Whether you’ve had a tough week at work or you’re overdue a treat, a break at a spa hotel is the perfect way to get away from the stresses of everyday life for some well-deserved me-time. Laze in the steam room, get a full body massage or cheer up those toenails with a pedicure.
There are many luxurious spa hotels dotted across Wales and the UK, each offering a vast range of alluring treatments and facilities. Here are three of the most glamorous picks and what you can expect from a visit:
Brynmeadows Golf and Spa Hotel
Leave behind the commotion of your everyday surroundings and escape to the gorgeous Welsh valleys for a spa break at Brynmeadows. You can feel your worries flutter away as you’re pampered with a unique range of sumptuous treatments, including back massages, hot stones, facials and manicures. Spend hours relaxing by the poolside and bathe in the hydro spa, amongst the tranquil sounds and soothing aromas of the Fusion Spa.
Rasul Mud Room Ceremony – 45mins
This full body treatment is designed to cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize your skin. You are talked through the ritual by a therapist who will then leave you to self apply the various mods. Moisten your skin in the monsoon shower before exfoliating with deep sea salts and marine mud. Then simply sit back and enjoy the heat and aromas of the aromatherapy-infused steam chamber. You’ll then finish the ritual with a tender tropical shower and leave feeling perfectly tranquil.
Laguna Spa, Cardiff
For a girly weekend that involves bathing, spa and retail therapy, head in Cardiff’s city center to enjoy the luxury of the Laguna Spa. After a long day of shopping, you can unwind with exotic treatments from cultures across the globe, including Japan, Bali, Polynesia and Morocco. Get a stress-expelling full body massage, treat yourself to a Zen tan or pretty-up those nails with a professional pedicure.
Elemis Advance Performance Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial – 55mins
This groundbreaking anti-ageing treatment provides instant restoration and softening to the facial skin. The products used are clinically proven to resurface the skin by up to 75% and to increase the smoothness of skin by up to 32% from just one session. Skin is more radiant with less blemishes, a more even skin tone and diminished fine lines, to reveal the youth that lies within.
The Celtic Manor Resort
Get the top-class in the tranquillity of the spa hotel that has won two awards for its excellence in the past year. Stay for just one night or longer to experience the array of tantalizing treatments and fabulous water facilities. With relaxation rituals, an herbal steam temple, signature facials and girlie get-together packages, there is more than enough to enjoy.
Elemis Aroma Spa Ocean Wrap – 75 mins
Relieve the pain of rheumatism, fatigue and arthritis with a Muslease AromaSpa Ocean Wrap that combines the salts and riches of marine algae with sea plants. Or, if you’re feeling rather stuffy, decongest your systems and improve the appearance of cellulite with the Callutox AromaSpa Ocean Wrap. Feel revitalized with smooth skin and a cleansed mind.
This post was written by Julie Waters, a treatment specialist working at the Brynmeadows Spa Hotel. Julie takes care of the full body massage treatments as well as the holistic therapies. She enjoys watching hotel visitors leave with that new special glow.