I think on some level I'm always going to be the kind of person who's a bit tense and finds it hard to relax and empty my mind even of the most dull tasks I know I need to carry out! Going on a spa day away from the city is one of the few times I full feel able to escape distractions and engage with what's happening in the moment. Today I'm going to be talking through my perfect relaxing little break to totally switch off.
If you follow me on Instagram, you'll probably have seen that I was kindly invited to the Titanic Spa in Huddersfield last month (you can check out my little photo album here and some extra clips on my highlighted Spa Day Story). I've actually been there before with my mum but had never stayed over before. It's an eco-spa meaning that it's self-sustaining and carbon neutral, which I think is so cool!
They have lovely serviced apartments - I was honestly blown away by how beautiful the decor and views were! I kind of want my future home to look like that apartment... My only negative was that there was no wifi in the room! To me, that's just a given and it meant we couldn't watch a film in the evening like we'd planned. However I guess it's out in the countryside, so you really do feel like you've been taken away from the outside world for your stay. You get several minis of the Comfort Zone Tranquility products, which I already love from the last time I visited this spa! I had their products used on me for a treatment and fast-forward 6 months and I now own a good 5-6 bits from the range.
Inside the apartment
We had the most amazing 3-course meal - the portion sizes were perfect and there's enough choice for vegetarians and pescetarians. There's also a stunning bar with all the marble and copper details! We had a few champagne cocktails there after dinner, which was lovely, before heading back up to the apartment.
1911 Cocktail Bar
Outdoor area and pool
After a spot of shopping, we went in for our treatments. I went for the Neom full body massage. Don't you just hate how quickly they seem to be over? You get into this state of pure relaxation and, I for one, honestly could've fallen straight to sleep afterwards! I think it really did me some good to totally empty my mind of all the small niggling concerns and big drawn-out problems that buzz around in my head all day, every day. I'm a tooth-grinder and constantly get told I'm tense when I go for massages, so it often feels like I live in this state of heightened stress! I try to meditate and read, which helps with my sleep patterns but going for a massage is a special treat for me that really allows me to relax and let go. Like most people, I spend the majority of my day hunched over a computer screen, so it felt great to have that focus on my upper shoulders and neck. The body oil used was also so nourishing and left my skin soft and smooth.
There's a really lovely relaxation room at the spa full of bean bags, beds and magazines - it's the perfect way to chill out after a treatment, or even have a nap. We had a little bit of a lie down before heading back to the spa. With your visit, you get access to the Heat Experience - a series of rooms including a variety of saunas and steam rooms, an aromatherapy room, a plunge pool, an ice room and a foot spa. You can pop in at any time during your day.
Do you take spa days? Let me know what you thought if you've ever been to Titanic Spa!