Whether you’ve had a challenging week at work, you’re well overdue a holiday or you’re in need of some me-time, spa breaks are the perfect way to take a step back from the strain of the everyday and simply unwind. Relax in the steam room, treat yourself to a facial or glam-up your nails with a manicure – you can do so much while doing so little.
The rolling valleys and gorgeous green countryside of South Wales is home to many spa hotels offering truly luxurious spa breaks. We’ve picked out three of the best so you can find out more about what to expect from a visit:
Spa Breaks at Brynmeadows
Escape the fuss of your usual surroundings and choose one of the delightful spa breaks at Brynmeadows for an experience that you won’t want to end. Lie around in utter peace and tranquillity while treating yourself to a lavish back massage, hot stones treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures. You can relax beside the pool for hours, take a dip in the hydrospa and clear out your airways in the steam room.
Rasul Mud Room Ceremony
A treatment for your whole body, the Rasul Mud Room Ceremony is a unique revitalizing experience for your skin and airways. You are shown how to undertake the ritual before you enter the warm chamber to apply various muds and deep sea salts which cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize your skin. You’ll begin and end the treatment with a tropical monsoon shower and can enjoy the aromatherapy-infused steamy aromas as you lie back and relax. Leave feeling refreshed and perfectly at peace.
Spa Breaks at Laguna Spa, Cardiff
For spa breaks with the added treat of retail therapy, visit the Cardiff’s city center for a stay at the Laguna Spa hotel. After a fun day hitting the stores, you can lie back to relax those tired muscles and feet with an array of exotic treatments which are inspired by cultures from across the world. Enjoy a full body Polynesian massage, get glammed-up with a Zen tan or perfect those toenails with a pretty pedicure.
Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial
For an anti-ageing treatment with a difference, experience the Elemis Advance Performance Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial. An exclusive to the Laguna Spa, this gentle, stimulating treatment helps to restore and smooth the skin for a healthy and glowing complexion. Groundbreaking products are used which are proven to resurface up to 75% of the skin and to improve skin’s softness by up to 32%. After just one session, you’ll see amazing results: fewer blemishes, less dark spots, reduced fine-lines and an overall more even skin tone.
Spa Breaks at The Celtic Manor Resort
At the spa hotel that has won multiple awards for consistent excellence, you can expect a top-class tranquil experience. Stay for just one night or for the whole weekend to try out the range of enticing treatments on offer. The Manor resort also has fabulous pool, Jacuzzi and steam room facilities and is recognized for its more elite spa breaks. Take a trip to the herbal steam temple, go on a girly get-together or savor a signature facial.
Elemis AromaSpa Ocean Wrap
Feel the pains of fatigue, arthritis and rheumatism fade away with the Muslease AromaSpa Ocean Wrap. A combination of rich marine algae, tropical sea plants and sea salts, the treatment will leave your whole body feeling revitalized. Or, for a similar treatment with a focus on improving the appearance of cellulite and decongesting the airways, choose the Callutox Aroma Spa Ocean wrap.
This article was written by Julie Waters, a masseuse at the Brynmeadows Spa Hotel. Julie has enjoyed working at the luxury countryside retreat for over 10 years and still loves to watch visitors leaving spa breaks with that special glow.