17 January 2016
How's the new year been treating you so far?
Are you settling back into the daily grind easily, or do you still have wistful dreams about your end of year holiday?
If you're doing more wishing than working, and struggling with settling back into a daily routine, then it might be time to let go, and embrace serenity and relaxation instead.
And where better to do so than at one of the world's most luxurious spa resorts?
Sure, you'd probably need a lotto jackpot to afford even the least expensive treatment, but it's something to aim for.
And in the meantime, once you've bought your lottery ticket and are waiting for the results to come through, you can at least treat yourself to a massage or a facial, and dream of the extravagance awaiting you at our top relaxation picks:
If you've never experienced the delights of a Turkish bath, or hammam, prepare to enjoy the ultimate in relaxation, courtesy of the Akasha Wellbeing Centre at the Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem.
Should you prefer a more active approach to unwinding, try a yoga, tai-chi or Pilates class instead, and feed your appetite for wellness with organic food and drinks at the exclusive Health Bar.
After only a few days at this indulgent retreat, Monday will seem very far away.
If all you know of Mexico is tacos and tequila, get ready to be amazed - and pampered and indulged and spoilt as well, all at the Le Blanc Spa Resort in Cancun, Mexico.
Here you'll enjoy a world-class range of spa treatments, from exclusive Vichy facials to hydrotherapy, scrubs, wraps and massages too, all in the privacy of one of the spa's 19 luxuriously appointed suites.
We don't know what the Spanish for 'fabulous' is, but we have a feeling this might be it.
Does the name 'La Prairie' sound familiar to you?
If it does, you obviously follow celebrity beauty trends, as this famed brand has long been a darling of the rich and famous - and with a lottery jackpot of your own to spend, you'll have no trouble joining its list of exalted clientele.
Pay a visit to the La Prairie medi-spa itself, located in picturesque Switzerland, and find out what it feels like to be one of the glitterati, with a range of treatments and programmes ranging from beauty and aging to weight loss and mental wellness.
And if you're feeling extravagant, why not splash out on their Revitalisation programme - one that's as popular as it is pricy. Being a celebrity may not be cheap, but it certainly is rewarding!
What's even more indulgent than a spa resort?
A spa resort on an island paradise, that's what! Welcome to the Shambhala spa at Parrot Cay by COMO, on the exotic island getaway of Turks and Caicos - a retreat for mind, body and soul, and one you'll never want to leave.
Choose your wellness therapy from a range of cleansing rituals, Asian-inspired treatments, massages, baths and more, and embrace health inside and out, in one of the world's magnificent settings. Namaste indeed!