Being whisked off to the spa is always an enjoyable experience, a chance to truly switch off and simply enjoy time out for relaxation and self-care. While a key element of spa-ing involves the heat and hydrotherapy facilities, from saunas, steam rooms, pools, ice showers, it’s the treatments that complete a spa experience and leave you feeling refreshed and restored.

There are many types of massages to explore along with facials, body wraps and more, and that’s not to mention the various ingredient combinations to enhance guests experience. Here is a selection of the most uplifting and unique spa treatments to try in leading UK spas this year.

1. For a Bamboo Massage: Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat, Staffordshire

The Lowdown: With Moddershall Oaks’ Liberty 517 massage treatment, guests can relinquish control and rebalance their entire being. The bamboo massage provides a unique experience of hands-on manual massage and expert bamboo pole sequences.

Combining the application of exotic Amyris & Ylang Ylang infused oil and gently warmed bamboo poles, guests will undoubtedly surrender to pure muscle relaxation. The 50-minute treatment includes a half body focus with a medium to firm pressure. And for something fashionable to wear after your treatment, try the French brand Marc Jacobs.

Price: Liberty 517, 50 Minutes – £70

Where: Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat Moddershall Nr, Stone ST15 8WF

2. For a Truffle Facial: Armathwaite Hall, Lake District

The Lowdown: Start 2022 in style with a Champagne & Truffles Deluxe Treatment at the luxurious Lake District Armathwaite Hall. The luxury facial combines the award-winning truffle formula with a deep double-cleansing ritual, a glycolic resurfacing peel, a skin-destressing alginate mask and cold stone therapy. The experience is then followed by a unique skin-lifting and muscle-firming massage. With visible results including ironed-out deep lines and wrinkles, firmer feeling and toned skin. Guests will also receive a glass of champagne and delicious chocolate truffles to enhance the experience.

Price: Champagne & Truffles Deluxe Treatment, 55 minutes £100 or 85 minutes £125

Where: Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick CA12 4RE

3. For a Natural Facelift: The Spa at Bedford Lodge, Newmarket

The Lowdown: Unveil a new you in 2022 with ESPA’s Natural Facelift Facial, designed to reveal visibly resilient, healthy-looking and youthful skin.

The specialised facial is the complete approach to skin health using cutting edge pre and probiotic technology combined with the same benefits of physical exercise to detoxify, invigorate, sculpt and relax. Powerful age-defying techniques inspired by Japanese Kobido massage, along with stimulation with Jade rollers give instant results, leaving the skin firm, lifted and beautifully radiant.

Price: ESPA Natural Facelift Facial, 80 minutes – £120

Where: Bury Rd, Newmarket CB8 7BX

4. For a Body Wrap: Titanic Spa, Yorkshire 

The Lowdown: Banish stress and engulf in the warmth of Titanic Spa’s cocooning treatment and warming relaxation wrap infused with the comforting scents of Vanilla and Ylang Ylang. The experience is developed to improve wellbeing by relieving stress and unloading busy minds to reduce tension.

The 55-minute treatment uses deliciously soothing vanilla and brightening papaya in order to leave the skin feeling satin-smooth.

Price: Decleor Vanilla and Ylang Ylang Relaxation Body Wrap, 55 minutes – £89

Where: Low Westwood Ln, Linthwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5UN

5. For a Revitalising Facial: The Spa at Carden, Cheshire

The Lowdown: Embrace the New Year, New Skin mindset with a complete revitalisation of the skin. The Spa at Carden’s Revitalising Facial uses collagen-stimulating techniques and Déesse PRO LED light therapy to rejuvenate and protect, along with maintaining the complexion longer term, encouraging natural detoxification and reversing the look of fatigue.

For the ultimate glow up, skin is expected to be left with reduced fine lines, toned contours of the face and a youthful glow with the skin appearing soft, smooth and refreshed. The 75-minute treatment guides the skin through 3 main stages: brightening, plumping and light therapy.

Price: Revitalising Facial, 75 minutes – £125

Where: Broxton Rd, Chester CH3 9DQ

6. For a Polynesia Spa Ritual: The Wave Garden Spa, Snowdonia

The Lowdown: Capture the essence of Polynesia with the Iles Pacifique Spa Ritual, a special treatment inspired by the islands. This highly sensory ritual begins with a lagoon-inspired azure foot bath to protect and hydrate your skin. A vanilla-scented body scrub blended with pure Bora Bora sand, sea salt, coconut shell and algo-monoi gently exfoliates the feet and lower legs.

Following this, a traditional Polynesian Mahana massage will loosen muscles with slow, powerful movements performed by the hands, forearms and pouches of hot sand. This is total escapism and relaxation.

Price: Iles Pacifique Spa Ritual, 85 minutes – from £95

Where: Conway Rd, Conwy LL32 8QE

7. For a Full Body Massage: Rena Spa at The Midland, Manchester

The Lowdown: Transport the body to the beautiful French hills with the Des Vignes full body massage treatment. Incorporating the signature Caudalie massage which uses techniques that are adapted to the bespoke needs of the body, the treatment relaxes the muscles and uplifts the mind.

The unique Des Vignes oil is reminiscent of the last dusk on sweet grapevines as its combines subtle notes of honeyed ginger, neroli, orange blossom, white musk and jasmine. The skin is left feeling soft, hydrated and shrouded in fragrance.

Price: The Des Vignes, 50 minutes – from £80

Where: Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS