AUTUMN ME MOMENTS

 

 

Those long, warm days enjoying crisp salads and succulent fresh fruit are almost behind us. With the arrival of the new season, now is the time to review and reset your wellness plan! Aurora Spa & ASPAR Founder Lyndall Mitchell shares her top tips to help you eat healthy and live a vibrant life this autumn.

ALWAYS BUY FOOD IN SEASON

Embrace the yummy foods that autumn offers. Enjoy fresh pumpkins, parsnips, yams, winter squash, sweet potatoes, turnips, apples, pears, figs, elderberries and even cranberries!

Some of my favourite fresh, seasonal dishes are creamy pumpkin soup, roasted root vegetables, cranberry chutney, baked sweet potatoes, caramelized pears and crisp apple pies.

EAT YOUR AUTUMN COLOURS

Autumn is the season of warm, earthy colours; think deep greens, dark yellows and brilliant oranges.  One rule of thumb is that the more colourful the fruit, the better it is for your health and your immune system.

BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

With the changing season, now is the perfect time to boost your immune system.  Whenever I feel the need for a boost to my immune system, I first look to Mother Nature. Some of my favourite natural immune-boosters are: to drink plenty of fresh water, eat plenty of alive (living) raw foods, garlic, lysine, probiotics, Vitamins B, C and D, reishi mushroom, zinc, propolis and Manuka honey.

EMBRACE GENTLE MOVEMENTS

In summertime, it’s so lovely to spend time outside. For many, the sunny weather allows them to move their body naturally, using gentle movements such as walking on the beach. But, don’t let cooler temperatures stop you from moving your body! Far too many people stop exercising and spend more time doing sedentary activities indoors.

One way you can keep moving during the cooler season is to bring your activity inside: bounce on a rebounder, do yoga at home, get a yoga swing, go to an indoor swimming pool, a gym or find a dancing class!

This autumn, get yourself organized so that you are well prepared for the coming winter months. Find an enjoyable way to gently move your body, so that this year you keep yourself fit and healthy. Think about how next summer will be even more enjoyable!

LIVE ALIGNED WITH THE SEASON

As the season shifts, give yourself permission to make different choices and changes in your lifestyle.

The shorter days and longer nights are the perfect excuse to take the time to really look after yourself.  Use this autumn as an ideal time to hibernate, giving yourself time for you.

Spend time relaxing at home, wrapped up with a hot water bottle, wearing your favourite pyjamas and enjoying early nights. Watch movies, drink chai tea, or start writing that book you’ve always dreamt about writing.

Autumn is a nice time to slow down and enjoy some internal reflection. Allow this season to be a chance to nurture yourself by eating fresh seasonal foods and living in alignment with nature. I hope that these tips help you to stay strong and healthy!

Lyndall x

GET THE SPA TREATMENT AT HOME WITH ASPAR

As someone who is a nine-to-fiver by day and a blogger by night, I rarely get the time to go out and get pampered so when I hear that there are products to bring the spa to home, I get pretty damn excited. Enter, ASPAR. Aurora Spa has enlisted the expertise of their therapists to create a range of botanically active products that have been tried and tested in-spa. This means that each product is professional and spa-strength.

I’ve been using all of the four following products for the past few weeks now and they have proven, to me, to be very relaxing whilst providing benefits in their own way. You really feel like you’re being pampered all in the comfort of your own home. What’s more is that these rituals can be tied into your daily routine without taking anymore time than your current day-to-day personal care tasks.

ROSE & ALOE BODY CLEANSER
The aroma of the Rose & Aloe Body Cleanser is so soothing, perfect when you you just want to unwind in the shower. I’ve used this with their Exfoliating Body Mitt (which you only need to use once a week – it’s a very deep exfoliation) and it feels absolutely brilliant. Consider your dead skin wiped.

ULTRA RICH BODY CREAM
Use this after your shower, following the above body cleanser, and you’re sure to get even more relaxed. Like its name suggests, it deeply hydrates the skin – but unlike other ‘rich’ creams, the consistency of this isn’t thick which makes it easier to apply and doesn’t leave you with that oily feeling. It’s formulated with shea butter and the aroma smells of rose geranium, sandalwood and lavender pure essential oils.

CAMELLIA BRIGHTENING EYE CREAM
This is a light yet deeply hydrating eye cream. What I love about this is that it is quickly absorbed into the skin which means that, after applying in the morning, you can start to apply makeup not longer after. Use this one morning and night to unlock its full potential.

