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Flawless Skin with Eriska

Posted by Claire Soulsby on May 24, 2015 4:50:55 PM

Flawless skin, we all want it and we can all achieve it.

 

We need to think about our home skincare routine, what we eat and how much sleep we get but they one thing we are encouraged to do is spa facials. We are encouraged within articles, blogs and even Instagram to visit spas for your facial every 6 weeks. It has been proven that a spa facials, the products we apply at home and our lifestyles will lead to glowing skin- not only on our face but bodies too!

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Whichever facial you choose, you can expect all facials to include the basics of cleansing, toning and moisturising, achieved via creams, masks, serums, spritzers, tonics and oils. The difference between facials is the how and the how much of each you get!

 

Here at Stables Spa we offer a range of facials for all skin types and for the individual results you are looking for.

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Our Express Facial – 30 minutes is an ideal booster for those short on time but want the burst of radiance, maybe to enhance your evening make up or for men a little refresh after shaving irritation.

Our Skin Specific Facial ideal for everyone. With this facial your therapist personalised the treatment based on an initial skin consultation. Your products and techniques are chosen and tailored for you.

Our Deluxe Facial with Firming Eye Treatment- Specifically designed for mature, dry or dehydrated skins, aimed at reviving the skin’s natural moisture. Dull, lifeless skin responds to intensive acupressure point massage and lymph drainage to the face, neck and shoulders and deeply relaxing Oriental Head Massage to the scalp and eye area bring harmony and tranquillity. The result is revitalised, nourished skin and a naturally enhanced sense of well-being.

Advanced Lifting and Firming Facial-Firming massage helps to release deep facial tension while naturally lifting and firming maturing, stressed or distressed skin. This therapeutic facial helps to lift and firm, leaving your skin nourished, hydrated, toned; bringing back forgotten freshness and long-term benefits to body and spirit. The Lifting and Firming Facial is more than a facial, it is a whole new experience.

Holistic Back, Face and Scalp Treatment An all-embracing treatment incorporating a full ESPA facial, with acupressure, face and head massage. The initial, deep cleansing back exfoliation is followed by an aromatic oil massage bringing powerful de-stressing benefits to mind and body.

ESPA_Spa_EriskaOur therapists will also consult products and home care advice to continue the results until your next specialist facial. So remember eat well, sleep well, have a good homecare routine and book your next facial with Stables Spa.

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National Massage Day

Posted by Claire Soulsby on May 14, 2015 2:06:17 PM

Friday 15th May is known as National Massage Day, it is aimed at helping our society understand the positive effects of touch and massage. The term ‘Massage’ is an intuitive healing art dating back 4,000 years ago ancient civilizations including China, Egypt, Rome and Greece. In the late 1880’s it was popularised in the UK when Queen Victoria appointed a practitioner of Swedish massage to treat her rheumatic pains.

In today’s modern society massage is popular not only for relaxation and stress-relief but also for the many health benefits it provides. Massage is incorporated into many of our treatments at Stable Spa. Two of our most popular massage treatments are our Traditional Body Massage and Holistic Total Body Care.

Our Traditional Body Massage is a 55 minute treatment.  This treatment is a deeply therapeutic massage combining stimulating and long movements with emphasis on the back, neck and shoulders. Excellent for releasing muscular tension and fatigue created from daily life. I would recommend upgrading to our Aromatherapy Oils; essential oils are believed to have a powerful effect on mood by stimulating two structures deep in the brain known to store emotions and memory. 

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Our Holistic Total Body Care is an 85 minutes treatment. This all-encompassing treatment commences with full body skin brushing and exfoliation to prepare the skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth. This is the followed by a deep body and scalp massage using a blend of essential oils chosen to suit individual requirements. This truly holistic experience will bring harmony to both mind and body.

We encourage all of our guests to use our swimming pool, spa pool and heat experiences before our treatments. This allows the body to start to distress and the heat relaxes the muscles, allowing our guests to enter a state of relaxation and wellbeing pre-treatment. Post treatment our guests are welcome to continue their spa journey in our Relaxation Room to slowly awaken and indulge in the views of Eriska.  

