Relax this Christmas & New Year with our Chillaxing Spa Breaks


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December is just around the corner along with Christmas and New Year, and that means one thing…being busy, busy and even busier! As we all know, life can become pretty hectic around this time of year with all the present buying, Christmas day planning and New Year’s Eve celebrations. So hectic in fact, we sometimes overlook the fun and exciting bits involved with this time of year.

Christmas shoppers doing their busy Christmas shopping!
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I propose we all take a moment to ‘breathe’ and make time to appreciate the fun stuff Christmas and New Year can offer, such as spending time with loved ones, enjoying all the sparkly decorations and eating as much delicious food as humanly possible. Simply organising a friendly meet-up over a festive cup of coffee or by setting aside an hour to relax in a hot bath with soothing music can do wonders for your festive spirit and get you through this notoriously busy month. And if that doesn’t work, there’s always January.

As well as beginning New Year resolutions, January is the perfect time to claim back some of those hours we lost in December. Lost through wondering how many sprouts are too many sprouts, which wrapping paper is more festive but not too festive, whether granny would really appreciate that seasonal onesie, or even time spent worrying about embarrassing antics at the work Christmas party. January is the time to let everything go and start again.

Just relax…relax like this gingerbread man in a coffee!
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Begin New Year 2014 by leaving the Christmas rush behind with a well-deserved break. Without the pressures of festive planning and with your ‘New Year, New You’ mantra in place, there’s no better time to head off on the ultimate relaxation break.

For some inspiration (and gentle persuasion), I’ve put together a few of our best spa break offers perfect for a stress-relieving break in January…

4* Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel – Spa Package, from 71.50pp

Enjoy a one night spa break at this 4-star hotel in Dover including 1 x 30 minute treatment choosing from Swedish Back Massage, Dermalogica Express Facial, Luxury Express Manicure, Indian Head Massage, Mineral Salt Scrub or Body Foliation. As part of this deal, you’ll also receive an upgrade to a sea view room, breakfast and a yummy 2 course lunch – absolute bargain!

4* Bridge Hotel and Spa – Spa Break, from £88pp

With this two night spa break at a fancy 4-star hotel in Wetherby, you’ll get a 3 hour spa session, afternoon tea, 3 course table d’hote dinner, full breakfast, use of bathrobes and slippers and, last but not least, 1 x 30 minute treatment with a choice of nail or toenail file and polish, mini facial or back massage – top spa deal!

5* Macdonald Bath Spa Package, from £143pp (Sunday – Thursday)

A one night spa break at this luxury 5-star hotel in Bath includes 1 x 60 minute treatment, with a choice of Classic Aromatic Facial, Energiser Intensive Facial or Aroma Ultimate Body Massage. Plus you can also enjoy a delicious continental breakfast to start your day off right – pure bliss!

Do you think these spa deals sound absolutely delightful but strapped for cash during the festive period? Then why not enter our latest competition?! Especially for you bloggers out there, this is your opportunity to share top tips for relaxing during the busy winter months, and you could be in with a chance of winning your very own relaxing spa break…exciting stuff! For more information on how to take part, check out our T&C’s page. We can’t wait to start testing all your Christmas relaxation tips!


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