Spring clean Yu

It’s spring cleaning season, which admittedly, is not the most enjoyable time of year. However, here at Yu Spa, we’re determined to make cleaning less of a chore. Now we’re not claiming to revolutionise the way you tidy Marie Kondo style – we’ll leave household organisation to the experts. What we have done is put together our version of a spring cleaning routine to cleanse your body (and soul) this spring. Read on for a cleaning routine that’s all about Yu and that will leave you feeling refreshed and ready for spring in no time.

Listen to an uplifting podcast

The first step in our spring cleaning routine is to listen to an empowering and uplifting podcast (we’re spring cleaning our souls as well as our bodies, remember). There are so many inspiring podcasts out there and we’re sure you’ve listened to at least one in your lifetime – has anyone not heard a TED Talk? Our personal favourite podcast at the moment is Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations. There’s not a lot this woman can’t do. She starts off every episode saying “I believe that one of the most valuable gifts you can give yourself is time — taking time to be more fully present. Your journey to become more inspired and connected to the deeper world around us starts right now”. If a dose of inspiration is what you’re after, give it a listen.

Dry body brush

Image: ELEMIS

Dry brushing is an excellent way to get your skin feeling spring-ready. The ELEMIS Body Detox Skin Brush that’s available to buy at Yu Spa uses natural cactus bristles to remove dead skin cells and increase circulation, and is used in our Thousand Flower Detox Wrap. Did you know that body brushing has been proven to reduce cellulite? Read all about the benefits here and make sure you don’t skip this step in your spring cleaning routine.

Relaxing soak in the tub

What better way to get your skin feeling super spring clean and nourished than by treating yourself to a decadent bath? Take your soak up a level and splurge on some decadent bath salts and bubbles – we guarantee it’ll leave you feeling uber-relaxed. As it turns out, bubble baths aren’t just for Instagram – although they are very aesthetically pleasing – they’re good for you too! Read all about the health benefits of baths here.

Face mask

Face mask and chill anyone? We can’t think of a more indulgent way to cleanse your skin and pamper yourself than with one of the new ELEMIS face masks. Watch our therapist, Natalie talk through the ELEMIS Superfood Vital Veggie Mask that’ll be sure to get your skin feeling spring-fresh, cleansed and brightened in no time. Bonus: it’s vegan and cruelty-free!

Nourish from the inside

Continue the pampering and treat yourself to a refreshing light bite and a cup of hot tea with lemon. The great thing about spring is that it brings a whole host of new seasonal ingredients and fresh fruit. Make the most of all the fresh produce and substitute your Friday night takeaway for some healthy home cooking – your body will thank you for it! Take inspo from our healthy bento boxes at Metro Brasserie, available with certain spa packages.

If you’ve followed our spring cleaning routine, you should be feeling uplifted, exfoliated, relaxed, cleansed and rejuvenated. And if you like the sound of a spring cleaning routine but would prefer if someone else did the work for you, come along to Yu Spa and let us pamper you. We’ve got a wide range of detoxifying treatments and first-class facilities that’ll have you feeling refreshed and ready to take on spring in no time. Find out more here.

Or if you’re based in London or Edinburgh, make use of PURE Spa‘s spring packages. The ‘Spring Spa Boost’ offer available in PURE Spa at our City of London and Waterloo Place hotels allows you to fit a full spa experience into a busy schedule – or mix and match to create your own spa day. Choose from popular treatments like the Swedish Back Massage and the PURE Spa booster facial and save 20% off this spring. More info here.

Or check out PURE Spa’s ‘Spring Beauty Essentials’ offer which allows you to book some of PURE’s most popular treatments for just £25! Treatments include the vegan friendly PURE facial, the PURE pedicure and the PURE Deluxe Massage to name a few. Pop in for a quick rejuvenation if you’re staying with us in London or Edinburgh. To book offer, visit the website here.