HEALTH & BEAUTY – Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa

Article from FOCUS Magazine – Autumn 18 issue.

A luxury country house hotel, located on the edge of the ancient New Forest National Park in Hampshire and just a few minutes’
walk from the sea.

The luxury health spa at Chewton Glen embodies the unique purity of its New Forest and coastal location. Its staff are dedicated to ensuring their guests receive the highest levels of personalised service, holistic lifestyle programmes and indulgent spa experiences within the environment of a world-class retreat.

This year has seen the introduction of the ‘Chewton Glen Collection’, a luxurious range of body products and spa treatments created exclusively for the award-winning spa by its spa partner OSKIA. Influenced by the spa’s unique setting between the forest and the coastline, and using only the finest natural ingredients, this collection enables guests to escape from the demands of everyday life and embark on a sensory journey inspired by the surrounding woodlands, with its scents of Cedar and Wild Blackberry and the uplifting and reviving fragrance of Sea Salt and Water Mint.

Chewton Glen has an existing partnership with OSKIA, having introduced a fabulous range of spa treatments and spa products into its sister spas at Cliveden House, in Berkshire and The Lygon Arms in the Cotswolds earlier this year. OSKIA treatments have been designed to complement and accentuate their multi-award-winning nutritional skincare range. The holistic approach, combines bespoke anti-ageing techniques, drawing both on traditional knowledge, such as acupressure, specialist massage, reflex and lymph drainage, through to gentle enzyme and AHA peeling that leaves the skin, body and mind rejuvenated and glowing.

Chewton Glen Terrace

These treatments instantly boost the skin’s health while improving tone and texture and deliver an immediate natural glow and lasting benefits. They build on OSKIA’s unique approach to boosting skin health and improving the complexion through a combination of topically applied essential cell nutrients and pioneering beauty actives, and bespoke facial massage techniques and equipment. The highly effective treatments ensure that even the most tired complexions come alive and skin is left radiant and luminous.

The newly launched Chewton Glen Body Collection includes a signature warm oil massage which allows the spa’s highly-trained therapists to create a bespoke massage ritual that responds to the body’s needs, using either restoring or reviving massage oils, creating a beautifully personalised experience. Back recovery treatments using Sea Salt and Water Mint, or the Cedar and Wild Blackberry fragrance concentrate on the key tension-holding areas, the back, neck and shoulders; this treatment begins with attentive dry body-brushing and mineral-rich clay mask. While the mask works to eliminate toxins from the back, warmed lava stones and a relaxing reflex-zone foot massage re-balance the body’s energy pathways. A hot compress prepares the tissues for a tension-releasing back massage, using naturally-infused oil.

If ‘refined rejuvenation’ is on your wish list, a full-body ritual has been designed to renew and refresh. The Himalayan salt and oil scrub thoroughly reinvigorates tired skin cells and prepares the entire body for a wonderfully relaxing, warm-oil massage. The choice of the Chewton Glen Body Collection’s natural fragrances, hypnotise the senses and allow the mind to drift away while skin is left polished and renewed.

The newly introduced coastal cocoon, which is an ideal treatment to enjoy in the spa’s double treatment room with your spa partner, is an indulgent experience which begins with a refreshing Sea Salt & Mint exfoliation. Dead skin cells are polished away, helping to encourage deeper immersion of the finest, anti-oxidant rich formulations. A full-body green-clay wrap is then applied to the skin. While the ingredients cocooning the body are hard at work to draw out impurities, boost circulation and improve elasticity, an ancient inspired scalp massage encourages deep relaxation. The personalised warm-oil massage, using Ayurveda or Eastern inspired massage movements, flows around the body, encouraging positive energy and mindfulness.

Cycling at Chewton Glen

In addition to Chewton Glen’s range of spa treatments and therapies, the hotel’s facilities make the Spa at Chewton Glen the perfect place for some much-deserved ‘me time’. Facilities include a 17-metre indoor swimming pool, hydrotherapy spa pool, outdoor whirlpool, cold drench showers. For something more active, there is the state-of-the-art gymnasium, dance studio with a daily programme of classes, 9-hole par-3 golf course, indoor and outdoor tennis centre and 130 acres of woodland, gardens and jogging and walking trails.

There are male and female aromatherapy saunas and crystal steam rooms, single and double treatment rooms with private showers and saunas. Meanwhile, The Nail Studio offers top to toe beauty treatments.

The Spa at Chewton Glen has a dedicated programme of pregnancy treatments including the ‘Pregnancy Full-Body Massage’, the ‘Pregnancy Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage’ and the deeply relaxing ‘Face and Scalp Pressure Point Therapy’, which uses Ayurveda techniques to the upper back, shoulders, arms and hands, working up through the neck, scalp and face. The double treatment room contains a state-of-the-art experience shower that goes beyond the normal function of cleansing to deliver a unique sensory experience.

In addition, a dedicated programme of treatments is available in the Treehouse Suites, which are located in a hidden valley in the grounds of the hotel. The tranquil setting of the Treehouses offers the perfect environment to enjoy the ‘New Forest Flow’ and ‘Tree Top Tranquillity’ body treatments.

Chewton Glen also provides a choice of ‘spa breaks’ and ‘spa day journeys’. Each spa day includes treatments, unlimited use of the swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, gym, saunas and steam rooms. Lunch and refreshments in the Pool Bar are also included. To complete the spa experience at Chewton Glen, annual membership is available and regular lifestyle and fitness classes are open to all guests visiting The Spa, these include Training Buddy Sessions, Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi and Fitness Classes and Tennis.

Telephone 01425 275341, www.chewtonglen.com