Are you due a bit of “me time”? If summer is proving to be a bit stressful or you just fancy some relaxation, a visit to the spa could be what you need to unwind and recharge. Whether you’re popping in for a quick post-work session or indulging in a full day of luxury, the adult-only spa facilities at David Lloyd Clubs can help boost your mood, pamper your mind and body, and leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world.
What’s more, our recommended “Heat, Cool, Relax” process is the perfect way to experience all the spa has to offer. Here’s what you can look forward to when you take time to relax and focus on yourself.
Start by turning up the heat
Did you know that just 10 to 15 minutes in a sauna or steam room is a proven way to stimulate circulation, release toxins, and soothe aching muscles and joints? That’s right, it’s actually possible to sweat the tension right out of your body!
So, if you feel like giving your joints and muscles a little TLC after an intense workout, the dry heat of a sauna can work wonders. Or, if you’re looking for relief from aches and pains and minor congestion, the damp heat of a steam room is the way to go.
The Spa Retreat at David Lloyd Clubs includes access to heat experience rooms that promote ultimate relaxation. Don’t worry — you don’t have to choose just one. Experiment with all these rooms to find that feeling of pure bliss:
- Traditional Finnish sauna, both indoor and outdoor
- Himalayan salt sauna for mood enhancement and to aid in minor skin or respiratory problems
- Amethyst crystal steam room featuring a genuine amethyst crystal and a bespoke aromatherapy blend of oils
- Citrus steam room for an invigorating and detoxifying experience
- Dry relaxation rooms for sleep, meditation or just deep relaxation.
Hot tip: Remember to re-hydrate by drinking plenty of fluids after spending time in a heat experience room.
Next, enjoy a refreshing cool down
After you’ve finished in your heat room of choice, it’s time to bring your body back to regular temperature. Jump into the plunge pool, rinse off under a feature shower, or douse yourself in an ice fountain to get an immediate burst of energy. The invigorating cooling effect helps promote circulation and muscle recovery.
You can choose to cycle through the heat up and cool down process multiple times if you wish. Then, once you’re done…
Kick back and relax
Now that you’ve reached peak relaxation, hop in a gentle whirlpool to continue easing tired muscles or stretch out on a heated relaxation bed to let the stress melt away.
If you’re in the mood for solitude, individual pods and meditation space can help you calm your mind and focus on yourself. Of course, a spa day doesn’t have to be a solitary experience, it can also be a much-needed opportunity to bond with a friend or loved one and enjoy leaving the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life behind.
Make your way to the spacious outdoor terrace to absorb a little Vitamin D and grab a bite to eat or a well-earned drink. You’re free to be as social (or not) as you want — just remember to enjoy the feeling of having an empty to-do list!
Whether you’re enjoying the spa as a complement to your workout routine or want to pamper yourself a little more than usual, there are plenty of ways to reach complete and total relaxation — your journey is up to you!
If you’re looking for a sign that you deserve a little “me time”, here it is! Take a minute to browse the facilities David Lloyd Clubs has to offer before booking your perfect spa experience.