Sneaking off for a spa break can be a fantastic way to clear your mind and replenish your body. To get the most out of your stay, it’s worth doing a bit of planning and asking yourself a few questions before you book. Here are four questions to ask yourself before packing your suitcase and heading off to a luxury spa retreat.

Do I want any specific treatments?

To avoid any disappointment, ask yourself whether there are any particular spa treatments you’d like to have. For example, if you’d like to use your spa break to banish spots and improve your skin, it’s worth visiting a spa with a variety of skin treatments designed especially for those with acne. If you suffer from back problems, you may wish to visit a spa that specialises in treating inflammation, fluid retention, stiffness, and aches and pains. If you want more complex treatments such as injectables or laser hair removal, a medispa might be more suitable.

Am I likely to leave the spa at all?

Some people see a spa break as an opportunity to block out the outside world. They immerse themselves in a world of peace and relaxation and pay absolutely no attention to what is happening outside their calm little bubble. However, others choose to merge their spa break with an ordinary holiday, doing plenty of sightseeing before retreating back to the spa for some pampering. Before booking your break, it’s worth asking yourself whether or not you want to leave the spa. This can help you determine which spa hotel to stay at.

Are there any places in particular that I’d like to visit?

If you decide that you do want to leave your spa to explore and see the sights, the location of your spa is obviously very important. Whether you want to visit Liverpool’s abundance of art galleries or London’s world famous landmarks, take this into consideration. By choosing the right location for you, you can get really good value for money.

How much time do I need?

A spa break will give you the chance to switch off and unwind for a few days but if you don’t want to take too much time out or you’re on a tight budget, a spa day may be best for you. You’ll still be able to have a selection of treatments but you won’t stay overnight. If you decide to have a spa day, you might find it easiest to choose one close to home. Keeping travel time to a minimum will help you to keep stress to a minimum and get the most of your day. If you’d like help finding the right spa break for you, we can help. Whether you’re looking for a romantic break with your partner or you’re treating your mum to a relaxing weekend away, we’re sure to have the right spa package for you.

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