The Best New Spas In The UK

12/12/2011 11:05 | Updated 22 May 2015

From aromatherapy facials in Cheshire to a fish pedicure in London, we've found some of the best spas and treatments to arrive in the UK over the last year. If you're longing for a bit of R&R, take a look at our top ten new spas below.,feedConfig,localizationConfig,entry&id=991807&pid=991806&uts=1300719810

The best new spas in the UK

Location: Wyndham Grand Hotel, Chelsea Harbour, London

Opened: January 2011

USP: The signature treatment – a full body massage using warm candle oil that is dripped onto the back to relieve tension and nourish the skin. The Blue Spa is the first London spa to incorporate Ambre candles in their massages.

Indulge in: The spa offers a comprehensive range of soothing treatments and uses products from Yon-ka, Aromatherapy Associates and Mama Mia, but for a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience, try the Holistic Radiance facial. Other stand out treatments include the Stone Massage Therapy which uses heated volcanic stones to aid detoxification and circulation.

What's the damage: Facials and massages start at £45 for 30 minutes, holistic treatments start at £50 for 45 minutes and manicures start at £35 for 30 minutes.

Point me in the right direction: Wyndham Grand Hotel

The best new spas in the UK Location: The Mere Hotel, Cheshire

Opened: January 2011

USP: Aromatherapy Associates Ultimate Facial is just thing if your after that healthy glow. The therapists will cater each facial to the guest's skin type, using essential oils and natural plant extracts to nourish every layer of the skin.

Indulge in: The spa day package. Choose from a full or half day of pampering and make use of extra facilities, from the thermal zone to the indoor pool. The best part has to be the complimentary lunch for two, complete with a glass of champagne.

What's the damage: Face and body treatments start at £35. A spa manicure is £30.

Point me in the right direction: The Mere

The best new spas in the UK Location: Coworth Park Hotel, Ascot, Berkshire

Opened: September 2010

USP: Don't miss the spectacular views of the Berkshire countryside from the spa's Living Roof, which is complete with it's own herb garden. Remember to stop by the Spatisserie for a light bite after your treatment.

Indulge in: The eco-friendly spa offers 100% organic treatments from Dr. Alkaitis but also try the Rejuvenating Caviar Facial. Yes, Caviar! The indulgent food product is used on the face for its age defying nutrients and antioxidants. It's a unique treatment but the skin hydrating effects definitely make this worth a try.

What's the damage: Facials start at £20 for 15 minutes, body treatments and massages are from £55 and manicures start from £35.

Point me in the right direction: Coworth Park

The best new spas in the UK Location: Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham

Opened: February 2011

USP: The beautiful Cotswold setting makes this spa the perfect place to relax and recuperate.

Indulge in: The hydrotherapy pool, mood showers and the relaxation room with a juice bar inside!

What's the damage: Body treatments start at £45.

Point me in the right direction: Ellenborough Park

The best new spas in the UK Location: Lime Wood Hotel, New Forest, Hampshire

Opened: November 2010

USP: Herb House has ensured that their spa is a step above the rest. From the mud house and Raw and Cured bar to the rooftop deck with a meditation area, the range of unique facilities means that this is a spa with a difference. It is also the first spa to offer Bamford treatments outside Daylesford's Hay Barn.

Indulge in: The Voya Seaweed Leaf Wrap detoxifies and softens the skin, but this treatment is also a good one for weight loss.

What's the damage: Body and skincare treatments start at £85 for an hour. Spa packages are also available, starting at £185.

Point me in the right direction: Lime Wood Hotel

The best new spas in the UK Location: Soho, London

Opened: December 2010

USP: Apart from the obvious (the fish nibbling at your feet), the Oriental Zen atmosphere is a real bonus – complete with incense, music and 24 types of complimentary tea.

Indulge in: Love it or hate it, the fish pedicure is the spa treatment of the moment. For those that are brave enough, Aqua Sheko offers an all over exfoliation which involves submerging yourself in one of the two private full body tanks.

What's the damage: A 30 minute hand therapy session is £17 while the foot therapy treatments start at £27 for 25 minutes.

Point me in the right direction: Aqua Sheko

The best new spas in the UK Location: The Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath

Opened: Although the Bath House Spa is not new, Anne Sémonin's products and treatments launched there in early March 2011.

USP: The spa is housed in a traditional Georgian building in one of Bath's finest crescents – very Jane Austen!

Indulge in: The plunge tubs are not to be missed and as well as a full range from treatments from Anne Sémonin and Mama Mio, the spa also offers reflexology and Reiki .

What's the damage: Anne Sémonin's treatments start from £120, facials and body treatments start at £45, manicures start at £30.

Point me in the right direction: Royal Crescent Hotel

The best new spas in the UK Location: Bowood Hotel, near Calne, Wiltshire

Opened: July 2011

USP: The newly developed Tower Treatment Room which boasts 360 degree views over the park.

Indulge in: The spa's treatments are inspired by Asian spa philosophies. Look out for the Tikita Stone Massage and the seasonal treatments that use different ingredients according to the time of year, from lavender and daffodil in the spring to rosehip and basil in the winter.

What's the damage: Beauty treatments, massages and facials all start at £25.

Point me in the right direction: Bowood Hotel & Spa

The best new spas in the UK Location: St.Michael's Hotel, Falmouth, Cornwall

Opened: January 2011

USP: Its proximity to the beach means that an opportunity to take in the sea air after a relaxing treatment is not to be missed! The spa also uses organic Spiezia products that are made within a few miles of the hotel.

Indulge in: The Cornish Body Polish uses a mixture of Cornish sea salt and aromatic oils for a truly luxurious experience or if you're after something a little more calming, the Wild Honey Wrap is an leaves the skin feeling soft and rehydrated .

What's the damage: Body treatments start at £33 for half an hour, facials start at £29 and beauty treatments start at £11. Spa breaks and pamper days are also available.

Point me in the right direction: St. Michael's Hotel & Spa

The best new spas in the UK Location: Four Seasons, Park Lane, London

Opened: March 2011

USP: The sky suite has panoramic views of Hyde Park, Big Ben and the London Eye making the spa one of the best sight-seeing spots in the city!

Indulge in: The Hyde Park awakening is the spa's signature treatment. Designed by The Organic Pharmacy, the 80 minute treatment includes a foot soak, full body exfoliation, a rain shower and a neck and shoulder massage. The perfect way to get your spa fix in one session.

What's the damage: Massages and body treatments start at £80 for 50 minutes. Facials start at £55.

Point me in the right direction: Four Seasons London

The best new spas in the UK


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