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Relax your body & nourish your spirit with a blissful spa day. Here are our editors’ picks of the best UK spa days – there is an experience for everyone, whatever your budget, location and goals!
Everything You Need To Know About Spa Days
What Exactly Is A Spa Day?
Each spa has a different definition of a “spa day”. In general, a spa day includes a few hours in the spa’s wet facilities (pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, hot tub, etc), followed by a treatment. Many spa day packages also include a meal. If you’re not sure what you’re getting, contact your chosen spa.
Before You Go…
It’s always good to go to the spa with a goal in mind. Have you had a bad week at work and just want to de-stress in peace & quiet? Or are you going for a specific concern: a massage to relieve aches and pains or a facial to get glowing skin? Maybe you want to gossip with the girls in the spa before a night out? Choose your spa day with your goals in mind to get the most out of the experience.
What Are The Benefits of a Spa Day?
One day is all you need to relax, melt away tension and leave the spa feeling like a new person. We can forget the importance of taking care of ourselves, or feel guilty dedicating an entire day just to our wellbeing. A day at the spa will leave you calm, rebalanced & rejuvenated – you will likely sleep extremely well, too! Now who wouldn’t want that?
Best Romantic Spa Days
Cue the dim lighting, couples massage rooms and spacious pools and jacuzzis for quiet moments with your loved one. Add a memorable meal to your visit for the ultimate romantic spa day.
Best Spa Days for Groups & Hen Parties
When you’re looking to book a group spa day, you need to make sure there’s ample space for your bevy of friends. These spas are guaranteed to show you and your group a good time, whatever the occasion.
Best Spa Days for Brides
Every bride wants to look her best on the big day. With the stresses and strains of organising a wedding, what better way to relax than with a spa day for the bridal party – we’re sure the mother-of-the-bride and maid-of-honour will love a pre-wedding pamper too!
Best Spa Days for Mums & Daughters
Mother-Daughter spa days are a great way to reconnect, feel closer and spend invaluable quality time together. Whether your daughter is 14 or 41, these spas offer memorable spa days for mums & daughters of all ages.
Best Spa Days for Mums-to-be
These spas cater especially for pregnant women, with bespoke prenatal treatments and packages perfect for you & your bump! Spa days are great for mums-to-be to relax before the arrival of their little one, and massage will soothe sore backs and release tension held in the body.
Best Spa Days for Men
Best Spa Days for Escaping the City
Sometimes the fast-paced hustle and bustle of city life can get you down – and a day in the spa is the perfect remedy when you’re feeling frazzled. These spas are set in beautiful countryside locations and may just tempt you to stay longer than a day…
Best Spa Days in the City
We can’t all escape on a luxury spa break every weekend – however much we would like too – but there are plenty of hidden oasis in the city where you can getaway. These spas provide relaxation and a little respite from the pressures of daily life…
Best Spa Days for Water Facilities
The healing benefits of water are well documented and have been utilised by spas for centuries. Beginning your spa visit with a hammam before your massage, or a salt infused steam before your facial can greatly enhance the benefits of your chosen spa treatment.