With Mother’s Day fast approaching, now is the time to celebrate the most empowering woman in your life. Although mum may love all the homemade treasures that have accumulated over the years, there’s no denying the allure of a sumptuous spa date. Bound to bestow you with the ‘star child of the year’ award, consult our edit of the top indulgent ways across the UK to pamper mum. Keep calm and spa on!
Travel to Morocco via Portland Hall Spa
Lavish and otherworldly, Portland Hall Spa makes for an unprecedented spa experience. This art deco, Moroccan-style day spa occupies a former synagogue in Southport, offering a plenitude of pamper packages. Picture basking in a speciality soothing pool lit by calming candles and adorned with notable, arty arches. Add a glass of prosecco in one hand and fresh fruit in the other and you’re raring to go! Join the main woman in your life for the exclusive Mum And Me Time package, which entails drinks upon arrival, slippers and robes, a hot stone massage and radiance facial (all with ESPA products and accompanying patented techniques), followed by a spot of afternoon tea and bubbles.
Portland Hall Spa, 17a Portland St, Southport, UK +44 1704 537733
Float on cloud nine at The Symphony Skin Therapy Rooms
Any treatment from The Symphony Skin Therapy Rooms is destined to send mum floating on cloud nine. Literally. After all, this luxurious day spa is moored on a floating yacht hotel. A little slice of paradise, the decadent day spa treatments are first class, especially the Exclusive Afternoon Tea Pamper Day For Two. This comes complete with an award-winning vitamin glow facial (think nutrients galore, a decongesting mask and antioxidants a plenty), back massage and a champagne-infused afternoon tea spread, all on the sea. Alternatively, the 30-minute tranquility scalp massage and 45-minute gel pedicure are perfect for mums who are forever stretched for time.
Recalibrate that equilibrium at Balance Spa At The Roxburghe
Located in Scotland’s capital, Balance Spa At The Roxburghe is synonymous with serenity. The treatments, which use Decélor products and the signature patented massage techniques, transport even the most highly-strung people to a planet of peace. Pure bliss, the Indian Head Massage is the perfect ‘thank you’ present. Based on the age-old Ayurvedic healing system, this tried and true one-hour massage not only relaxes the body, but it also restores the mind and soul’s equilibrium. A lifesaver when helping combat headaches and insomnia, Mum will appreciate this one.
The Roxburghe, 38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK +44 131 240 5500
Get a full body MOT at The Garage Spa
A country chic retreat, The Garage Spa is the perfect place to unwind and disconnect. This renovated stopping station is suited and booted with a flurry of unique touches – think dry float rooms (where you can float without the annoyance of getting wet), Romanesque natural-stone steam rooms, a log sauna, barrel hot tubs with garden views, and a salt room with the sweet smell of aromatics permeating throughout. The enticing menu of treatments is made all the more charming with the garage-related lingo. Book the boss in for that long overdue MOT (hot drink on arrival, two course lunch, and a full body massage with an exfoliation treatment) and get her that necessary jump-start!
The Garage Spa, Greta Bridge, Nr. Barnard Castle, UK +44 1833 863100
Fulfill all chocolate desires at May Fair Spa
The May Fair Spa in London’s May Fair Hotel is a true oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle of city life. One treatment here and you’ll leave feeling and looking like a work of art. Between the candle embellished relaxation room with heated beds, aromatic steam room, experience showers, ice fountain and herbal saunas, it doesn’t take long for any cares to fizzle away. Not to be surpassed, the Easter delight of an exclusive Chocolate Heaven Spa Day For Two, which involves a chocolate orange massage and chocolate orange Moroccan mud ritual, is a fine way to repay loved ones for all those times you snaffled their fave sweet snacks!
May Fair Hotel, Stratton St, Mayfair, London, UK +44 20 7769 4041
Luxe out on luscious lashes and trendy nails at Q61 Nail And Beauty Studio Ltd
Q61 Nail And Beauty Studio in Leeds is a one-stop shop for all your beauty needs. Perfect for a pre-party pick-me-up or a few moments of peace, the complimentary glass of prosecco goes down a treat. The tempting array of treatments range from gel manicures and pedicures, to facials, hot waxing sessions and lash and brow services. Light, airy furnishings and superior products like OPI and Dermalogica add to the fancy appeal. Q61 is suited to mums who pride themselves on showing some serious brow game, luscious lashes and fancy nails on fleek.
Q61 Nail And Beauty Studio, 5 Duncan St, Leeds, UK +44 113 244 5512
Get a snazzy new hairdo at Vogue Hair & Beauty Lounge
No round brush, serum or fancy hair dryer can work as much magic as a hair stylist with prowess. Plus, it’s amazing what a fresh set of highlights and a good old blow dry can do. Vogue Hair & Beauty Lounge is a genie’s lamp filled with all your hair and beauty related desires – the best part is that they never cease to fulfil them. Swanky surrounds and the myriad of treatments make for a prime pampering time. The Vogue Signature Curly Hair Blow, eyebrow tinting and Russian 2D-8D semi-permanent eyelashes amalgamate to the dream Mother’s Day prezzie.
Vogue Hair & Beauty Lounge, 21 Old Hall St, Liverpool, UK +44 151 378 7630
Savour the moment with a Hawaiian Lomi Lomi healing process at Sarasin Spa
Therapy to the soul and the senses, Sarasin Spa is a regenerative Eastern retreat nestled amid Manchester’s Northern Quarter. A wondrous potion of colours and engrossing cross-cultural furnishings create an unrivalled stimulating, yet relaxing atmosphere. The star of the show is the wide list of massages – ideal for expelling tension, the Lomi Lomi Massage is a Hawaiian healing process tailored to work out those muscular kinks, while grounding any erratic thought processes. Alternatively, the Thai Yoga Massage uses stretching and gentle pressure to wind down, whereas the Four Hands Massage (yes, multiple therapists at once) is too good for words.
Sarasin Spa, 4 Bradley St, Manchester, UK +44 161 237 3673
Go all out with a hot stone facial at Soul Space Day Spa
A top pick for ‘me time’ when in Glasgow, Soul Space Day Spa specialises in a tempting range of holistic restorative treatments that focus on the body and mind. From the nail bar stocked to impress and the anti-ageing therapeutic hot stone facial, to the Bodacial (a soothing facial but for your whole body), and Hopi Ear Candling techniques, there’s a little something for every mum. Decked out with cutting-edge Arbonne products, Soul Space Day Spa is sanctuary worth celebrating.
Soul Space Day Spa, 74 Hyndland Rd, Glasgow, Scotland, UK +44 141 334 2387
Open your eyes and enjoy star-gazing at The Corran Resort & Spa
Surrounded by the countryside marshlands in Carmarthenshire, the Corran Resort & Spa is an epicentre of bespoke spa treatments. Whether for the day or as part of a mini weekend getaway for mum, this impeccably restored boutique hotel is a platform for providing state-of-the-art beauty and wellness experiences. The refreshing eye treatment bids so-long to those inevitable puffy, dark circles through the use of Ginkgo Biloba to flush out the lymphatic capillaries – add a splash of trusty Vitamin C and you’re good to go. A dreamy gift, floating in the pool post-treatment while gazing upwards at the constellations of dancing starry lights, is pure magic.
The Corran Resort & Spa, Marsh Rd, Laugharne, UK +44 1994 427417
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