Ski and spa holidays – two very different winter breaks
If you’re planning to take to the slopes this winter – whether at a UK resort or at one of the many winter sports’ destinations abroad – you may well feel a little battered and bruised by the time you get back home.
Perhaps you’ll have discovered muscles that you never knew you had or you’ll be nursing a few fading bruises from where you landed in a heap half-way down a tricky black run on day one.
If this sounds like you, then perhaps next time you head off on a leisure break, your beleaguered body might welcome a slightly less demanding – but equally enjoyable – spa experience.
For example, how does the prospect of gliding slowly and luxuriously through the blue waters of a lagoon-style pool grab you? Or enjoying a relaxing Indian head massage or a revitalising facial while you’re soothed by gentle, inspiring music, with the sweet smell of incense filling the air.
And if you tire of relaxing (as if!) and hanker after some invigorating exercise, you’ll also find ample opportunities to keep fit and toned at the country’s top spas, which generally run aerobics classes and gym sessions galore.
Spa holidays are growing in popularity every year as the UK public wakes up to the very real health benefits offered by a spa lifestyle.
The treatments and activities on offer during spa weekend breaks in the UK cater to every taste and requirement – ranging from gentle Pilates, FitnessYoga or Chinese Wand through to high-impact activities such as Studio Cycling, Circuit Training or Body Max.
So if you fancy a break from skiing this winter (or should I say if you’d like to avoid a break while skiing this winter…), get online and find yourself a winter spa holiday weekend. Your knees and ankles will certainly thank you for it!