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The Essential Components of a Great Spa

11th Jun 2017

Luxury spa days or luxury spa breaks are sought after as an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate after the stress of daily life. The essential components of a great spa are made up of several factors that must be outstanding - including ambience, cleanliness, friendliness, value for money and the standard of treatments and facilities available. SenSpa is an award winning Thai spa in the New Forest which strives for excellence all round and offers an unrivalled spa experience. Here are the factors that make a great spa:

1. Ambience

The ambience of a spa is what makes the experience truly relaxing. Spas that have quiet rooms or relaxation rooms are best, with calm, tranquil music set in a room illuminated by low lighting or candlelight with soft scents. SenSpa has this and more, including Hamman rooms with heated mosaic slabs or the Tepidarium, which has heated loungers situated under twinkling lights to stay warm in between treatments.

2. Cleanliness

Cleanliness is essential for a great spa, as it can be difficult to relax when this is an issue and simply displeasing. Read reviews on a spa’s Trip Advisor page, like SenSpa’s, to check its cleanliness and see what others have said before arriving.

3. Value for Money

Before booking a treatment, spa day or spa break, check for a Special Offers page. Special offers often include amazing savings so that you can book more treatments to indulge in!

4. Standard of Treatments and Facilities

A diversity of treatments and facilities is essential for a great spa. A spa day often includes full use of the facilities and a luxury spa will have many amenities available to enjoy so that there is something for everyone. SenSpa has a large hydrotherapy pool, herbal sauna, crystal steam room, laconicum, tepidarium and more! The treatments should be sufficiently timed and diverse to suit your specific needs, with therapists that are friendly and accommodating, just like SenSpa!

If you’d like to find out more about how SenSpa or to book a spa day or spa break, please call 01590 624467

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  • “The only thing missing from this otherwise authentic experience, is the jet lag”.

    Sunday Times Travel

  • The SenSpa Health Club has become a second home to me! The staff are really friendly and I particularly enjoy the PT sessions - the social activities make it feel  more like a club than a gym!"


  • "Greeted with a friendly 'sawadeeka', snug white robe, slippers and a cup of hot Thai green tea, SenSpa guests are treated to an impressive two-floor hydrotherapy haven."


  • "Why fly to Thailand? Lose the spa miles and go to the New Forest instead. The authentic Thai influence sets SenSpa apart from other spas."

    The Good Spa Guide

  • "We are B-I-G fans of SenSpa‘s bodycare and haircare: unbelievably good value, and performance that rivals products 5, 6, sometimes 10 times the price.".

    The Beauty Bible

  • “The spa seems to have done wonders for my skin, which now feels fresh and super soft”.

    National Geographic Traveller

  • “The award-winning Thai spa is the highlight, featuring what I've found to be the widest range of spa experiences in Hampshire”. 

    The Telegraph

  • "Aim to spend a good part of the day in the spa – there’s so much to enjoy you’ll thank yourself for sacrificing a Saturday morning lie-in”. 

    Evening Standard

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