Breathing in the salty sea air and relaxing amongst the bubbles of a hydrothermal pool, World Mental Health Day has never felt so refreshing.
It can be difficult to remember that you need to take some time for yourself occasionally, whether alone or with others. World Mental Health Day is the perfect reminder to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of the world and to take stock of how you feel.
Spend the day focusing on your wellbeing, both mental and physical, with a trip to St Michaels. Enjoy the wonders of the Cornish Coast just off our doorstep or indulge in a self-care spa day with our Hydrothermal Experience, there is no wrong way to care for yourself for a day.
Serene Spa Experiences
Stress can build up over time, leading to mental fatigue alongside physical symptoms that can drag us down. Taking a moment to reset and relax away from daily stressors is important.
Spa days provide an opportunity to relieve yourself of stress for a little while, instead concentrating on what makes you feel good. World Mental Health Day is the perfect excuse to shake off your worries and pamper yourself with a little ‘me time’.
Hydrothermal Experiences to Relieve Stress
Hydrotherapy has been proven to benefit mental health symptoms. Much like a warm bath can help you relax, the heat and bubbles of a hydrothermal pool can help to loosen any tension you have been carrying and calm your mind for complete relaxation.
Complement your hydrothermal experience with cold water therapy, a therapy used to soothe anxiety, depression or PTSD. The cooling water helps to relieve external pains, slow your heart rate and forces you to focus on calming your breathing. This focus on breath and body takes your mind away from any unwanted thoughts and adds mindfulness to your self-care day, helping you to centre on the here and now.
Rejuvenating Spa Treatments
There’s a reason it is referred to as spa therapy. Spa treatments promote deeper relaxation and have been known to reduce stress-induced hormones, creating an aura of peace and serenity.
Alongside peaceful music and aromatherapy, receiving a spa treatment allows you to give over to your spa therapist and experience comfort and indulgence, reducing stress and boosting energy so you can finish your spa stay feeling revitalised and ready for the journey ahead.
Nourish your Body, Nourish your Mind
Nurturing both your body and mind can lead to a life alleviated by balance, reminding us of the crucial connection between our physical selves and mental wellbeing.
Rest and rejuvenation are key factors in caring for oneself, which is where a stay at St Michaels comes in. Settle into a luxuriously soft suite for the best night's sleep, or enjoy sustaining meals that are both delicious and nutritious.
Give responsibility over. Let someone else make your bed and cook your meals, freeing up your time to swim, read or walk the Cornish Coast, whatever your heart desires and your mind needs. Visit our Garden Kitchen for tasty meals full of feel-good ingredients, or take a walk down to the beach for some much-needed TLC.
Experience a switch in scenery and step away from your day-to-day surroundings for a refreshing change on the coast. Engage in new sights, smells and sounds that transport you away from your stress and give you a well-deserved break at the beach.
Being outside in nature and getting away from your electronics is an ideal way to clear your mind. Switch off and pay attention to your surroundings. Be mindful of the crunch of sand beneath your feet, the sounds of the waves or the sea birds and smell the salty breeze. Enjoying the beach doesn’t go away as you grow older, frolic in the waves, search for shells or treat yourself to an ice cream for a day at the seaside.
Take a stroll along the seafront and smell the salty sea air. Exercise and the fresh air are great for our mental health, so a short trip along the coast path could be exactly what you need.
Dive between the waves and try out cold water therapy with a rejuvenating sea swim. Getting into the water improves mindfulness, helping you to concentrate on the present as you bathe in the cool salt waters.
Find Your Escape with St Michaels
World Mental Health Day sheds light on various mental health conditions alongside ensuring that everyone knows that they can spend time working on their mental health and that is okay and normal.
As St Michaels we offer a selection of breaks and stays that incorporate different aspects of wellness, allowing you to find the right break to suit your lifestyle and needs. Take a step back and indulge in some self-care today, get in touch with our team to find out more.