I’m not sure I know anyone who wouldn’t jump at the chance for a little bit of TLC…and when the pampering location is right on your doorstep, well, there’s definitely no reason not to!
With an ethos of making day spas accessible and affordable for everyone, Spa Experience offers a relaxing thermal spa area, complete with sauna, sanarium, ice room and plunge pool as well as a relaxing area to chill on hot beds and a range of treatments available to book.
The new spa is located within the Olympia Leisure Complex, meaning a handy location and easy parking. However, as you step through the spa doors, it is a world away from a leisure centre feel! Being in this location, although convenient, I was unsure of what to expect, but it both looked and felt high quality.
On arrival I was welcomed with a gown, flip flops and towel and given a quick tour of the changing area and thermal spa which I was to further explore at my leisure. I helped myself to a complimentary apple and glass of water to relax on the heated lounge chairs before deciding my next move. Of course you have to try each area out but needless to say, the ice areas and cold showers, although being fully aware of their theraputic values, weren’t given much time! The sanarium (which just feels like being on a beach – the perfect amount of heat!) was my favourite and where I ended up spending most of my time.
I signed up to the Total Spa Experience treatment and was guided through to the individual rooms when my time came. A quick run down of how many layers to remove (is it just me who feels uncomfortable with knowing whether or not under garments should be removed?!), comfortably positioned on my heated bed (optional), music selected, scents decided upon and we were good to go!
The Total Spa Experience (£48 for 50mins) was just what my body needed on coming out of hibernation from winter layers and heating systems! It began with a full body exfoliation, after which I was cocooned in blankets to allow the product to fully do it’s work. At this stage I had my face and scalp massaged – top to toe relaxation. The exfoliant was then removed before hot stones were placed on key areas, ah, even the thought of it now is making me feel relaxed!
Thank you to Spa Experience (and in particular, Isabelle) for my afternoon of relaxation, I plan to be back, even just for an afternoon in the sanarium;) Here’s your chance to check it out…!