We have a little treat for you ladies in the form of Sanctuary’s new Dreamtime Sleep In-A-Box. This pampering pack contains a four-step kit to create your very own spa in your bathroom. Start with the sleep inducing Soothing Bath Float then follow with the Smoothing Silk Scrub. Treat hair & skin with the 4 in 1 Restoring Body Elixir and finish with the ultra-hydrating Comforting Night Butter. Not only do all the products smell of a super-luxe spa, we can guarantee you’ll sleep like a baby – best saved for the weekend, we even slept through our alarms! For pampering like a professional follow these top tips from the Sanctuary Therapist
Close your eyes and take deep slow breaths, making each breath even deeper than the last. This deep breathing from the abdomen rather than the upper chest increases the level of oxygen inhaled. The more oxygen you get, the less tense, short of breath and anxious you feel. Continue for 10 breaths.
Apply scrub onto dry skin for a more intense exfoliation.
- Step 3: Use a pressure point massage, which is easy to replicate at home. Reach behind your head and place both thumbs at the base of your skull. Applying gentle pressure to this point can help relieve insomnia and tension.
Close your eyes and imagine a place or activity that is calming and peaceful to you, concentrate on how relaxed this place or activity makes you feel. Having a notepad and pen by your bed to write down any worries and ‘things to do’ can also help you release tension and fully relax.