Mumbler reviews the Aura Spa at the Tytherington Club!
We LOVE being invited to try classes, days out, eateries etc – getting out and about, meeting all the lovely mums and babies and seeing for ourselves what something’s all about is a massive part of the Mumbler. When we were asked to go along to try out a spa day at the Tytherington Club however, I admit to being particularly excited. In fact, I think I did a little chair dance when the email arrived. Being pregnant, I knew there’d be a few things I wouldn’t be able to use so I asked Nanna Mumbler along to be my wing woman. She didn’t need asking twice either.
We arrived at 11 and were handed a menu at reception for our (complimentary) light lunch. There was loads of choice – from soup and toasties to wraps and fishcakes. We made our choice and headed to our allocated lockers which had been filled with our bits and bobs for the day – white fluffy robes, slippers and a surprise bag full of lovely Clarins goodies. We got dressed and headed past the pool to the spa area where we found a sauna, steam room, ice cave and huge hydro pool. Nanna Mumbler popped her head into the sauna and steam room and gave them her seal of approval, then made a beeline for the hydro pool. In my pregnant state I couldn’t join her so I sat on the side to have a chat. The pool was so warm it felt like a bath and was so big that we barely noticed the other person relaxing in there – a nice change from playing footsie with randoms in a jacuzzi. It also meant we were able to natter to our hearts content about anything and everything without worrying about being overheard…so we did just that and, before long, we’d chatted our morning away and it was time for lunch.
Lunch was served in the lovely conservatory of the Member’s Lounge. The table was laid with white linen and flowers and within minutes we’d ordered and received our drinks. Shortly afterwards our food arrived and tasted as good as it looked. We managed to make lunch last an hour and a half before quickly heading back to spend a bit more time in the spa before our treatments. Nanna Mumbler is an avid swimmer so was keen to try out the pool whereas I couldn’t get past the fact that I had an opportunity to have an afternoon nap so was keen to go anywhere I could be horizontal.
There aren’t any beds around the pool but the lovely relaxation room more than compensates…I checked with the spa manager how busy it gets and was told that you’ll pretty much always have the room to yourself. If you’re on a girls day out you could easily set up camp in the relaxation room and pop to the pool as and when you feel energetic. Alternatively you could all hang out in the hydro pool (and there’d still be room for about 10 more people!)
I left Nanna doing her lengths and made myself at home in the relaxation room. The beds are super comfy and each one comes with a soft blanket which I wriggled under, set my alarm and promptly fell asleep. What felt like three seconds (but was actually 45 minutes) later my alarm started screeching and it was time for our treatments. I’d opted for the Clarins Mother to Be Treatment and Nanna had a facial and pedicure. Jess, who was to do my treatment, took me through to my room and told me to get comfy on the bed. Something I never understand is why some spa’s don’t heat their treatment rooms when y0u’re basically in there naked under a towel. No danger of that here – the room itself was plenty warm enough and when I hopped (ok, waddled) onto the bed, I found it was HEATED! The Mother to Be Treatment comprised a massage and facial and was amazing. Jess definitely has magic hands and gave one of the best massages I’ve had. In fact, I might have another baby just so I can have it done again.
A lot of my best friends are dotted around the country nowadays. Seeing how one or more of us have been pregnant/breastfeeding/massively sleep deprived/all of the above for what feels like about a decade, spa breaks have become our g0-to for catch ups. We’ve tried high end, low end and everything in between so I’m a bit of a spa break-pro. I had a really lovely day at the Tytherington Club – the facilities are great and the massage was amongst the best I’ve had. It’s a slightly different vibe to a hotel spa day as most people there are regular gym goers/golfers so there aren’t hordes of people wandering round in white robes. That’s no bad thing though as it means the other people there were ‘in and out’ so, apart from one busy period early on, the pool and spa facilities were quiet and quite often empty (we were there on a Tuesday). So next time you’re arranging a spa day treat, consider looking a bit closer to home and give The Tytherington Club a try!
Spa day packages start at £55. For more information visit the Tytherington Club Website or call them on 01625 506 000