Jane Woolston of The Lawnes Beauty Clinic in Loddon reminds us of the importance of ‘me time’ as we enter the darker days of winter and the fast-paced festive season. 

nourish… Whenever I hear that word, it conjures up for me the total envelopment of comfort and pure self-care all around. And in the time of year when we focus on family and friends and their wellbeing and happiness, it is easy to forget about taking care of the most important person of all – yourself. 

‘Me time’ is a phrase used more and more these days, and it is defined as:

“Time spent relaxing on one’s own as opposed to working or doing things for others, seen as an opportunity to reduce stress or restore energy.”

There are so many ways to enjoy me time, from going for a walk to having a quiet cup of coffee in peace and solitude or reading a book. Taking time out to go to the cinema on your own, losing yourself in another world, or soaking in the bath for half an hour with aromatic oils scenting the water are all great ways to press the pause button on the never-ending lists of food shopping, parties, present buying and wrapping, helping children learn lines for end of term plays, and making sure the laundry is done… The list never ends, does it? 

In the first issue of nourish, I talked about easy ways to enjoy self-care at home, but sometimes it is lovely to have someone to pamper you; you just sit back and relax while you are nourished, allowing time to clear the mind, relax the body, and refresh the soul. 

Here at The Lawnes, we have developed a truly nourishing package, one that replenishes from head to toe. Our Day of Luxury is designed to be a purely indulgent day, one that spoils you, and is the ultimate in ‘me time’.

The day begins with a luxurious manicure and pedicure, with a little extra oomph added with a special nourishing wax to wholly regenerate the skin on your hands and feet. Your hands and feet take so much punishment throughout the year, and on our Day of Luxury, you will be manicured and pedicured within an inch of your life. 

After a refreshing hot drink and a delicious Danish pastry, you will be whisked into our facial room to be cocooned on a gently warmed couch. Here begins the ultimate form of relaxation as you enjoy a bespoke facial and body treatment. Using only the finest of ingredients, the aim is to soothe, relax and rejuvenate the entire body and face.

With skin and soul nourished, it is time for a freshly prepared lunch and then the fun begins! Again, using the best products possible, we take you through a make-up tutorial to update and freshen your make up skills, leaving you not only ready to face the outside world once again, but also to get through the relentless pressures of December and the January Blues. 

All our therapists are highly trained, and they truly love the part that they play in your Day of Luxury. This treatment package is the most perfect gift of ‘me time’ for that special person who needs just that little bit more. Perfectly nourished indeed. 

  • The Day of Luxury begins at 10am and finishes at 4pm, and costs £217.
  • Find out more about The Lawnes Beauty Clinic www.thelawnesbeautyclinic.com

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