It usually ends up with a quick dash for a card, some flowers from the supermarket, a box of chocolates and meal out with family. Mum is always grateful of course, but how about giving her something a little different?
A back massage, no a facial, maybe just time to relax and unwind, how about a Spa day – the perfect Mother’s day gift!
We sent two Shrewsbury Mums to Imagine Spa, Shrewsbury’s newest health Spa at The Shrewsbury Club, for a day of pampering and to test the new facilities.
Imagine Spa at The Shrewsbury Club is a brand new spa development that was added as part of the club’s refurbishment.
It is the perfect place to escape from the stresses and strains of modern life and enjoy some dedicated relaxation time.
There are five treatment rooms, a unique Serail Mud Chamber and Relaxation room.
Spa packages also let you enjoy the steam room, sauna and swimming pool for the ultimate experience in relaxation and well-being.
Thrilled at the idea of a Spa day, our Shropshire Mums, Carolina and Grace, arrived early, they were booked in on a full day Discovery package. This is ideal for new Spa goers as you can take your time to relax and enjoy the facilities and includes a 60 minute treatment and a light lunch too.
Imagine Spa offers two other full day packages: The Enrich Experience and The Indulge Experience – as well as two half day packages – the ultimate day of pure pampering bliss.
From the moment they entered Imagine Spa our Mums commented on how the therapists were welcoming, a Spa day is something special and out of the ordinary and so not only are having the right facilities and treatments important, but so too is having the right staff and Imagine Spa have certainly excelled on this front.
Before the day started the therapist sat down and explained the day ahead and also to ask a few questions.
Treatment time needs to be booked in advance, but the actual treatments can be decided on the day, as each therapist is trained to perform all of the treatments on offer.
Knowing how someone wants to feel after they leave – relaxed, restored or revitalised also lets the therapist run through some of the many different treatment options available to help create a personalised treatment plan.
The Imagine Spa treatment menu is inspiring, but not overly complicated and you can choose between an extensive range of massages, facials and body treatments
Signature treatments include the Rose Quartz Radiance Facial, which will breathe life back into a tired complexion. Enjoy a relaxing massage using their unique Energising Oxygen cream. Cell renewing ingredients ooze oxygen into your skin. Cool rose quartz crystals are used to stimulate and re-awaken the skin while the vitamin packed mask renews the complexion.
The Khanya of Africa massage offers a holistic approach to well-being through a deeply relaxing and re-energising whole body treatment based on traditional African methods. You enjoy the mystical African ritual using maracas, marula oil and crystals to revitalise the body and restore balance. The wonderful sweet, exotic aroma of the Marula massage oil provides intensive moisture to the skin.
Carolina and Grace decided on their treatments and both opted for a Raindrop massage, perfect for anyone having back trouble! They also decided to add on some additional treatments including a mini facial and scalp massage.
It was then on to get changed and slip into a robe and enjoy the time before the treatment – so they tried out the steam room, pool and sauna – a perfect way to start the day!
It was then time for their treatments and they decided they would like to use the double treatment room, this is perfect for people who prefer to share their experience with a friend or loved one.
Steph and Beth were Carolina and Grace’s therapists who started their treatments with the Raindrop Massage, which is exclusive to the Imagine Spa.
This is a warming and relaxing treatment using essential oils dripped onto the skin along the spine and backs of the legs before being massaged in and then a warm compress applied.
After they were treated to the Mini Cleanse and boost facial, which includes a deep cleanse with serum application that leaves you looking and feeling beautiful.
Finally for the ultimate relaxation a scalp massage, incorporating pressure point techniques to the scalp and ears and tension releasing movements that place you into a state of pure bliss!
After the treatment, they made their way to the relaxation room, a haven of peace and tranquillity with soothing music and comfortable seating the ideal area to unwind in between treatments.
It was lunchtime and so off the girls went upstairs to relax, chat and enjoy a bite to eat before trying out the Serail Mud Chamber.
Imagine Spa manager, Tia George, explains more about the Mud Chamber:
“The Serail Mud Chamber is perfect for couples, friends or a partner as you apply healing mud to your whole body and face before you enter the two person serial chamber.
“The pleasant warmth and mist then enables the mud to cleanse the skin and accelerate the toxin removal while the gentle music and lighting ensures total relaxation”
After around 45 minutes you remove the mud with a shower which completes this unique treatment.
Carolina and Grace were delighted with the experience – it was the perfect ending to the day.
Carolina felt like a superstar:
“It was such a wonderful day, I felt like a celebrity – in fact it was like being in paradise” she said with a beaming smile!
Whilst Grace admired at how this makes a perfect mothers day gift:
“It really is an ideal gift for Mother’s day – a real treat, especially for someone who normally doesn’t treat themselves”
So instead of family members buying the usual flowers and chocolates, why not arrange a Spa Day instead?
You can find out more about Imagine Spa by visiting http://imaginespa.co.uk/shrewsbury/home/ and if you sign up to their enews which includes spa news and special offers bulletins you will receive a 25% discount voucher to spend at the spa (local terms & conditions apply).