National Spa Week returns to the UK

National Spa Week returns to the UK next week, taking place October 31-November 4.

The initiative, which is this year completely free for businesses for the first time, is organised by the UK Spa Association and aims to raise consumer awareness of the benefits of spa.

The week, which encourages businesses across the country to highlight the physical and psychological benefits of visiting spas and salons, sees a series of special offers and other initiatives.

Spas and salons only need to offer customers a special promotion, or organise some other type of initiative, in order to take part. The UK Spa Association is also asking product houses and other industry suppliers to support the week by encouraging their spa partners to sign up.

Charlie Thompson, Chairman of the UK Spa Association: 

“It’s high time that the spa industry elevated itself within the public arena as an essential health service that has a great deal to offer, in combination with more widely recognised options such as gyms, sports clinics and counselling”. 

Businesses who have already signed up for National Spa Week include Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, who will be hosting a spa open day with a spa tour and refreshments at its resorts on November 1.

Guest at the open day will also have the chance to win a spa day for two. Macdonalds has additionally created a special National Spa Week spa day offer.

The offer, which will be available at 23 of its hotels, includes tea and coffee on arrival, a 55-minute Face & Body Sensation Treatment, 10% off any Elemis products purchased on the day, and complimentary use of the spa facilities. The day is priced from £89.

The Q Hotels group has also signed up to National Spa Week with a special spa package, which will be available Mondays to Fridays.

The spa day will be offered at all the group’s spas and includes coffee and a pastry on arrival, a 60-minute treatment of the client’s choice, lunch, and full use of the spa and leisure facilities.

The offer will launch on Monday October 31, which signals the start of National Spa Week, but will be redeemable until Friday December 23, and costs from £109 for two.

The spa at Manchester’s The Midland hotel, part of the Q Hotels portfolio, will also offer a complimentary 25-minute upgrade on its Espa Serene Sleep treatment.

Skincare brand Elemis has also signed up for the week with its flagship London day spa the House of Elemis. During National Spa Week the one-hour Superfood Pro Radiance Facial, normally priced at £95, will be available for £75 at The House of Elemis.

Spas and salons who have not yet signed up but are interested in taking part in National Spa Week can register on www.nationalspaweek.com