I think it is safe to say that winter has now well and truly set in! The heating is on, the jackets and boots are out and the flip flops have buried themselves back in the depths of the wardrobe. It’s a magical time of year with Christmas just around the corner but with all the shopping, wrapping, knit wear and lack of vitamin D we sometimes forget to take some time to make ourselves feel great. So I’m letting you in on my top 5 spa treatments to help you feel great this winter!
- Get yourself a tailor-made facial
Cold weather takes its toll on your skin: with biting winds and central heating, it’s bound to dry out and start looking a little rough around the edges! Seeing as balaclavas aren’t really socially acceptable, why not treat your pores to a facial? Here at Butlins in our luxury Ocean Spa we offer a Tailor-Made Facial where our guests can experience a consultation and skin analysis allowing the therapists to treat the main concerns and recommend a personalised homecare programme.
- Exfoliate and relax top to toe
Not only does this weather take a toll on your face, but it also affects your whole body. Hunched up away from any sunlight and clad in knitwear, your skin can start to feel dry and your muscles tense – so I recommend a 45 minute Silky Skin Exfoliation & Massage. This is a full body exfoliation using salt brushing followed by a back massage that relieves muscular tension and leaves skin feeling smooth and deeply nourished. Ahh!
- Cake yourself in Mud!
If you feel like you need more than a bit of exfoliation this winter you have to try the Infinite Indulgence Black Mud Envelopment. Covering myself in mud wouldn’t normally be at the top of my relaxation to-do list, but this is a must! This calming full body treatment nourishes the skin and relaxes aching muscles and joints. A full body exfoliation is followed by the application of warm Dead Sea Mud and a heavenly scalp massage. An hour very well spent!
- Show those feet some love
I love summer and I love wearing flip flops, so when I have to hide away my feet for winter to prevent frostbite, my toes get sad. Show your feet some love with a Fabulous Feet treatment! A hydrating and nourishing foot treatment to improve dry, cracked heels, provide soft and supple skin, and leave feet feeling revived.
- Save the best until last…
My favorite thing to do at Butlins is the ‘Spa Experience’. At a bargain price, you can experience two hours of pure relaxation and bliss including full use of the Hydrospa, Snow Cave, Sauna, Crystal Steam Room, Disco Showers, Outdoor Hot Tub, Heated Loungers, Relaxation Pods, Foot Spas and an outside sun terrace! Chilled water and fruit is available, as well as robes, towels and slippers! We’ll provide everything you need except your swim suit!
So go on, treat yourself!