Detox

Addicted to the Internet

Janet Devlin | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Janet Devlin

Thanks to the dawning of the age of technology, I was never alone. I sought solace on the Internet. Ostracised from my peers in the real world, I found many a friend on the web - most of whom shared similar stories to mine.

A Cautionary Tale Of A Cruise Ship Detox

Beth Britton | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

One aspect of her post-travel tales really bothered me. During her stay on-board she attended a seminar on health, had a 'personal assessment', and ended up coming home with some pills and a new diet.

Vana, North India: A New Breed of Life-Changing Retreats

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Well, I'll be, says Juliet Kinsman. I went to north India for a week's holiday, ate to my heart's content and spent most of my time supine. And you know what - it was the most life-changing holiday I've had. That's because Vana Retreats is a new breed of destination spa with extraordinary wellbeing cuisine, ideal for anyone who fears abstinence or bootcamps. This salubrious road to wellness is smooth and only gently sloped.

Bavarian Retreats: Schloss Elmau, Germany

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Schloss Elmau, located in the lesser-trodden parts of south east Germany (45 minutes from Innsbruck airport) is one of the swishest family-friendly ho...

Californian Retreats: Golden Door, Escondido

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Golden Door comes with a starry spa pedigree that other destination spas can only dream of. Opened in 1958 by Deborah Szekely, philanthropist, writer and early pioneer of the So-Cal wellness movement, this groundbreaking spa was soon attracting Hollywood luminaries such as Natalie Wood, Elizabeth Taylor, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Burt Lancaster, in preparation for film roles.

Goan Retreats, Resort Rio, India

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Landing in Goa I found myself instantly falling in love with the inherently chilled, lushly tropical beach state. Quickly finding myself nestled in the back of a bright white resort car, the drive from the airport to Resort Rio in the north gave me the chance to marvel at Goa's serene green fields, tranquil rivers and multiple palm clusters.

The Best Breaks To Truly Recharge Your Batteries

By Roshina Jowaheer | Jackie Gallego | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We've rounded up some of the best creative, detox and wellness holidays to help put a spring in your step. Whether for a pre-summer detox or to pick u...

Escape to Ibiza: The Top Three Retreats for a Mind and Body Recharge

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

A haven for hippies and healers since the 1960s Ibiza is the perfect choice for those looking for a bit of a recharge in their holiday time. The Balearic island is home to hundreds of retreats, from purifying cleanses to spiritual stays, and the five star fitness break is the latest way to harness the magical energy of the White Isle.

Thai Retreats: The Sukhothai and Spa, Bangkok

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Inside, The Sukhothai is an elegant haven away from the crowds, crazy tuk-tuks and smoldering traffic jams that seem to clog the city from dusk till dawn. And outside, hidden in gardens behind the hotel courtyard, we discovered a glamorous way to beat the heat at the hotel's peaceful pool and spa pavilion.

Beauty Detox - Tips to Spring Clean Your Skincare and Beauty Routine

Katy Hull | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Style
Katy Hull

As we've kissed goodbye to the winter months - apart from the very random snow storms recently. We've stepped into all things spring. New life is appearing in all forms. We have beautiful blossom on the trees, bluebells, daffodils, green leaves and the appearance of brighter sunshine and longer days.

Detox in Deutschland: Buchinger Wilhelmi, Uberlingen, Germany

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

I'm no stranger to fasting: I've tried hippyish water fasts in Thailand, juice fasts in Devon, and the Mayr cure (yogurt and copiously-chewed bread) in Bavaria. But I've never experienced this degree of thoughtfulness and support, and that's what makes the Buchinger Wilhelmi the natural choice for first-time fasters.

Girls That Have Their Lives Together Don't Exist

Beth Hurst | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Beth Hurst

It's hard being a young girl these days. Someone always has a better instagram than you, with more pictures of detox smoothies that have more likes than your profile has put together. It seems that everyone else is exercising more, is doing better career wise than you, and has perfect hair while they do it.

Spring Forward? Or Fall Back

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

The truth is, even when we nail the art of non-drinking, the ground beneath us is never guaranteed to be steady. People still leave us in various ways. The shifting components of our life we have no control over still keep moving, at whatever pace they choose to.

Chilean Retreats: Alto Atacama

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Situated bang smack in the middle of the Atacama desert in Northern Chile, it would be easy to describe the Alto Atacama hotel as an oasis, as it offers welcome and luxurious respite from what NASA has stated to be one of the most arid climates on the planet.

Is Our Obsession With Being Healthy Becoming Unhealthy?

Esther Dark | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Esther Dark

Celebrity fans such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Shailene Woodley are just a few of the Bone Broth evangelists who argue that the popular liquid diet can transform your appearance, improve health and revitalise energy levels. The Bone Broth programme founded by Tim Connor is just one of the new health food, clean eating regimes which is attracting a lot of admiration. ..

What Happened When I Tried Celeb Health Guru Madeleine Shaw's Diet And Fitness App

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

By the end of January, those who have hit the diets or detoxes hard will be in two camps. They've either found a way to maintain a healthy lifestyl...

Jennifer Ellison Treated By Medics On 'Sugar Free Farm' Detox

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The sugar-free craze may be well established among the clean-eating crowds, but now celebrities are jumping on board as part of new 3-part series 'Sug...

I Spent A Week Living Like Gwyneth Paltrow And This Is What Happened

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Gwyneth Paltrow is a mystery. A riddle inside an enigma. Just how does the 43-year-old actress defy all laws of time and gravity without breaking an o...

Digital Detox: Brenners Park, Baden Baden, Germany

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

The Romans knew a thing or two about spas. The thermal waters and spa towns they used are still flocked to thousands of years later by people looking for everything from a hardcore health fix to a chance to rejuvenate and relax, and Baden Baden is no exception.

Balinese Retreats: The Mulia, Mulia Resort and Villas, Bali, Indonesia

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Before arriving at The Mulia, I have to confess I didn't know what to expect, I had heard that it was massive and wondered how a resort so large could pull off a luxury service. On our approach to the resort seeing the building looming in the distance I thought perhaps this wasn't the right fit for The Spa Spy.

Women Are Putting Herb-Filled Balls Into Their Vaginas To 'Detox Their Wombs'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Women are inserting small herb-filled balls into their vaginas to detox their wombs. The 'herbal womb detox pearls' are designed to "cleanse the w...

Six Spa's Around the World you Need to Visit in 2016

Tilly-Jayne Kidman | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tilly-Jayne Kidman

Hopefully 2016 will see me take some more downtime, I've been spending a little bit of time (ok a lot but I'm a blogger!) each evening undertaking research for some of the best spas around the world to unwind. Here are my findings I thought I'd share with any fellow busy folk who are looking for somewhere to escape from the everyday rat race....

The 2016 Digital Detox

Jemma Moran | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK Tech
Jemma Moran

What's the first thing you do in the morning? Is it make a coffee, hug your spouse or check your smartphone? I'm guessing it's the latter. After all, the average person checks their phone 85 times a day, receives just over 100 emails and spends around three hours actively using the internet - so you'd probably need to get going with all of that from your first waking moment.

9 Beauty Products To Help You Hide A Hangover

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK Style

Just in time for the New Year's Eve aftermath, we've got your back with the best beauty buys to help you on your way to looking and feeling socially a...

Five New Years Resolutions For Your Skin

Cat Neligan | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Neligan

With the holiday season nearly over and a long month ahead of 'detoxes' and 'fresh starts', it can be easy to forget our largest organ. Adults walk around with two square meters of skin (!) and it's one of the first places to show the results of our overindulging.