How to Find Your Zen #ZenWithSpaSeekers

You might hear people discussing how ‘Zen’ they are. But what does that mean? The word ‘Zen’ is the Japanese way of saying ‘Chan’, which is the Chinese attempt at pronouncing ‘Dhyana’ – the Sanskrit translation of ‘meditation’.

Peace, tranquillity, slowing down and finding harmony amid the chaos – all of this is what it means to be Zen.

However, finding your Zen isn’t just about meditation, although according to Zen experts, it does help. Realistically, not everyone has the time to practise meditation, so there are other ways of achieving your Zen.

Here at SpaSeekers, we think we can help; spa treatments can really help you relax. We invited three lovely bloggers (SuzyLis and Eilidih) to find their Zen at the Scottish Westerwood Hotel and they both thoroughly enjoyed their time with us.


Here are a few ways that spending some time at a spa can help you find your Zen. If you’re already convinced, find your nearest spa with SpaSeekers.



Credit: The Westerwood Hotel


You might be thinking ‘but I can relax at home?’. This is true – but there is usually some sort of distraction. The dishes need to be done, the bathroom needs to be cleaned and the dog won’t stop barking. At a spa, there is nothing to distract you. Nothing to clean, no one to take care of, nothing you need to do. This is when the real relaxation can begin.       

Credit: The Westerwood Hotel

According to experts, relaxation is a fundamental part of being healthy. We need time to destress, and what better way than relaxing in a hot tub or sauna?

Enjoy time with loved ones

A few hours at the spa is great for your mind and body, as well as your relationships. It is a perfect excuse for a catch-up with the girls or family. We also have refreshment facilities at our spas, some offering afternoon tea – because what is a catch up without tea and scones?

Laughing and smiling releases endorphins in the brain that automatically make you feel good, and according to research, helps relieve pain.                                                                                     


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Credit: SuzyBlue                                                                                                 


Sometimes you just need to think with no distractions. Our brains need time to digest and reflect on the new information we’re constantly acquiring.  Research has shown that this helps us to maximise all that we’re learning and process any difficult experiences we may be having. Finding time and space to reflect can be hard in a normal environment.

The peace and quiet of a spa is the perfect opportunity for reflection. Wind down with a facial or a visit to the steam room, and let your brain wander.



Massages can help your body and your brain, relaxing your muscles and your mood. We won’t bore you with the details, but certain hormones are released during massages which in turn increase your serotonin levels – making you feel happier. Some research even says that massages have such a positive effect on your mental health, that they can help with depression.

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Inspired yet? If you would like to win a spa day and feel #ZenWithSpaSeekers at The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort, enter our Facebook competition now for the chance to win a spa day voucher for TWO, including complementary afternoon tea & mocktail, 50 minutes treatments of choice and wonderful spa time. And for those who miss the deadline, you can always book your own special spa day here! #ZenWithSpaSeekers


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By participating in this prize draw, you are deemed to accept the following terms and conditions:

  • The prize draw is open to customers and non-customers aged 18 or over who are UK residents. The draw is not open to employees of SpaSeekers, their families or anyone associated with this draw. Proof of eligibility must be provided on request
  • Winners will be drawn at random at the end of the promotion (promotion ends 25/10/2017)
  • The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. The promoter’s decision is final in all matters and no correspondence will be entered into
  • The promoter reserves the right (a) to add to or waive any rules on reasonable notice (b) cancel or postpone the promotion at any stage in the event of circumstances beyond its reasonable control, or (c) in its reasonable discretion to substitute a prize of equal or greater value
  • The winning entries will be selected at random from a draw. The winning selection is final. No correspondence will be entered into
  • No cash alternatives will be substituted for the prize. The promoter reserves the right to offer alternative items/activities of a greater or equivalent value should unforeseen circumstances require it
  • If a prize remains unclaimed after reasonable efforts have been made to contact the winner the promoter will be entitled to dispose of the prize as it sees fit without any liability to the winner for having done so
  • The promoter reserves the right to alter, amend or foreclose the promotion without prior notice. The winner must arrange their own transport. Travel expenses will not be provided to or from SpaSeekers to the hotel.
  • The prize must be taken before the 24th December 2017 and is subject to availability so we recommend booking as far in advance as possible.
  • The prize will be valid from Monday-Thursday.


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