Easing away titanic stress and strain of everyday life

What better way to enjoy your day off than with true relaxation? After a fair few stressful shifts at work there was only once place I wanted to be on my day off – the Titanic Spa in Huddersfield.
The drive alone was picturesque and breathtakingly beautiful, and luckily we had chosen the hottest day of the year in which to enjoy our day of serenity.
On arriving, we were given individual itineraries for the day and our wonderfully soft robes and slippers – it isn’t a proper spa unless you get to wear your dressing gown all day.
You can also choose to stay overnight in one of the spa’s luxury rooms, complete with Champagne lounge.

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We immediately got into our cossies and robes and headed for the sun-drenched patio. It was heaven.
With a bacon ciabatta roll and complimentary coffee, we soaked up the morning sun while waiting for our first treatments of the day.
My full body massage was just what the doctor ordered.
The treatment rooms at Titanic smell incredible and are filled with soothing music to help you drift off.
I chose a deep massage to make sure all signs of stress would be eradicated, and sure enough 55 minutes later I was positively floating towards the sauna.
The main attraction at Titanic is the heat and ice experience.
A tunnel of rooms providing warm saunas, soothing aromatherapy or crystal steam baths, intertwined with ice cold plunge pools, ice rooms and jungle showers.
While I was being massaged my partner treated himself to a private mud chamber, where you sit in the warmth allowing the mud to coat your body and ease away impurities.

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After lunch, which was well-flavoured and created with local, seasonal produce, we found possibly our favourite room ever – the relaxation room.
Bodies were strewn around the floor snoring and snoozing as the dim lighting and relaxing music sent you off to the land of nod.
We nestled in to the floor, which was made entirely of bean bags that moulded to your body – a must-have in any future home.
We whiled away our day having treatments including Hopi ear candling and massages, as well as sipping beer in the heat of the tropical sun.

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We didn’t need to use the indoor pool because the weather was so glorious, and I even managed to go a bit red with a hint of tan.
It is true that doing nothing is extremely tiring – I have slept like a baby ever since my visit.
Titanic Spa, Low Westwood Lane, Linthwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5UN.
Visit http://www.titanicspa.com to book your visit.

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