I’m also a wife and run my own business. I’m on the go 24/7 and although it’s the life I’ve chosen, I rarely get the opportunity to just kick back and relax. So when I do, it’s something I fully embrace.
Literally 2 miles up the road from my home office, is Peake Spa, situated at the gorgeous Stoke by Nayland Hotel. Not only does the hotel have a state of the art recently refurbished Technogym, but has two wonderful restuarants, and two world renowned 18 hole golf courses. Everything you’d expect from a first class hotel.
My indulgent treat is their Signature Coconut Spa Day. A whole day, of uninterrupted relaxation, just me, no phones, email, family or hassle. Bliss! I can be alone with my thoughts, lying by their tranquil pool, maybe pop into the jacuzzi, sauna or steam room.
From the moment I walk through the door, I’m made to feel relaxed and welcome; that today is all about me and no one else! I’m welcomed by Georgia, who provides me with my spa pack – hello fluffy towels and dressing gown, the day’s itinerary and the lunch menu. The complimentary fruit juice and warm towel also went down well.
Although I’m familiar with the spa, Georgia takes the time to explain where everything is, gives me my locker key and tells me where I’ll have my treatment after lunch.
Included in a spa day experience is a lunch course of your choice and a glass of wine, prosecco of soft drink (I plumped for the latter) and as I suspected, lunch was delicious, all freshly prepared in Chef Alan Paton’s award winning kitchen. I’m reasonably confident that the Boxford Brownie I chose had zero calories, due to its consumption being in such a close proximity to the gym!
My 55 minute treatment was provided by the lovely Kerry, who, after I got myself settled under the towels, explained a bit more about what the Coconut treatment was all about.
She started with a full body scrub with a fruit grain, exfoliating off all the yucky flaky bits of skin, before moving onto a full body massage. I could feel all the stress just slipping away. She used Circulagel to help relieve the muscle tension I’d probably built up through running and my PT sessions. It was wonderful and I entered into some sort of coconut massage coma. But it didn’t stop there. Kerry gave me relaxing facial using aroma cleaning milk and aroma tonifying lotion. She finished with a scalp massage. At that point I might have dropped off. I honestly can’t remember when I was this calm and destressed. Utter bliss.
Life can be so hectic and in my case, it usually is. But my Spa Day at Peake has made me realise, we all need to take a bit of time out, relax and look after ourselves. We become so consumed with work, family, homework, bills, that we forget about us. We only get this one body, so we need to look after our health, both physical and mental.
So, invest in a bit of time out. Give yourself a Spa Day treat, because we all work hard and we all deserve a break.
If you’d like to check out the Spa brochure, you can do that by clicking here and downloading the pdf.
And if you’d like to upgrade your Spa Experience, you can stay the night too – really get away from it all. Give them a call to find out how
Check out the other Spa offers on thebestof Sudbury website, by clicking here.
Thank you to all at Peake Spa for looking after me. I will be back
Member since: 17th March 2014
Hello! I'm Penny from thebestof Sudbury, shouting about the best local businesses from Hadleigh through the Clare. When I'm not doing that, you'll find me knitting socks or tending to my 6 chickens