Not all of us are gym-bunnies; in fact, many of us would rather sell our souls than embark on a painstaking 20-minute cross trainer session in a mirrored room. Even if exercising is your favourite way to de-stress or you’re a real lover of that post work-out buzz, you can’t say no to a bit of extra help in the honing and toning department, right? Buff, scrub and massage yourself to a slimmer, smoother more sculpted version of you. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!
- The first step in your new body refining routine is one of the most important. This simple yet effective technique stimulates both lymphand blood circulation so therefore reduces the appearance of cellulite by increasing the oxygen flow in your skin. Dry body brushing also aids your body’s natural shedding process and acts as a catalyst in the toxin-removing process. Liz Earle Natural Bristle Body Brush (£7.75) is ideal for everyday use. To achieve the best possible results, begin by brushing the soles of your feet in a circular motion, moving upwards (towards your heart). Give dimple-prone areas such as your thighs and hips extra attention and gradually increase the pressure as you go.
Take your exfoliation a step further by using a body-buffing scrub in the bath or shower. Again, choose circular movements and long, sweeping strokes to smooth the product over your skin and allow it to work its magic. Any pesky dead skin cells that your dry brushing didn’t quite reach will be sloughed away in minutes with the ultra-softening Bliss Fatgirlscrub (£26.60). Packed full of Himalayan Pink Salt and red algae extract, it cleverly reduces the accumulation of fluids and in doing so, helps to make water retention a thing of the past.
- For fast action on lumps and bumps, invest in an effective cellulite-fighting
product to apply once you’ve dried off. Look out for formulas that contain ingredients such as caffeine (it burns fat cells) and chilli oil (it increases blood-flow to the skin). Products such as Nip+Fab Cellulite Fix (£18.25) work wonderfully. The refreshing gel-like formula melts into your skin like a dream and thanks to the Cell Active Shape complex it firms you up, promotes the removal of waste substances and activates the breakdown of fat… Could we wish for more? I don’t think so! Massage the fresh-feeling gel into your skin twice daily and pay particular attention to problem areas.
Trim Trails at Moddershall Oaks
If you fancy stepping things up a notch and really getting to grips with a healthier, more active lifestyle without spending hours slogging away in the gym then why not kick-start things by experiencing a Trim Trails package at the tranquil Moddershall Oaks in Staffordshire? Surrounded by over 70 acres of private woodland, which boasts an idyllic lake and heavenly manicured landscapes, Moddershall Oaks is without doubt the perfect location for a health-orientated and thoroughly enjoyable break.
For just £99 per person you’ll begin with a welcome tour and complimentary drink and you’re free to take advantage of the fabulous spa facilities (including a calming relaxation area, an intimate swimming pool, sauna, steam room, hydrotherapy pool, heated loungers, experience shower and reflexology footbaths), which have been awarded 5 Bubbles by The Good Spa Guide.
Then you have the choice of four tailor-made personal fitness sessions – walking or cycling the country lanes, a game of tennis on the woodside or if you enjoy a challenge, a work out in the Technogym Wellness Centre. Enjoy a light lunch and delicious fresh fruit smoothie before you indulge with a detoxifying yet calming treatment. Gerard’s Seaweed Cellulite Therapy tones, reduces water retention and aids poor circulation whereas the Elemis Cellulite & Colon therapy cleanses the digestive system and targets stubborn areas of cellulite to reshape and tone.
For extended use of the impressive spa facilities, an overnight stay in a luxurious 5-star suite along with the outdoor hot tub experience, a delectable continental breakfast and everything that’s included in the day package, prices begin at £169 per person.
For further information or to make a booking please contact Moddershall Oaks on T: 01782 399000 or E: email@example.com