Spa Treatments Guide

Thinking of a refreshing day at the spa but don't know which treatment to choose? Check the Spa Treatments Guide we've prepared for you below. We have great spa deals for you to make good use of the acquired knowledge!

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Spa Massages

Getting a massage as a spa treatment means that a trained person will place their hands directly on your body. There are different techniques, and depending on the type of massage, the pressure they'll use will also change. Plus, some massages may include the use of oils! We've listed the most popular ones below.

Swedish Massage

A Swedish massage is one of the most popular spa treatments. It involves the use of oils, such as almond or jojoba, applied with even strokes to ease away superficial muscle tension. It's a relaxing and light massage style, so if you're getting your first massage, this is a great choice!

Back, Neck & Shoulders Massage

The back, neck and shoulders massage is just as popular. As the name suggests, this spa treatment targets the upper body, using a technique similar to that of a Swedish massage. It uses light to medium touch and it's great for easing stress and muscular tension in the back area - especially if you spend long hours sitting at a desk for work.

Hot Stone Massage

The hot stone massage is a relatively new spa treatment, but it's been growing very fast in popularity over the years, so chances are you'll be offered one. Warm stones are placed along your torso before the therapist glides them around. This massage style goes a bit deeper than a Swedish massage and it's perfect for the colder months.

Spa Facials

Facials are the second most popular choice when it comes to spa treatments, and they serve to boost the appearance and health of your facial skin. The most popular one is the 'Hydrating facial', as the name suggests, this type of facial is designed to hydrate your skin - it's ideal for winter! A hydrating facial will involve beneficial, infused lotions, used to cleanse your skin and give it a youthful look. Also quite popular are the 'Soothing facial', great for irritated skin, with natural oils boosting the skin's natural protective functions, and the 'Rejuvenating facial', designed to promote the growth of new skin cells and collagen production.


A manicure is a treatment that serves to improve the look and condition of hands and nails. Different massage techniques, as well as tools and lotions, can be used in this treatment and they depend on the type of manicure. The most popular manicures are the 'File and polish manicure', in which you choose how you want your nails filed and the colour of the polish, the 'French manicure', which gives your 'squoval' nails a unique look finished with a white tip, and the 'Gel polish manicure', in which you get a special chip-resistant gel varnish that lasts longer than standard nail polish.


Pedicures may be less popular than other spa treatments but they often come as part of the package, so why not try it? Same as a manicure but for the feet, a pedicure serves to improve the look and condition of the feet and toenails - it usually includes six steps. First, you will soak your feet in a warm bath, then a nail technician will trim and file each of your toenails before gently pushing the cuticles back, making them neater. Using an exfoliant cream, they'll remove any dead skin cells, making you ready for a relaxing foot massage. Of course, the last step is polish!

Our Spa Deals

Spas really are heavenly places - they offer a beautiful chance to unwind and refresh away from the day-to-day stress. What better way to restore your energy, especially during busy times? We have amazing offers on spa treatments, spa days and spa staycations, so that you can enjoy one or more of the sublime treatments you've just learned about. That's not all - our spa deals mean access to stunning facilities, including pools, whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms and more. Wherever you are in the UK, we've got a great offer on spas for you here on Wowcher.