20 December 2017

The Thermal Spa Experience at Bluestone National Park Resort | Lippy In The City

Last week, I got the opportunity as a blogger to stay at Bluestone National Park Resort in Pembrokshire on a mid-week break. With Christmas just around the corner, it was perfect time to grab a quick getaway with my Mum and Auntie to relax and unwind before all the festivities started. If you’d like to know more about our stay, click here to read my resort review.  




I was so excited about staying at Bluestone for the first time that as soon as received my booking confirmation, I immediately booked all 3 of us into their infamous Well Spa to experience the 2hr Thermal Spa Experience (£35 per person).

Located within their Luxurious Thermal Suite, this truly decadent experience encourages you to spend time in six unique pods, each with its own therapeutic benefit designed to focus re-balancing the mind, body and soul. If pampering is what you’re after, then this experience is for you! You will honesty leave feeling like you're floating on air.

The Well Spa was located about a 10-minute walk from our lodge by the lake, and on arrival we were shown through to the changing rooms where we could find towels and robes. The changing rooms, like the rest of Bluestone, were spotlessly clean and had the most gorgeous fixtures and fittings (I’m a sucker for interiors). The showers offered aromatherapy shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, as well as hairdryers and straighteners on the vanity tables for you to finish off with. We were all thoroughly impressed with the facilities and commented that it was one of the best spas we’d ever been to, and this was before our thermal experience had even begun…




Once we were in our robes we headed upstairs to the Thermal Suite. We were greeted by a giant wall plaque explaining the benefits of the six different pods, as well as recommendations for how long to stay in each pod for to get the desired benefits. As this was our first time, we decided to have a go in each pod to work out which ones we liked best, then go back and spend longer in others if we preferred.




Out of all the pods, my favourites were the Marine Steam Room, with marine extracts in the air to invigorate the senses helping to cleanse and detoxify the body. This pod is great for sweating out any colds and winter germs. I also really enjoyed the Herbal Steam Room (can you tell I enjoy a steam room?). The Herbal Steam Room is great for sweating out any sinus problems as the orange essence will help to clear the airways and relax the muscles.

I loved the Sanctuary Relaxation Area too which they recommend you go into either first, last or both. I fell asleep for a good half an hour in here and it was pure bliss. The room was a ‘quiet zone’ so talking was off limits and it was decorated in the most gorgeous deep, dark purple that was soft on the eyes. The beds were angled so that you could sleep in the most relaxing position whilst snuggly blankets and pillows were on hand if you fancied wrapping up. There were also 2 swinging cocoon pods that you could cwtch up in. I’d never seen these before but the slow swinging motion felt super relaxing.

Due to the rather chilly temperatures outside, I didn’t venture out to the hydrotherapy pool, but my Mum and Auntie did and they said it was fab! The hydrotherapy pool uses the temperature and pressure of the water for therapeutic benefits to leave you feeling rejuvenated, invigorated and relaxed.

I did however try the Ice Room which was such a laugh. We tried this after we’d been in the Herbal Steam room which I’m sure made the experience worse as we were already nice and toasty warm.
The Ice room is great for toning and has stimulating effects on the body. We were recommended to rub the ice in circular motions over our body to increase circulation and reduction in cellulite. This was definitely a shock to the system but it left you feeling so refreshed it was kind of addictive.


After all of this pampering and relaxation we were in need of a coffee and mince pie which were complimentary in the Spa CafĂ©. 

If you’re a fan of spa’s but not necessarily treatments then you’ll love Bluestone's Thermal Spa Experience as it's completely non-invasive and you can work around the pods at your own pace. I will definitely be booking this experience again on my next trip to Bluestone and fingers crossed I’ll make it out to the Hydrotherapy pool this time… xoxo 

Thank you so much to Bluestone National Park Resort for giving me the opportunity to experience Bluestone for myself. My accommodation was complimentary and for review purposes, all opinions as always, are my own.
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