5 Ways To SPA-RKLE This Autumn.

A day at the spa is the perfect opportunity to disconnect from the stresses of daily life – turn off your phone and forget about work for a while. Indulge in some well-deserved ‘me time’. It’s perfectly normal to sometimes crave a little bit of solitude, and a spa break allows you to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a haven away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world.

For solo travellers a spa break makes for an ideal getaway as there’s no awkwardness associated with visiting a spa alone. For couples or small groups, it is a wonderful opportunity to spend some quality time together, away from the distractions of family life, work, and all those other fractious things that come into play.

A spa break isn’t just an opportunity to indulge in doing nothing, there are actual health benefits associated with many of the treatments available, including increased energy levels and a greater sense of wellbeing, both of which affect your body and mind.

The best part? Well, except for the occasional outdoor pool, a spa break is an entirely indoor affair, so it’s one break the weather can’t spoil …and just look at the benefits!

ONE: Aromatherapy

Spa treatments often begin with a scent test, which essentially operates on the principal that you will be drawn to the scent your body needs at that time. Therapists will then use that scent to personalise your treatment. Studies have shown that aromatherapy health benefits include relief from anxiety and depression.

TWO: Massage

Aside from being wonderfully relaxing, massage has a wealth of health benefits. Massage is touch therapy in action. It connects with our innate sense of being and can help to ease everything from post workout muscle pain to tense shoulders caused by sitting at a desk all day.

THREE: Thermal Suites

A thermal suite treatment involves going through lots of different temperature changes to open the pores and encourage perspiration. Health benefits range from boosting the body’s natural defences and relieving stress, to rejuvenating the skin, and promoting healthy cells.

FOUR: Herbs and Botanicals

From herbal teas to skincare products, herbs and botanicals can help you to relax and unwind and can even have specific health benefits. For example, cinnamon is said to help reduce inflammation, regulate blood sugar, and alleviate nausea, and basil is an anti-inflammatory.

FIVE: Tailored fitness and nutrition plans

If you go to a specialised health spa, benefits extend beyond the facilities and stem from the abundant knowledge of the therapists and health experts on hand. Some spas now offer regular clinics that include trained physiotherapists and osteopaths providing excellent advice on skeletal issues along with back, joint, and muscular pain.

Five of our favourite places to recharge, rebalance, and feel restored


Located on the outskirts of the Regency town of Cheltenham, The Greenway is a luxurious Elizabethan Manor House Hotel and Spa boasting 4 AA Red Stars. Read More >


Billesley Manor is just minutes from Stratford-upon-Avon. After completing a £5million renovation last year, this 16th Century Elizabethan Manor House Hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Read More > 


With a grand Italianate exterior and bold iconic interiors, Cowley Manor is the perfect choice for a luxurious getaway. Discover your inner bliss at the award-winning luxury spa with indoor and outdoor pools. Read More >


Wyck Hill House is a Romantic Country Hotel & Spa situated just outside Stow on the Wold in the heart of the Cotswolds. With breath-taking views and the highest standards of hospitality you’ll feel great in no time! Read More >


Ellenborough Park Hotel is a renowned 5 star 15th Century Cotswold Stone Manor House, with a relaxing spa and elegant guestrooms, this hotel is truly one of the very finest in the Cotswolds. Read More >

When you book your Spa Break with Cotswold Hotel Breaks we include a whole host of exclusive hotel extras to make your stay even more special, including Champagne, dinner, breakfast, late check-outs, room upgrades, and more. Please see individual hotel details for more information on what your stay will include, as additional extras may vary depending on your choice of hotel.

To check availability, or to book any of the Spa Hotels featured please click here or call 0333 2125 593 for further information and assistance. Isn’t it time you spoilt yourself?

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