The weather has officially changed, and it’s becoming colder each day. Here are some cold & flu myths to keep in mind, as well as treatments that could warm you up on the coldest of days 🙂
“Feed a cold, starve a fever”
According to pharmacists, you won’t benefit from eating more OR less! It is however important to drink a lot to replace fluids lost through sweating and runny noses. Other than that – eat what you can, when you can!
“If you get cold, you’ll catch a cold”
The only thing than can cause a cold or flu is a cold or flu virus! So skipping drying your hair in the morning or forgetting the puffy winter coat won’t make you sick. If you already have the virus however, getting cold or wet can aggravate symptoms into developing.
“You can catch a cold by kissing”
It’s SAFER to KISS someone with a cold than to SHAKE THEIR HAND!! We mainly sneeze into our hands after all… Lovely thought.
“You’ve had the bug, you’re immune for a bit”
There are around 200 types of cold virus, so just because you can combat one type doesn’t mean you can another.
Don’t you hate those days that you can feel the cold right down into your bones? Here at Beauty Haven we’re always warm and inviting, but there’s a few treatments that boost that heat up!
Hot Stone Back (£35) OR Full Body Massage (£60)
Involves the application of water-heated basalt stones of varying sizes to key points on the body, giving a deep massage and creating sensations of comfort and warmth. The direct heat relaxes muscles and reduces tension and pain.
Perscriptive Facial (£45)
Customised at every step by the skin therapist. Essential oils and steam are used which can clear the senses and the room is heated to perfection. There is also the Exclusive Facial (£60) which involves the same techniques used in the Perscriptive, however there is a 30min back massage to begin – how could you resist?!
This ancient foot therapy will ease stress and tension, and help bring a state of emotional wellbeing to body, mind and spirit. You are comfortably wrapped in blankets with an electric blanket underneath ensuring you float into heated bliss.
So if you feel like warming up a bit…pop on into Beauty Haven 🙂