Friday, 15 August 2014

Happy 21st to Me! Day at Champneys Spa Henlow

21?! How on earth did that happen ha. Feels like only yesterday that I finished primary school and was moving up to the big scary old secondary school yet now I have 3 A-levels under my name along with a 2:1 honors degree in Environmental Science! Couldn't be more proud of myself!

Beautiful flowers from my mum & dad!
Anyway, yesterday was the big day and I was lucky enough to be treated to a spa day with my mum. We arrived at Champneys in Henlow at 9 am and received some fruit and herbal tea mmm! After getting into our robes we headed down to the pool for a swim then went for a boy treatment in the Thalassotherapy pool. This was a mineral rich pool with jets that stimulate and tone tired aching muscles, a bit like a jacuzzi only nicer! 

Following from this we stayed in the pool for some aqua-aerobics which was enjoyable and painful at the same time, lunch was booked in for 12 so we headed straight there after the class.
If only I could of taken some photos! The food was lovely, my ideal lunch with cold meats, salad, beans, humus without any of that fattening dressing. And now for the spa treatments. We chose a body radiance treatment followed by a facial. 

The body radiance treatment was an hour long body scrub and oil massage which was so relaxing. I wouldn't call it a massage but after a body scrub they massage back the oils into your skin rather than targetting specific back muscles that you would usually imagine. My skin felt so soft and smooth for the rest of the day (and today) and was a lovely treatment overall. 

Heading back into the waiting room I was called in for my facial. My skin has seen better days so I was a bit unsure as I didn't want them to scrub at it too much however it was perfect and also had a hand massage whilst the face mask was drying. 

After our treatments we switched into our gym gear and we headed for a walk around the grounds, it did unfortunately rain so we went to the gym instead ha. To finish with the spa we had a stretch and relax class!
An absolutely perfect 21st in my opinion with a lovely dinner and free prosecco at Pizza Express with the family to end the day. 

Then to make the day even more perfect, there were some beautiful flowers from my boyfriend waiting at the door step <3 


  1. happy 21st lovely! i hope you have an amazing birthday! i'd love it if youd comment back xx

  2. Thanks hun!! :) xxx