Aimed at giving you a personalised experience to truly indulge as the weather turns colder, each spa day has a selection of treatments to choose from.
To truly understand the spa offering at Carden Park, we sent along Laura, our Marketing Assistant and the newest member of #teamcarden, on our Autumn Reviver Spa Day to find out exactly what you can enjoy as part of your day with us.
Here is Laura‚„s experience‚¦
10.30am ‚ ‚ ‚ The leisure facilities at Carden Park open from 7am, with the first spa treatment times beginning at 9am, but‚ we decided to take advantage of a later arrival. When we entered‚ the Carden Spa reception, we were greeted and given robes, slippers and a towel along with a tour of the facilities.
11am ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ With our treatments booked for the afternoon, I slipped into my soft, cosy robe and headed upstairs to the relaxation rooms. There are two relaxation rooms in the Carden Spa where you can wait for your treatments, read magazines near the window or even take a nap. Mood lighting and soft music soothes your senses as you lie on the padded beds.
12.15pm ‚ ‚ The Reviver Spa Day includes a light lunch in The Vines, one of the two restaurants at Carden Park. Inspired by the on-site vineyard, The Vines is a relaxed and informal dining experience in lovely surroundings; plus, it‚„s right next door to the spa so you don‚„t need to worry about walking around the hotel in your robe and slippers! With options from sandwiches to salads, it was the perfect amount to fill us‚ up for the day and went down nicely with the complimentary glass of Prosecco!
1.15pm‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ Back into the spa now, it was time for a dip. The pool was quiet and relaxed (it‚„s adult only between 12-2pm) so we‚ challenged ourselves to some lengths in the‚ wonderfully warm water.
2pm‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ Refreshments are plentiful on Carden Spa Days with juice, water and tea readily available. After enjoying a beverage, I relaxed in the new hydrotherapy pool before trying out the sauna and heated tepidarium beds. It was tough getting off these after the recommended 15 minutes ‚€œ the warmth is so soothing that you could easily drift off to sleep.
3.15pm‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ With our treatments approaching, we‚ went back up to the relaxation rooms: while we had the intentions of catching up on the latest issue of Elle magazine, I actually ended up having a brief power nap!
4pm‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ It was time for my Thai Poultice Massage and, as I‚„d never heard of the treatment before, the therapist Emily was incredibly informative. Introduced to the Carden Spa earlier this year as an alternative to traditional massage, they use a warmed Thai poultice and stretching techniques to soothe the body. The poultice contain oils or herbs tailored to your needs: for this particular treatment, coconut oil was used as it contains deeply moisturising antioxidants.
The massage focuses on your back, legs, arms and chest and is designed to leaving your entire body feeling comforted and hydrated. After 55 minutes I was so comfortable that it was difficult to get up and leave! The treatment used a combination of poultices, hands and arms in the massage and time absolutely flew by: before I knew it, time was up.
4.55pm ‚ ‚ ‚ Emily recommended some ESPA products that she thought would benefit my skin, including a spray on moisturiser that smelled divine! You are able to take the poultice used for your massage home if you wish, as the ingredients will remain active for further day or two: they‚„re great to use in the shower afterwards to give you that pampered spa feeling at home. I left for the day with a feeling of deep relaxation and indulgence ‚€œ totally worth it.
As an alternative to the Thai Poultice Massage, you can also enjoy a Skin Purifying Facial, ESPA Body Wrap or Hot Stones Massage in the Autumn Reviver Spa Day package from ‚£59.00 per person.