Spa days are beginning to be one of the great social trends of the 21st century, as can be seen by the many blogs, tweets, Facebook and Instagram posts of our fellow Londoners taking a break from their hectic city life to indulge in a bit of pampering. This may be a current obsession, but the root of a spa day will forever come from the bath houses of ancient Rome and Greece.
Back then, only the very wealthy would be able to own their own private bath house, so men from all social classes would meet at a public bath house to exercise in the adjacent gymnasium, enjoy a sauna session and bathe in the heated pools. Of course, personal hygiene was the main reason for the long afternoons men spent pampering themselves, but it was also largely a social activity, for men and women to separately bond with others in their community. The Romans found spas so essential that they built many in England, most famously in Bath, but also for the benefit of their soldiers at Hadrian’s Wall on the border of Scotland.
Fast forward to the present and it seems that women are beginning to enjoy the benefits of a spa day, more so than men. The theme of bonding with friends and family at the spa remains a key aspect of a Spa day and at Blue Harbour Health Club and Spa we love to see groups of ladies coming to celebrate a birthday, a pregnancy or simply for a relaxing catch up.
What makes the day so special for our spa day ladies? It could be our friendly service, beautifully heated pool and wet spa areas or luxurious amenities. But sharing the experience with a loved one is what will undoubtedly continue to increase the popularity of spa days for years to come.
Until next week…
Providing extensive health club facilities, the Blue Harbour Health Club & Spa at the luxurious Wyndham Grand Hotel in Chelsea Harbour features a modern fitness suite; indoor pool with body jets (swan neck); steam rooms and sauna, as well as six luxury treatment rooms, hair salon and relaxation suite.
Offering unrivalled treatments provided by experienced therapists using carefully selected skin care products by Aromatherapy Associates; Monu/Renu/Vitru, Voya and Russie Blanche, the Health Club and Spa will soon open its doors for two open days.
Health Club & Spa in Chelsea Open Day
Taking place on Friday, 22nd of November and Saturday, 23rd of November 2013, the open days offer the opportunity to indulge in free taster treatments by the spa’s treatment partners; try free exercise classes (including stretching, Abs and ‘boxercise’ classes), and get some nutritional advice from the spa’s personal trainer.
Visitors also get the chance to win one of several excellent open day prizes, including free two-week membership with access to all facilities; an 80-minute Signature Ritual treatment by Russie Blanche, or a 30-minute session of personal training with nutritional advice.
Early bookings will be awarded with a 20% discount on Chelsea Riverside Brasserie prices throughout the open days.
The Wyndham Grand in London’s Chelsea harbour is synonymous with luxury and being London’s only all-suite 5 star hotel, we like to think we offer our guests that little bit extra.
Within the hotel is what we feel is the best spa in London. In keeping with the quality of the hotel, The Blue Harbour Health Club & Spa will help you to achieve your fitness goals with our fantastic personal trainer.
Alternatively, you may wish for all out pampering. The spa has the most up to date treatments to ensure a heightened level of relaxation and quality.
The Blue Harbour Health Club & Spa has some wonderful incentives for signing up for membership, including:
• 10% discount off food, beverages and luxury accommodation at Wyndham Grand London Chelsea Harbour
• Five guest passes annually per single membership
• 15% discount off standard treatment prices
The Wyndham Grand, London’s only five star all suite Hotel is proud to welcome a new member to the Blue Harbour Spa team, Michael Watson BSc (Hons).
Michael is a highly experienced and degree-qualified practitioner of acupuncture, Tui Na massage and cosmetic acupuncture. He offers a range of specialist treatments to ease pain, stimulate good circulation and balance the body.
To welcome Michael to the Blue Harbour Spa, Wyndham Grand are offering an Acupuncture Introductory Offer –
Enjoy your first acupuncture session for just £60 until the end of July. Sessions last up to an hour and require a short consultation prior to the appointment. Available every Thursday from 11am-7pm. To book, click HERE.
The Blue Harbour Spa has more offers, with an Olympic themed slant. With the London Olympics just around the corner, Blue Harbour has the following special Spa offers to keep you relaxed and ready for the world’s biggest sporting occasion.
Gold Medal Offer £75.00
Includes our Aching Foot Relaxer or De-Stress Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage (30mins)
• 30-minute personal training session with our fully qualified and experienced personal trainer.
• 15% discount on Aromatherapy Associates products.
• A full day’s use of our extensive spa facilities, including a 17-metre indoor swimming pool with swan neck waterfalls and body jets, fitness suite, sauna and steam rooms, as well as our Spa Café.
For a romantic Valentine’s dinner in London, you should consider The Wyndham Grand hotel’s Chelsea Riverside Brasserie.
With Chelsea harbour as a stunning backdrop, you and your partner can enjoy an equally stunning Valentine’s dinner in London, for just £70 per couple.
Three courses set in one of London’s stylish hotels – this is just perfect for impressing your loved one and showing how much they mean.
As well as this, The Wyndham Grand is running a romantic afternoon tea throughout February. The Love Voyage afternoon tea features alluring sandwiches, delightful homemade scones and elegant sweets.
With a £10 voucher for the Hotel’s Blue Harbour Spa given away with each afternoon tea, this is bound to please your other half.
How about a Romantic cocktail? We have designed cocktails especially for Valentine’s day and the Wyndham Grand makes a perfect, sophisticated setting to celebrate Valentine’s day.
London’s only 5 star all suite hotel would be a great choice for a Valentine’s stay. You can book online or by calling +44 (0)20 7823 3000.