Spices and spiritualism soothe away the stress at a leading North East spa

Spices and spiritualism soothe away the stress at a leading North East spa

Spices from Bali, oils from Hawaii and herbs from Tahiti form the basis of a new range of treatments at a leading North East spa.
The Spa, in the grounds of Wynyard Hall country house hotel in the Tees Valley near Durham, has looked to the East for the three new massage treatments, which also incorporate traditional spiritual rituals.


Along with an extensive range of facilities and products from some of the biggest names in beauty, visitors to The Spa, which sits at the edge of a lake overlooking 150 acres of private parkland, can opt for either Sense, Spice or Lua’Uhane; full-body massages, designed to soothe away stress and stimulate the senses.

Spice utilises Balinese spices and an aromatic coconut scrub to exfoliate and soften the body and enhance general wellbeing while abdominal massage is included in the treatment to help release negative energy and ease the digestive problems often brought on by stress.

Lua’Uhane means one soul and this treatment uses authentic Kahuna Lomi Lomi massage techniques which Hawaiians traditionally believed would balance and purify the soul and invite harmony, peace, health and wellbeing.

The client is asked to select a card from a pack of Hawaiian spiritual cards and this is placed beneath the treatment couch in the belief that this is the main spirit to invoke if harmony is to be found.

The treatment then incorporates an aspect of earth, wind, fire and water before specially-selected Hawaiian oils, which relate to the card selected from the pack, are used to massage the body in a series of long, sweeping movements.

Alternatively, in the Sense treatment, hot, Indonesian pomanders, containing lemongrass, galangal, ginger, turmeric, pepper, camphor and kaffir lime, are pressed against the back to relieve muscles and tension, while a warm pillow of herbs is applied to the feet.

A firming, toning and energising oxygen-rich mask is applied to the face and small, herbal pomanders are then used to massage the hands and the arms.

The treatments are part of the Karin Herzog Theatre of Spa range and are among a variety available at The Spa, where other facilities include a nail bar, a relaxation room offering light refreshments, a Rasul Mud Chamber, Salt Inhalation Room, Herbal Sauna, Ice Fountain and an outdoor Vitality Spa.

Visitors looking to combine a trip to The Spa with an overnight visit can choose from 16 rooms, which combine classic with contemporary design, or opt for a three-bedroomed Lodge, situated within the grounds of the hotel.

Spice and Lua’Uhane cost £120 each and last around two hours while Sense costs £80 and the treatment time is approximately 90 minutes.

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