In the last year, most social events have been done virtually due to lockdown making social outings a thing of the past.
As Covid restrictions are starting to lift and UK residents venture back out into the world again, reports of people struggling to socialise after lockdown are leaving many feeling exhausted and wanting to retreat, coining this feeling as a ‘social hangover’.
As we slowly relearn how to socialise as before, some of the UK’s leading spas are suggesting spa days and wellness packages as the perfect way to reconnect with smaller groups and boost social energy. Socialising in an environment where the focus is on relaxation and wellbeing combats both the ‘Fear of Going Out’ but the want and need to socialise again. Here are some of the UK’s best ‘social energy boosting’ spa packages.
Spa break packages we love – The Wave Garden Spa, Conwy Valley
As one of the first Spas to open in the UK in 2021, and nestled within the Snowdonia mountains, The Wave Garden Spa is the perfect place for an escape.
Located within the grounds of Adventure Parc Snowdonia, the £1.2m spa destination shares its home with the award-winning adventure resort which includes an inland surf lagoon, offering the opportunity to socialise with fellow surfers or to take a lesson and learn a new skill.
The Garden Indulgence spa stay offers a truly restorative and rejuvenating escape. The break includes an overnight stay in a lagoon view suite, as well as access to the spa garden and thermal areas, a 85 minute ritual, choice of 55 minute facial and 25 minute treatment each, this is the perfect package to melt away your stresses. Paired with a session on the lagoon, this ‘Thrill and Chill’ experience is perfect for those who want to boost their social energy, in a fun and exciting way.
The Garden Indulgence package starts from £675 based on 2 people
Spa break packages we love – The Spa at Carden, Cheshire
Situated in the picturesque Cheshire countryside, The Spa at Carden, offers a world-class spa experience like no other.
The Spa offers one of the UK’s largest spa gardens, making social distancing and easing back into populated areas easy. There are plenty of multi-sensory experiences to help reduce anxiety, as well as intimate social areas such as thermal pods, fire pits and warming hot tubs, where groups can catch up in more private areas.
The Spa Retreat spa stay includes a Spa Garden and Thermal Experience, as well as a 50-minute spa ritual treatment. Guests can choose from a range of stress reducing treatments and fully indulge at an all-weather Bollinger bar.
Spa break packages we love – Titanic Spa, Huddersfield
Titanic Spa was the UK’s first eco spa and is set in the Linthwaite Valley, the heart of Yorkshire. Its rural location is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of post lockdown life, and the award-winning destination spa offers a luxurious experience in a relaxed atmosphere.
The Time to Sparkle spa break includes a stay in one of the spas private apartments, offering a home away from home feel and allowing guests to stay in intimate groups and recoup in their own sanctuary. With facilities such as a Mud chamber, Heat and Ice experiences and a salt regulated swimming pool, as well as the choice of a 25 minute NEOM treatment, this planet friendly spa is sure to melt away any worries you have and leave you feeling relaxed.
Time to Sparkle spa break starts from: £175
Spa break packages we love – Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat, Staffordshire
Offering guests an intimate and luxurious sanctuary, Moddershall Oaks is located in the serene Staffordshire countryside.
With just 10 bedrooms on site, the spa has always offered an exclusive feel. Limited guests make it the perfect location for easing back into normality and the spa offers luxurious facilities including an outdoor vitality spa pool, relaxation lounge, hydrotherapy facilities along with MADE wellness centre which offers a range of fitness classes, for those who might want to ease back into the gym setting.
The Enlighten spa break offers guests a 50 minute Enlighten Signature Massage Treatment and a 2 course evening meal in the spas newly refurbished restaurant. Guests also receive an exclusive signature 50ml Enlighten Butter Balm to take a little bit of Moddershall Oaks home with them.
The Enlighten spa break starts from £225
Spa break packages we love – Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa, Lake District
Providing the ultimate nature reset, Armathwaite Hall, located in the Lake District, is set within 400 acres of private woodland and deer park.
Framed by the dramatic Skiddaw Mountain and Lake District Fells, guests can escape city life for a perfect luxurious and relaxing getaway.
Social boosting activities such as Forest Bathing, kayaking, fell walking, Alpaca walking and wild swimming provide pockets of small social interaction with wellbeing in mind for guests wanting to immerse themselves in the beautiful surroundings of the Lake District.
For when relaxation and destressing is needed, the Serenity Full Spa Day provides access to the spas indulgent facilities, as well as two course lunch in the Brasserie and a 55 minute treatment to unwind.
Serenity full spa day start from: £145. Spa Breaks start from: £375
Spa break packages we love – Bedford Lodge, Suffolk
Bedford Lodge Hotel and Spa retains the charm and character of a country house yet offers the best in modern comfort and luxury. Set in Newmarket, Suffolk, the location is known for its vast Lavender fields, and the spa takes inspiration from its picturesque location by incorporating calming Lavender into its treatments, to help reduce anxiety and give the feeling of calm.
The mid-week relaxation Spa break offers a choice of treatment, lunch, 7 hour spa day with access to the hydrotherapy and heat experiences and a 15 min private hot tub session. Also included is bed and breakfast as well as a delicious dinner at the award-winning Squires Restaurant.
The Mid-Week relaxation break is £495 based on 2 people