A guide to spa treatment rooms
Offering the chance to indulge in an hour or two of spa luxury, treatment rooms are relaxing spaces that are dedicated to beauty and wellness. In this guide, we take a look at what you can expect to find when you visit a spa treatment room. We also introduce you to five of our favourite spa treatment rooms.
What is a treatment room?
Treatment rooms or spa therapy rooms can be found in each of our spas, including our exclusive 5 star luxury spa hotels. These are private rooms in which you can enjoy a selection of pampering spa treatments, such as massages and facials. Many of our spa packages feature treatments, which will take place in one of these rooms.
However, the term ‘treatment room’ can also be used to describe a compact spa that features few (if any) leisure facilities, such as a swimming pool. Instead, the focus of these venues is on providing calm, private rooms in which you can enjoy the full benefits of your luxurious spa treatment without many of the communal spaces and spa facilities you will find in a traditional ‘wet’ spa. As such, they are the perfect choice for a low-key, luxurious spa experience that offers some well-deserved ‘me’ time.
What’s included in a treatment room?
Treatment rooms and spa therapy rooms are designed for maximum comfort and relaxation. Inside, you will find an adjustable bed and, often, seating. The room will be gently lit with calming décor and may feature soft music, all designed to create a zen-like, interruption-free space where you can unwind and enjoy your treatment.
There will usually be a changing room onsite, so you can slide into a robe and securely store your personal belongings (including your mobile phone!).
Feel free to talk to the therapist during your treatment or you can remain silent if you prefer. Also, don’t be afraid to speak up if you would like the temperature of the room altered or you feel any discomfort during your treatment, etc.
Most treatment rooms are designed for use by one client. However, some spas offer dual treatment rooms. These will have side-to-side beds and allow for couples to enjoy a treatment at the same time as each other.
As we mentioned earlier, the majority of our larger and luxury spas have treatment rooms alongside a range of other leisure facilities. Some of the smaller spas (sometimes referred to as ‘dry spas’) only have treatment rooms and maybe one or two additional facilities, such as a sauna or relaxation room. These smaller spas often feature a range of other beauty services, such as tanning, a nail bar or a hair salon.
So, what kind of treatments can you look forward to? While they will vary between venues, the most common options are:
Massage: There are many different types of massage from a soothing back, neck & shoulders or scalp massage through to a more robust deep tissue massage. Some massages include aromatherapy oils for an enhanced experience.
Facial: Again, there are lots of different spa facials. Some include aromatherapy oils, and you can also find facials tailored to your particular skin type.
Manicure / pedicure: These treatments are the ultimate luxurious treat for your fingers or toes. Each of these treatments includes soaking, filing, defoliating and massaging the nails and the hands or feet. The treatment ends with the application of a nail polish of your choice, if you’d like.
Body wrap / body polish: Body wraps involve applying a nourishing oil or mineral-rich formula to your body and then wrapping you up so you can reap the full benefits of the ingredients. Wraps are sometimes applied alongside a body polish or ahead of a massage. Body polishes involve a full-body exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and leave you feeling re-energised. They are sometimes applied prior to a massage.
Five of our favourite spas with treatment rooms
If you would like to experience the luxury of a dedicated spa treatment room, we’ve picked out five for you to try.
1. PURE Lothian Road, Edinburgh: This convenient city centre spa features four comfortable treatment rooms, in which you can indulge in some dedicated pampering. The spa also offers a manicure bar, brow bar and tanning room, so you can leave feeling and looking great from head to toe. Book now.
2. Casa Day Spa, Edgware Road, London: Offering more than just treatment rooms, this day spa brings you a luxurious ladies-only traditional Hammam experience. Enjoy a wonderful facial, body scrub, or massage in one of the three sumptuous treatment rooms, and then relax in the detoxifying traditional Arabian Hammam, Rhassoul steam chamber or infra-red sauna. Book now.
3. PURE Spa Thorpe Wood, Peterborough: Our second entry from the popular PURE family, this welcoming venue offers indulgent treatments across four relaxing spa therapy rooms. There are even two couples treatment rooms, so you can enjoy a side-by-side massage or facial with a loved one in comfort and privacy. While you’re here, you can also top up your tan and tidy up your nails and brows! Book now.
4. The Beauty Island Sanctuary, Worthing, West Sussex: If you’re seeking an exclusive spa experience, this private day spa is the ideal choice. Enjoy pampering treatments across five stunning treatment rooms before unwinding on your own terms with private use of the spa facilities. The spa also features nail, tanning and hair-styling services for the complete personal beauty package. Book now.
5. Malmaison Aberdeen: This stylish spa hotel enjoys a quiet location yet is within easy reach of the city. Indulge in an aromatherapy massage, facial or an elegant manicure/pedicure in one of the three serene treatment rooms. You can then relax and de-stress in the steam room and dedicated relaxation room or get active in the hotel’s gym. Book now.