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8 of the best spas for Mum on Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day fast approaching the Spa Man suggests 8 of the best spas for Mum on Mother’s Day from across the UK.

Rockliffe Hall Spa Garden - The Spa Man

Rockliffe Hall, Durham

In the heart of County Durham, the award-winning Rockliffe Hall is a five-star hotel, golf and spa retreat specialising in health and wellness and is the perfect weekend retreat for Mum. The spa is huge and at 50,000 square feet, it guarantees the luxury of space to relax, unwind and indulge without feeling cramped or overcrowded.  It’s a real spa experience that takes you on a journey. There’s a 20-metre pool, thermal bathing pools, tepidarium, caldarium, roman and heat saunas, tropicarium, hydropool and ice fountain. The Spa garden is impressive too. With Caudalie, Neom and Comfort Zone on the treatment menu, you will be spoiled for choice.

Try: Caudalie Wine Makers Massage – £90 for 60 minutes

Read The Spa Man’s review of Rockliffe Hall HERE

www.rockliffehall.com

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Ragdale Hall, Melton Mowbray

Ragdale Hall is one of the UK’s best-loved spas. It’s recently added a rooftop infinity pool and is a great spot for Mother’s Day and beyond. Singles, couples and groups are common and its beloved by mothers and daughters escaping for a night or two.

Built around a Victorian manor house this thermal spa features indoor and outdoor waterfall pools, swimming pools and a sauna. It also offers a treatments and massages, as well as fitness facilities. Other amenities include a chic restaurant offering seasonal cuisine, and a garden with tennis courts.

The choice of spa brands is vast including Decleor, Elemis, Clarins, OPI, Spa Find and Jennifer Young offering treatments for people with cancer.

Try: Decleor Yoga Lift Facial – £77 for 80 minutes

www.ragdalehall.co.uk

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Cliveden Spa, Berkshire

The Cliveden Spa at Cliveden House offers a quintessential spa experience in the English country side. Situated in the grounds of the renowned Cliveden House estate, it’s glamorous and your mother will feel like a lady (perhaps Lady Astor) when visiting. The newly renovated spa pays homage to the building’s heritage and embraces the history and heritage of the property and its previous owners. On a sunny day you can relax by the pool, now famous from the Profumo Affair. Swim indoors or outside and there’s a hot tub in the walled garden and thermal facilities by the indoor pool. The spa café offers great food where you can go green (with juice) or sip on skinny prosecco. Sarah Chapman and Oskia are the key brands.

Try: Sarah Chapman Skinesis Luxury Bespoke Facial – £105 for 60 mins

Read The Spa Man’s review of Cliveden House Spa HERE

www.clivedenhouse.co.uk

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Ye Olde Bell, Retford

Perfect for a spa day with Mum (taking lunch in the café overlooking the pool) the Spa at Ye Olde Bell combines warm and friendly service in a brand-new spa that really knows how to treat its guests. There’s a pool and Jacuzzi but it’s the thermal suite that impresses the most. Great saunas and steam rooms looking across the spa garden sooth aching muscles. Then its onto the experience showers and then the salt inhalation room – it’s a great way to relax. The Sabbia Med room on the upper level gives you a dose of sunshine and vitamin D in an instant (it’s like a 30-minute holiday in the sun). It’s a friendly, relaxing spa that any Mum will love.

Try: Sabbia Med from £20 per person

Read The Spa Man’s Review of Ye Olde Bell HERE

www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk

Blythswood Square, Glasgow

This is a huge spa with a vast array of hydrotherapy and vitality pools, plus relaxation areas and thermal experiences to satisfy the most discerning Mum for Mother’s Day. It’s home to ishga, a luxury spa range designed and created in the Hebrides and boasts a full treatment menu so you can experience some incredible Scottish seaweed treatments. You can easily spend a day in the subterranean spa which is set over two floors. Or upgrade it with an overnight stay at the hotel. It’s elegant and modern design is perfectly placed in a beautiful Georgian building on the square.  Alongside ishga on the treatment menu you will find ila, Elemis and Leighton Denny Nails.

Try: ishga seaweed Bath – £30

Read The Spa Man’s review of Blythswood Square HERE

www.phcompany.com

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Aqua Sana Spa, Center Parcs Woburn Forest

I am a great fan of Aqua Sana at Center Parcs. The spa offering is distinct and varied, ensuring that there are spa experiences for everyone in the family to enjoy. The spa at Woburn Forest embraces the outdoors with its forest spa concept and offers guests a full range of heat and thermal experiences. My top pick is the salt cave room and to swim outside in the infinity edge pool looking at the forest beyond. Make a weekend of it and treat Mum to a luxury stay in a cabin in the woods. Or for the ultimate luxury – the spa suites in the main building are top notch. Center Parcs is family oriented so embrace this and take Grandma and the grand kids too. They can enjoy the water park whilst everyone else can chill in the spa.

Try: Elemis Thousand Flower Detox Wrap – from £79

Read The Spa Man’s review of Center Parcs Woburn Forest HERE

www.aquasana.co.uk

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Sen Spa at Careys Manor, New Forest

Everyone wants to take their Mum to Thailand for a spa holiday don’t they? Well, the next best thing is definitely Sen Spa at Careys Manor. Recreating a slice of Asian spa heaven, this country house hotel in the heart of the New Forest captures the essence of Thai magic with its authentic treatments and friendly staff. There are plenty of thermal and hydro facilities to enjoy and the Thai restaurant is a must-visit too. There is a huge menu of Asian inspired treatments to choose from, but the Thai massages are highly recommended. The rooms are a touch corporate – but all is forgiven once you hot the spa. Mum will love it.

Try: Traditional Thai Massage – from £80 for 60 minutes.

Read The Spa Man’s review of Sen Spa at Careys Manor HERE

www.careysmanor.com

Rudding Park, Harrogate

Rudding Park was one of the star launches in 2017 and really packs a punch. The landscaped spa garden on the roof top is spectacular and you will find a sauna and hot tub on the roof too. Inside there are steam rooms and saunas and an infinity edge pool. On the lower floors there’s a large indoor pool (great for lengths) and nail bar, great boutique and a large treatment area with brands like Elemental Herbology, Carita, ila and Natural Spa Factory. I highly recommend booking a Rasoul Mud treatment. Excellent fun. Book a spa break or all inclusive spa package which includes spa access (otherwise you pay for spa access on top of your treatment).

Try: Hot Stone Muscle Melt – £80 for 50 minutes.

Read The Spa Man’s review of Rudding Park HERE

www.ruddingpark.co.uk

So there you have it, the best spas for Mum on Mother’s Day

 

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