Relax and Recollect – Part 1

Relax and Recollect – Part 1

The scenery in Wales is in itself pretty blissful. Rolling hills, deep valleys, snowcapped mountains and the scope of the sea. For those choosing Wales as a place to unwind there are even more dedicated spots to venture to when you are done with the great outdoors.

The Laguna Health and Spa

Found in the Park Plaza Hotel in Cardiff, this contemporary hub of relaxation holds a feeling of luxury as soon as you enter its doors. With treatments ranging from 25 minutes to entire days, The Laguna is a popular site where many choose to loosen their tired muscles. Choose from their selection of facials, scrubs and rubs that also cater to men and mum’s to be. If you prefer to keep active before you wind down, their gym comes fully equipped with all the gear you will need to exercise with aerobics or resistance. The 20m indoor pool is another way to get your body working at whichever pace you wish, taking a swim here is often followed by a trip to the steam room. With all the features that could be expected of a modern spa, Laguna provides an outlet for a range of guests who want a little downtime with a hotel right above for guests staying longer.

St Brides Spa Hotel

This one is perfect for those seeking a therapeutic getaway. Set amongst the stunning coastal views of Saundersfoot amidst the Pembrokeshire National Park, this place will not fail to provide the perfect environment for that much needed disconnect. With all the standard treatments that allow you to lay prone and be attended to including lava shells, facials and oncology sessions, the big feature here has to be the hydrotherapy pool. Book in for the thermal suite and be guided through a series of holistic and multi-sensory processes that will conclude in your ultimate relaxation. Begin with the salt infusion where a humidity assisted coating of salts is applied to ease your congestion and begin detoxifying as your blood circulation is aided. Then clean yourself off in the sensation shower where you can enter the sprays of three different jets of water. Not only are the temperatures and pressures adjusted here but the water is assisted by colour therapy and a bundle of different aromas such as the tropical shower which instantly jets you away to the Caribbean. The aroma steam room then heats you back up slowly with another host of scents to calm your system. Your immunities are perked up next as you enter the dry heat of the herbal rock sauna that helps to purify you inside and out. Next you will give your system a welcoming shock as you enter the ice fountain, applying crushed ice and cold jets to your muscles that revel in the cold and recover faster from strain. Finally, you can just sit back and take in the gorgeous beach side vista in the hydrotherapy pool. This body temperature pool will calm your muscles and senses as you sit parallel to the tide.