24/09/2010 14:40 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

The Spa Week Specials

Spa Week comes but once a year, from September 20-26, but there's no reason you can't keep celebrating it for longer – we've spoken to the pampering experts to find out the top TLC travel news.


If you'd rather stay close to home, head to The Spa at The Mount Somerset, near Taunton, which opens on October 11 after a multi-million pound overhaul. Designed as a traditional bathhouse, there's a hydrotherapy pool and a thermal suite with sauna and steam room, plus two signature treatments, Peaceful Earth Facial and Body Cocoon, designed with the Comfort Zone range. Rates start from £145 for a double room including breakfast and VAT.

Parisian brand Anne Sémonin – a big favourite of Dita Von Teese and Cheryl Cole - is opening new spas at Serenity in the City, a boutique spa in Newcastle, as well as country retreat Langdale Hotel & Spa in the Lake District

And Glasgow's first luxury spa at the five-star Blythswood Square Hotel opened this month – with 10,000 square feet of pampering and a seaweed bath. Packages start from £125 for a half day visit.

Or for some long-haul luxury, Tamarind Spa on Barbados' west coast is opening on November 1. It's designed for personalised pampering, with just two treatment rooms and a spa pool, to create your own bespoke set of therapies using local ingredients like Bajan sea salt and Barbadian Moscovado brown sugar.

But it wouldn't be a proper treat without some freebies, right? Online booking service BookaSpa, which sponsors National Spa Week, is entering anyone who books on or before September 26 into a prize draw to win a luxury spa break. With more than 120 members, you can track down deals by postcode or whether you're looking to be healthy or indulgent