Vitality Day Spa
A delightful little Bradford-on-avon day spa, whose expert massages will leave you walking on air.
This day spa sits in a sweet little honey-coloured stone building in Bradford-on-avon’s market street. Don’t expect a spa in the sense of jacuzzis and steam rooms, but rather of a total sanctuary – relaxing and cocooning. Managing Therapist Georgie Farnham, along with Ashley, Charlie & co will make you feel right at home. It has the feel of a family business, and indeed it is – Georgie’s sister and parents are all closely involved.
Massages are their speciality, and there is an extensive menu to choose from, including pregnancy massage, hot stone therapy and body scrubs. Particular favourites include the 3 Point Massage working on the back, head and feet; Head to Toe Treatment – a full body aromatherapy massage; and the Personally Designed Facial.
I chose the latter, which was gloriously restorative, and although not officially a “massage”, was probably the best massage I’ve ever had. Georgie paid attention to my skin, indulged with glorious products, advised on skincare, and massaged hands, arms, head and décolleté. Heaven. I was so chilled for the rest of the day, and my skin felt nourished and glowing. What they may lack in swanky hot tubs they sure make up for in expertise, personal attention and charm.
There are sweet touches: a collection of themed treatments see Vitality collab with a local chocolatier – the Zen Garden treatment includes a cherry blossom choc, with a relevant charity donation built in too.
They are currently excited about introducing the organic Botanicals range of products to the spa. Other house skincare is sourced from the award-winning Natural Spa Factory in Bath, a satisfyingly local company who produce their ethical products in small batches for freshness. Their pregnancy-safe Bumps A Daisy is a favourite.
You get the sense these therapists really enjoy their work, and that makes such a different to our own relaxation. We’ll be back, and we’ll be working our way down that menu.
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