Verbena Spa Wellness Corner

Pause. Relax. Breath. Take a moment for YOU! 

Across our page, we will be posting meditation, stretches, hints and tips and so much more for you to try. 

Wellness is our heartland, were we create exceptional experiences that make a real difference to your mind, skin and soul health.

We believe that your body is a living temple - honour it, enjoy life and live it to the full.


To start our first blog we are dedicating it to 'Wellness during menopause'

We’re very passionate about life and great products to help us live it to the full - no matter what stage of life we’re at. We have customers in their late teens through to their eighties and we love that. However, we discovered that the largest group we have are in the in-between and that means we’re either about to go through, are going through, or have been through the lovely thing called the menopause!

Temple Spa have teamed up with experts to bring us advice on navigating perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms. Consulting with these carefully selected panel of experts from doctors, health, fitness, nutrition, mindfulness and of course our own authority in skincare, research showed that many menopausal symptoms have a collective effect on our skin, body and soul. With this in mind the new menopause treatment 'YOUR BEST YOU' was created. A unique top-to-toe treatment that is bespoke to you, supporting fully during your second spring, no matter what stage you are at.

Your Best You

The Menopause - a few facts

In short, it’s the end of a woman’s menstrual cycle. It happens when ovaries no longer make oestrogen and progesterone, two hormones needed for fertility. The stages of Menopause are usually diagnosed by your GP. But we as women are intuitive, we usually know when its upon us. We have three stages that take place over time:

Stage 1: Perimenopause - This first stage can take anything from six months to six years, everyone is different. This stage is your body preparing itself for the beginning of menopause; this effects the regularity of your periods, they’ll become irregular but won’t yet stop. Most women hit this stage around age 47 but for others it can come early.

Stage 2: Menopause: This is when you will have your final period. A GP will determine if you have reached menopause when you have not had a period for 12 consecutive months. Good idea to diarise this as time passes and you can’t always remember.

Stage 3: Post-menopause: This begins when you hit the one-year mark from your final period. Every woman is different, and this stage may continue for four to five years. Your body will then begin to settle down – although the symptoms of menopause lessen, it is really important to keep up with a lifestyle that supports this change.


Foods to embrace:
• To combat the natural loss of collagen, elastin and moisture due to loss of oestrogen, incorporate dietary sources of collagen such as bone broths, fish, legumes or dairy products
• Fruit and veg for hot flushes and weight control
• Plant based foods rich in phytoestrogen for better sleep, energy levels and positive mood

Foods to avoid:
• Caffeine, alcohol and spicy foods all make us more susceptible to hot flushes
• Fatty meats and processed foods negatively effect our mood swings, body weight and energy levels



• Prioritise restorative activities such as sleep, yoga, meditation, treat yourself to a
massage or get your partner to give you one, walking or even a relaxing DRIFT AWAY
• Where possible get outside to exercise or walk in nature to promote the parasympathetic nervous system.
• Challenge muscles and bones to keep them strong and maintain a good density.
• Body weight exercises or using weights
• Stretch and mobilise to help with stiffness.



Looking after your mind is key. Breathing techniques and Mindfulness exercises help to
keep stress and anxiety low. These are a few positive habits to practice and master during
these stages.
• guided visualisation
• meditation
• breath work


Stretch and Flow

Treat your body with kindness and compassion with our 10 minute yoga flow - curated to specifically focus on light and gentle movement alongside mindful breathing, yoga is loved by so many around the world to help relieve stress and tension whilst improving muscle strength, flexibility and balance.

Products to help…