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What you need to know about Champneys health spas

Champneys has a reputation for being one of the UK’s original health spas. Arguably one of the most famous names in the world of health and wellness, it has a celebrity following as long as your arm and roots that go back to the golden age of Hollywood.

The level of knowledge and variety of facilities you will find at these wellness spas however, is almost unparalleled.  The experience that you will have there is absolutely one to revel in. Go to simply enjoy it, or go with a particular goal that you want to address.  

This is the place that will combine practical support, pampering and luxury all in one place. Ultimately, it proves that health and wellbeing are very much things to be enjoyed.  That mental and physical health are inextricably linked.


Champneys Tring, Hertfordshire

Champneys Tring is the flagship spa destination for the nationwide Champneys brand. A wellness bastion known for their luxurious and knowledgeable approach, it was founded by naturopath Stanley Lief in 1925.

Today the red brick manor house continues to represent Britain’s original health spa, defining the industry and setting standards across the country. It has attracted celebrities for decades and continues to do so. Names include Naomi Campbell and Brad Pitt gracing its corridors.

Sitting in 160 acres of manicured gardens and picturesque Hertfordshire countryside, Champneys Tring is a fusion of the most exceptional range of wellness facilities, spa treatments, hospitality and nutrition. It proves that health, style and a decadent amount of pleasure are not mutually exclusive.

At Champneys, the hotel and spa are not separate entities; the experiences are inextricably linked. Everything here is about a sense of luxurious wellness, so facilities and spa treatments are second to none. The variety means there is plenty to do throughout the day, from fitness classes to pools, from the thermal suite to guided walks. In the Medical Centre they offer a precision approach to wellness, and throughout the spa treatments use their own product line.

It doesn’t stop there though.  From yoga and hiking trails to tennis and free bike hire, wellies readily available for walking and up to 20 exercise classes a day, Champneys Tring embodies every element of health and fitness.

The Champneys food philosophy is a cornerstone of the experience. Alcohol is limited; instead they offer a bounty of healthy fare that celebrates British heritage as well as an international influence. Everything that’s served is innovative and tantalising, designed to make you look and feel your best by the time you leave.

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Following in the footsteps of that original destination, there are now three other Champneys destinations that have made names for themselves in their own right.  Each operating on the same core ethos of Champneys Tring, especially when it comes to food, each destination has something special to offer.

Champneys Springs, Leicestershire

A purpose-built health spa surrounded by tranquil, carp-filled water walkways and 31 acres of beautiful open parkland set in a tranquil Leicestershire location, Champneys Springs is peaceful and extensive.  In addition to a wide range of facilities including, but not limited to 20 fitness classes a day, a 25 metre swimming pool and bike hire, it has a phenomenal 56 treatment rooms in its midst.


Champneys Forest Mere, Hampshire

Located in Liphook, a leafy Hampshire village, Champneys Forest Mere is a secluded lakeside resort in the heart of the South Downs. Once again its extensive facilities encompass traditional and cutting edge spa experiences, as well as elements that show wellness is more than fitness.  There’s a piano room, a beautiful courtyard, grounds brimming with wildlife and treatments such as reiki, graphology and palmistry.

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Champneys Henlow Grange, Bedfordshire

Set in a 16th century country manor house, surrounded by 150 acres of beautiful parkland, Champneys Henlow Grange is in a secluded location in rural Bedfordshire, just outside Letchworth. Retaining an element of Georgian flair alongside its twist on Venetian style.  With the River Hiz flowing through its perfectly preened gardens and in close proximity to the main building, few spas can lay claim to having their own weir, making it another Champneys destination with its own character and charm alongside all the world class wellbeing attributes.


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