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Seaweed: The New Skincare Superfood

Posted by Bertie Badger on Jun 5, 2014 9:47:00 PM

In recent years, the want to replace artificial products from our day to day life has skyrocketed. People, more now than ever, are more health conscious and want to know what products they are washing into their hair, moisturising their face with and consuming in their food.

It’s becoming more and more common to find your conditioners, face creams and soaps filled with coconuts, almonds and aloe vera from the exotic corners of the world. Healthy snacks and drinks too are filled with colourful ingredients, full of vitamins and nutrients that are good for both internal and external health.

It may be a surprise to some that there is a good alternative right on your doorstep. Though not as glamorous, the use of seaweed in skincare products and in the kitchen is starting to show a certain popularity for the tremendous benefits it offers.

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Seaweed is also used frequently for many body wraps that are help eliminate toxins and body tension. Though a company based in Scotland, called Ishga, have developed a full range of products using seaweed which is ideal for all skin types.

The seaweed used in Ishga products comes from the Hebridean Islands of Scotland. They contain high levels of antioxidants called polyphenols which help provide protection against environmental damage and leaving your skin looking healthier as a result.

This month, our Spa are offering a special one hour Ishga facial, using seaweed products and light massage to tighten and tone skin as well as stimulate blood and lymph circulation, leaving you feeling refreshed and relaxed.

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Seaweed in Food.

Though the very idea of eating seaweed may seem repulsive, you may be surprised to know that it is likely you have already eaten regularly in your lifetime. Carragheen gives a gelatinous substance when boiled, which is used in ice cream as well as vegetarian friendly jellies.

Though when we talk of the use of seaweed in food, we really do mean in its pure form! It is commonly used in Japan with Sushi and in miso soup, but with the western world becoming more adventurous with cuisine. Seaweeds such as Kelp are cropping up more and more, dried and powdered into a garnish that can be sprinkled over pizza, or used as a wrap for fish.

But it is the health benefits of eating seaweed that we really like to emphasise: while there are many different forms of seaweed that vary in mineral and vitamin content, all are high in dietary fibre, provides your daily dose of iodine and is almost as high in protein as other vegetables.

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The Ultimate Father's Day Guide: 5 Unique Ways to say Thank You in Style

Posted by Bertie Badger on May 16, 2014 4:50:00 PM

Long has it been that the man of the household went to work to support the family and put food on the table while the mother stayed home to look after the children; in modern society the roles are a lot more equally balanced with dad’s job as a parent becoming a lot more hands on. But regardless of their parenting style, all fathers deserve to be appreciated.

It’s come to that time of year again when we find ourselves scratching our heads trying to think of the perfect gift to make them smile and show our thanks for a job well done. Though with just about one month to go until Father’s Day, there’s more than enough time to plan the perfect surprise that you can enjoy together.

Golf

A day out for a round of two of golf is a great way to have fun with your dad. Some alone time on the green with a little friendly competition gives ample opportunity to strengthen your bond.

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Boat Trips

A day out at sea can make for a great adventure. Embark out to the Western Isles and witness the wonders of Scotland from the sea, spot the wide array of sea birds and animals that inhabit the waters or hunt the many historic castle that line the coasts.

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Clay Pigeon Shooting

Clay pigeon shooting makes for the perfect father-son day out. With guns in hand and adrenaline flowing you'll find yourselves enjoying an unforgettable experience that you can always remember together.

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Men’s Spa Treatments

Our spa offer a selection of men-specific treatments that will allow your father to relax and release all the stress and tension built-up over the years from raising you! (only joking). Though a massage could do a wonder of good to help wind down after the days festivities.

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Dinner

Finishing the day off with a nice meal can be the cherry on top to a perfect day. Discuss the highlights of your day and reminisce about old ones over a delicious meal and a glass of whisky can leave you feeling closer than ever.

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It's not about what you get - it's about what you do. Though your Dad will appreciate a well-thought of gift, nothing beats a bit of quality time.

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