Fancy a complete change? – Why Dr Who Should Try Spa Treatments
Unless you were residing in the most far-flung corner of the UK over the Christmas and New Year period, with only a few rabbits for company and no access to the modern media, it would have been virtually impossible be unaware that the BBC was bidding a festive farewell to one of its most popular Dr Whos.
On 1st January 2010, some 11.5 million viewers tuned in to witness the outgoing – and admittedly rather eye-catching – Doctor, David Tenant, regenerate into an equally attractive new life form to entertain us in the next series.
The whole process looked a bit uncomfortable and stressful, but of course it didn’t need to be like that…
For in real life, regenerating your whole system can actually be a rather pleasant experience. For example, you could book yourself in for a restorative weekend break at one of the UK’s top spas and leave two days later feeling (almost!) like a new person.
Modern-day spa treatments extend well beyond the traditional standard fare of facial and massage, plus sauna and a swim. The range of pampering opportunities offered by professional therapists at state-of-the-art British spa resorts is long and, dare I say it, even bewildering.
So let’s just take a quick look at a few of the wonderfully relaxing and enhancing treatments on offer at certain UK spas…
Even some of their names inspire ultimate relaxation – such as ILI’TYA The Dreaming. This three-hour, one-on-one spa therapy session harnesses a range of different therapies to banish impurities from your system and restore clarity and balance.
Or perhaps you’d rather try the more traditional sounding Clarins Advanced Face & Body… Billed as “everything a great top-to-toe treatment should be”, this treatment uses intensive concentrates of plant extracts and essential oils to relax and contour your skin.
Two other superb full body treatments are the Crystal Wand Massage and the Elemis Absolute Spa Ritual.
The wands used in the former are smooth crystal ones, made of calming Rose Quartz, with the treatment combining traditional massage techniques, pressure points, crystal therapy and a blend of essential oils to relax tired muscles and clear energy pathways.
In the second treatment, you can choose from one of the unique Elemis Advanced Anti-Ageing Facials and combine it with either a gentle or a more vigorous massage.
Another anti-ageing treatment that is absolutely blissful for tired skin is the Decleor Anti-Ageing Face & Body, which combines invigorating exfoliation with expert Aromatic Massage using 100% pure and natural body care products.
If only the good Doctor had investigated the array of amazing spa treatments on offer, he could have saved himself a lot of – very public – anguish, and instead undergone a more private regeneration process amidst the enviable peace and quiet of a luxury spa.