11 January 2015

The Post Gym Pamper Session

The Post Gym Pamper Session ft. Calcot Manor & The Body Shop - Aspiring Londoner

I’ve been doing my health and fitness thang for the past seven months.  Within this time I’ve realised that I need to continuously push myself.  This means making my muscles work more and more to increase strength and stamina.  Understandably this leads to sore and tired muscles.  I needed something to soothe and I’ve perfected a little routine over the past few weeks that helps me to do just that.

A bath is an essential.  Although I’ve never been a fan of baths, I’ve noticed nothing helps more than a hot bath to soothe muscles.  Showers are okay, but just doesn’t work as well.  I’ve tried traditional bathing products and again, not as effective.  You need something that is tailored to your specific needs to soothe your tired muscles and body.  I’ve now devised a little routine that helps me to feel quite human the morning after a workout. 

Calcot Manor’s Goodbye Tension Indulgent Bath Gel was formulated to provide this soothing and relaxing feeling.  I loved using this as it was specific to what I wanted and I felt so relaxed afterwards that I fell asleep instantly as I went to bed.  The scent of plum, ginger and bergamot really helps to relax your mind and gives you that spa feeling in your own bath.  The following day I’ve found that my muscles soreness is somewhat relieved.

If I’m feeling particularly tired from work and can’t sleep, I go for Calcot Manor’s Sleep Enhancing Luxury Bath Soak instead.  This really helps to ensure that my sleep quality is as sound as can be.  I don’t know how, but it totally works!  To ensure I maximise this feeling, I try to relax my mind i.e. stop a million thoughts racing, checking Twitter/Instagram.  I use The Body Shop Aqua Eye Mask on my eyes, I soak the mask in warm water for about 10 minutes then place it on my eyes and I’m completely zoned out from the world and in that calm happy place I love.  I always use this eye mask now as it really helps me to not think about things or look at phone/iPad.  Whenever I put this mask on, it’s almost like a sign that I now need to stop thinking!  what I love most about these product are that they are all so affordable, so I really don't have to feel guilty about doing this every few days!

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Some of these items have been sent to me for review.

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