For many Australian families, the mid-year school holidays have just begun. If you're a mother, then you may be facing this break time with your children with excitement, dread or a combination of both. Whether you're heading off on a holiday or having a staycation in your hometown, keeping the kids entertained is a rewarding yet tiring challenge.
To help you get through the holidays, it's a great idea to have some special 'me-time' planned ahead for when the children return to school. These two relaxing ideas are a fantastic way to de-stress, clear your head and get your groove back for the busy school term ahead.
1. A rejuvenating facial
After a fortnight of being on mum duty from sunrise to well past sunset, your visage may be looking and feeling a little neglected. Busy days often mean that your personal care routine isn't as through or regular, or it may have been neglected entirely.
A rejuvenating facial will give your skin the boost it needs to feel fresh and healthy again. As well as the basic facial elements such as cleansing, toning and moisturising, add in another rejuvenating element to really liven up your skin. Peels, masks or microdermabrasion treatments are all great for rejuvenating tired skin.
2. A relaxation massage
As well as being mentally exhausting, keeping up with a bunch of energetic kids for two weeks can also be physically taxing. Sports, play centres and adventure parks can all lead to normally unused muscle groups being used and abused.
A relaxation massage will help to iron out the tired and overused muscles in your back, neck and shoulders. Small knots that have developed through tension can also be smoothed out. A relaxation massage will also include the use of potent and therapeutic essential oils which will aid relaxation and also soothe your emotions.
These two ideas may both sound so appealing that you may be having difficulty in deciding which one to choose. If that's the case, then why not opt for both? Many day spas provide package deals which allow you to select two or more treatments over the course of a half-day or full day. Many offer the use of hot-tubs, saunas and swimming pools during your visit, and you can generally take a little bit more time out to enjoy a healthy and delicious meal at the on-site restaurant.
Contact your local day-spa to find out what treatment packages they offer and to book yourself in for some serious 'me-time' when your kids go back to school.