We explore the role of relationships and how these can both benefit and hinder our abilities to maintain a healthy body, mind and soul…

Believe it or not, our relationships with our partners and friends have a big impact on our health and wellbeing. Mostly for obvious reasons such as passively sharing habits, peer pressure as well as social inclusion.

And while most of us instantly think of negatives such as smoking, drinking alcohol or overspending which might cause anxiety or stress, there are also a wealth of wellness and mental benefits to spending time with those who mean something special to us.

This point of this blog isn’t to point the finger at who is responsible for encouraging us to do bad things. Or perhaps which people in our lives we should be spending more time with to become healthier, fitter or to just be all-around happier.

The point of this article is to focus on ways in which we can spend more time together to create a more positive mindset, build our confidence from within us and all-round be kinder to our soul.

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Here at The Spa at Bowood, we’ve got a few ideas of our own. We know that togetherness is more powerful in a wellness sense than any moisturiser, serum or oil. And when it comes to bringing people together, we’re the masters of it.

While on one hand, we can highly recommend coming to visit us for a bit of ‘you time’, we cannot stress enough just how beneficial paying us a visit with some who you love can be for you (and them).

With Valentine’s being on the horizon, it would only be opportunistic to identify some ways which we can help here on the Bowood Estate…

#1 – Couples Spa Day

With Valentine’s just around the corner, come and rehabilitate together for a few hours in a warm and cosy spa environment. Have a snooze on one of our lavish loungers, take a swim in the pool, bubble away in our Jacuzzi. Daydream while you’re detoxified in the steam room.

The more you can relax and clear your mind, the more therapeutic you will find spending time with that special someone either side of the above.

View all our Wiltshire Spa Days here.

#2 – Couples Treatments

It is probably very rare (if even at all possible) for both you and your partner to have the opportunity to enjoy a soothing and tension relieving spa treatment in perfect alignment with each other. Here at The Spa at Bowood, we have a beautiful Dual Treatment Room where we can make this happen.

During the month of February, we’re also offering a special 60-minute couples spa treatment including a back, neck and should massage teamed with a skin-specific Eminence Organic facial treatment. Find out more here.

Once your treatment is complete, we can guarantee that you’ll be feeling even more relaxed, rejuvenated and most importantly in awe of your partner that you’ve felt in a long time.

#3 – Getting Out & About

Located here in the heart of the Wiltshire wilderness, while we might not have access to an onsite shopping mall or five dozen trendy bars and restaurants, we do have acres of tranquil countryside for you to exploreok and perhaps a couple of rather indulgent restaurants.

Taking long walks gives you and your other half the chance not only to benefit from burning a few calories and getting a breath of fresh air, but it will also give you both a chance to talk and discuss things which otherwise you might not get around too.

Discussing deeper and meaningful things can not only help to reduce anxiety and stress but also promote a new sense of optimism within your relationship. It may also bring a sense of clarity to things which might have been at the back of your mind which is invaluable in a world where we’re continually bombarded with information.

#4 - Fitness Goals

For quite some time now, couples setting fitness goals together has certainly become ‘a thing’. Every day it would seem more and more couples and friends are setting goals and targets to get fit for a particular occasion. Example include getting fit for summer, getting beach body ready or training to do a half marathon for charity.

These kind of social bonding activities are a lot more challenging to maintain alone. Doing them with a friend or partner can have huge benefits for your self-esteem, confidence and in helping meet your goals.

We have the privilege of working every day with couples, many of whom are Spa Members here at Bowood.

#5 - Feed the Love

Eating delicious healthy food isn’t as fun when you don’t have someone to share it with (even if by sharing we mean just telling them how delicious it is).

If you’re planning to feed the love this February, here are a few foodies fantasies which you’re welcome to come and piggyback on…

  • Valentine’s Dinner in The Shelburne Restaurant
  • Brunch Time Spa – Find Out More
  • Afternoon Tea Spa – Find Out More
  • Twilight Spa & Supper – Find Out More (pssst… couples save 15% this February & March)

#6 – Be Kind To One Another

If you take anything away from this article, this February, be kind to yourself and to others.

Whether that is to your family, friends, partner or even a stranger, being kind feeds the soul and your soul feeds your body and mind. In doing this, not only are the repercussions good for you, but they will be replicated by others.