steam room where skin is steamed, scrubbed and massaged until it glows.

The Moroccan spa has sessions for women only, men only and mixed sex so you can feel at your most comfortable and focus on taking time out and self care.

Relaxation Techniques

If, like me, you struggle to relax here are 5 other relaxation techniques to try to add a little calm to your body and mind:

// Find a good book that will capture your whole attention, a real page turner. I recommend The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall
// Lay down in a quiet room (I often choose my bedroom) and make a playlist for some quiet time. I listen to Emiliana Torrini and She & Him.
// Run a hot bath and try out these amazing bath bombs and melts and bars that turn your bath water pink!
// Make a date with your besties and laugh until your sides hurt and your face aches. Laughter is the best medicine!
// Empty your head onto a piece of paper. You can write lists or more of a mind map to help clear your mind of all the things you’re worrying about. Sometimes just writing things down is all you need to feel lighter and more relaxed.

Do you struggle to relax too? If you’ve got any tips to add to my list please leave a comment or tell me on Twitter!
Loves x xx

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