Giving your mother a spa break as a gift is (for me) the perfect present. No doubt she has a whole range of perfumes, candles and skin creams in the cupboard. Pass on the cook books and kitchenware – even the clothes. What mum needs most is a little time to herself, to chill, to sip a glass of champagne and indulge herself. Now.
To spa can be expensive, so I have provided a little round up with some top end options and some that are more affordable, but still just as enjoyable and indulgent. I am only listing spas below that I have actually tried, so they have The Spa Man stamp of approval.
Starting with the wallet friendly Spa London, it’s a new-ish brand with six locations around London that extends to Epsom. I’ve visited the Wimbledon branch and can confirm it’s professional, smart and a great way to spend an afternoon. There are a whole range of Mother’s Day packages available. Check out the website for more ideas. In Soho, Central London I really like this one:
The Mother’s Day Delight package will allow her to relax and unwind in the thermal spa before she is treated to an Elemis Prescription Facial. She will then have a choice of two Elemis Gift Bags with a selection of Elemis products to continue her spa pampering at home.
The House Spa at Dormy House
A newcomer to the spa market, The House Spa at Dormy House is a recent opening based in the Cotswolds. Modern, clean lines with a touch of Scandinavian design blend seemlessly with the English countryside. I stayed overnight at Dormy House and if your budget stretches that far – it’s well worth it. Go along for the ride and take Mum yourself. There are lots of options, but I like A Lovely Dormy Day.
Fully immerse yourself in the Spa for a day, with thermal bathing and a light Champagne lunch in The Greenhouse. The Lovely Dormy Day includes:
Foot Ritual – 15 minutes
60 minute facial (Repose or Mediterranean Marinade)
30 minute Outer Glow body scrub
60 minute massage
60 minute manicure or pedicure
Full use of House Spa & leisure facilities
Treatment time: 3 hours 45 minutes (allow all day)
For those north of the border in Scotland, or if you are travelling to Scotland soon, I heartily recommend Blythswood Square Spa. Set in the basement with lots of thermal experiences and top staff who will take care of all of your spa needs, treat Mum to the Marvellous Mums Spa Day: priced £115 per person Monday to Thursday and £135 Friday to Sunday and includes:
Great value and a lovely treat.
It’s hard to describe how perfect Ragdale Hall is for Mother’s Day. It offers bespoke packages for mum, incredible mother and daughter breaks and is situated away from it all in the rolling Leicestershire countryside. It’s one of the most awarded and certainly one of the most relaxing health spas in the country.
Whether you want to treat mum to total relaxation, some much needed me-time or help her to kick-start a healthier lifestyle, Ragdale Hall simply is the perfect choice. I’ve visited the spa, experienced some treatments, sampled the food and met the team behind the brand. There’s no pretence, you feel at ease (almost like being at home) and most people wander around in their robes. If you really want to treat mum this year – it’s Ragdale Hall.
Spa days from £74
Spa breaks from £199
Grayshott Spa is one of the most down to earth spas I have visited. It does have a focus on health and wellbeing, but having said that there’s plenty of rest and relaxation options too and naturally a great place for Mum. Spa days offer plenty of options but a 2 night Mother and Daughter package including treatments, accommodation and food are excellent value. From £455.
Book a spa day or spa break at this renowned country spa in the heart of Surrey.