With Christmas done and dusted for 2018, thoughts turn to all the exciting things the coming year might bring. If you were lucky enough to receive a spa gift voucher for Christmas, or simply want to get the most out of your first spa visit of 2019, here are a few ideas, whether you’re a spa newbie or a veteran spa-goer looking for something new.
If one of your New Year resolutions is to destress, a visit to the spa is likely to be near the top of your ‘to do’ list. Many spa newcomers have some anxieties and reservations, but there is really nothing to fear! In fact, we have a whole section of spa guides that should answer any questions and also dispel some myths.
When it comes to your first spa visit, you might like to keep things simple with a spa day or half-day that includes some treatments and access to the spa’s leisure facilities (swimming pool, Jacuzzi and steam room, etc). This will let you enjoy some much-needed relaxation while introducing you gently to the spa experience. Treatments (and facilities) vary between spas, but generally a spa package will include a choice of one or more of the following: back, neck and shoulders massage, facial, manicure and/or pedicure.
Note: If you are pregnant or have a medical condition, some spa exclusions will apply. Contact us, your GP, or your chosen spa ahead of time for advice.
The Mini Pamper Day is available at more than 50 spas nationwide.
The Pace Health Club and Nu Spa, Manchester offers a Refresh Mini Spa Day.
The Hampshire Court Hotel in Basingstoke, Hampshire offers a Mini Pamper Day Experience.
If you are an experienced spa-lover, the New Year might offer the chance to move beyond your usual pampering experience and to try something a little different. This may mean a new treatment, an overnight spa break instead of a spa day, or trying out the facilities at a different spa.
For example, one recent spa trend has been to harness heat and cold to boost wellness and vitality, so maybe a thermal spa or spa with ‘fire and ice’ experience might be something you would enjoy? When it comes to treatments, massages offer great scope to try something new. So, if you usually opt for a traditional back, neck and shoulders or Swedish massage, why not investigate an alternative body massage, such as a hot stone massage or Shiatsu massage?
The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire offers a One Night Fire and Ice Break.
The Mercure Shrewsbury Albrighton Hall Hotel and Spa in Shrewsbury, Shropshire offers a thermal suite with ice room.
The Warner Leisure Hotels can be found in some lovely locations, with each offering a range of spa packages and treatments.
If you have received a spa voucher for Christmas, the first thing to do is to check which type you have. We offer a general spa voucher with a monetary value, which can be redeemed through us as full or part payment at spas nationwide. Alternatively, you might have been gifted a Pamper Day spa voucher, which is valid for a set package with various inclusions. Either way, the important thing to note is that your voucher is valid for 12 months, so be sure to redeem your gift soon!
What better way to start 2019 than with a trip to the spa? We hope this article has given you some ideas of how to get the most from your next spa visit and we look forward to helping you relax throughout the coming 12 months. Happy New Year!
If you’re ready to redeem your voucher, or simply want to find out more about our featured spas and treatments, why not give us a call today?