Aquarias Spa at Whatley Manor launches Lava Shells to feature alongside Natura Bissé and ila-Spa in new spa treatment menu
Aquarias Spa at Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa (01666 827 070; whatleymanor.com) selects only the most renowned brands that are internationally recognised as leaders in their respective fields to feature in its menu of spa treatments. Complementing the beyond organic artisan produced ila-spa range is the luxurious Spanish skincare brand Natura Bissé, with Lava Shells by Shared Beauty Secrets adding a further dimension to the innovative choice for guests.
Set within its pretty countryside location in the Cotswolds Aquarias Spa has brought the warmth of the tropics to Wiltshire with the introduction of Lava Shells, the world’s first self-heating massage tool. In the hands of the highly skilled Aquarias Spa therapists this massage tool emits heat for over an hour to allow for a continuous and seamless body massage. Using the unique shape and angles of the shell they become an extension of the therapist’s hands and deploy deeply therapeutic relief to where it is most needed.
The range of body massage treatments using Lava Shells includes a 30- or 60-minute Lava Relax (£60/ £95) treatment offering an indulgent massage combining the warmth of the shells worked over the body in slow deep movements to warm and ease away all tension, knots and stress.
For mums-to-be the Lava Mama+ (£95) is a 60-minute pregnancy treatment that eases away aches and pains particularly focusing on the back, hips and legs as the pregnancy progresses. The treatment also aims to improve energy levels, assists circulation and alleviates puffiness and fluid build-up in the legs and ankles.
The third type of massage is the 60-minute Lava Wellness (£95) treatment. This safe and nurturing massage has been specially created for clients during treatment and after healing from Cancer. Using the warmth of the heated lava shells for comfort and relaxation whilst cooling shells provides a sense of balance.
Within the new range of Natura Bissé treatments, from the prestigious family-owned Spanish skincare company, is an exclusive Natura Bissé Signature Treatment the 90-minute Aquarias Diamond Ritual (£150). This bespoke face and body ritual begins with a lavender inspired back massage using the Natura Bissé Diamond Body Cream to soothe away stress and relieve tired and aching muscles. The treatment then incorporates a powerful anti-ageing diamond energy facial that energises the skin and dramatically restores elasticity, skin tone and texture.
Due to be ready in Winter 2016, Aquarias Spa will be the first UK spa to install a permanent Natura Bissé Treatment Bubble. The Bubble Pure Air provides an isolated atmosphere of purity where treatments will be performed in an atmosphere of 99.995% pure filtered air. Once immersed in this serene environment the Bubble Pure Air is filled with soft aromatic notes that take the mind on a journey to well-being. It will be a unique experience, providing exceptional results that rejuvenate and purify the mind and body. To upgrade any Natura Bissé treatment in the Bubble an introductory price of £10 will be added to the cost of the treatment.
An expanded choice of 10 facials offers solutions for all skin types to detox, revitalise, purify and sooth the skin.
Using products from Natura Bissé the new range includes the cutting edge 30-minute Natura Bissé Express Peel (£65) which draws on ‘Carboxytherapy’, a new idea in skin treatment, using CO2 to fight the signs of ageing along with a combination of five AHA’s in a triple exfoliating action that produces visible results in 30-minutes, giving skin a perfect glow.
The range of ila-spa facials has been refined with a new 90-minute ila Gold Cellular Age-Restore Face Therapy (£150) For mature, irritated & rosacea prone skin. Using ila’s Gold Cellular Age Restore Collection, this powerful treatment encompasses a blend of the world’s most undiscovered ingredients that work to heal and protect from the many signs of ageing. Skin is reprogrammed and rejuvenated.
For those not already familiar with the Natura Bissé range Aquarias Spa now offers a choice of taster treatments. These range from a 30-minute introductory revitalising express Taster Facial (£65) that cleanses, hydrates and rejuvenates the skin without exfoliation to a choice of 60-minute top-to-toe treatments. These include a luxurious oxygen therapy D-stress (£90) treatment that detoxifies and hydrates, targeted areas with a relaxing back massage, flowing into a deeply cleansing facial with exfoliation and concludes with a scalp and foot massage. Or a 60-minute Recharge (£90) treatment uses the antioxidant benefits of the pure C+C Vitamin Collection to brighten the skin and the 60-minute Recovery (£90) treatment to soothe irritated skin and reduce inflammation, perfect for hyper-sensitised skin.
