Tips To Improve Your Wellbeing

sleeping techniques at ritual beauty salons in alresford and alton

Self-care isn’t just about having a treat now and again, but also small lifestyle changes that can make a big impact! Here are some RITUAL Tips that may help with sleep & relaxation.

LIGHTS OUT. That’s all lights, not just the conventional ones. Blue light stress is the name given to the way those little halos of light than emanate from computers, tablets and of course phones, can diminish sleep quality and even wake you up.  For deeper, uninterrupted sleep try moving as many digital devices from the bedroom as you can.

BEAUTY SLEEP. Imagine a beauty treatment that could actually boost your immune system, revitalise cell renewal and rejuvenate your skin, while you just relax and dream a little dream… Then imagine it’s completely free. Well, that’s sleep in a nutshell!

Why not indulge in a relaxing candle-lit bath before bedtime? The soporific oils of Lavender & Clary Sage at the heart of ESPA’s Soothing blend will help relax the senses to take advantage of natures most powerful beauty treatment. The Soothing blend is available as a Bath oil, Candle and Diffuser and is available in both our Alton & Alresford salons.

EAT TO SLEEP. It’s widely known that a heavy evening meal, eaten late, affects sleep quality. There are however some foods that will help your body relax and get the best possible night’s sleep.  Magnesium-rich foods in your evening meal such as dark leafy vegetables, raw nuts, seeds, pulses, seafood, avocado or dark chocolate (yay!) will act on your nervous system to help switch it from active mode to rest and digest.
BREATHE. Practice some breathing exercises whilst you are drifting off. Deep breathing exercises have been proven to strengthen lung function, stabilise blood pressure as well as lowering stress. We enjoy the 4-Square breathing technique and use this in our Mindful Massage treatment.  Breath in for the count of 4, Hold for the count of 4, Breathe out for the count of 4, then repeat. It doesn’t have a to be a large portion of time out of your day, little and often works well with these types of exercises.