It isn’t often that I get to go along to a spa without children and enjoy a little bit of ‘me’ time and some proper relaxation and so when I do get the chance its a brilliant treat. A couple of weeks ago myself and my friend got the chance to try out Verulamium Spa. This was a fantastic opportunity because the spa is ten minutes from my house on foot and its something I’ve been keen to try out. However, its been hard to find the money and the time to go, which is a real shame because I now know how much I’ve missed out.
Verulamium Spa is situated inside Westminster Lodge Sports Centre which is St Albans Council and Everyone Active’s brand new leisure centre. The leisure centre itself is state of the art which loads of fantastic facilities, in fact so many that they have even tempted my husband down to use their gym on a regular basis. I was surprised at how big the spa was because when you see the entrance you assume that it is quite small, thats not the case at all. Have a look at their video:
We were treated to some fantastic treatments. I had an Espa Facial which really did wonders for my skin. As a sufferer of really bad skin; its dry, greasy and I have acne rosacea, I am always concerned about the results of a facial after a few days but I can honestly say that my skin hasn’t looked better in a long time. Interestingly they also scanned my skin for sun damage and I could see all the areas which have been damaged. Surprisingly my forehead was one of the worse areas, I guess I have neglected it because I have a fringe!
In terms of the rest of the spa, there is a fantastic outdoor decked terrace where we were treated to a delicious fresh fruit salad. Its the sort of place you could relax for a long while and I could see myself joining the spa just to rest there in the summer. Downstairs we found the main spa facilities; a hot room, steam rood, hydra pool and heated loungers. Its a lovely calm environment to cleanse and energise yourself and I thoroughly enjoyed the pool, particularly as we had it to ourselves.
Verulamium Spa is a calm, quiet environment and I really liked it for that. I’d go so far as saying that I much preferred it to experiences at The Sanctuary Spa in London and even Champneys at Tring, which can get very busy. All the staff were friendly and welcoming and a quick look at the prices suggests to me that its very, very good value for money. They even have some fantastic deals such as free spa entry for yourself and a friend when you book a treatment.
I’m a total convert, I loved my trip to Verulamium Spa it was just what I needed and made me realise that I should really take advantage of things close to where I live. I’m already plotting my return trip and the fact that there is a creche makes is even easier! If you want to find out more yourself have a look at their website where you will find all their latest news and offers.
Disclaimer: I was given a free treatment and use of the spa in exchange for review. I really enjoyed this experience and genuinely recommend a trip there!