Spa

Reasons To Head Far, Far East For Your Holiday

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 09.07.2014 | 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 03.07.2014 | 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?

Taking Santa Monica

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

The city of Santa Monica seems the perfect antidote to an animated week exploring Los Angeles. I'm quite ready to trade my walking shoes for flip-flops and wile away the hours languishing on a picturesque golden beach with the Pacific Ocean as my only companion.

Me Time

Christina Miller | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Miller

Last month I invested in a little self-indulgence. By self-indulgence I mean three days of doing absolutely nothing, apart from the odd spa treatment and Fanta Lemon. There's a lot to be said for taking time out and yet few of us realise the value in it.

Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham

The Spa Spy | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Situated four miles from Cheltenham, in the heart of the Cotswolds, Ellenborough Park is a spectacular grade II listed, Elizabethan manor house and preened gardens nestled in rolling hills and parkland overlooking the race course

Anamaya: A New Wellbeing Centre for London

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Joao Paulo Nunes

I first heard of Anamaya, a new wellbeing clinic located in the London neighbourhood of Kensington, from a friend of mine who always seem to be au courrant of the latest and most exciting ventures in lifestyle anywhere in the world.

Breaking the Mould

Abi S. Wright | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Abi S. Wright

Stereotype is a funny thing, not least of all when it comes to spas, but it is also something that has the capacity to be extremely dangerous. While the vast majority of people associate spas with time out and something enjoyable, the range of details of what one might do on a day or break seems to remain remarkably narrow. The association between spa and relaxation is engrained, but often the details remain elusive.

Why Wellness Holidays Are the Hottest Trend in Travel and Where to Go

Paul Joseph | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Joseph

The wellness holiday industry has been increasing in popularity and will continue. We have become more aware of the importance of staying fit and healthy and our holidays reflect this trend. People don't want to sit on a beach sunning themselves for 10 hours a day; they want to return home with lasting benefits.

A Glimpse of OneWorld Retreats in Ubud: Letting Go and Having Pleasures

Ariadna Bakhmatova | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ariadna Bakhmatova

All in all, my Spa weekend at OneWorld Retreats was both inspirational and pleasurable. I cannot wait to go back there to join one of the retreats; having experienced a taster of what the place has to offer, I can only imagine how its own healing energy can magnify the retreat experience.

In Need of a Retreat? I Know Just the Place

Louisa Daniels | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Daniels

Do I want to return to Lime Wood to taste the food of Angela Harnett (who famously worked under Gordon Ramsay at Aubergine) and Luke Holder (who has worked in many highly acclaimed restaurants throughout the world including the OXO Tower)? YES! I would return to Lime Wood in a heartbeat.

Sinking into Bali's Spa luxury

Ariadna Bakhmatova | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ariadna Bakhmatova

Bali is a true Mecca for Spa lovers, with the choice of resorts and treatments on offer being as wide as the smiles of the Balinese people themselves, and even the most dedicated spa junkies can find something that will surprise them.

Tried-And-Tested Wellbeing Treatment Of The Week: Ayurvedic Massage

The Huffington Post UK | Jody Thompson | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Thanks to a very dear and generous friend, I find myself - for one night only - at the astonishingly beautiful five-star Lime Wood hotel and spa in th...