In Scandinavian countries, a visit to the sauna is often followed by a whipping with birch twigs and a roll in the snow.
Take up today’s Big Deal on a spa day at Barony Castle, Peebles and we promise that you can look forward to a rather more enjoyable, not to mention less traumatic, experience.
Vouchers for this offer are valid until the end of February 2013 which means that they could make the perfect Christmas gift.
If someone in your life is looking harassed in the run-up to the festive period then this relaxing spa day could be just what they need to recuperate.
This offer would also be ideal for a day out with a friend; simply select option 2 and put a date in your diary for a chat and pamper session.
Having recently changed hands, the spa at the Barony Castle has been completely renovated. Now a luxurious ESPA spa, it offers guests the best in contemporary spa treatments.
Snug in the robes and slippers provided, guests will be able to enjoy the spa facilities which include an indoor pool, spa bath and sauna.
Since few things say ‘chill’ quite as effectively as a glass of fizz, this offer includes a glass of bubbly and a delicious afternoon tea as well as your choice of two spa treatments from the following four:
Full Body Polish: A refreshing exfoliator for the body, this treatment is formulated to gently sweep away dry, rough skin while it cools and conditions. Refining apricot seed kernels gently exfoliate and help sweep dull cells away; spearmint cools and refreshes, while aloe vera hydrates, nourishes and conditions for an instantly revitalised, smoother finish.
Express facial: cold, wet and windy, winter weather can wreak havoc on the skin. This hydrating facial treatment will help improve the appearance of weather-beaten skin and leave you looking radiant.
Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage: tense from Christmas shopping or simply stressed from those pesky festive period deadlines? This relaxing, tension-busting massage can help you unwind.
File and polish: spruce up your nails for the New Year.
16th century towerhouse
Barony Castle was originally a 16th century towerhouse built by the Murrays of Blackbarony. Sitting pretty in 25 acres of lush gardens, the grand exterior still looks like a fairytale castle.
Just over half an hour from Edinburgh, Barony Castle is not far the main population centres of the Central Belt. However, its tranquil Borders setting will feel a very long way from city hassles -especially with a glass of bubbly in hand and two relaxing spa treatments to look forward to.