So, you’ve ripped open the envelope that contains the birthday card from your granny. But instead of the eagerly anticipated crisp cheque you usually receive, out drop a couple of spa gift vouchers for a day visit to one of the UK’s leading spas plus a selection of beauty treatments.
After the initial fleeting twinge of disappointment (you’d had plans for the cash), the realisation dawns that your gift vouchers are a paper passport to another world – the world of spa…
But this “other world” is so diverse and has so many appealing features, that it’s not going to be easy to decide how to redeem your gift vouchers. It’s time to pick up the phone and call the experts!
Friendly advisers at the UK’s leading spas have a myriad of spa treatment information at their fingertips, and if they don’t know the answer to your question themselves, they will refer you to one of their colleagues for further details.
It’s only natural that you’ll want your spa day to reflect your own personal needs and interests as far as possible.
For example, if you are stressed to the max due to a particularly heavy workload or difficult personal situation, then you may well simply want to relax in the pool and sauna for a while, before indulging in a selection of relaxing treatments.
But if you’re sick of being stuck in front of a computer all day long, your idea of a fun day out at a spa might be to get on your bike and ride around the grounds of your luxurious destination. Or you may prefer to join a fitness class or gym session to get the endorphins (nature’s very own feel-good drugs) flowing.
So once any vague disappointment has turned to excitement, you can really start planning for your precious day of luxurious indulgence, free from the demands of family and work.
Plan your treatment schedule in advance, by doing some online research into the services available at your spa destination, and then booking your chosen treatments before you go.
On the actual day, make sure you arrive at the spa resort or healthy hydro by the recommended time – after all, you don’t want to miss a minute of relaxation.
And by the time you’ve been pampered and cosseted, and then pampered again some more, you’ll be secretly hoping that at least one of your Christmas cards will contain spa gift vouchers too…