Types of spa

There are many different types of spas, from day spas and urban spas to weekend spas, desination spas, hotel spas and spa resorts. Find out the difference between them and which one will best suit your spa expectations.

Not only that but also reviews the leading UK health spas by region. We also carry a comprehensive spa treatments and beauty treatments glossary explaining what each treatment type is, why you should try it and what you should expect during and after your treatment.

Day spas

Looking for a great spa experience without the need for spa accommodation? Day spas offer all the facilities and services of a health spa or hotel spa without any residential accommodation. The best way to taste the benefits of spa treatments without spending a big budget on a spa break with accommodation.

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Destination spas

A destination spa, as the name suggests, is a spa which offers residential accommodation services for guests. A destination spa, also traditionally known as a 'health spa', offers a two, three or more night stay, allowing guests to access the full benefits of a total spa experience.

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Health farms

Traditionally, the term 'health farm' conjures up the idea of excessive amounts of exercise and extreme dieting. However, these days health farms are totally different. Health farms are now the ideal de-stress option for people looking to relax, unwind and get away from in all for a day or two.

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Hotel spas

Hotel spas are usually a luxury spa venue based in a regular hotel. A hotel spa differs from a destination spa in the fact that spa treatments in a hotel are bought in an a la carte manner; you simply purchase the spa or beauty treatments that take your fancy while staying at the hotel.

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Spa resorts

Like many spa venue services, there is some overlap between a spa resort, a hotel spa and a destination spa. As with a destination spa experience a spa resort will offer guests on site residential accommodation. And as with a hotel spa experience spa treatments at a spa resort can be bought in an 'a la carte' manner. This means guests can purchase a personalised spa experience based on the services and treatments in which they'd like to induldge.

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Urban spas

Urban spas are found in inner city areas like London an Manchester. Urban spa venues often offer the same services as a destination or hotel spa. However, due to their location urban spas are often used in the same manner as a day spa - a quick in/out spa and beauty treatment facility.

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Weekend spa breaks

As the name suggests a weekend spa usually offers a two or three day spa experience spanning from Friday evening to Sunday. Weekend spa breaks are typically designed to be as relaxing and revitalising as possible - the idea being that a mini break at a weekend spa venue can feel like a two week holiday.

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