Saturday, October 13, 2012

And relax...... at the Owl House Day Spa

I havent blogged for a while very frustrating year awaiting surgery on new and missing walks in the peak district like mad.  Cant wait to get out walking again.  Last week we were in for a real treat, we were booked in to the Owl House Day Spa at Diseworth
 for a day of pampering via a Groupon Voucher.  We arrived and were greeted with a warm welcome, a welcome drink and a heart shaped dish of jelly babies.  We filled out our pre treatment questionaires and surveyed the surroundings.  Really beautifully created space.  We were shown round, the changing rooms, relaxation areas, day beds, treatment rooms and once changed we were led to our first treatment.  We were treated to a Mud Rhasul Treatment inside a Turkish Steam Chamber, there were two incredibly comfortable seats and we sat back and rubbed a gorgeous smelling scrub in and let the steam get to work, there were twinkling stars on the ceiling and pleasant music.  We both enjoyed this experience and quickly relaxed, the aroma was wonderful and our skin felt silky and soft.  After 20 minutes a tropical rain shower cleansed us of the scrub and we were squeaky clean and ready for the next treatment.  After changing, we sat on the day beds and soon I was whisked away for a full back massage and facial.   The massage was incredible and the facial included a wonderful head, neck and arm massage.  I felt completely spoilt and pampered. I then lay in one of the relaxation rooms reading a magazine on a pile of cushions and beanbags and fell asleep.  Mike in the meantime was being treated to a back massage and wet shave with facial.  This he enjoyed thoroughly and his back felt wonderful afterwards and he had a super smooth face.  We then enjoyed a picnic hamper, brought to us in the relaxation room  and we enjoyed a private romantic lunch for two with prosecco. The picnic was delicious and plentiful.
We changed back into our costumes and proceeded to the outside hot tub and enjoyed a relaxing time.  One of the therapists brought us another glass of bubbly to enjoy in the tub.  It was with reluctance that we went and got changed.  I arrived in the owl house cafe to find Mike enjoying a complimentary cupcake and joined in and we had a latte before heading home.  We both loved the day, were unsure why we didnt do this more often and treat our body and mind.  If you are heading to the peak district and have the time I would definitely take advantage and visit this day spa.  The experience was very personal and unique in this boutique day spa.  When I have recovered from my surgery we will definitely be returning.