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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, 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 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 …

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The best new spa openings in 2018

The spa industry is set for a big year in 2018 with great places to escape to for health, wellness and relaxation. In the UK there continues to be huge investment in country house hotels and we will see the unique partnership between Champneys and Marella Cruises from May 2018. Angsana (renowned throughout Asia) makes it European debut in Corfu in Greece. It really is a big year. You are already spoiled for choice, now there’s even more on offer as properties look to raise the bar for spa in the UK and abroad. The first opening is LUX* Grande Gaube which just sneaks onto this list (opening late December 2017). So, it’s hot off the press and benefiting from a total overhaul. Here’s where to spa in 2018! The best new spa openings in 2018 including: UK, Europe, Asia and the Indian Ocean. The best new spa openings in 2018: UNITED KINGDOM   Kohler Waters Spa at The Old Course Hotel, Scotland Kohler Waters Spa at the Old Course Hotel has relaunched its spa and fitness offering …

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Condé Nast Johansens Luxury Spa Awards 2016

Condé Nast Johansens Luxury Spa Awards 2016 has announced the winners of the annual awards. The Awards are based on responses from online voting, guest feedback, and local expert reports drawn from the hotels and spas featured in our most recent Guides. UK, EUROPE & THE MEDITERRANEAN Best Newcomer – Le Mirador Resort & Spa, Switzerland “Leading the way with pioneering aesthetic, medical and dental treatments, Givenchy Spa at Le Mirador Resort & Spa aims to restore, cure and prevent ailments. This is Givenchy’s one and only spa in Switzerland above Lake Geneva’s waters with the Swiss Alps in the distance and UNESCO vineyards all around.” Best Destination Spa – SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain “Serenely set within Sierra Helada Natural Park, looking down to the Mediterranean Sea, SHA is a leading wellness clinic and medical hotel spanning across six buildings with numerous pools, gardens, 92 suites, 80 treatment cabins, a Pilates studio and Technogym. Treatments are a mix of ancient Eastern philosophies executed with revolutionary Western techniques and include Ayurvedic therapies, Reiki, Traditional Chinese Medicine …

Good Spa Guide Awards 2015 winners

Attracting over 50,000 public votes some of the UK’s best spas have been highlighted in the annual Good Spa Guide Awards in association with Decléor. The winners were presented with their awards at Spa Life 2015, which is an industry only event that brings together spa owners and suppliers to talk spa. The regional awards are voted for by the public, whereas the Good Spa Guide National Awards are decided by the specially appointed Good Spa Spies. The Spa Spies review over 100 spas every year and complete a detailed audit sheet that covers all aspects of the spa from service and facilities to cleanliness and maintenance. It goes to show, I’ve only been to a couple of these locations, which demonstrates just how many spas there are in the UK. Announcing the winners, founder of The Good Spa Guide, Daphne Metland says, “The 2015 Good Spa Guide Awards saw the strongest competition than ever before with over 50,000 members of the public voting for their favourite spa. The standards this year were incredibly high …

25 things I’ve learned as a spa writer

I’ve been writing about spas since 2007 and visit around 30 spas every year. I’ve been poked, prodded, pampered, bathed, scrubbed and dried more times than I can remember. And I’ve experienced the best and worst of spa around the world. I try to seek out the newest and most unusual men’s spa treatments and am always on the hunt for the best spa around. Here’s a snapshot of what I’ve learned so far. 1. A therapist can make or break your spa experience 2. A spa needs, by definition, to have water 3. There nothing better than relaxing post treatment looking out across the sea 4. There’s nothing worse than being cold on a treatment bed 5. Every skincare brand thinks that their way is best 6. Expensive facilities do not mean you’ll have a good spa experience 7. A limp massage is worse than having no massage 8. I’ve never heard whale music in a spa 9. and, I actually quite like spa music 10. You can’t beat a proper Turkish hammam 11. …

The Good Spa Guide Awards 2014

The Good Spa Guide has announced the results of its annual Good Spa Guide Awards.  The national and regional awards took place on Tuesday 18th November at a glittering gala dinner at the UK Spa industry’s leading event of the year, Spa Life, held at the new Center Parcs, Woburn Forest. There were seven regional award winners (which were voted by readers of the Good Spa Guide) and eight national winners. The Good Spa Guide National awards are decided by the specially appointed Good Spa Spies who review over 100 spas every year and complete a detailed audit sheet which covers all aspects of the spa from service and facilities to cleanliness and maintenance. Announcing the winners, founder of The Good Spa Guide, Daphne Metland says, “The competition for this year’s awards has been stronger than ever before as the standards are so high.  We have some incredible spas in the UK and our winners and finalists all deserve a special mention due to the amount of hard work, dedication and high level of service …