Embrace alternative therapies at Champneys in Tring
Set in a Downton-esque stately home in the Hertfordshire countryside, Champneys at Tring is a world away from the hustle and bustle of London – yet it is only a 45 minute train journey from Euston station.
What you do when you get there is entirely up to you – this is a spa which caters for every taste. The Champneys chain is known for its focus on health and wellbeing, and offers a range of holistic and homeopathic treatments as well as weight loss programmes. These include the five day juice cleanse (which is not for the faint hearted), boot camps and life coaching.
The Tring location has gone one step further, becoming the first UK spa to offer IVF on the premises. The treatment combines relaxation, nutrition and holistic therapies on the grounds of the resort, and is available to women aged 20 to 45.
If you’re after a traditional spa experience, you can get it at Champneys Tring, but it would be a shame to go all the way out there without trying something a bit different. Alternative therapies include acupuncture, reiki, hypnotherapy, iris readings, palmistry and even tarot card readings.
For the sceptics, there is a range of traditional massage and facial options, including the indulgent ‘Men’s Grooming Experience’, which will leave stressed out guys feeling relaxed and revitalised from head to toe.