Can’t talk – must book my spa break!
Tired of no-one offering you a seat on the train, despite your own obvious little passenger? Sick of hearing thatquestion: “So, when’s the baby due”? Shut the door on your pregnancy annoyances and chill out with a spa break.
Crowne Plaza Resort, Colchester
Indulge in some royal treatment at this stunning hotel’s Five Lakes Spa. Pregnancy treatments include the Espe Pre-Natal Wrap to help aid relaxation and tonicity of the skin; and the Clarins Mother To Be. Suitable from the second trimester onwards, this facial and body treatment serves to relax and refresh and is personalised by your therapist to suit your needs. Peruse the grounds’ other facilities, such as the Nail Lounge – and we dare you not to nod off in the Relaxation Room. From £99 for an overnight stay, excluding treatments.
Fairmont St Andrews, Scotland
Kick back by the North Sea at this serene five-star hotel. After indulging in an Ultimate Rose Pregnancy Massage, great for alleviating back pain and nourishing your skin, retire to a plush room overlooking the sea or the Tay Estuary. We envisage a lot of negotiating at checkout for an extra night… From £145 for an overnight stay, excluding treatments.
May Fair Hotel, London
Glitz and glamour abound in this luxury sanctuary in the heart of London. Opened by King George V in 1927 and dressed in the very best, from Fendi sofas to Baccarat chandeliers, you won’t forget this break in a hurry. Their Espa Pre- and Post-Natal Treatment is a deeply nourishing body massage which targets areas prone to stress and tension during and after pregnancy. From £475 for an overnight stay, excluding treatments.
Grayshott Spa, Surrey
Set across 47 acres of gardens and woods and a neighbour to National Trust land, using a word like ‘beauty’ to describe Grayshott Spa’s location doesn’t quite cut it. Once home to Victorian poet Lord Alfred Tennyson, it now hosts some of the most luxurious treatments. Pregnancy specials include Craniosacral Therapy, a gentle treatment to help restore the body to its optimum functioning level; the Oatmeal Bath, to cleanse, moisturise and soothe irritated skin; the Himalayan Mineral Salt Scrub, a full-body exfoliation treatment; and more. From £175 for an overnight stay, excluding treatments.
Bryn Meadows Golf, Hotel & Spa, Wales
While he’s busy working on a hole in one, you can concentrate on getting some peace and quiet. Unpack your things in your luxury room, with its balcony framing stunning views of 100 acres of meadowland and head to the spa for your Espa Pre-/Post-Natal Treatment, including infused oils, Pink Clay Mud and advanced massage techniques. You can also enjoy Bryn Meadows’ Aromatherapy Suite, Jacuzzi and Hydrospa. From £89 for an overnight stay, excluding treatments.