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A Thermal Experience at Ragdale Hall


From time-to-time, we like to highlight some of the terrific facilities available at the spas we feature on our site. In this article, we take a look at Ragdale Hall’s indulgent thermal spa.

What is a thermal spa?

A thermal spa uses both heat and cold to relax and heal the body. Rather than a defined treatment with a therapist, most of the treatments at the thermal spa are flexible. You can choose which of the facilities you use and how long you remain in each one (this might depend upon your spa package, of course). At a thermal spa, you might find: 

  • Sauna, Hamman, steam room and sanarium: Relax your muscles and open up your pores in these hot and steamy spaces.
  • Hydrotherapy pool: Let those lovely water jets massage away any aches and pains.
  • Ice rooms and ice fountains: Stimulate your body and boost your circulation in these icy cool spaces.
  • Bucket showers, monsoon showers and cave showers: Wash away all your tensions and stresses in these luxury showers, which feature different jets and temperatures.

While all these spaces are wonderful, you can also combine them with another spa treatment, such as a soothing massage. Some spas even take the thermal spa concept to a whole other level with the use of lights, aromatherapy and other extras that make the experience ultra-memorable. In the next section, we explore what’s on offer at one particular spa.

Ragdale Hall’s thermal spa

Ragdale Hall Spa in Leicester features relaxation areas and retreats, a great gym and more. However, their thermal spa is a little bit different. Not only that, it’s free to use, so anyone on a spa break can take full advantage of all the facilities.

The thermal spa is designed to make you feel relaxed as soon as you walk in. The first thing you’re offered is the chance to ‘release negativity’ by caressing an ancient pebble and dropping it into the gently bubbling ‘wishing stream’.

You are then free to enjoy the experience showers, a cave shower with scented water, Kneipp hoses, an ice fountain and different heated rooms to try all around the thermal spa. 

The hot and cold experiences all have something to make them a bit special. The rose sauna is scented and soothing. The colour flow cave steam room features menthol, camomile, sage and jasmine, working alongside blue and green light and the relaxing humidity to soothe all those stresses and strains. The volcanic salt bath has menthol and eucalyptus scent and is infused with 20% salt for extra benefits.

There are also plenty of pools to try, including the lovely candle pool, designed to make you feel relaxed and dream-like and the inside/outside pool where you can feel the warmth of the pool and the chill of the evening, all bathed in atmospheric light. 

If you’re looking for a spa day or a break and like the idea of enjoying a thermal experience, Ragdale Hall is certainly one to try. Alternatively…

Other spas and spa packages you might like:

  • Holmer Park Health Club and Spa in Herefordshire offers a Thermal Relaxation Day, with facilities that include a salt chamber, mineral grotto and aroma steam room.
  • Netherwood Hotel in Cumbria offers a Thermal Journey Experience, with facilities that include an aroma steam room, salt inhalation room and ice fountain.

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