I have never been to such a gorgeous spa before so this was a real treat. The admin girls at work were given a treat to use a spa in celebration of our companies 25th anniversary and I was at Reading Festival when the other girls went so they bought me a gift voucher to use the spa with and my Mum was bought the same voucher for her birthday back in September. We were given the 3 hour Time Out voucher to use so me and my Mum went at 6pm after work to enjoy this gorgeous spa. When we arrived we got checked in by the lovely ladies at reception who gave us our towels, robes and flip flops to wear around the spa. They gave us a map and showed us where everything was before we headed off to the changing rooms. The changing rooms are massive with a huge choice of lockers and lots of mirrors and hair dryers for you to get ready in front of. There is also a smaller room off the side of the changing rooms with multiple showers and toilets in case you need to use them and also toilets outside the changing rooms too. We got changed into our swimsuits and headed towards the Surf Pool which is filled with 53 jets in the hydrotherapy pool to knead away those aches and pains. We chilled in the Surf Pool for about 10 minutes before heading to the Thermal Suite which wasn’t my kinda thing so I waited outside and checked out the other pools whilst my Mum enjoyed the sauna.
We then headed to the outside pools in the Spa Garden which was freezing but was fun to sit outside with the bubbles running through the mini jacuzzi pool. We hopped out and quickly grabbed our robes and flip flops and headed back inside to the warmth. We had a little bit of time to kill so we had something to eat before our treatments. We were both feeling very hungry to we decided to have their salad bar which was £14.50 and you can go up as many times as you like. I piled my plate high with pasta, noodles, frittata and lots of salad. It was super yummy and I was still feeling a bit hungry so went back for seconds. With dinner done, we both headed towards the Tepidarium which we loved as it’s filled with mosaic stone beds which are heated and you can adjust the heat to what you like, relax with a pillow in a candlelit room. This is a completely silent room so no loud talking, just enjoying the relaxing warmth of the hotbeds and the candles which make you fall asleep so easily.
I headed in for my treatment in the Crystal Treatment Suite at 7:50pm for their Classic Prescriptive Facial which costs £62 for an hours treatment. Expensive but it’s the best £62 I’ve spent for the most amazing facial and also a head, shoulder and arm massage which makes you feel amazing afterwards. My skin never felt or looked so good. We used the Germaine de Capuccini skin care range as I was told it would be the best for my skin which felt and smelt amazing, I spoke to my therapist Catherine before we got started and told her all about my skin which is super complicated and is different things at different times and she matched the best products to my skin. After my treatment my therapist Catherine gave me a booklet on all the products she used on my skin and during my treatment so if I wanted to purchase any I could. She used Options Eye Makeup Remover, Options Balancing Makeup Removal Gel, Options Balancing Purifying Lotion, Multi-Regenerating Rose Hip Oil, Hydrating Cream for Normal/Combination Skin, Essential Youthfulness Eye Contour Cream, Options Exfoliating Facial Scrub and Carmen Vidal Central Park Fragrance, she then guided me outside the treatment rooms which has a couple of hotbeds and brought me a glass of ice cold water for me to relax with and drink.
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Have you been to a spa like this before? What’s your favourite thing about a spa?