Sometimes a really exciting email lands in your inbox, the kind of exciting email that you immediately have to tell someone about! Well this was one of those moments.
Originally I was in discussions with Swimwear365 about having my own hot tub party, but due to the awkward shape of the garden and getting such an item into it, it was fraught with disaster. Instead, the lovely guys suggested a new plan; a spa day. Obviously I said yes and went searching to see where we should go. We decided on Seaham Hall, having visited a little while ago for a treatment (full post here) but really wanted to see what their spa facilities were like. It's not too far away either, so that was an added bonus.
We arrived around 9am and were shown the lockers where we'd find those robes and slippers we'd wear for the day, and given a quick tour so we knew where everything was. Since neither me or Lucy (my sister who I took along for the treat) had been to the gym for a couple days, we decided we'd start with a light workout. I have to say, she put me to shame with the weights and her pull up skills. Clearly I've got some work to do! Then again, she is running the Great North Run, so she does need to train a bit harder than me. Go sponsor her here!
To soothe any aching muscles we decided to go for the hot tub, located outside which was lovely! We then made our rounds on the Hammam (never go in with makeup on, you will end up with mascara smudged down your face and put even pandas to shame!) Sauna, sanarium and the steam room, with a brief visit to the hydropool too of course. Unfortunately I didn't get any photos of them, but you can take my word for it, they were a serious treat.
A two course lunch was included with our day so we sat down to Chicken Thai Curry and Steamed Sea Bass with Nam Jim and Pak Choi. Both meals were lovely and for dessert we shared Coconut Pannacotta with Roasted Pineapple and Eton Mess.
Following lunch we just about had enough time to chill out in the Zen lounge before our treatments.
We both had the Ishga Indulgence Seaweed 90 minutes, with a scrub and a full body massage. It's the first time I've had a massage and was a bit wary - fyi I have pretty ticklish feet, but once we got past the scrub, which included my feet, and my stomach (which turns out, is also pretty ticklish) I kinda knew it would be okay. Kayleigh the therapist I had, was lovely. Very friendly and professional. The massage was incredibly relaxing and I almost drifted off a couple of times, so that pretty much confirms it was good! I left the treatment room feeling very relaxed, refreshed and my skin was incredibly soft.
We spent around 20 minutes having a cuppa and some fruit in the zen lounge before heading back home. I didn't want to rinse off all the oil from the massage by going back in the hot tub, as warm as it may have been.
Seaham Hall and Serenity Spa offer a range of treatments and packages which you can view on their website. Swimwear365 offer a huge range of bikinis, swimming costumes and other items with lots available for next day delivery. Lucy's bikini can be found here and mine is here. Unfortunately I made a bit of an error and selected one that wasn't available for next day delivery and consequently arrived after our spa day, oops! At least I'm all set for summer now. I just need to book a holiday...
*This spa day was compensated by Swimwear365. All text and photos are my own. A huge thank you to Swimwear365 for the lovely day and our bikinis.