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Why spas can pose a challenge for plus-size guests

Issues that may prevent some guests from fully enjoying a spa day include a lack of suitable facilities and amenities. One of the more common complaints is the unavailability of plus-size spa robes. Spas sometimes offer one-size robes designed to be used by all guests. However, this may not always work. Related to this is the provision of larger size towels and wider treatment tables.

How to identify a spa for plus-size guests

While all spas should welcome each and every guest and make them feel welcome, some spas go the extra mile to create an inclusive environment. At these spas, you’ll benefit from such facilities and amenities as:

- Plus-size spa robes and towels

- Wider treatment couches

- Dining chairs without armrests

- Spacious shower cubicles 

- Private changing facilities

Getting the most from your spa experience

If you’re new to the spa experience, you may have some initial concerns. We encourage you to contact us – or your chosen spa – ahead of your visit. You can ask as many questions as you’d like. Spas want every guest to feel comfortable and relaxed, so don’t be shy!

We also offer plenty more advice on this site. Start with our guide: What to expect on your first-ever spa visit.

Believe us, lots of people feel a little self-conscious at first. However, these fears are usually short-lived. The key is to embrace being in a comfortable, relaxed setting. After all, a spa offers time away from everyday life and the chance to focus on your own wellness – make the most of it!

Some of our favourite plus-size spas

We have dozens of great hotels and spas that promise a wonderful experience for all guests. Here are just a few to consider when booking your next spa experience

The Belfry in Warwickshire is a luxury spa that offers great facilities and pampering treatments for all guests, including a fire and ice thermal spa experience. Choose from a range of packages including the Signature Spa Day and One-Night Lazy Sunday Break.

voco St David's Cardiff enjoys a central waterfront location. It boasts some great facilities including a hydrotherapy jet pool and dry floatation tank. There is a wide variety of spa day packages on offer, including the Sunday Lunch and Lounge package and the Tea and Treats Spa Day.

DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Westerwood Spa & Golf Resort offers a welcome escape. Set amid glorious countryside, but within easy reach of Glasgow, you can enjoy spa luxury and comfortable accommodation. Choose from several spa day and spa break packages, including the budget Your Discovery Experience and the Two-Night Spa Break.

Macdonald Spa Hotels & Resorts offer city and country sanctuaries at 22 great UK locations.

Ready to book your next spa experience? Contact the SpaSeekers’ team today.

 

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