ROSE HYDRATING FACIAL HYDROSOL
Following on from the eye cream, spray this baby onto a damp cotton wool cloth and smooth over your face, neck and décolletage after cleansing and before moisturising. This is a gentle and hydrating spray that rebalances and rehydrates your skin while neutralising skin impurities. You can also use this as a pick-me-up throughout the day, even over makeup. Tip: put the spray in the fridge before use for more refreshing feel.

By Guest Blogger Jennifer Chong, Tonight We Dream

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Jennifer is a fashion and lifestyle blogger.

http://tnightwedream.com/

Spa and smile the Aurora way

 

Fun ideas to make someone smile

Running a spa, we get to see the transformative power of serenity. Our clients may arrive feeling tired, overwhelmed, and worn out from the everyday hustle and bustle. Modern life is busy and for many, coming in for a spa treatment may be one of the only times that they really get to relax. You can’t imagine the sighs we get when they check in, knowing they can finally unwind and let go.

Then, an hour or so receiving a soothing treatment, and they walk out with that wonderful glow of contentment. Yep, that’s what we do. We recommend our signature Kitya Karnu steam treatment – we’ve seen guests come out not knowing what time or day it is they are so relaxed! We are in the business of looking after people’s well-being.

Our signature Kitya Karnu steam treatment is one of the most popular mind-body relaxing spa treatments that we offer. Kitya Karnu means Salty Stone. People come out of the experience without a care in the world. After the full-body exfoliation, massage, and hydrating masques in your own private steam room, finished with a reviving cool river stone ritual, there is only room for one thing in your life – a sense of pure bliss!

What makes us grin? – When Bupa Dental Insurance contacted us to be a part of their article on ‘Fun Ideas to Make Someone Smile’, we didn’t have to think too hard. We love making our guests feel so relaxed and at ease that they can’t help but smile. Happiness is, after all, catching.

We’d have to say at Aurora Spa the biggest compliment we can get during the treatment is when a client falls asleep (and yes sometimes they do snore!) – all in the name of relaxation.

We love your feedback! It’s nice knowing we are sending people back out into the world feeling amazing. We even had a new client recently send us a letter saying that his time at Aurora Spa was one of the best experiences of his life! He wrote saying that from the moment he arrived to when he left, he felt like a king. His wife had sent him in for a treatment. We guided him through his first spa experience and introduced him to the absolutely wonderful world of relaxation.

It is an honour to be such a positive part of people’s lives. Peace, serenity, and smiles. That’s what we are all about, so check out what Bupa Dental Insurance had to say about us in a recent post about great ideas for making people smile.

S E C R E T S TO HEALTHY GLOWING SKIN

Your S K I N is the largest living organ in your body. It is a living, breathing membrane and a direct reflection of your internal health.

The skin can tell us so much about us; our hydration levels, blood nutrients, hormone health and digestive function.

Here are our S E C R E T S to beautiful glowing skin:

Good ingredients

What you feed your body; feeds your skin.

That which you put into your body becomes a reflection seen on the outside – seen in your skin health, your energy levels and overall health and vitality.

Whilst genes definitely play a role in the quality of your skin, what you feed your body is significant too.

Look at your body being like a vehicle, how well you service it and the quality of ‘fuel’ you put into it, has a direct reflection of how well your body vehicle runs and looks.

Good ingredients means eating the rainbow (and No this does not mean colourful candy)

Think  f r e s h  veggies, fruit, grains, legumes, nuts and essential fatty acids; so you get the whole alphabet of nutrients required for amazing healthy and vibrant skin.

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NEW CLUB SPA MEMBERSHIP

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Treat your mind, body and soul to the ultimate gesture of kindness that you have been longing for. You deserve to relax and unwind all year round with the new Club Spa program at Aurora Spa.

The program helps you to achieve and maintain a well-balanced and a more relaxed, happy and stress-free life.

The membership includes:

  • 12 x one hour treatments of your choice (value $2340).
  • $350 ASPAR Voucher.
  • 10% discount off your friends treatments on the day you come in for a treatment.
  • 10% discount on gift voucher purchases.
  • 10% discount on all products.

Treatments can be enjoyed monthly or seasonally. We suggest having six 2 hour retreats over the course of the year to truly help you relax and unwind.

Membership cost: $1,599

 (Full Value $2690.  Discount of 20% for 2 hours or more already applied.)

Club Spa is a 12 month membership. No further mid-week discounts apply. These treatments are transferable. Not valid with any other offer. Conditions apply.

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