The spa-goers who came in from the cold
Unless you’re a skier, climber or snowboarder, your outdoor sporting activities may well have been put on hold for several weeks this winter. And, as the bitter winter’s chill continues to bite, growing numbers of exercise-seeking Brits have sought refuge indoors in the warm and welcoming environment of a health spa.
When the temperature outside is sub-zero, there are few pursuits more pleasurable or indulgent than basking in the balmy waters of a spa resort pool, popping intermittently into the steam room or sauna just to top up your warmth levels.
If swimming’s not your thing, the myriad of other activities on offer at spas will leave you wondering which invigorating (or relaxing – you choose!) session to try first.
You might opt for sessions such as the Aerobic Fat Burner, Hot Salsa Fitness or PomPom workout if you’re feeling energetic. Or, if you prefer your exercise less lively, instead take things easy with a gentle swim in an ultramodern spa swimming pool, with an occasional saunter to the sauna or steam room.
Leaving exercise aside, the prolonged period of raw, cold weather can play havoc with your hands and face – putting your skin under immense strain as it’s blasted relentlessly by the icy wind and hail day after day.
A spa is the perfect place to pamper your skin back to softness and radiance, preparing it to face the rest of the winter in better condition.
At any leading UK spa, a team of skincare professionals will be on hand to advise you on the best way to look after your skin, as well as providing an array of facials and other restorative beauty treatments.
With a wealth of wonderful facial and skin therapies available, such as Visible Brilliance Facial, Clarins Forever Young Facial, Clarins Spa Fruit and Salt Scrub and Detox Wrap, Decleor Anti-Ageing Face & Body Therapy and LI’TYA Mala Mayi – to name but a few – you’ll be spoilt for choice.
So, no matter how wildly the west wind doth blow this winter, you can rest assured that a visit to a spa will help you continue to look your radiant best.