Next Monday – January 21 – is Blue Monday – the day we are all meant to feel absolutely awful and unable to cope with the hell that is January.
It’s all pseudoscience, and was first created by a travel company in a press release, using an actual equation, worked out by many factors, including weather conditions, debt level, time since Christmas, time since failing our new year’s resolutions, low motivational levels, and the feeling of a need to take action.
But really it is all a state of mind, no? So, don’t let it get you down – take action, and endeavour to be happy! To help with that, how about trying this lovely Happy Vibes Pulse Point Roller Ball (£5.95) from Tisserand. The uplifting blend combines essential oils of Lemon Tea Tree, refreshing Bergamot, and Nutmeg to give you an instant burst of happiness whenever you need it! It’s pocket or purse-sized too.
But, if that’s not helping, then perhaps some uplifting treatment or spa treat will do the trick. Book one of the brilliant 5pm deals on offer, and you will sail right through Blue Monday this year!
Head to Riverside Beauty at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow’s Finnieston for a brilliant overnight deal, available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The Revive Spa Overnight Break will beat any blues! It’s £93 per person and includes a 30 minute treatment, full use of the leisure club, robes, a two-course lunch with fizz, and an overnight stay with a full Scottish breakfast.
For your treatment, choose from cleanse and makeup, pedicure, aromatherapy face and scalp/back and shoulder massage, Swedish back and shoulder mini massage, Indian head massage, reflexology, or five-step facial.
Maybe you need something completely different to blow away the blues? How about a Shamanic Cleansing, De-stress and Healing Session? It’s £75 and available Monday, Thursday or Friday at Life & Soul Healing within Rebel Rouge in Glasgow’s west end.
You will have your whole energy cleansed of negativity and stress, using sacred herbs like sage, and palo santo wood, used for healing. The treatment session promises to cleanse all the toxicity away from you. leaving you feeling vibrant and uplifted.
At the Glasgow Reflexology and Holistic Therapies (inside About Hair & Beauty in Glasgow’s West End, how about trying the Emotional Freedom Technique? Available from Tuesday to Friday you can book a 30-minute taster session for £25, or a full 60-minute session for £45. The Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as Tapping, is based on the combined principles of ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. It’s a powerful healing technique that makes full use of the mind-body connection.
Our emotions are a direct response to what our minds are thinking. Physical ailments and illness are intricately connected to our emotions, so, if you restore the balance to the body’s energy, you will help mend any negative emotions, like stress, anxiety and depression, and the physical symptoms that stem from them.
A taster session will explain and how you how you can use the technique of EFT to bring a sense of calm and positivity into your life.
Perhaps a classic Spa Day with Afternoon Tea is more up your street for blues-bashing? Visit The Melrose Spa in the Radisson BLU in Edinburgh’s High Street for a relaxing experience.
There are a variety of deals available for this spa, but this Afternoon Tea Spa, available all week, is £60. The deal includes a spa pack of robe, slippers and toiletries, a spa welcome foot treatment, the choice of a 30-minute relaxing back massage or a 30-minute Elemis taster facial, full use of the spa facilities, and that afternoon tea. The spa boasts a leisure pool, steam room, sauna and gym.