REVIEW | Heat & Ice Day Spa Package for £79 at Titanic Spa in West Yorkshire
What I loved about Titanic Spa
Exploring the different heat and ice experiences with various aromas and a calming atmosphere worked wonders at helping me to relax and unwind. Titanic Spa boosts 20 bespoke treatment rooms where the fantastic and professional therapists work their magic. Offering a range of exclusive spa treatments there’s something to suit everyone – I went for the Decleor Relax and Revive face and body ritual (more about that later on) and it was amazing.
Value for money: (7 out of 10)
We were invited to experience the Heat and Ice day spa package which is £79pp and includes a light lunch, robes/slippers, access to the heat and ice experience and use of the 15m salt regulated swimming pool, relaxation lounge and hot tubs. We never actually made it into the hot tub or relaxation lounge because they were both fully occupied for the duration of our visit which was a shame.
It was quite busy which meant unless you hover over someone ‘mid relax’ you never really get a look in at some of the facilities they have.
For lunch we were able to choose from a well varied, healthy menu which uses locally source ingredients where possible. We went for a linguine, omelette and just uncase we were still peckish some hummus and flatbreads. We were stuffed! We’d definitely suggest booking your food of the end of your visit to avoid that uncomfortable bloated swimsuit situation!
Relaxation score: (6 out of 10)
The spa is thoughtfully designed in keeping with the buildings previous use as a textile mill and the wide open corridors, relaxation areas and the steam rooms and saunas create a very tranquil ambiance and help you to unwind and enjoy a bit of “me time” – in peace! My score would have been much higher had we been able to experience the designated relaxation room which was dimly lit with cosy nooks, cushions and pods to lay in either to read a book or drift off.
Setting the scene:
After driving along what seemed to be a never ending winding road featuring a very questionable u-turn I finally pulled up at Titanic spa. Heart still racing from a near death journey I was more than ready to have a relaxing day with my friend and fellow spa buddy Kate.
We got straight down to business having welcome drinks and a tour of the calm and luxurious setting. The dimly lit corridors and spa areas make swanning around in swimwear and robes less daunting and we headed straight to the heat and ice experience.
You make your way through the various rooms all with different aromas, natural herbs and essential oils – and of course temperatures. The several cold experiences, designed to counteract the warming effects of the heat work really well to awaken your senses, included the ice room where you can rub crushed ice all over your body, a plunge pool (we didn’t dare!) and a cool water bucket experience.
Being the UKs first “eco spa”, Titanic prides itself on its eco credentials – and rightly so. Housed underneath the mill is its very own water source that provides every drop of h2o that’s needed to run a spa. I’m guessing that’s a lot. It works off solar powered energy through its roof panels, uses local produce in the restaurant and even has a fancy laundry system that helps the environment.
Facilities and treatments available:
Titanic offer overnight breaks in their apparent style accommodation, day and even twilight spa sessions. They provide a range of luxurious treatments including facials, massages, body scrub/wrap, pregnancy and hand/foot. Although most of treatments are suitable for both women and men (maybe not the pregnancy ones!) they have selected some which may appeal more to men – especially those who are new to spa life!
If you fancy something to eat or drink, then head to the Bistro which serves a fresh, seasonal menu with both healthy eating and environmental responsibility in mind. For cocktails and champagne then the exclusive Bar1911 is your next stop. Robes aren’t allowed here but it’s a great place to stop in at before you head home after a hard day relaxing!
The Decleor Relax and Revive face and body ritual I opted for was a blissful 1 hour and 25 minutes of top to toe relaxation. To begin with my skin was polished and smoothed using luxury products powered by orange and apricot fruit seeds. This was followed by a back and shoulder massage (although the target area you want the therapist to focus on is entirely up to you and your needs) which was like no massage I’d had before!
All the knots in my shoulders were skillfully massaged away and I didn’t even realize how tense I’d previously been. Prior to treatment, I spoke about my skin type and any problem areas I had and from that the products for the power glow radiance facial were adapted to suit me. I saw results almost immediately and a few days later actually purchased online some of the creams that had been used as I was so impressed.
If you can get to Titantic Spa on a quieter day (if they exist) then the experience is good value for money.
To find out more visit: www.titanicspa.com
This is a Girl About review. I was invited by the management to stay overnight free of charge in exchange for an honest and frank review. All my opinions are my own and in no way have they been swayed by their kind invite. Girl About reviews are always 100% honest. We only publish reviews that, for the most part, are positive.
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