The best destination spas range from space-age fantasies to gleaming temples of self-care, staffed by spiritual teachers and body workers who bring a lifetime of learning, wisdom and time-honoured tools to preserve mind, body and soul.If you’re looking for a serious detox/weight-loss programme, then Northern Europe, particularly Germany and Austria, are your best bet. Generally speaking, India, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Bali and Vietnam are still the spiritual home of yoga, meditation and the more mindful aspects of wellness. We are all living longer, but it’s now about healthspan – and the smart money is on spa programmes promoting longevity via prevention, diagnosis and early detection.This isn’t... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week … [Read more...] about 50 of the world’s most incredible spa breaks for 2019
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Here is a chance to be pampered for free, in deep, relaxing comfort, and to let go of all the strains and stresses that can build up over the busy festive season. One lucky reader and their choice of companion will be able to do just that, and indulge themselves at a top spa facility, set in rolling countryside, during an overnight stay with delicious meals all provided.That’s the wonderful prize if you win our easy-to-enter competition for a Luxury Overnight Reviver Break for two at the award-winning Ragdale Hall Spa.Set in beautiful rural Leicestershire , Ragdale Hall Spa combines state-of-the-art facilities with the charm of traditional Victorian architecture.It was recently awarded the UK’s Best Destination Spa by the Good Spa Guide, so you can be sure this experience will be one that you are unlikely to forget.An Overnight Reviver Break at Ragdale Hall provides the perfect setting to recharge your batteries with 28 hours of … [Read more...] about Win a reviving stay in a luxurious health spa
A popular spa, which opened just one year ago, has just been crowned the best in the region. Aqua Sana Sherwood Forest has been named best spa in the East Midlands and East at the eighth annual Good Spa Guide Awards which was held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on Tuesday, November 13. The regional awards of the night went to the most highly-rated spas in each area based on reviews, ratings and audits. Aqua Sana Sherwood Forest opened its new forest spa site to guests in April last year - the result of a two-year project and more than £3 million investment. The award was collected by Kay Pennington, group spa manager, alongside Aqua Sana Sherwood Forest manager Karen Whittaker and group leisure manager Sue Goddard. Kay Pennington said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Aqua Sana Sherwood Forest has won best spa in the East Midlands and East at the Good Spa Guide 2018 Awards. "The new forest spa concept has been extremely well received and we’ve had amazing … [Read more...] about This spa has been named the best in the East Midlands!
As the temperature begins to drop and the evenings get longer, the idea of hiding away in a steaming sauna or plonking yourself in a bubbling jacuzzi becomes more and more inviting. Luckily for us, Surrey is home to a number of luxurious spas offering everything from massages and facials to top of the range health and leisure facilities. A spa day promises to leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to tackle the changing of the season. On that note, the Good Spa Guide is currently taking votes for its Good Spa Guide Awards 2018, and a number of spas in and around Surrey are in the running. Read More Pamper yourself in Surrey We have listed the nominated spas below for you to consider visiting ahead of the awards ceremony on November 13. Best for Customer Service Pennyhill Park, Bagshot Expect five star luxury with unrivalled facilities including eight indoor and outdoor pools (one with underwater music), a thermal heaven heat experience and treatments that are just as … [Read more...] about 9 Surrey spas nominated for Good Spa Guide award
December is an alluring time to travel in search of much-needed warmth. There is something of an air of extravagance to the idea of being abroad for Christmas, shunning turkey bones and dirty plates for Santa hats on the beach – and with the school holidays also appearing as part of the equation, the thought of seeing your children swap sleet and 3pm darkness for paddling and sunsets will always be tempting. Of course, you tend to pay a premium for holidays in the festive period – but with the Caribbean slowly coming out of its hurricane season and into full swing, this is a cost worth considering. To find more great destinations for December, or for other months of the year, try The Heatseeker, our interactive online tool Or browse our collection of the best last minute holidays and winter sun getaways. 19-24C 1. Auckland New Zealand’s biggest city is the king of the country’s North Island – a busy metropolis which stands in contradiction to the idea that … [Read more...] about The 15 best destinations for December sun