Mental health is important for everyone. If we treated our mental well-being like we do our physical bodies, would we all be happier and healthier? Each day we try to eat 5-a-day, exercise regularly, stretch our muscles and bathe. Where would we be if we dedicated this much time and focus to our mental health? Would our 5-a-day include 5 moments of deep breaths and calm, would our exercise include meditation or would bathing include ridding ourselves of negative thoughts? I’ve said it before and I will say it again, mental health is important for everyone! Yes, including men and anyone who identifies as male.
To raise awareness and open up the conversation of men’s mental health, we have created the perfect at home de-stressing spa experience for men (and everyone else!).
De-Stressing Spa Experience for Men
De-stressing should become part of our daily ritual as much as taking a shower or eating breakfast. With the daily stresses such as your job, kids and the recent pandemic, stress can build inside of us like a tightly wound coil. Incorporating a de-stress ritual into your day can help you to unwind that coil, ease that tight chested feeling that often comes with stress and promote overall emotional well-being.
One of the most sublime ways to decompress is visiting a spa. Even the soft aromas of a spa can send shivers down your spine! Unfortunately visiting a spa every evening is something which is not often a reality. So to help you recreate that spa feeling home we have created our Home Spa De Stress Relaxation Kit.
De-Stress at Home
With many of us now working from home, it is harder now more than ever to transition from work life, to home life. Shifting your mindset is much harder without a change of scenery or the commute home to trigger your mental as well as physical self to switch off from the day. Without being able to kick off your work shoes and unbutton your suit, how will you trigger your mind to shift to me-time? To help simulate your transitional commute home or the kicking off of your work shoes, we have created an at-home ritual that will gently trigger your mind state to shift. Plus it is a lot more relaxing than a train journey!
Begin your evening de-stress ritual by heating up the Wheat Bag in the microwave. Comforting, warming and relaxing, apply the Wheat Bag to any aches and pains to soothe sore muscles from working at your desk. As you settle into your comfortable spot on the sofa, let your shoulders drop and apply the De-Stress Aromatherapy Balm to your pulse points. As you carry out this calming ritual, take a moment to stop, inhale, reset and visualise the mind state you wish to be in for your evening. The De-Stress Balm is intelligently blended with Chamomile to promote calmness, whilst the Neroli uplifts and relaxes, and Mandarin helps to soothe tension and support feelings of well-being. Continue breathing in the comforting essential oils until you feel yourself transitioning and your coil unwinding. The combination of the physical repeat process of both the Lavender Wheat Bag and the relaxing De-stress Balm are unique in providing a whole step series for relaxation and recovery.
When you are getting ready for bed, you can aid your transition again with the help of our Sleep Well Ritual Aromatherapy Balm using the same stop, inhale, reset ritual to shift your mindset to sleep and recovery mode. The calming Lavender, Chamomile and Palmarosa will help your eyelids drop and guide you into a deep sleep, ready to take on the next day feeling balanced and centred.