I had never been to a spa before for a full day before, the only time I've been in the past was Runnymede spa for a teen facial ages 16 where I didn't get to use any other facilities, so when a deal came up on Groupon, my Mum and I decided it would be lovely to book a day together for her birthday.
The spa in the deal was the Imagine Spa at the Hilton Heathrow Airport Hotel. It is a '5 star luxury day spa' as quoted on the website and I found that it definitely lived up to this.
We had a treatment booked in the Serial Mud Chamber, but we were able to use the facilities alongside this. There were many different facilities to choose from and they were all located around a central hydrotherapy pool. The facilities included a mineral grotto, which wasn't very warm but had special minerals in which were suggested to relieve headaches and colds, a sauna, which was eucalyptus scented and a steam room which was chamomile scented. This area was much smaller than I had imagined from reading the website, and at times there were lots of people around and not enough seats, but it was highly relaxing and there were many things to choose from.
Upstairs was mainly a chill out and relaxation area, and this was also the place in which we had our initial consultation and our lunch (croissants with brie, ham and tomato chutney - amazing!). Up here you could also order herbal teas and iced water at no extra charge.
The treatment itself was really relaxing. We had to cover ourselves in mud, and then sit through a series of steam, mist and rain to help the mud soak into our skin and to really relax us. I found the experience highly relaxing and it definitely has made a difference to both my Mum's and my skin. My skin is so soft now, and the feeling has lasted a long time so far!
I would definitely recommend this Spa! With nothing to compare it to, I feel that it was a lovely experience. My Mum suggested that it wasn't as relaxing as other spas she has been to because it is quite busy, but neither of us thought this business affected us, as we were together it was nice to have other people around. Yet if you were going on your own, maybe you would prefer to be somewhere a little quieter. It was a lovely experience, and I definitely would go back!
Has anyone else got any good recommendations for spas in the UK? I am desperate to try out some more now! (If I can find good deals...)
If you are interested in the spa, follow this link.