From getting fit and energised to indulging in a bit of me time after a hectic festive season, here’s our guide to feeling great in 2016.
Bowood is the perfect place to detox in 2016 with a treatment in their spa or a round of golf on their Championship Golf Course. Winding through the Estate, the beautifully manicured Golf course blends perfectly with the wooded and undulating countryside. The driving range at Bowood is situated next to the 3-hole Academy course and is a beautiful, tranquil place to practice or learn your golf skills. Or, relax and indulge mind and body at The Spa. Take a dip in the infinity pool with its breathtaking views, work out in the state-of-the-art gym, or treat yourself to a range of treatments, designed to leave you feeling revived and pampered. From spa breaks to day packages, Bowood offers a haven of calm in a busy world. Bowood brings you the ultimate in pampering and relaxation treatments, enabling you to restore your physical and mental well-being. Membership opportunities are available at both The Spa and Golf at Bowood bringing a wealth of privileges.
01249 822228 | www.bowood.org
CONNECT WITH REIKI
Reiki’s true translation is ‘Spiritual Energy’, it is all around us and within us. Reiki is a method of channelling this energy through the hands to benefit a person on an emotional and physical level. It is not a belief system, it is not a religion and does not contradict any religious faith – it works with them. Everything has energy or ‘ki’ in it. There is an unlimited amount of energy even though it may seem invisible, it is encompassing. It is the fuel that drives humans and the world, giving the ultimate structure and purpose in life. This is Reiki. We become true to our way and being. Jenny Newman also runs Reiki training from Corsham, teaching students from all around the UK who are looking to start the journey of Reiki and to achieve a deeper understanding of the teachings of Mikao Usui. She teaches three levels from beginners through to Master/Teacher level.
01249 714839 | www.connectwithreiki.co.uk
DEB’S DANCE FITNESS
Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge, Warminster, Westbury
Debbie Bailey offers a range of fitness classes to suit all ages and abilities – giving you the opportunity to get fit, socialize and meet new people this new year. Debbie is best known locally for her hugely popular Zumba Fitness and Zumba Gold (aimed at beginners and the over 50s) workouts. Workouts with a party feel, classes take place on different days at Leigh Park Community Centre, Warminster Civic Centre, Paxcroft Mead Community Centre and more – see her advert or website for more information. Other classes include Clubbercise! which offers fresh, fun, easy-to-follow dance routines to club classics and the latest dance anthems – and Dancing’ Thru The Decades, which has easy routines (ideal for 50+ and beginners) that are low impact, have no complicated choreography and are a great way to burn off those Christmas calories. New for 2016 Debbie is teaming up with Maria Gonzalez to launch a new fitness, pilates and core conditioning class at Trowbridge Town Hall. Classes begin on 21 January and will take place every Thursday at 10am.
07941 112893 | www.debszumbafitness.co.uk
FACE 2 FACE CLINIC
If you want to look good, feel younger and more confident in 2016 consider a visit to Face 2 Face Medical Cosmetic Clinic in Trowbridge. It is a known fact that, as we get older, both men and women see the effects of ageing, our skin loses volume, begins to sag and becomes more lined around the eyes and forehead. Whilst no one can halt the ageing process we can help significantly reduce the visible signs of ageing using the latest, most effective non-surgical cosmetic procedures available. If you have seen the excesses of the festive season take their toll on your smile you might also want to consider professional teeth whitening. Costing just £145, this simple, cost effective treatment can give you a wonderful confident smile. All treatments are preceded by FREE consultations. Face 2 Face Clinic strongly believes in practicing safe procedures and obviously wants their clients to be happy with both their results and their treatment. The Clinic also offers follow-up appointments on some treatments. Call today or email email@example.com for details.
