When was the last time you took a little time out for yourself? No, I’m not talking about that one chapter you read before going to bed every night. I’m talking about breaking away from the craziness of life, and totally indulging in some ‘me time’.

While going to a spa for a quick one-hour pampering is a treat, a spa weekend is even better. But not just any spa weekend, of course, a spa weekend in Spain is the ultimate way to reconnect with mind, body and soul, with its incredible sunshine, stretches of pristine beaches and delectable food. If a spa weekend with your partner or your friends is just what the doctor ordered, then here are our tips for the ultimate spa breaks in Spain:

Body

One of the best places to start when you are enjoying spa breaks in Spain is your body. The physical body takes quite a beating from day-to-day. Whether it’s in the form of intensive workouts, any physical labour that may be a fundamental part of your day job or just tension stored in the body from sitting at a desk all day. And let’s be honest there’s nothing quite like a good massage to allow yourself to unwind, release your stress (and lower cortisol levels), relieve aches and pains and creating an overall sense of calm and well-being.

Here are some of the phenomenal massage options out there:

-Swedish

-Thai

-Shiatsu

-Deep tissue

-Aromatherapy

Remember to book your appointments ahead of time and to arrive punctually. And if at any point you feel discomfort or pain, be sure to let the therapist know.

Mind

Sometimes the reason for embarking on spa breaks in Spain has more to do with your mental state than your physical state. Perhaps you feel that you are heading towards a burnout, or don’t feel that you have enough headspace for anything but work and the day-to-day goings on of life. If this is how you are feeling, and in fact, if this is how you feel most of the time, then spa breaks in Spain that centres on emotional and mental healing are for you. Here are some of the mind focussed therapies that you can look into if you are feeling mentally (and emotionally) exhausted:

-Sound/music therapy

-Light therapy

-Vibration therapy

-Colour therapy

-Meditation

-Sleep therapy

Beauty

Spa breaks in Spain wouldn’t be complete without at least one (or two) beauty treatments for some added relaxation and for you to leave your weekend feeling nothing but fabulous. Here are some fabulous ways to unwind:

-Facials

-Body exfoliation treatments

-Seaweed wraps

-Mud rituals

-Manicures and pedicures

Interested in finding out about more indulgences you can enjoy on spa breaks in Spain? Then this ebook is for you: Top Spa Treatments For Your Weekend In Spain.

Alternatively, you can contact us at AR Hotels directly to book your wonderful weekend away at one of our stellar Costa Blanca resorts.