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The UK's Best Spas For Couples

01/09/2010 17:42 | Updated 22 May 2015

Massages and facials needn't just be for the girls. But if you're having trouble persuading your man that he'll love a day at a spa, we've tracked down the UK's best places for couples.

Whether he's a wannabe racing driver, prefers the adrenaline rush of surfing or the more relaxing pace of golf, or just fancies plastering you in mud, one of these spas is sure to change his mind.

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The UK's Best Spas for Couples

How can anyone say no to a 'Spa and Car' package? The Brooklands Hotel and Spa (www.brooklandshotelsurrey.com) is build on the famous race track – the world's first purpose-built motor racing track – and happens to be next door to Mercedes Benz World, so everything's driving themed.

And once you've finished trying out one of the racing experiences (well, why should he have all the fun?), the spa has a special High Velocity Massage, a deep massage designed by Jane Scrivener, who helped bring hot and cold stone treatments to the UK. Plus there's an outside hot tub and Butter London manicure and pedicure room overlooking the track.

Fast and Fabulous package, from £139.50, Spa and Car package from £149.

The UK's Best Spas for Couples

At the UK's first eco spa, you can get to feel good inside and out in the knowledge that all your pampering is carbon neutral and even the Decleor produces come in recycled packaging. And as well as the Gentleman's Tonic range of treatments, designed for nervous male first timers, the Titanic Spa (www.titanicspa.com) has a VIP suite where you can have treatments together.

The highlight? Having a private Mud Chamber session a deux, where you cover each other in nourishing organic mud, before relaxing and enjoying the herbal steam and tropical rain shower to wash you clean.

Add a Mud Chamber session onto your Titanic Spa Signature or Titanic Spa Break Collection for £35 per person.

The UK's Best Spas for Couples

If you're missing out on quality time, Ayush Spa (www.ayushspa.com) in Jersey has a special duo treatment room to be pampered side by side, with packages including the Quality Time Ritual. Including exfoliation and a full body massage, followed up by a face and scalp treatment, you'll both be purring with pleasure. Alternatively there's a menu of 'gentlemen's treatments' to refresh, energise and enlighten.

Part of the Hotel de France, the grand 19th century hotel is the perfect romantic getaway too, with secluded gardens and sea views.

The Quality Time Ritual costs £120 per person.

The UK's Best Spas for Couples

The Sequoia Spa (www.thegrove.co.uk) regularly picks up awards for its fantastic ESPA treatments and stylish decor, so if you're trying to win him over, this is a good place to start.

There's a VIP couple's suite with its own private steam and shower, treatment tables, relaxation area and special mosaic tiled bath with room for two, so you don't have to share with anyone else – except the therapists! Or try the His & Hers Golf & Spa Collection, which includes one round of golf on The Grove's 18 hole championship course, a holistic back, face and scalp massage with hot stones for him and an advanced facial followed by Sequoia signature massage for you.

The His & Hers Golf & Spa Collection costs £510 for two.

The UK's Best Spas for Couples

Opened at the beginning of 2010, Rockliffe Hall (www.rockliffehall.com) is perfect whether you're looking for pampering or intensive treatments, and whether you want to stay or just stop for the day at the restored 18th century estate.

As well as the VIP Couple's Suite, there's a Rasul Mud room, pedicure thrones, an igloo ice fountain, eight thermal suits including a hammam steam room, and a hydrotherapy pool. Try the appropriately named Blissful experience or healing treatments like the Kundalini Back Massage or anti-ageing facials.

The Rasul Mud Ritual costs £40 per person for up to two people.

The UK's Best Spas for Couples

Having a romantic pampering session for two doesn't mean heading to the nearest country house – The Treatment Rooms in Brighton (www.thetreatmentrooms.co.uk) offers a special Romance Ritual for couples.

Two therapists work on each of you, with a backdrop of candlelight and music, starting with exfoliation and massage before finishing with an aromatherapy facial including pressure points on the face and scalp.

The Romance Ritual costs £210 for two hours.

The UK's Best Spas for Couples

Celebrating 10 years next year, the Elemis day spa (www.elemis.com/dayspa) is tucked away right in the heart of central London. The hour-long Time for Two Couples Ritual includes a back massage and Exotic Frangipani Body Nourish Float, while two therapists treat you together.

Or the Exotic Steam Rasul for two takes place under a ceiling of 1,000 stars as you apply the muds to each other to detox and smooth the skin. There's two heated 'thrones' to sit on, shaped to your body, as you inhale the herbal steam before the tropical rain shower cleans away the mud.

Time For Two Couples Ritual costs £95 per person.

The UK's Best Spas for Couples

On the Pentire Peninsula near Newquay, Fistral Spa (www.fistral-spa.co.uk) ticks all the couple's getaway boxes. Wannabe surfers can try their hand with lessons at nearby Fistral beach, followed by a Quiksilver Surfer's Massage and Roxy treatments, or if you'd prefer you can just chill out with champagne and chocolates after a clifftop stroll.

As well as the couple's treatment room, with ESPA massage, wraps, facials and aromatherapy treatments, you can book the pool privately for an hour in the evenings, or relax in your bath with a view out onto the coast.

The Quiksilver Surfer's Massage costs £50. The Roxy Treatment costs £50.

The UK's Best Spas for Couples

Private couple's treatment rooms are all very well, but you can't get more private than a spa boudoir, with your very own treatment room including massage table and wet room, attached to your bedroom. The therapists from The InterContinental's spa (www.spaintercontinental.com) come to you, so need only stumble a few feet back to your bed once the pampering is over.

Or if you can be persuaded to leave your room, there's a special healthy male reviver package – trialled by none other than Chris Noth, aka Sex And The City's Mr Big. Including an hour-long personal yoga session, and the best runners' routes in the nearby central London parks uploaded to an iPad, there's a deep tissue massage – while you choose from the menu of Detox, Recharge and Relax treatments.

The Spa Boudoir costs from £545 per night. The Big IOM package costs £130.

The UK's Best Spas for Couples

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