New Year, New You

PUBLISHED: 00:16 23 December 2010 | UPDATED: 18:19 20 February 2013

New Year, New You

New Year, New You

What better time than a brand new year for taking stock of your wellbeing. Whether it is a full detox or a just a bit of 'me' time after the frenzy of Christmas, our county's spas and treatment centres have a treat in store for you.

What better time than a brand new year for taking stock of your wellbeing. Whether it is a full detox or a just a bit of me time after the frenzy of Christmas, our countys spas and treatment centres have a treat in store for you. Here are their top recommendations

Fleur Nayler & Kelly Hooper
The Barn
Church Lane, Badgworth, near Axbridge, Somerset, BS26 2QP
Recommended treatment: The Fish Pedicure
This ground-breaking treatment sees clients immersing their feet in a tank of warm water inhabited by some 200 little Garra Rufa fish, which gently nibble away dead skin cells, leaving fresh, revitalised, baby-soft skin underneath. The warm and gentle massage the fish provide is also highly beneficial for those suffering from dry skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis, and is offered as part of a wide range of beauty, holistic and advanced treatments. Once clients have tried it, they comment on how comfortable and relaxing the treatment is and how their feet feel revitalised afterwards. The treatment includes a thorough cleanse and a deep foot massage, with prices starting from just 25 for the first session, but a course of treatments is recommended for best results.
Contact 01934 732893 or e-mail info@thebarnsomerset.co.uk


Ruth Plummer
The Relaxation Centre
9 All Saints Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2JG
Recommended treatment: Holistic Massage
Holistic means whole, meaning our holistic massage treatments work by treating the whole person. We begin each treatment with a brief consultation, where clients can tell us what they want from their session, what kind of pressure is preferred and whether there are any areas that need extra attention. Massage stimulates circulation, nourishing the body and removing toxins. The muscles are softened, deep tension released, and knots
smoothed out all helping to dissolve aches and pains. It can also be used to address specific injured, tense or aching muscles and can help the mind by allowing you to let go of stress as you switch off
and focus on the soothing effects of the massage. What is special about our treatments is that clients are treated as individuals and each treatment is tailored to their specific needs. Prices start at 26 for
a 30-minute treatment, which typically focuses on the back, neck and shoulders.
Contact 0117 970 6616 or visit relaxationcentre.co.uk


Ellen Ayers
Mount Somerset Hotel Spa
Lower Henlade, Somerset, TA3 5NB
Recommended treatment: Peaceful Earth Facial/Body Cocoon
We offer a range of Comfort Zone and Mama Mio treatments and products at the Mount Somerset Spa. The inspiration behind our signature treatments comes from the award-winning gardens here, which offer stunning views over the Quantocks and Blackdown Hills. Our Peaceful Earth Facial, which lasts for 60 minutes, is a treatment for peace of mind and joy of skin. This embracing facial ritual offers profound nourishment and protection to all skins. Alternatively, our 60-minute Peaceful Earth Body Cocoon is a nourishing and protecting body treatment ritual using only naturally sourced ingredients. The treatment begins with a full body exfoliation before being cocooned in warm oil that has a powerful anti-oxidant action. During this peaceful interlude your therapist will carry out a soothing scalp massage to calm your mind, and nurturing over the cocoon touches to calm the body. This ritual concludes with a comforting body massage to further enhance this peaceful journey. Both treatments cost 75.
Contact 01823 442500 or visit mountsomersethotel.co.uk/spa

The Beauty Team
Rookery Retreat & Spa
Rookery Manor, Edingworth, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS24 0JB
Recommended treatment: Champagne and Truffles Deluxe Facial
This brand new spa, due to open on 17 January, is set in the glorious grounds of 16th-century Rookery Manor. We use only the naturalist skin care range Temple Spa one of the most exclusive brands in the UK. The superb facilities are complemented by a wonderful choice of holistic therapies and beauty treatments, making it the perfect place for you, your body and your lifestyle. If you are looking for a special treat, why not try the Champagne and Truffles Deluxe Facial (duration 75 minutes, 95) perfect for when you need to look your best. Alternatively, try the Repose Aromatherapy Facial (duration 60 minutes, 60), an indulgent aromatherapy facial designed to calm the skin, mind and body. Infused with generous anti-inflammatory ingredients to soothe irritated skin, and essential oils to relax a stressed mind and body. Pure bliss.
Contact 08454 090960 or visit
rookery-manor.co.uk


