Saturday, 5th May 2012
Last weekend I had the absolute pleasure of conducting a spa review for Imagine Spa. It’s a hard life!! My man and I jumped in the car and stuck Orton Hall Hotel Peterborough in the Sat Nav. Exciting!
I really like the Imagine Spa ethos. It is all about flexibility - you simply book an amount of spa time and then choose your spa treatments when you arrive. No pressure to decide before hand!
We had a lovely welcome with a good cup of mint tea while we filled out our registration forms. The staff were delightful.
Our robes and towels were waiting for us. We couldn’t find free sun beds at first but the lovely Imagine Spa girls quickly made some available and we were well on our way to relaxation. So we lounged on super comfy sunbeds right by the bubbling jacuzzi.
We had a long lay down. It was really warm in a gorgeous hypnotic way. I drifted in and out of sleep. Perfect!
We had a gorgeous lunch (yummy club sandwich) and then later went for a dip in the pool, a sauna and a steam. Seriously relaxing.
I zonked out by the pool again and was woken when it was time to go for our Mud Serail Treatment. This part was really great because the staff come and find you when it’s time for your appointments. No boring clock watching or staying awake!
The Mud Serail Treatment was serious messy fun. You sit in a chamber with 2 seats facing each other and after you’ve applied your mud (we did each others backs) you sit back and relax whilst the programme takes you through a steam, a tropical mist and then a refreshing rain shower….twice. It was fab.
We then showered off and flopped back on to our sunbeds. I fell asleep again!!!
I was then woken in time for my hour long anti- ageing facial which was totally amazing. I’m slightly embarrassed to admit that I actually fell asleep again during the treatment! Is this some kind of narcolepsy?! Or maybe this is what relaxation feels like! Not sure as I am generally rubbish at being relaxed!
I opted for a fab facial and scalp massage with a brilliant mask that contained nettle extract. It really woke my face up. I loved it and my skin was glowing after.
We then retreated to the hotel room got ready and hit the pub that was attached to the hotel for dins and drinks. Obviously the advice was to avoid alcohol after my treatment, but we were having too much fun. Naughty!
We had such a brilliant time! I would thoroughly recommend Imagine Spa for full-on, no pressure relaxation. They do some really good deals too, so chances are you can pick up a bargain!
For more information visit imaginespa.co.uk.
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*Our Spa day, treatments and overnight stay were provided free of charge.