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With 2022 potentially bringing continued pandemic challenges, leading spa bookings agency is working with the UK’s top spas to offer tailored packages enabling accessible solutions for all important time out to recharge and boost wellbeing.

Selecting experiences that incorporate treatments leaning on the latest innovations in wellness to traditional therapies, from cryotherapy to boost immunity and brain function, CBD treatments to reduce anxiety and optimise mental health, and ancient water therapies to invigorate and stimulate circulatory systems, has a wellness retreat for all this year.

With a holistic approach, the prescription incorporates the optimum environments for switching off, from rolling countryside retreats, rooftop pools to lakeside spa gardens – these are just some of the featured destinations to reap the mental and physical gains of slowing down:

TOP WELLNESS BREAKS FOR 2022 – Flying Solo at Lifehouse Spa and Hotel, Frinton-on-Sea

An award-winning adults-only contemporary oasis nestled in 12 acres of peaceful English Heritage listed gardens, Lifehouse Spa and Hotel is just 80 minutes from London by train and close to the pretty Essex coastal town of Frinton-on-Sea. Specialising in rejuvenation and calm, Lifehouse Spa’s dedicated team of experts focus on fitness, life coaching, nutrition, alternative and holistic therapy, with tailor-made experiences to suit every guest’s individual need. Part of’s Safe Hands for Cancer collection, the spa’s highly qualified therapists are also trained by the Made for Life Foundation to adapt spa treatments for anyone recovering from cancer, stress or bereavement.

Curated for unadulterated me-time, The Flying Solo Break offers pure escapism with a sumptuous overnight stay in one of the hotel’s contemporary rooms with enchanting views of its heritage gardens, lakes or countryside, a 25 minute Made for Life Catch the Breath Massage, a choice of meditation or fitness class and a 25 minute facial. A two-course dinner, curated by Executive Chef Ugo Simonelli and serving uncomplicated elegant and nourishing dishes is also included. From £249 per person.

TOP WELLNESS BREAKS FOR 2022 – Two night spa break for two at Glass House Retreat

Glass House Retreat is the UK’s first purpose-built detox and wellness eco-friendly retreat and aims to help guests live a healthier, fitter and more relaxed life. Located among seven acres of beautiful Essex countryside and only 30 minutes from London, it makes an ideal choice for a quick getaway from city life.

The Two Night Spa Break for Two awakens the senses with its signature Life Cube Cryotherapy for the ultimate in regeneration, combined with a £60 gift voucher to use against a spa treatment of your choice, from Reiki to a hot mineral body boost. Discover the retreat’s combination of top fitness facilities and classes, spa treatments and healthy plant-based nutrition for the ultimate wellness break. A boutique property with only 21 rooms, Glass House Retreat provides a cocoon of calm and comfort. Renowned for its organic, plant-based menu, guests will enjoy three vibrant and nourishing meals a day designed by Head Chef Miguel Gouveia. From £512 per person.

TOP WELLNESS BREAKS FOR 2022 – A two-night Taster Break at Ragdale Hall Spa, Melton Mowbray

With 40 years’ experience in mastering the art of resetting the mind and body, this grand dame of spas takes switching-off seriously. Set within 13-acres of serene rolling Leicestershire countryside, this rural Victorian country house estate features multiple pools from rooftop to infinity, an arsenal of fitness programmes and over 100 treatments. The pièce de résistance is its Thermal Spa which comprises a candle pool, indoor/outdoor waterfall pool, graphics enhanced Thought Zone, aromatherapy scented colourflow cave, volcanic salt bath, scented room, rose sauna and a cave shower complete with its own thunderstorm and experience showers.

A two-night taster getaway at this distinguished destination offers a 50 minute treatment of choice from a blissful face and back therapy to a pure radiance facial, use of spa facilities, one healthy buffet lunch and two nights accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. From £394 per person.

TOP WELLNESS BREAKS FOR 2022 – A Moment of Calm at Mottram Hall Hotel & Spa, Cheshire


Home to a £10 million state-of-the-art Champneys spa this Cheshire hot spot is a stylish wellbeing destination, combining luxury and clinical excellence. Working with award-winning brands, this is the home of tension-melting massages, reflexology, radiance-boosting facials, manicures, pedicures and everything in between. The Georgian property is every inch the decadent estate, complete with an ornamental lake and rooms and suites that honour its history, flanked by oak paneling and featuring luxurious four-poster beds.

This package includes a one night stay on a bed and breakfast basis, a choice of one 50 minute treatment, from a Champneys Radiance Renewal Facial to a Body Wrap and Scalp Massage, a three course light lunch at Raffaella’s spa restaurant, £35 allowance towards dinner and full access to its fitness classes. From £209 per person.

TOP WELLNESS BREAKS FOR 2022 – A CBD Experience at Rudding Park Spa, Harrogate

Rudding Park Spa is one of the finest in the country, and recaptures Harrogate’s spa heritage using natural waters from the grounds at Rudding Park. Wellness of mind, body and soul are at the heart of the spa – a peaceful, serene space to focus on self. One of the first spas in the UK to introduce a range of CBD spa treatments to assist with pain relief, promote anti-aging, reduce anxiety and depression and support overall positive mental health, the CBD Experience* can be added to all stays and treatments. It begins with the hands being wrapped in a hot towel infused with CBD oil. Guests are given the option of a spray of CBD oil under the tongue and will experience a gentle foot cleanse using CBD oil. CBD oil is applied to any ‘problem areas’ to soothe and aid healing and the treatment is completed with a relaxing CBD tea and a CBD chocolate.

The CBD Experience perfectly complements the Sleeping Beauty Overnight Spa Break which includes a night’s stay on a bed and breakfast basis, a choice of one 45 minute treatment from a detox body cocoon, brighter body boost to a relax foot and head heaven, and £43 per person towards dinner at the Horto or Clocktower restaurant. From £224 per person. (*CBD experience £20 supplement)


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