The month of love just so happens to also be the time of the year (back in the 80’s) I was also born. So, in true birthday style I spent the day relaxing and drinking bubbles at The Owl House Day Spa. As you will know, from my previous spa post The Owl House Day Spa in Nottingham/Derbyshireis one of my personal favourites, and it didn’t disappoint.
I had originally purchased an offer from Groupon which included use of the spa, Pig in Mud/Scrub and 25 minute treatment for two, all for £69. Using a generous £10 off voucher from the spa I upgraded our package and included a 40 minute Owl House Muscle Melt Back Massage.
On arrival the spa host took our details to create a personal treatment plan, to suit our emotional and physical needs. We began our spa journey by robing up and visiting The Herbal Steam Chamber (also known as a Rasul or Pig in Mud/Scrub). The beautiful tiled chamber uses heat and steam to invigorate and detoxify the body with the selected essential oil that the spa therapist chooses for you. The Gingerbeard Man and I were given a scrub, which was ideal as we had tried the mud previously and it can get a little messy! We lathered our bodies with the oil based scrub, sat back and enjoyed the twinkling lights above us in the chamber before the warm monsoon shower exfoliated our skin and left us feeling refreshed.
Once we were clean from our Pig in Scrub treatment we got down to some serious relaxing on the dreamy daybeds. It was easy to relax with the staff being there for our every need. We lay around for well over an hour, which flew by. At one point I was a little concerned by the amount of people arriving at the spa, it’s small and I was worried that it may spoil the silence and there wouldn’t be enough space for everyone to relax (I most certainly didn’t want to lose our daybed!). I needn’t worry though as the spa host and therapists had cleverly organised treatment and lunch times around the guests allowing enough time for everyone to enjoy what they had to offer.
The Gingerbeard Man and I were taken to a double treatment room for our facial and massage. The dimed lights, soothing music and rich fragrances lulled me into a sense of calm, the way I always feel when I visit The Owl House Day Spa. The Aromatherapy Associates facial was as hydrating as I remembered and Owl House Muscle Melt Back Massage did exactly that. The Gingerbeard Man was truly relaxed by the end of it, so much so he gently told me off for ‘disturbing his peace and quiet.’
We followed our treatments up with some bubbles in the hot tub, as always, the spa host was attentive and served our drinks to us while soaking up the warm bubbles in the winter chill.
By the time we left the spa we had spent a surprising (yet amazing) five hours unwinding and celebrating. While the spa is small and has limited facilities, the surroundings are beautiful, the staff incredibly helpful that offer results driven treatments. If you’re looking for somewhere to de-stress, chill out and recharge then The Owl House Day Spa is for you. The spa owner has done a fantastic job in creating a successful spa with fantastic staff and I can’t wait to visit again.