I visited the Hilton spa at Syon Park and loved it.
My friend Charlotte and I had planned on going travelling to Japan, however the budget wasn’t quite there, so we decided to save our money for next year and have a smaller trip a little closer to home. The chance to have a back massage and a cheeky glass of champagne definitely appealed to me, so it didn’t take much convincing from her. I run the travel blog Spaghetti Traveller and after that experience I now plan on visiting a couple of spas through 2016 and reviewing them when possible.
As a guy, a spa day isn’t something I instantly think about for a getaway. I wasn’t interested in the file and polish and all the other similar style grooming options, I was more interested in the relaxation side of the trip, however I managed to find a package that fitted what I was after.
The massage was amazing, but when I have had them in the past, once they finish they require you to jump straight off so the next person can take their turn. At this spa they didn’t rush me at all, meaning I could relax on the massage bed for a good 10 minutes after they were done. That was bliss and I slipped into a very docile mood once I’ve had my back clicked into place.
I went for a back massage (twice), while I also used the spa facilities to swim beforehand. Finishing up with a meal in the Marco Pier restaurant for an absolutely scrumptious dinner.
I’ve never met a guy who doesn’t like a massage, however the term ‘spa’ is often perceived as a female resort with fair reason. They didn’t completely cater to males, however I think it is changing over time and they are continuing to offer more options to appeal to different people. For example, I would be much more likely to visit if they could offer a sports deep tissue massage to help improve results with the gym.
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