Review: Aqua Sana Spa, Elveden Forest

Enjoy a spa day at Aqua Sana Spa, located in Elveden Forest Centre Parcs.The perfect spa for couples and friends.

Surrounded by forest and nature, Aqua Sana Spa is the ideal place to switch off from it all. Despite being located in the popular Centre Parcs resort, you’ll be pleased to hear you don’t have to be a guest, and visitors can enjoy the spa for a day or nightly getaway.

From the moment you arrive staff are attentive. From offering a welcome drink, providing towels and a robe, helping with locker fobs and suggesting an initial Decléor cleanse, staff are hand to make your experience as relaxing as possible.

The facilities offer more than your average spa. The heated outdoor hydrotherapy pool is at the centre, surrounded by multiple sauna and steam rooms.

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Take a trip around the wellness of the world. The Greek steam room is infused with rosemary essences to stimulate the mind, while the Indian Blossom steam room has aromas of eucalyptus and menthol to encourage circulation and detoxifying. Try the laconium, popular during the Roman Empire, the Turkish Hammam or Balinese multi-steam bath. My personal favourite was the relaxing Japanese salt steam bath; a combination of oils and salt combine to create an atmosphere which improves breathing. I followed it up with a wander around the zen garden.

 

Reconnecting with yourself is high on the agenda here. Visitors are encouraged to leave their mobile phones in the locker and completely relax into the experience. And there’s plenty of places to do so! In every little nook of the spa is a relaxation lounger, pod or bed.  I found myself drifting off to sleep on a water bed on an upper decking area. Tucked up in faux furs and plump pillows, I watched and listened to the heavy rain fall on the forest. Bliss!

There’s also a foot spa and additional meditation room for those looking to restore mindfulness.

My guest and I indulged in a treatment. I enjoyed a relaxing 55 minute Elemis Garden of England Restore Massage, while my husband opted for the Decléor Aroma Blend Firm and Refine Massage, which the therapist tweaked to his own needs.

Full recharged and relaxed we finished the day with a lunch in the Vitalé Café Bar. Most spa day packages include refreshments such as lunch or afternoon tea.

Without a doubt, Aqua Sana Spa is certainly one the best spa experience days within East Anglia. Available at Elveden Forest and Woburn Forest, it has everything you need to relax and revitalise in just one day. Go on, treat yourself!

Prices for a spa break start from £75pp, and can be booked on www.aquasana.co.uk.

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