Relaxation, comfort and time out. These are things we all seem to crave, hope and wish for. So when you find the time to treat yourself you want to make sure you do it right.
The relaxation process begins as soon as you arrive at Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the building is inviting and warm, but not overwhelming in size. The subtle touches of quality give a great first impression and the friendly service sets the tone for the day.
After a complimentary welcome drink and an informal chat about the plans for the day, it’s off to change into the luxurious robes.
A Thermal Spa sounds both intriguing and ambiguous, but it certainly exceeds expectations.
A Candle Pool, Colour Flow Cave and Thought Zone are on hand to provide a quiet, peaceful space for the body and mind.
The Cave Shower, Experience Showers and Volcanic Salt Bath offer something a little more lively and a Scented Room guarantees to wake up the senses.
After a whistle-stop tour of each asset, the indoor and outdoor Waterfall Pool tops off a fantastic holistic experience.
After drying off and changing back into robes (the usual dress code for the day) it’s off to the treatment rooms.
A 50-minute Swedish back massage is guaranteed to work out the tension of the rat race, every stroke pushing the stress up and out of the body.
The masseuse manages to deliver the perfect pressure and technique, as well maintaining the room’s ideal temperature, lighting and scent.
With nearly an hour on the table, accompanied by gentle music, it’s certainly possible to forget the stresses of modern life.
A Pure Radiance Facial needs to live up to its confident title and it certainly delivers.
With only the finest products used, the therapist sensitively discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the skin, making helpful product suggestions to target troublesome areas.
Customers receive 50 minutes of undivided attention, with slow sweeping motions and gentle exfoliation, the skin is left feeling refreshed and revived.
With a wide variety of exercise classes and gym equipment, Ragdale attracts the healthy and the fit. The lunch menu is in line with the spa’s ethos of healthy living and provides a good selection of wholesome foods.
With more than 460 members of staff, there is always someone on hand to assist and direct.
The spa clearly has a strong customer service programme and every employee greets guests with a smile, compliment and an ideal attitude for the setting.
It’s rare we allow ourselves time to unwind but there comes a point where it feels necessary to treat ourselves.
If you need a care-free day then Ragdale Hall can certainly deliver.
Call 01664 434831 or visit www.ragdalehall.co.uk to find out more about spa packages, overnight stays and the latest offers.
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Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa