There’s nothing better than a pampering session with the girls, and a few weeks ago we went to The Garage Spa, in County Durham to celebrate Amy’s birthday and get some much needed TLC.
I was really excited to visit this spa in particular because I’ve heard some amazing reviews, and I have to say it didn’t disappoint. As soon as we filled in our health and safety forms we were shown round the facilities and then to the changing rooms, so we could begin our relaxing afternoon.
The spa use to be a garage back in the day, so among the stylish accessories and rustic features, there’s a range of various car signs and garage-inspired ornaments, which I think make the spa rather unique.
We weren’t even in the main facility and we were already impressed. In other spas I’ve been to the changing rooms have been similar to changing rooms you’d have at a gym, so they’ve been quite basic. These changing rooms, however, were all individual with their own individual shower, toilet, sink and mini toiletries – they were just too cute.
Once our bikinis and robes were on, we hit the spa. During our time there we hit the salt room, the sauna, the hot tub, the steam room, as well as the hot tub in the garden and the outside sauna. It was the perfect relaxation session. The best thing was there was only a few other people there, so you weren’t disturbed or had to fight over any of the facilities.
In addition to access to the spa, we all got a 15 minute dry float treatment and a 30 minute massage, which we all had set times for. A dry float is where you lay on a waterbed in the dark listening to calming music, I know that doesn’t sound like much, but when you’re lying down it’s so relaxing – I actually dozed off!
Next up was my massage and after being rubbed down with oils, which smelt incredible, I felt totally and completely content.
By the time our session was up we were absolutely starving and an afternoon tea had never looked so good. Once we were ready we were taken to The Morritt County House Hotel, which is right next door, for our tea and sweet treats.
In addition to a giant pot of tea, we received tiers lavished with desserts, freshly baked scones, finger sandwiches and a freshly baked savoury tart. Since I’m on a health kick I only had a few sandwiches and a scone, but the desserts looked so incredible I’m surprised I managed to resist them.
For £84 per person, we received four hours in the spa, two treatments each and afternoon tea. Personally, I thought the price was an absolute bargain for a spa session on a Saturday, and I would definitely recommend this spa.
Have you been to this spa before? Where would you recommend for a relaxing day out?
Sarah Jayne x