Soaking up the atmosphere

Help soothe away the aches and pains of the winter months by treating yourself to a spa experience

Smooth moves

Champneys Age Excellence range of skincare products and treatments has been designed for mature skin and aims to improve elasticity and skin tone, and target blemishes. The products contain Tetrapeptide-21, the latest beauty buzz product that is said to minimise the appearance of wrinkles and reduce skin roughness.

Promising to leave you feeling fabulous, Champneys pampering Ultimate Age Excellence Facial (85 minutes – £90) includes a relaxing hot stone massage for the face and shoulders using techniques to improve muscle and skin tone.

The treatment aims to leave your skin feeling smoother and plumper by boosting blood flow.

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Turn back time

Relax and recharge this season at the beautiful Ragdale Hall, an award-winning thermal spa in the Leicestershire countryside. Its three night Time For Me packages are designed to help target your needs and body hang-ups.

Try the Timeless Me package to help revive and revitalise tired skin and give you an all-over body boost.

Ragdale also offers healthy eating demonstrations and style and lingerie advice. The cost of breaks is dependent on room type and time of year.

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The heat is on

Ideal for those who suffer from back pain or have tired, tense muscles, the Infrared Experience at The Sanctuary Spa in Covent Garden, central London, is a bespoke, low-temperature heat treatment that penetrates deep into the skin.

The 30-minute experience involves an infrared light panelled seat that warms the body from the inside out, releasing tension and helping to relax muscles.

For more details of the 30-minute treatment, call 0844 875 8443, or

Fresh faced

Set in the picturesque Cotswolds, Calcot Spa’s Aromatherapy Associates’ age repair facial is a great way to unwind, relax and feel your best this Christmas.

Ideal for those looking for a fresher, more youthful complexion, the facial stimulates collagen production in the skin, tightening and firming its appearance without the use of harsh chemicals. The skin is cleansed and exfoliated, before being massaged with refreshing apple and raspberry seed oil.

This lymphatic technique aims to improve the skin’s elasticity and suppleness. Beauty manager Francesca Jordan says: “The essential oils provide deep nourishment and visible plumping effect on fine lines.”

The 85-minute treatment costs £85.

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