Winter spa

Yes, absolutely. You may typically associate spa getaways with the summer months, but the quieter winter weeks are the ideal time for cold-weary souls to grab some much-needed pampering and reenergise in time for spring. Reasons to book an out-of-season spa break today…

Your mood can dip during the colder months, and taking time to seek inner calm or leisurely exercise can help boost feel-good hormones and de-stress you to the core.

The festive season is a time for wonderful indulgence but can leave you feeling sluggish and out of sorts. Spa treatments, such as a sauna or body wrap, help detoxify body and soul.

Dry and tired skin is as common as a cold in winter. Professional exfoliation and moisturisation (using delicious creams) or invigorating facials will assist in springing your skin back to life.

Stuffy nose? Can’t shift that irritating cold? Step into the sauna and take a nice deep breath… 

Joint and muscle problems worsen in winter, a massage (or even a few nice-and-easy lengths of a clear blue pool) will help ease the pain. 

LK’s pick of UK winter spas
Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa 
If you’re based in the north of England, the Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa is the place to head to for a day and night of absolute relaxation and beautification. Situated in Formby (home to the coastal pinewoods and their glorious residents… the red squirrels!), the resort is on a mission to banish those winter blues. Its Winter Escape Spa Break costs from as little as £89.50 per person for one night (and until 31st March) and includes (deep breath) a choice of treatments, a two-course dinner, a delicious Winter Cocktail, an overnight stay and full English breakfast. You too will have unlimited access to the Leisure Suite, which boasts an eye-catching, brilliantly blue, 20m indoor heated pool. The only downside is having to leave the next day…

The Gainsborough Bath Spa
Situated in the heart of the world-famous town, a Spa Day at award-winning Spa Village is certainly something special. Not only can you spoil yourself to a transformative treatment, but bathe in Bath’s warm, mineral-soaked waters too… an experience available nowhere else! After your dip, you can sip on a bespoke serving of herbal tea. Additionally, and included in the cost, you can tuck into a two-course lunch and beverage of choice. Renew and refresh for an attractive price – only £150 on a weekday and £175 on Saturday or Sunday. The temperature might not be rising for a few months, but this awayday will certainly leave you feeling sunny.

Modershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat 
For five-star stylish, rustic luxury in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside, you simply must visit Modershall Oaks. It uniquely blends glittering escape and gourmet dining with a warm, comforting welcome and exquisite relaxation across 72 acres of private estate. The retreat offers an impressive array of packages (you can even tailor-make your own) and caters for all budgets. During January, the Revitalise Me Spa Day costs just £89 per person and acts as the ideal post-festivity detox. The price includes a massage or scrub, use of the spa facilities (inside and outside) and a two-course lunch at the lakeside restaurant. You’ll leave looking as beautiful as the breath-taking surroundings.