Utopia Spa Blog, Sandown, Isle of Wight
Fathers & Festivals
Spa Blog By Annabel
June brings us the beginning of the Festival Season, certifying the start of the summer months with hopes of plenty of warmth and sunshine. For those who would rather steer clear of the musical madness, we are offering a more peaceful retreat to relax in.
Our outside hot tub is currently undergoing maintenance and should be fresh and ready for the 10th of June, in time to escape the upcoming masses the festival brings to the Island.
Fathers’ Day must not be overlooked in all the summer excitement either. As Mothers get treated on their day, so should the often neglected Fathers!! Watch this space for up-coming offers nearer the end of the month to treat the men who deserve it most.
Us Brits are known for bathing in even the slightest glimmer of sunlight and as June coaxes us outside, don’t be fooled by cooler temperatures. It is important to realise it is not the heat of the sun which burns our skin and causes irreversible damage but the Ultra-Violet light rays. This is why breezy sunny days can be the most harmful, as we don’t realise how much sun we are getting due to feeling cooler.
To avoid this happening, perhaps start the season with a lower factor than you would intend for sunbathing (if you do so) but go no lower than 15 SPF. Make sure as well that the brand you use protects from both UVA AND UVB rays, as both cause the damage.
We recommend 2015’s Grazia’s Summer Beauty Award Winner, Aroma Sun Expert Summer Oil by Decleor. It feels amazing on the skin thanks to the intensely conditioning Monoi Oil, protects from both UVA & UVB and is a defensive factor 30.
Retailing at £24 for 150ml, it’s a handy size for carrying around and as with all Decleor products, a little goes a long way.
May the masseuse be with you…
Spa Blog By Annabel
The race is on to get back into those summer clothes and with the weather and the temperature on the rise we’re keener than ever to be getting outside! Get limbered up by having your muscles worked upon and eased by one of our therapists.
If like us, the dismal weather of earlier months has kept you inside and hard at work, why not allow yourself a revitalising or relaxing massage to soothe those shoulders and backs from desk work, driving or just to give those muscles an energising kick they may need.
We are all about energising too at the moment and we’ve introduced a fabulous new addition to our already delicious smoothie & Juice menu. Our new super green juice is a perfect blend of Spinach Apple and Cucumber, which is designed with cleansing and energising in mind.
Spinach is a packed with vitamins and also flavonoids which, acting as antioxidants help with inflammatory disorders, asthma, migraines and high blood pressure. It is fantastic for gastro-intestinal health too which is why we thought it an essential ingredient for a juice that helps to cleanse!
Combined with the sweetest of freshly squeezed juices this makes the perfect juice to increase your spirits and decrease your waistline ready for summer!
Our Spring offers are still on, until the 21st of June so make the most of them!
Our Relaxing Back offers a full back massage with a scalp massage for just £35 for 40 minutes!!
Mothers Day Spa Blog by Annabel
Always falling on the fourth Sunday of Lent, Mothering Sunday is a day to fully appreciate those that brought us into the world, our Mothers.
Let them put their feet up and be pampered for at least one day of the year!
At Utopia Spa, we’ve decided to put together a few packages with Mothers in mind. With a choice of time alone for her with our ‘Time for Mum’ Spa Day or some quality time for you both together with ‘Mother and Me’ package, both contain at least an hour of treatment time, use of the leisure suite and lunch. If using our relaxing facilities is enough for you, we have also an offer for 2 on our Spa Passes which includes full use of our leisure suite and lunch.
Continue the Motherly appreciation at home by treating her to some holistic relaxation. Surprise and delight her by adding some lavender or rose essential oil to the daily routine. Lavender, both the plant as it is and its essential oil have highly relaxing and soothing properties, a few drops added to a steaming bath or a few fresh sprigs next to the bed can be calming and also aid sleep.
Step In to Spring
Spa Blog By Annabel
With the sun timidly emerging from the bleak winter skies, we cannot wait to don our flip-flops and head to the beach and hills to appreciate the warmth of summer. However, after being tucked away and wrapped up for winter, our hibernating bodies may need some prep work before baring themselves in the coming months.
Our feet, having been swathed in slipper sock and boots will especially need re-awakening to get them sandal and sock-free ready!
It’s also a good time to check the health and not just the appearance of your feet..
Many people tend to ignore their feet when pampering, yet they are the part of you that probably works the hardest!
If you notice any of the following: - flaky, sore itchy skin; discolouration of the nail plate; thickening of the nail plate; raised lumps and bumps or swelling you may need more than a coat of polish and may need to consider seeking medical advice.
So… put your best foot forward and get a bit of (a) spring in your step with these fantastic new spa offers that pamper the whole body (including your feet!!!) and are valid right up until the 21st June!!
Treat your loved one this Valentines!
Utopia Spa Blog By Annabel
With Valentine’s Day on the blossoming horizon, love is in the air and at Utopia Spa. Let the monotony of everyday life take a seat and let the romantic in you out towards your cherished husbands and wives, girlfriends and boyfriends and even friends and family. Show them just how much they mean to you!
Did you know that in Japan they have 2 days of warm-hearted giving? One, Valentine’s Day where the women treat the men, and then on 14th March, they celebrate ‘White Day,’ where the men return the favour and treat their women. South Korea has an affectionate day every 14th day of each month, including May’s ‘Rose Day’ and ‘Hug Day’ in December!
Here in the UK, we’ve a mixture of Pagan and Christian beliefs and have been known to traditionally give everything from ribbons to gloves to our loved ones.
However, at Utopia Spa we feel nothing says it more than the gift of some ‘time out’…that’s why we’ve created these fantastic Valentine’s offers….
Lover’s Bliss (£48 PP)
Includes an Aromatic Full Body Massage, use of the leisure facilities and robe, towel & slipper hire.
Heat of the Moment (£65 for 2 people)
Enjoy the warmth of a Hot Stone Back Massage, use of the leisure facilities and robe, towel & slipper hire.
Be My Valentine (£115 for 2 people)
Includes your choice of either a Full Body Massage or a Decleor Aromassage Facial, use of leisure facilities plus towel, robe and slippers, then to finish Dinner plus a bottle of wine!