Spa

Spa and the City - Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa, Bath

The Spa Spy | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

For weary Londoners in need of some TLC, it's a no-brainer, with trains taking a scant 90 minutes to spirit cynical city souls through some stunning countryside to the heart of this splendid ancient city for some sumptuous R&R. And The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa is the perfect location.

That Summer Spa... Penny Hill Park, an Exclusive Hotel and Spa, Bagshot, Surrey.

Gina Lyons | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

The thing is with London finally getting some sun, is that most spas are all very inside-y. We wanted to enjoy the sun and not be kept in whilst still swimming in the heat. Unless you are prepared to go abroad, this is a big ask. Luckily, the spa we chose was perfect for those sunny days.

London's Best Spas

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Who doesn't love a good spa treatment? Whether you're in need of a break or just want a bit of pampering, London has a wealth of spas available to giv...

The 'Spa' for People Who Don't Like Spas

Josa Young | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Josa Young

Eliana, mother of Dominic, who took my yoga session, is 85 but not, if you know what I mean. Unexpected, impatient and eager for new experiences, she sports the attributes of youth not age. We had a conversation about her fascinating life and what brought her to her vocation as a healer via a career in fashion and teaching.

The World's Best Spas for Honeymoon Couples

Jane Anderson | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

Over 15 years of writing about honeymoons, I've visited and experienced many fabulous hotel spas. During that time spa and wellness holidays have moved on apace. They are no longer regarded as faddish or niche, but mainstream and fashionable.

'A Great Rest' on Gran Canaria

Jane Egginton | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Egginton

'You are going to be amazed,' Juan Carlos my guide, exclaims as we set off on a tour of the largest of the Canary Islands. Juan tells me that almost half of Gran Canaria forms a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Ever Fancy Escaping the City and Getting Some Space?

Gina Lyons | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

I arrived on a Friday night to be met with a smile. The place is grand and gorgeous, and you instantly regret not getting the broken wing mirror on your Clio fixed when driving in. We stayed in the Lancelot Suite . I was told it was 'only' a Junior suite, but that included a huge bed, wardrobes, separate shower, self-standing bath, two sinks and a huge terrace.

Nothing To See Here, Just Some Babies Chilling Out In A Spa

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you thought babies had an easy life - being fed on cue, sleeping most of the day and getting carried around everywhere - think again. Because these...

'Nico Hit Me' - Hamilton Furious With Mercedes Teammate As Ricciardo Wins Belgian GP

The Huffington Post UK & PA | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Sport

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo clinched his third victory of the season, but his Belgian Grand Prix triumph will inevitably be overshadowed by the latest...

Mr Cameron Holidays in Cornwall - And So Do We...

Josa Young | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Josa Young

Summer 2014 has been for me a succession of attempts to overcome my fear of heights, ably assisted by my kind, patient 13-year-old son. It has also been the UK's most fabulous staycation summer for years, and I don't blame David Cameron for taking a late break under such inviting English skies.

Reasons To Head Far, Far East For Your Holiday

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Now if you've seen the news in past years, you'll know that China's no picnic to travel around. Particularly on any national holiday. You can expe...

Sea Air and Simplicity in St Mawes, Cornwall

Caroline Sylger Jones | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Sylger Jones

An unassuming seaside village on the Roseland peninsula in Cornwall, St Mawes reminds me of my childhood. I go there regularly to pick up shells and sea glass from the pebbly beaches, paddle in the sea, walk along the coastal path, have picnics and stare for hours at the changing colours of the ocean.

Top Three Retreats for Pregnant Mums

Caroline Sylger Jones | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Sylger Jones

Are you pregnant and feeling scared, confused, sick, elated, a bit rubbish, amazing, possibly all of these? When I was pregnant I veered from being a manic, over-organising machine ordering too much baby gear to curling up like a grannie on my sofa with a blanket on my knees sipping endless cups of green tea.

That Crap Week After Christmas Before New Years...

Gina Lyons | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

The dead week between Xmas and New Year sucks. You feel fat and bored and the excitement of seeing your family for the first time in 6 months has worn off. It's a dull week, with rubbish weather, and half your friends are already back at work.

Sexism in the Spa World

Abi S. Wright | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Abi S. Wright

I know people of both genders who would always choose to have a male therapist, and I know people who would always choose to have a female therapist. Personally however, I would simply choose to have a good therapist.

10 Best Spa Breaks for January

Mark Hodson | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

Once the Christmas party season is over, thoughts inevitably turn to those twin January obsessions: diet and detox. But instead of signing up for an expensive gym membership that you'll never use, why not escape the winter gloom with a few days on a spa break, with nothing more strenuous to do than choose your treatments and splash in a pool?

Shoot for the Spas: Why Spa Therapist Qualifications Should Not Be Lowered

Abi S. Wright | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Abi S. Wright

It is very easy to dismiss the spa industry and the people who work so hard within it as something 'pink and fluffy'; the proverbial cherry on top; the fat to be cut when times are tough, but we're not. We're the accessible face of wellbeing.

Have a Happy Christmas

Abi S. Wright | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Abi S. Wright

So, here's some of the things I have learned from the people who are wiser than me (spa therapists) and always revert to in order to make me (and hopefully you) have a happy Christmas...

11 New Spa Travel Trends for 2014

Paul Joseph | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Joseph

Health and Fitness Travel has created their exclusive Fusion Fitness programmes with spa hotels for clients needing this tailored approach.

Adventuring in the Pocono Mountains

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

Just 75 miles from New York and 85 miles from Philadelphia, the Pocono Mountains make for a convenient retreat and with so much to offer throughout the seasons, from outdoor adventures, fine dining, shopping and pampering, it's a destination that can be enjoyed by all.

The Shark Side of the 'Moon

Charli Morgan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Morgan

I am grimly accepting the fact that a Bloody Mary is no longer an acceptable breakfast, I must wear shoes and clothes again and won't find a dazed, melon-wedge grin on my chops whenever I look in the mirror.

Things You Only Know If You Walk 100 Miles

Abi S. Wright | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Abi S. Wright

Go out there, follow dreams, work hard, strive for the best, and push for what you want to achieve, but always remember to do a few things to #bekindtoyou along the way; it might just help you reach your destination!

Luxury and Relaxation in Bury St Edmunds

Zahra Razavi | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

It was this mindset of exploring a place overlooked that led me to spend a couple of days in Bury St. Edmunds, a Suffolk town close to where I grew up. I'd passed through the place many a-time but never stuck around to see what was on offer.

The Traditional American Beach House Experience at Shutters on the Beach

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

'Purple soap!' Yes, it's the little things in life that prompt such glittery exclamations. But this is no ordinary coloured soap, this is a Red Flower creation, a soap infused with luxurious French Lavender that feels like velvet. Even my guests exclaim at its awesomeness. And that is just the soap. Shutters on the Beach in its entirety, is no less indulgent.

The Third Metric: Grace Belgravia's answer

Grace Belgravia | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Grace Belgravia

Is the Third Metric universe really achievable or simply a utopian redefinition which British corporates may be reluctant to accept?