The Headland Spa Hotel is Cornwall's only 'Five Bubble' rated spa hotel and offers relaxing spa breaks and days on the beautiful north coast.
- The Headland Spa
Prepare to be wowed as you enter the stunning spa reception, consultation space and spa lounge decked out in cool whites and complimented with textures of silver birch, 'beach chic' soft furnishings and contemporary finishing touches such as the fibre optic chandelier above the desk.
Let all your cares drift away as you step into one of the state of the art treatment rooms finished with ash wood panelled walls and accent colours. Couples and friends can enjoy the doubles treatment room. The manicure and pedicure room with its vibrant tones and textures adds a real sense of luxury to any visit. Guests can also indulge in the private luxury of the St. Tropez suite, providing an all over, natural looking tan for both men and women. The ultimate Air 2 spray booth (sprayed by hand) will offer you long-lasting colour.
The Headland Spa is also very proud to have recently launched an additional four treatment rooms, including one with a hydrotherapy bath for Voya and Kerstin Florian wellbeing treatments, and a rhassoul. The sleek V.I.P suite defines a sense of utter luxury for couples and small groups wishing to book private packages and bespoke days for special occasions. A deep relaxation lounge then completes the end of your indulgent spa experience.
- Visiting us in December 2013, The Good Spa Guide awarded The Headland Spa the prestigious 5 Bubble rating.
See below for snippets of the fabulous review, or for the whole review please visit The Good Spa Guide.
What were the treatments like?
Excellent. I had their signature treatment, The Dreaming, a comprehensive, 80-minute routine that encompasses light body massage, body scrub, head massage and facial, using a range of organic products from Cornish company Spiezia.
The whole routine is extraordinarily relaxing, more so than a deep-tissue massage allows you, for example. For the first time ever, I briefly went to sleep on a treatment-table (albeit only for a minute or so), which is very possibly the most relaxed I have ever been. There is a real sense that the therapist, for all her hard work, is also a collaborative part of the massage too. You aren't just having something done to you, it's a fully participatory experience. The sounds played involve plenty of lapping water and the tolling of gentle bells, which makes for a much more hypnotic and involving experience than the usual Enya-type muzak.
We loved / we didn't love
The location, location, location. The spa has its own dedicated entrance on the beach-side of an extensively boutiqued Edwardian hotel. Waves gently crash out there, and for the summer they will be doing outdoor treatments. A perfect symbiosis of environment and spa atmosphere. Makes you realise the point of travelling for a spa. The antithesis of coming out of a London spa all rested and relaxed and then getting on the Tube.
We didn't love...
There was nothing we didn't love about the Headland.
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- Men’s spa questions answered
A lot of nervousness about visiting spas is about not knowing what to expect. Are you entering a world of scented candles and wooey chillout music? Well, yes, quite probably, but is that really any scarier than white-water rafting or taking a penalty?
Increasing numbers of spas offer dedicated men's treatments or separate areas for guys, and the bill of fare usually reflects male tastes. In fact, very often, if you contrast and compare, you'll notice that the treatments themselves are not totally different from what the ladies may be having further along the corridor. That said, the scents are generally more manly. Think sandalwood, cloves, lime, perhaps a daring dash of peppermint. Nobody's going to think the worse of you if you smell like you've just had an extra-strong mint.
You don't have to make cheery conversation during the treatments, like you do when you get your hair cut. It really is best to just lie back and think of England's chances in the World Cup. Or better still, think of nothing at all. It can help to close your eyes. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a semi-dozing slumber. There is no more obvious sign, after all, that your body has entered a state of complete relaxation.
If you still feel a little nervous about visiting a spa, why not let your partner take you along? Couples massage can be a very bonding experience, plus you earn brownie points for doing something adventurous. It's all good.
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