It’s that time of the year again, where spas seem to be falling over themselves to come up with ever more topical, seasonal and in some cases downright unusual ideas to tempt us all in for a spa day.
UK spas seem to have gone mad for the strawberries this year. There’s nothing I like more than real British strawberries, in season. They remind me of when I was very young and living in very close proximity to a ‘Pick Your Own’ strawberry field, which was abandoned for not having enough yield to be profitable. But that field did still produce a heck of a lot of strawberries, and all the kids in the village would gravitate towards that place in the summer armed with plastic ice cream tubs their mothers had given them, and gorge themselves on free fruit. To this day, nothing beats the taste of a warm, freshly picked strawberry.
You can indulge your strawberry love with a Strawberries and Cream Spa day at the Malvern Spa, where you’ll experience a delectable Strawberry Cream Salt Scrub, where you can also enjoy a strawberry and clotted cream dessert with your lunch.
Another strawberry loving spa is the Summer Razul package at Bryn Meadows, where the Strawberry cream Salt Scrub is joined by a delicious afternoon tea – with strawberries of course!
The new packages on offer at the lovely Owl House in Diseworth are decidedly fragrant. Their new offering includes four sumptuous signature body rituals, English Rose, Lavender Crush, Rosemary Herb Garden and Citrus Grove, all perfectly balanced rituals that will leave you smelling and feeling totally amazing. I want to try all four, and I'm dropping hints like nobody’s business if anybody is listening!
If you just fancy a spot of high tea with a spa treatment thrown in, the Spa at Witney lakes resort in the Cotswolds is the archetypal summer spa destination. You can have a lovely treatment and a classic English cream tea, and spend four hours in the spa, just getting away from it all.
Summer treat, anyone?
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