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Detox Days

Our guide to the best treatments and therapies to help you survive the return to a new normal.

Give Yourself Some Post-Lockdown Love

After almost a year-and-a-half of home working, lockdown and isolation, getting back to work, socialising and LIFE is bound to take its toll on our mental and physical health.

Whether it’s a return to long days on our feet, hours at our desks, back-to-back board meetings or tough physical labour, not to mention making up for all those lost parties, our brains and bodies are in for a shock.

It’s clear the British public are already looking for treatments to help them get back on track in May 2021, Buyagift sales for spa breaks were up by 400% on last year – so we’ve created the ultimate guide to the most innovative post-lockdown treatments to promote mental and physical well-being.

Physical Health

If your joints are still adjusting to being back on the move, try Rolfing. Registered practitioners will use pressure, massage and gentle manipulation to realign the body’s connective tissue located just under the skin. The treatment, devised by biochemist Dr. Ida Rolf, results in decreased pain and better freedom of movement.
Sitting at your desk all day leaving you sluggish? The use of water at various temperatures can heal the body, relieve discomfort and promote overall well-being and is well known for reducing poor blood circulation and high blood pressure.
Gold has been used for thousands of years to protect against free radicals, fight infection and acne and promote collagen production. A decadent gold leaf facial will boost microcirculation and cell renewal, energising skin that may be readjusting to environmental factors, such as air conditioning and pollution.
Intense pulsed light therapy improves texture, reduces hyperpigmentation, tightens pores and reduces redness, giving tired, hard-working skin a more vibrant appearance.
Melted paraffin wax is brushed over your body and left to solidify, sealing-in moisture and heat, to reduce muscle and joint aches brought on by a hard day’s work — whilst leaving skin wonderfully soft.
This is a deeply relaxing form of ancient Chinese medicine where heated glass suction cups are placed on the skin by a licensed practitioner, forming a vacuum to draw blood to the surface of the skin and quickly soothe sore and overworked muscles.
An accredited Alexander Technique therapist can help alleviate pain from repetitive strain injury or carpal tunnel syndrome – common across many industries, from offices to manufacturing – by retraining your body to ‘unlearn' negative physical habits and patterns of movement.
A Seitai therapist will stimulate a series of acupressure points in a specific sequence around the body with their thumbs, elbows and fingers to alleviate back, neck and shoulder pain brought on by bad posture.
This immune system-stimulating traditional Japanese therapy transfers energy from the healer’s body to yours, stimulating the body’s own natural healing processes and reducing physical pain in the limbs and muscles.

Mental Health

Once a hypnotherapy practitioner has put you into a state of hypnosis, they will, on a subconscious level, encourage you to create new thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour which can help people deal with both the causes and effects of anxiety.
38 flower-based remedies, developed in 1930 by English homeopath, Edward Bach, each formulated to treat emotions and negative states we can all experience at work, such as low confidence and nervousness.
This treatment, offered in spas throughout the UK, is ideal for anyone suffering with digestive issues, such as IBS. The ricinoleic acid in castor oil works as an anti-inflammatory and is an analgesic agent which helps relieve pain.
This stimulation of the external part of the ears can treat insomnia that may have been brought on by a change in routine. It uses the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, where pressure, with small acupuncture needles or a gentle electromagnetic current, is placed on key points of the outer ear.
Tatler magazine dubbed this technique, which combines deep tissue, trigger points and Swedish massage with myofascial release, quantum healing and energy work, as one of ‘the best stress-relieving spa treatments’ to enjoy. It’s a true all-rounder, healing the mind and body, whilst aiding sleep.
Electromagnetic therapy produces gentle, low induction impulses which help to rebalance, stimulate and rejuvenate the cells in the body, leading to the relief of stress, improved well-being and better overall health.

At Buyagift, we have hundreds of spa & beauty gifts, all offering a wide and diverse range of professional treatments to deal with the stresses and strains of everyday life.

*The treatments described above are for information only. The Buyagift team have not tried these treatments and we recommend you conduct your own thorough research and investigations prior to partaking in any of the therapies described.