Meditation has been proven to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, help to achieve better sleep and look younger. Best of all it doesn't require a special outfit or expensive equipment. Christine Mayle had never tried meditation before and was completely hooked once she'd taken a class at the Lifehouse Spa & Hotel.
Lifehouse Spa & Hotel isn't for families with young children. Guests have to be 16 plus so this is a perfect place to chill out and celebrate after A level and GCSE results. Plus it's great for couples and friends taking a short break together!
While staying at Hotel Wiesenhof, Anne Coates enjoyed the facilities of the Karwendel Spa and had three treatments: the sound lounger, Tyrolean shale oil vitality and the Tyrolean Alpine hay baths. These are special treatments unique to the area or the hotel.
This week is hectic for parents and it's easy to get lost in preparations and forget that our families are more important than beautifully wrapped presents. Here are our top ten tips to get you throught the week.
Wednesday 2 November is the day marked out for stress awareness. For many of us it would be a good day to take stock and work out how we can alleviate stress in our daily lives. Too much stress can lead to both your mind and body becoming ill. The benefits of meditation have been well documented and Mary Pearson's book: Meditation; the stress solution is the perfect introduction.
Christmas should be a wonderful time of celebration with people you love and want to be with but for many families it is a stressful occasion to be endured. Preparation is the key to a successful Christmas so Anne Coates gives her top ten tips.