By Amy Hunt
The coronavirus outbreak has been difficult for almost everyone. From healthcare workers dealing with the daily realities of the virus, to working parents adjusting to a hectic new normal - could taking advantage of one of these best spa deals in the UK give you the R&R you need?
It means that there's never been a better, or more important time, to look after ourselves. And while self-care looks different for everyone, a soothing day at the spa enjoying a head-to-toe massage is top of many of our lists as one of the best ways to relax and unwind.
So where should you book in if you want to plan a visit ASAP?
When can I go on a spa break?
Luckily for keen spa-goers, spas were actually given the green light to reopen, by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, on 13th July. As such, many of them have already reopened to customers, so if you're desperate for a day of pampering and a massage at a spa break in the UK, and feel safe enough to go, now is the time to book!
Spa resorts have always maintained strict hygiene standards - even before Covid - given the nature of their set-up and close-contact treatments. Many have explained that these procedures have only been made more stringent following the pandemic, to reassure potential visitors.
If you're keen to book a day or a stay then, these are the best spa deals on offer for your trip...
Spa breaks UK: last minute spa breaks to snap up now
Champneys, who run four spa resports and six day spas across the UK, have now reopened to the public - and they are offering some brilliant, 100% refundable spa stay-cation to customers from July - December this year.
In the Champneys sale UK, they have a range of discounted options for overnight stays - including 30% off a one-night stay, 40% off a two-night stay, and 50% off a three-night stay.
An overnight stay in a Champneys resort will comprise of a three course dinner, breakfast, a buffet lunch, full access to a range of fitness classes, full use of the spa facilities, and of course, the chance to book in for some luxurious treatments. Champneys spas also have acres of outdoor space for guests to enjoy, as well of course, as outdoor pools and hot tubs.
The spa chain is also offering half-price midweek spa days if you fancy sneaking away for some pre or post-work de-stressing.
Find spa deals across the UK - from London to Glasgow - on SpaSeekers, which allows you to book a spa day or a spa break.There are 2 for 1 offers, day spa, and overnight spa offers available.
Each offer details exactly what you can expect for the price, including the treatments you get and how whether any food will be available.
Handily, each offer is also rated out of five, based on customer reviews, so you can assess whether you're getting good value for money.
There are a huge array of spa break deals available on Buyagift.com, varying from spa days to spa afternoon teas, and overnight visits for two.
Some of their current bestselling experiences include a 2 for 1 spa day with up to 55 minutes of treatments, for two people, priced at just £79, available across a range of spas. Another offers a premium spa day with up to one hour of treatments, with lunch or afternoon tea for two included, for the price of £139.
Of course, you can also give the gift of a spa day to a loved one if booking via Buyagift too - there are all sorts of giftboxes available, priced from just £39.99.
Spabreaks.com, who catalogue spa breaks at different venues across the UK, have curated a list of last minute spa breaks if you're looking to book.
They have a selection of spa days available on special offer, as well as a list of overnight spa breaks. Whatever you're looking to spend a day or a night, there is an option available to you. You can choose a spa break in a luxurious country house, or an affordable sophisticated town centre spa, for those looking to squeeze some relaxation into a busy day.
For example, you could book yourself into Thornton Hall in the Wirral, Cheshire, for £94 per night midweek - for which you'll receive bed and breakfast, a 25-minute treatment, full use of the spa facilities and a £30 allowance towards dinner.
Or, spend two nights at Bovey Castle in Devon, from £270 per person. For that price, you'll enjoy a two-course dinner, a bellini on arrival, and use of all of the excellent spa facilities.
Red Letter Days sale
There are a huge range special offers at Red Letter Days for spa days and breaks - including a spa day with a 25-minute treatment and afternoon tea for two for just £78, available at 330 locations across the UK.
In order to choose the right deal for you, you can narrow down the search by region and price, or you can pinpoint the spa chain you'd like to visit too - from Bannatyne Spa to Hilton Hotels, or Marriott. You can search for spa breaks UK-wide too. You can even specify the treatment you'd like, to make sure you see offers that include it.
How to book treatments for an at-home spa day
Or, if you'd prefer to spend the day at home right now, there are a whole host of places where you can book an at-home treatment for a spa-like day in your living room.
There are a range of websites that will allow you to bring a therapist right into the comfort of your own home - for a massage, manicure, pedicure, or any other assortment of treatments.
With Blow Ltd., you can book in mobile beauty treatments. At the moment, Blow Ltd. are permitted to do hair cuts, hair colouring, nails, massages, waxing and spray tan treatments. And from 1st August, you can have more close contact face treatments, including lash extensions, make-up, brow treatments, and facials.
You can also receive at-home treatments with Urban Massage for a luxuriously relaxing at-home spa day.
Book in a massage (choose from things like deep tissue, pregnancy, or a lymphatic drainage massage), physiotherapy session, beauty treatments such as a manicure, or a hair cut, and get the therapist to come straight to your home.
Simply type in your postcode, choose your preferred treatment, and pick the date and time on which you'd like your treatment.
Will you be treating yourself to a relaxing weekend?
Amy Hunt is Life Channel Editor at womanandhome.com, having been with the brand since 2015. She began as the magazine's features assistant before moving over to digital as a News and Features Writer, before becoming Senior Writer, and now a Channel Editor. She has worked on either women's lifestyle websites previously too—including Woman's Weekly, Goodto.com, Woman, and Woman's Own. In 2019, Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards, for her work on womanandhome.com. She is passionate about everything from books, to homes, to food and the latest news on the royal family. When she isn't editing or updating articles on cleaning, homewares, the newest home gadgets, or the latest books releases for the website, she's busy burying her nose in a gripping thriller, practising yoga, or buying new homeware of her own.
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