There probably isn’t a woman alive who doesn’t want a pampering session – receiving one as a gift is always acceptable and even if the recipient doesn’t always go the whole hog with the full on massage and mud facial, a few hours of ‘me time’ is always a very special thing. There really doesn’t have to be a reason for giving someone you love a pampering session, but below there are just a few of them – if yours doesn’t appear on the list, don’t worry; lists are made to be added to, rules are just made to be broken!
Anyone who is getting married, engaged or coming up to a special birthday would love a pampering session. Not only does it mean they will look fabulous on their big day but it will also ensure they are relaxed and feeling their best as well. If you have a good relationship with your salon, you might be able to have your pamper over several days – hair and face before, massage and relaxation techniques afterwards, to detox from the busy day. If a friend has given you a lot of help in preparing for your special occasion, this would make a great gift for them as well – making arrangements for someone else is even more stressful than doing it for yourself and so helpers need a pamper too.
Sometimes life throws you a bit of a facer and it can be hard to cope. It may be illness – either your own or someone else’s – or even a bereavement. Whilst a job is not as important as a life, redundancy can sometimes throw people into real despair and whilst a pampering session is by no means an answer to all of life’s bumps and buffets, it does help you feel better for a while because the cares of the day can be left at the salon door. It is easy to let yourself go when under stress and so a good pampering session can perk up your hair and skin and you feel better for it – looking in a mirror and seeing lank hair and muddy skin doesn’t help you when you are feeling down anyway. So if you know someone who life isn’t treating so well these days, get them pampered!
Because she’s Worth it!
Sometimes there just doesn’t need to be a reason – a pampering session is a good way to say ‘I love you’ and with many salons these days providing pampering sessions for men as well, she doesn’t even have to go alone! Many couples find they don’t have enough time in busy lives to do something together, so book a double appointment and get a treatment for both of you. There is nothing quite as good for bonding as a morning (or why not make it a whole day?) in the salon being pampered from head to toe, side by side. OK so if you don’t fancy it yourself her girlie best mate will always go with her!
Article by Rebecca Fearn, copywriter who often writes for RM-UK.