Yesterday I took a days annual leave from work and ventured down to Ramsgate to have a Spa Day with a few of my girlfriends. It was a lovely, lovely day and was the perfect pre-holiday treat. Sadly I didn't get any pictures but I thought I would do a little write up to share with you all.
The day was at the Bannatyne Health Club in Westwood Cross near Ramsgate in Kent. You can find full details of all the treatments and packages they offer here. The cost of our day was £99.00 for two people, we had a package that included two treatments - a back, neck and shoulder massage and a mini facial (40 mins combined time) along with full use of all the facilities on offer and afternoon tea. You can also book and pay for additional treatments if you wish, there are plenty to choose from as well as a indoor and outdoor pool, gym, steam room and Jacuzzi.
Upon arrival we had to fill out a little health questionnaire before our day could begin, this will determine what type of treatment you get. Once that was complete we all bought Spa bags, which basically are a Bannatyne tote bag that contain a towel, a robe and flip flops. The cost for this is £5.00 but you get to keep the bag and flip flops. Our first stop once we were changed was the pool area where we all dived straight into the jacuzzi - it was warm and bubbly and the perfect place for us girlies to sit, chat and catch up. Before long it was time for me to head to the treatment rooms where I was given a Swedish massage. The lovely young lady who was looking after me said I had a lot of tension in my shoulders so she had to work good and hard to loosen them up and I have to say at times it was almost verging on painful but it felt good! After that I had a deep cleansing Elemis facial before I re-joined the others in the relaxation room. Now this room was seriously good - a lovely low lighted and beautifully scented room with hot stone beds to lay on. After my massage this was the most wonderful place to lay and just unwind and chill out.....I think every home should have one of these, if I ever win the lottery and I can buy a big house I am definitely getting one of these installed!
Afternoon tea was served in the coffee shop area of the centre and although it was nice I would have been happy to have not had this included. It was ok but didn't really fill me up, I would much rather have had a lighter lunch. But hey it was part of the day and was a sweet treat.
We finished the remainder of our day in the Jacuzzi and steam room before we all had to say goodbye and head off home. Of course no day like this is complete without a trip to the Spa shop and as I love Elemis products I really had to stop myself from spending an absolute fortune. I was very restrained and only bought a little glowing face and body set which will be put to very good use in the coming week or so as I start my pre-holiday beauty regime. It came in a fab and very handy Elemis tote bag....which you can see it below along with all the products.
Thanks for stopping by, love and hugs..