Karen Slocombe
Champneys Bath
20 New Bond Street, Bath, BA1 1BD
Recommended treatment: Ultimate Hip and Thigh Detoxifier
A name synonymous with luxurious spa treatments, the Champneys Town and City Spa in Bath offers a fantastic treatment for those wishing to detox after the Christmas festivities. The Ultimate Hip and Thigh Detoxifier is a targeted treatment for areas prone to cellulite and fluid retention; a seaweed body mask will stimulate and detoxify. This invigorating experience also includes body brushing, exfoliation and a unique lymphatic drainage massage, which will leave your hip and thigh area positively revived. Cost 50
Contact 01225 420500 or visit bath@champneys.com


Dawne Coate
The Treatment Rooms at Combe House Hotel
Holford, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 1RZ
Recommended treatment: New Year Detox
New for 2011, the Treatment Rooms at Combe House Hotel in the beautiful Quantock hills is offering a range of New Year detox packages, whether a day package or combined with an overnight stay at this lovely hotel. A choice of body envelopments including seaweed or mineralised muds and hydrating facials will benefit skin tone, while helping to combat cellulite, water retention and joint pain. Combined with a specially devised menu, it will detoxify your body and kick-start a healthy eating plan for the year ahead. The Day Visitor package includes a hot tub relaxation, full body salt scrub followed by body envelopments and luxury hydrating facial finished with hydrating full body moisturiser and includes a detox lunch (149 per person), while an overnight stay package includes, in addition, a full detox menu for dinner and breakfast (249 per person).
Contact 01278 741382, enquiries@combehouse.co.uk combehouse.co.uk

Other treats around the county:

Bannatynes Charlton House Spa Hotel
Shepton Mallet, near Glastonbury, Somerset, BA4 4PR
Try the Lava Shell Full Body Massage (duration 1 hour), which involves warm, smooth shells that are glided over the body with varying pressures, techniques and precision. Hydrating oils moisturise the skin as the shells help to revitalise and rebalance the body and mind.
Conatact +44 (0)1749 342008; enquiries.charltonhousehotel @bannatyne.co.uk

Buff Urban Day Spa in Taunton
22-24 Station Road, Taunton, TA1 1NL
Try their signature treatment, The Dreaming (175 for 180 minute treatment), including Miji Jina Foot Treatment, Mala Mayi Body Wrap, Kodo Body Massage, Paudi Head Massage, Mirri Facial and Miji Polama Hand Treatment.
Contact 01823 257445

Thermae Bath Spa
The Hetling Pump Room, Hot Bath Street, Bath, BA1 1SJ
Set in the heart of the historic city of Bath, Thermae Bath Spa is the only place in Britain where you can bathe in natural thermal water. Todays visitors can relax in these warm mineral-rich waters, which have made the city famous, just as the Romans and Celts did more than 2,000 years ago. Thermaes signature treatment is Watsu a Zen Shiatsu massage performed in the naturally warm soothing waters of the historic Hot Bath.
Contact 0844 888 0844 or
+44 (0)1225 331234

The Bath Priory Hotel Restaraunt & Spa
Weston Road, Bath, BA1 2XT
The fabulous Garden Spa at the Bath Priory Hotel boasts four new treatment rooms, including a dual treatment suite overlooking the gardens, a new pool, elliptical steam pod, sauna and fitness suite. Enjoy the tranquil haven of these wonderful facilities.
Contact 01225 331922;
e-mail mail@thebathpriory.co.uk

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