Find the right spa for your next pampering trip
We all need regular R&R breaks to help recharge our batteries and although nothing beats a room with a view — it is seriously good spa facilities that will help you make the most of your precious downtime. There are some beautiful places within the UK to spend your next pampering staycation including the stunning Lake District but how do you find the right spa in the Lake District for your next pampering trip?
You look for peace alongside the pampering
The words that come to mind when you think of treating yourself to a spa experience are tranquillity and luxury, and if the spa itself is surrounded by beautiful scenery then this will only enhance your pampering experience. Being surrounded by Mother Nature has the ability to lift our mood and soothe our senses. In addition, spa products containing natural ingredients will help us truly feel at one with the elements.
It is all about the water
Spa treatments come from the Latin Salus per Aquam’; meaning ‘health from water’ and so the right spa will naturally incorporate water in all its pampering forms. A swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi are an absolute must but for a truly pampering experience why not try a thermotherapy suite incorporating a blend of different spa cultures from around the world including ice and salt rooms?
A great restaurant
It is a scientific fact that pampering makes a girl hungry! However, the last thing you will want to do is break off from precious spa time to go searching for a separate establishment in order to refuel. The answer is to choose a spa with an array of tempting food and drink whether it is a freshly blended smoothie, afternoon tea, or Asian cuisine. It goes without saying that a truly pampering experience includes sipping champagne and cocktails — just be careful of your face mask!
Top to toe treatments
The right spa will have a wide range of treatments on offer from facials to massages to anti-ageing and beauty treatments that are suitable for a range of ages and pregnant ladies too. Whether you are being polished, massaged, or made to sparkle; quality ingredients are a must and names that are synonymous with spa treatments such as Elemis are ones you’ll want to watch out for.
You may also wish to look for something just that little bit different. A mud Rasul experience can be enjoyed by up to 4 people — a great bonding experience that uses mineral rich clay and steam as well as elements of light and sound to treat hair, face, and body.
Somewhere to rest your head
A truly great spa will have a relaxation room for you to round off your pampering experience (or provide a well-earned rest between treatments!), but even better is a spa that is part of a luxury hotel. What could be better than wandering down to the hydrotherapy in your robe after enjoying a leisurely breakfast or popping back to your room for an afternoon nap between treatments? So, if you are looking for a break why not consider an actual spa break? This means you can enjoy the rest of the facilities a hotel has to offer without going offsite which means more time for pampering! You certainly don’t have to climb the mountains to appreciate their beauty!
Gift vouchers and spa breaks
There is nothing better than making well-timed hints about a spa break and having generous friends and relatives actually pay for you to be pampered! You may wish to return the favour by purchasing a gift voucher so a loved one can follow up with their own pampering experience.