NEW YORK – British day spas are one of lesser known secrets to help savvy travelers relax one’s mind, body and soul and escape stresses of everyday life. To help spa goers unearth the distinct day spas, VisitBritain, the national tourist office for England, Scotland and Wales, highlights the following five unique spa experiences.
Cowshed Spa, nestled in the bustling city center of Edinburgh, Scotland, enables spa lovers to revitalize their senses with an assortment of ancient Indian, hot stone, full body, deep tissue, reflexology massages and other therapies. The spa provides visitors with an assortment of facials, manicures and pedicures all highlighting the cow-themed experience. The spa also ‘milks’ the cow décor with milk pails, cow-skin rugs, bales of hay and statues of small colorfully painted calves and large black and white Holstein.
By traveling south to the Colne Valley in Yorkshire, England, spa lovers will discover the Titanic Spa, Britain’s first eco-spa nestled in a restored textile mill. The spa has a solar paneled heated 49 foot spa water pool, an aromatherapy room, steam bath, ice room, sauna cabin and carbon-neutral suites for overnight stays. The spa provides guests with exceptional spa therapies to work in natural synergy with the body, mind and spirit.
The Marine Spa at St. Bride’s Hotel, which is stylishly perched on a cliff top in Pembrokeshire, Wales, will help hotel guests and day visitors soothe their senses while hearing the relaxing sounds of the waves near the hotel. The spa’s signature features include a thermal suite offering a salt grotto, herbal steam room, an infinity edge vitality pool and a double treatment suite with breathtaking views of the area.
Savvy spa enthusiasts can follow a rich Roman tradition of bathing in natural hot waters at Thermae Bath Spa simply by traveling east to Bath, England. Day travelers can indulge in four thermal baths, as well as experience a full range of complementary therapies including back, neck and shoulder hand massage, facials, hot stone massage, and body aroma therapy. Signature experiences include Watsu, Alpine Hay Chamber and Vichy Shower.
By continuing east to London, spa goers can experience Hydrohealing, an urban wellness center located in the trendy section of Notting Hill, London. Spa lovers can escape and rediscover their center, as well as use the restorative powers of water to purify, replenish and balance the mind and body both internally and externally. There are no manicures, no facials and no makeshoovers at the wellness center using all water-based treatments such as Hydrocolonic, Hydroflex, Flotation therapy and others.
Day spa goers will truly find these British spas a welcome escape to reinvigorate the mind, body and soul. For more information about these five unique British spas, then please call toll-free 1-800-462-2748, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.visitbritain.com/us