After a September full of sunshine, the glum rain and cold has come as a bit of a shock to the system. ‘Tis the season to put on a fluffy dressing gown, dip your feet in natural thermae waters and sip rejuvenating juices. Unwind and refresh with our suggestions for relaxing weekend getaways. Round up your girlfriends and seek refuge in the UK’s best spas.
Revitalise your body at the Thermae Bath Spa
A wonderland of ancient thermal springs and swish facilities, we’d happily move into the Thermae Bath Spa. The moment you enter the building the high tech changing areas, accommodating staff and calm music transport you to a tranquil realm filled with serenity.
Shimmery turquoise water and magnolia pillars create an atmosphere of calm in the Minerva bath- the spa’s main pool. Drift along in a daze with the support of a complimentary pool float or bounce along the lazy river to your hearts content.
A trip to the open-air roof spa is not to be missed either; indulge your love of sightseeing by gazing out over the cities rooftops from the comfort of the hot, bubbling pool. Give those tired pores a boost in the spas 4 signature steam rooms. The eucalyptus and mint pod is our favourite, not to mention the central rainfall shower which comes in handy when you require cooling off.
With water containing a total of 42 rejuvenating minerals and the spa boasting an average temperature of 33.5 °C, we can’t think of a better way to beat the winter blues.
Indulge in Chinese relaxation methods at the Chuan Spa
In Chinese culture, free flowing water represents life and balance. Chuan translates as serene course of water in English, so it comes as no surprise that this London spa takes its inspiration directly from Asia. Focused on offering traditional Chinese medicine treatments such as acupressure massages and baobab seed and oil exfoliating, it’s certainly a refreshing concept.
The exotic theme extends to the breath-taking décor; VIP baths filled with rose petals, artisan sliding doors and plush treatment pods are garnished with hanging chandeliers and aromatic scents. We highly recommend this spa for a calming experience that will revive your mind, body and soul.
Choose from over 80 spa therapies at Champney’s signature resort
Nestled amongst the Leicestershire countryside, Champney Springs is a cocoon of calm. Focused on fitness, health and wellbeing, guests will find plenty of opportunities to unwind at this beautiful health resort. Unlike most spa destinations, Champney Springs gives you the opportunity to exercise and relax depending on your requirements.
Choose from over 80 treatments including astrology, holistic crystal therapy and meditation, make use of the resort’s 2 fitness studios and fill your body up with hearty goodness. The fine dining menu is full of healthy nourishment guaranteed to make you feel amazing. Out of all the options mentioned, Champney Springs is by far the priciest, but its luxury worth saving up for.
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