If you are feeling a little stressed out and overwhelmed with life in general, a spa weekend is the perfect way to relieve stress and help you feel centred and balanced again. You will be able to sit back and enjoy as you are pampered by the finest treatments, making you feel beautiful and completely relaxed.
When you are planning your spa getaway, you don’t want arranging the trip and getting there and back to be stressful – as that would negate the purpose of the spa experience! In order to help you plan your trip, here are some helpful tips.
You Don’t Have to Go Far
When you are retreating to a spa for the weekend, there is no need to fly somewhere far away. Long distance travel can be exhausting and can cancel out the relaxation that you will enjoy at the spa, so why not simply stay closer to home. There are a number of superb spas in the UK, such as at the Carden Park Hotel which offer luxury spa treatments in Cheshire. When you stay at luxury hotels in Cheshire such as this one, you won’t have to worry about booking a flight, you can simply take a train journey or a short drive from anywhere in the UK.
If you plan on driving, plan out your route in advance and give yourself plenty of time to get there. If you will be taking the train, look at different ticket options to find the best route to get there. Some luxury spa hotels are located slightly out of town, so if you are not driving you will need to figure out how to get from the train station to the hotel. A taxi will generally be your best bet, but sometimes luxury hotels offer pick up services.
Saving Money on Your Spa Getaway
Here are some tips that will help you to save money on your spa weekend:
- Try planning your trip for the off-peak times and prices will be cheaper. Call the facility manager and ask them what the most affordable times of the year are to visit, so that you can plan your trip accordingly.
- Consider booking a package deal if the hotel offers it. Sometimes with these deals it works out to be cheaper than choosing the spa treatments individually.
- It never hurts to ask if a discount is available. If you ask nicely, the receptionist might be able to offer you a better price!
- If you find a spa hotel that you really love, consider becoming part of their loyalty program and coming back again. You can often get discounts on your visits this way.
Making the Most of Your Visit
In order to get the most enjoyment out of your spa visit, make sure that you choose a spa that suits your personality. For example, are you looking for a high energy “boot camp” in which you get plenty of exercise and get toned and fit? Or would you prefer to simply lounge in the sauna and get aromatherapy massages every day? Is gourmet food very important to you, or are high end beauty treatments more your priority?
When you are choosing treatments, there might be terms that you don’t understand. Do a search for these terms so that you can understand the lingo and know what you are signing yourself up for.
Also make sure that you sign up for your spa treatments in advance. If not, you run the risk of not being able to book the treatments that you wanted. Here’s a hint – if you schedule your treatments during the off-peak hours you will likely find better availability and sometimes even cheaper prices.
It is always important to arrive 10 minutes early for your spa treatment, so you have a chance to get settled in. If you show up late, that time will be deducted from the treatment time and you will be able to enjoy less of the service you are paying for. Also arriving late puts you in a stressed out frame of mind which hinders your enjoyment of the relaxation.
Last but not least, figure out whether or not tips are included in the spa treatment and if not, make sure that you bring some cash for tipping your spa technician or masseuse.