Champneys Spa Forest Mere

20 March 2016

Last week Michelle and I were invited to stay at Champneys Forest Mere in Hampshire. The surroundings were so peaceful, in the middle of a forest and by a beautiful lake. Champneys is known for being the original health spa as they promote healthy eating and exercise as well as spa treatments. We arrived on the Friday evening and headed straight to dinner, the portions were small but filling. We had fruit for dessert as of course there were no chocolate options!

We checked into a superior double room with traditional dark wood furniture and were given waffle white robes and a pair of flip flops to walk around in. The next morning we went to breakfast which was served buffet style with so many healthy choices from muesli, fruit and whole grain bagels. Before our treatments, we explored the pool area and spent some time in the sauna and relaxation rooms.

There are so many treatments to choose from, I usually go for a back massage but this time I wanted to go for something different. I ended up going for the Detox Body Blitz as it specifically targets areas that are prone to cellulite.

The masseuse brushed and exfoliated my thighs and stomach area several times and applied a mud mask before wrapping me in a plastic sheet. Whilst you wait for the mask to develop you can either choose a shoulder or foot massage. I chose the shoulder massage as my shoulders can get very tense! It was only a 25 minute treatment but I left feeling so sleepy and relaxed. My thighs have never felt so soft!

Lunch was definitely our favourite, it was served buffet style again but with so many options to chose from along with a chef making stir fry noodles. Champneys also have many exercise classes you can go to during your stay, Yoga would be the perfect addition to making you feel zen.

I'd definitely recommend Champneys if you're looking for somewhere peaceful and relaxing to go to with your mum or partner!

Service 8/10 
Spa Treatment 8/10
Food 7/10 
Interior 6/10
Cleanliness 10/10

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