With men in mind Aquarias Spa offers a range of facials, body treatments, waxing and manicures which are now clearly highlighted in the new spa treatment menu. These include a 60-minute ila Men’s Rejuvenation Face Therapy (£90) which provides a deeply cleansing and revitalising facial promoting cellular hydration and diminishes the appearance of fine lines. Or for an innovative head to toe treatment the 60-minute Natura Bissé Quiro Golf (£95) therapeutic massage using golf balls to target trigger points in the muscles to improve circulation and reduce joint pain.
The choice of Aquarias Day Spa experiences has been enhanced with a new Diamond Elite Spa Day (£195) from 9.00am to 5.00pm. Available from Sunday to Friday the Diamond Elite Spa Day offers the chance to indulge in an Aquarias Spa Signature experience including a 90-minute Aquarias Diamond Ritual, plus use of the spa facilities, a light lunch and glass of champagne. Alternatively for those wanting to wind down at the end of the day a new Sundown Spa (£75) is available from 5.00pm to 8:30 pm Monday to Friday and includes one specific 30-minute treatment from a choice of three treatments, plus use of the spa and tea or coffee.
To complement the choice of treatments the spa is superbly equipped and beautifully designed with facilities including a magnificent Hydrotherapy Pool that extends outside, Tepidarium with Heated Stone Recliners, Salt Scrub Showers, a Thermal Suite, and a VIP Suite for two. The gym and studio is the place to work-out and stretch. Light refreshments including a new selection of smoothies, are served in the stylish spa lounge, overlooking the Hydrotherapy Pool with views to the Spa garden and woodland.
For further information and to book call Aquarias Spa on 01666 827 070 or visit the website at www.whatleymanor.com Twitter Instagram Facebook
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Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa opened in July 2003 following three and a half years of extensive restoration and is independently owned by Mrs Alix Landolt and Mr Christian Landolt. On 1st July 2016 Whatley Manor celebrated its 13th Anniversary. Set in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside on the edge to the Cotswolds it offers 23 rooms including eight suites, an informal Brasserie Le Mazot, a two Michelin starred restaurant The Dining Room, Aquarias Spa, a 40 seat private cinema as well as 26 distinctive gardens within the 12 acres of private land.
About NATURA BISSÉ
NATURA BISSÉ, founded in 1979 by Ricardo Fisas Mulleras, is a prestigious Spanish luxury skincare company. Product quality is one of the cornerstones of the success of NATURA BISSÉ. A leader in research, development and innovation, NATURA BISSÉ’s formulas are created with the maximum concentration of cutting-edge, highly effective, active ingredients. The brand is present in over 25 countries and has achieved a resounding international success that has positioned the company in the most prestigious stores worldwide. The company currently has four subsidiaries: USA, Mexico, UAE and UK. The latter was opened in January 2015, to fulfil the needs of the UK and to consolidate the brand as one of the most exclusive and effective in the market. NATURA BISSÉ is the International choice of A-list celebrities, their stylists and make-up artists, with a wealth of the world’s most beautiful and photographed women using the products as part of their secret beauty. Currently the second generation of the Fisas family manages the company. www.naturabisse.es
ila-Spa, founded in 2007 by leading aromatherapist and wellness expert Denise Leicester, creates the world’s finest spa treatments and products and partners with some of the world’s leading luxury spas and retailers. Meaning ‘Earth’ in Sanskrit, ila reflects a faith in the power of nature as the source of genuine wellness. ila-Spa’s philosophy is encapsulated in their Beyond Organic™maxim; the product collection is completely free from synthetic chemicals and contains a rare level of organic purity, which is achieved by sourcing the finest ingredients directly from local producers who cultivate and harvest the raw ingredients in harmony with nature. ila-Spa’s artisan skincare products are hand blended in a consciously created environment of peace and purity in the heart of the English countryside, to ensure that the finished holistic products contain all the exquisitely pure energy from nature. www.ila-spa.com