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Five top spas for a detox spa break

Detox doesn't have to be about restriction - it can actually be about joyful abundance, delivering a deeply positive and restorative experience - you just need the right spa.

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The Langley Spa, Buckinghamshire

Proving that detox can indeed be a highly luxurious experience, The Langley Spa exemplifies opulence at every turn. Surrounded by a UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Park, within a royal hunting estate owned by the Duke of Marlborough, the hotel is spectacular and the spa is a purpose-built world of its own. Of course, this is a place you can come for total indulgence, but for those seeking a health boost, it's got the facilities and experience to deliver. A vast thermal suite including a Himalayan salt sauna with a juniper wall, a brine-infused steam room with a citronite crystal as the focal point and a hammam are just the beginning. There is a female-only spa area, a VIP suite with a private butler, and carefully considered treatments from Sisley and Sultane de Saba - it's a dream.

Why we love it: Amongst its many features, we love the unique Physio Therm facility - an infrared technique to improve circulation, stimulate metabolism and detoxify.

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St Moritz Hotel, Cornwall

An Art Deco style hotel enjoying the bracing views of Cornwall's coastline, this invigorating retreat invites you to enjoy a unique spa experience. Alongside luxury accommodation (you can choose from hotel suites or self-catering villas and apartments), they embrace the beauty of the surrounding area in their wellbeing offering. The Wild Spa a two-hour outdoor experience followed by the chance to savour a hot drink in their cliffside tipi. It's the ultimate back-to-nature thermal therapy, combining the invigorating effects of cold water exposure with the soothing warmth of heat, all in a natural, secluded setting. Then, return to the hotel where you will find the UK’s only Cowshed Spa outside Soho House properties, for treatments using botanical ingredients straight out of an English country garden.

Why we love it: Embracing the wellbeing beauty of Cornwall's coast and nature's healing powers.

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The Spa at Breedon Priory, Derbyshire

A purpose-built day spa, The Spa at Brendon Priory is the best of contemporary wellbeing. Taking in soothing views of the South Derbyshire countryside, it's an ultra-modern facility with a holistic outlook. Bathed in natural light, you're invited to relax by the outdoor pool and spend time using the suite of facilities including steam rooms, saunas, experience showers, an ice fountain, pools, a relaxation area, sun terrace, spa garden, and a slumber room. For couples or groups there's The Hideaway for a secluded private spa experience, and treatments are from the natural and organic British brands Temple Spa, Tribe 517, Pinks Boutique and Proverb. Completing the experience is the Terrace Restaurant, which offers a nutritious menu of seasonal fare in a stylish space that's relaxed by day, but perfect for dressing up a little in the evening.

Why we love it: The ethos of this spa really sets it apart, mastering the art of delivering healthy experiences that are a total joy to indulge in.

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Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall, Devon

By now a perennial favourite amongst spa goers, Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall brings you a historic hotel alongside a state-of-the-art spa. Two differently worlds seamlessly fused together, so you can come for a day, a night or as long as you like. Surrounded by south Devon countryside, the five-star has a Michelin Star restaurant and is achingly romantic. The spa meanwhile is a destination in its own right. Floor to ceiling windows let the natural light flood in as you explore three floors of wellness. Roam from the swimming pool to the hydro pool, an outdoor hot tub, little huts outside to relax in the summer months, saunas, steam rooms and heated beds. There's a dedicated spa cafe, and 12 treatment rooms where they offer therapies using their own organic spa product line. It's perfect for enjoying a detox with friends.

Why we love it: If we had to choose one feature? The hydrotherapy pool where you can swim through from the inside out, and enjoy the countryside views from the warm water.

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Glass House Retreat

Glass House Retreat, Essex

The Glass House Retreat is dedicated to wellness in every form, supporting the environment as well as individual health. The adult-only, eco-friendly retreat is an ultra modern destination where you can become fully absorbed in the wellbeing experience curated by co-founder Joy Jarvis, a lifelong devotee of vegetarianism. The spa covers all aspects of wellbeing from fitness to relaxation and nutrition. Facilities include a salt block sauna, cryotherapy chamber, a gym and a heated leisure pool, while 12 treatment rooms offer everything from cleansing scrubs to full-body mineral boosts to the latest Dermalux® and Lipofirm technology treatments. At meals, plant-based fare is the order of the day, with a nutritious menu based on seasonal fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains that feed mind, body and soul.

Why we love it: Visit this spa and the whole experience is dedicated to wellness - it's a wonderful way to reset in stylish surroundings.

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