01225 761824 | www.face2faceclinic.com
Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa is a magnificent listed Palladian mansion set within a private estate of 500 acres, just 6 miles from Bath. Within the ancient walled garden is the stunning world class spa featuring a 20 metre swimming pool, 9 treatment rooms, 5 thermal cabins, sauna, hydrotherapy pool and a salt water plunge pool. After a hectic Christmas and New Year, or perhaps with a Valentine’s Day treat in mind, their Spa Day experiences are a wonderful treat. Available Monday to Friday the package includes a welcome coffee and pastry, 60 minute spa treatment, full use of all spa facilities, two course lunch with a glass of wine in their brasserie and complimentary use of robe and slippers. Spa Days cost from £150 per person.
01225 740570 | www.lucknampark.co.uk
THE SANTOSHA STUDIO / YOGA GOODIES
Yoga works on every level of your being – your physical, movement body gets stronger, muscular tension eases and you may indeed become more flexible (and youthful feeling!). Yoga also works internally – bringing support, stimulation and balance back to your internal systems. Then there is the mind dimension – yoga helps you to slow down the mind, pay better attention to what you’re doing and watch your own inner reactivity and resistance. If you want it to, yoga can be a powerful process of transformation…but maybe you just want to be able to touch your toes again? It can do that too. So if you have a body, a mind and you breathe then yoga can support you to rediscover your lost wholeness, vitality and potential. People begin a yoga practice (lots of them in January!) for many different reasons and as the practices work away over time, those same people report that other reasons make them keep returning to the mat. You may want to shed a few extra pounds after the festive season or you may need to learn skills to help de-stress. It doesn’t matter; at Santosha Studio in Chippenham what you’ll find is a welcoming, open-minded bunch of people all sharing the same human experience of struggle as they try to make positive changes in their lives. This community isn’t silent and serious all of the time – deep and long term friendships form, there’s lots of laughter, someone to help when you struggle and a hot cup of herbal tea to greet you on cold days. They stock all of the Yoga Goodies products too, so you can kit yourself out with mats and props for a home practice and plenty of fun and colourful yoga clothing so you feel comfortable to move and look great too!
“For 15 years I have supplied a trusted and caring chiropody service in Trowbridge and throughout Wiltshire.” Says Peter Wilkinson, aka the Trowbridge Chiropodist. “As a fully trained and qualified chiropodist I pride myself on being able to offer a full range of treatments to suit all my patients’ needs, whether it is for verrucae, corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, foot care for the elderly, diabetics and those with poor circulation or just advice and support.” Peter is a member of the Institute of Chiropodist and Podiatrists and is registered with the Health Professions Council. To find out more about the treatments available, or to arrange an appointment, give him a call.
01225 571030 | www.trowbridgechiropodist.co.uk
Bradford on Avon
Located in the Walled Garden, Woolley Grange Spa is a relaxed, family-friendly environment housed in a contemporary oak-timber building that blends into the Bath stonewall of the kitchen garden. Through the full-length glass windows, the view of the walled garden from the pool is breathtaking. Zoned areas offer a relaxing, tranquil environment in which adults can unwind and under the spell of pampering treatments; from massages to manicures, body wraps, facials and more whilst they also encourage children to make the most of the swimming pool and spa facilities. They even offer treatments suitable for younger skin. Spa membership, treatments, spa days and overnight retreats are available, as are gift vouchers – perfect for Valentine’s Day. Also, from 4 to 28 January, book any Elemis treatment Monday to Thursday and you can enjoy complimentary use of the indoor pool, sauna and steam room and a complimentary session in the kids club for one child.
01225 865979 | www.woolleygrangehotel.co.uk
Aquarias Spa at Whatley Manor Hotel offers a tempting and luxurious selection of spa experiences. Their Revitalising & Restoring New Year Spa Day is available from 12 January – 26 February and is perfect for restoring body and mind after the busy festive period. The ila brand is ‘beyond organic’ offering a rare level of organic purity within its range of holistic treatment, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalised. The powerful 90-minute ila body wrap incorporates a scrub £150 (usually £182). Alternatively choose either the Energising and Detoxifying or Blissful 60-minute body scrub £110 (usually £148). Full use of the spa and gym is included, as is a light lunch served in the spa lounge. Luxury robe, towels and slippers are provided for your comfort. For further information and to book call Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa or visit the website.
01666 822888 | www.whatleymanor.com