Boys – have you ever fancied a spa visit but been worried that spa breaks are a bit of a girly thing? Well, here’s a first-person review of the Malvern Spa from a male point of view – if this doesn’t change your mind, nothing will!
“Well gentlemen, it’s a leap year this year so chances are your better half has proposed to you, you’ve been delighted to accept and now, following on with the whole role reversal theme, you’re organising the wedding itself, taking on all the stresses and strains that that entails. You’ve earned a break, a bit of rest and relaxation for all your hard work so far, so why not take some time out and visit a spa, as a little treat for yourself. OK, it may not be the usual way in which you treat yourself, but I can assure you it is well worth considering, having been lucky enough to visit The Malvern Hotel and spa myself recently.
“At first glance it may not appear to be your traditional spa; located on a business park in a building that can, at first glance, be mistaken for an office building. But once inside you get the more traditional feeling of being at a very modern spa, and a quick tour of the facilities by one of the friendly and knowledgeable staff shows you just how modern and well-equipped it is.
“As well as having over 20 comfortable bedrooms, The Malvern also boasts two saunas, a steam room, salt grotto and a number of different showers, including Tropical Rain, Cool Fog and, for the braver men among you, cold water Plunge Bucket. To really help you relax though they have a heated spa pool that you can enter indoors and, by means of a flexible partition, swim outdoors to enjoy the warm water and spa bubbles in the fresh air.
“To eliminate some of that pre-wedding or post-work stress you have two main options; either you can work it off yourself using the well-equipped gym, or you can let someone else do it for you by having a treatment. Me, I had a very relaxing back, neck and shoulder massage, coupled with a facial which was surprisingly relaxing and refreshing. If only it felt that good when I washed my own face!
The Malvern also has a restaurant, which offers a good selection of meals for both carnivores and vegetarians, with good balanced meals of protein and carbs.
All of these things make a spa day just the thing to help us men cope with the stresses and strains of everyday life.”