Introducing forest bathing to Longleat Forest
This week we unveiled our newly refurbished Forest Spa concept, bringing together 24 unique spa experiences and harnessing the proven benefits of forest bathing at Aqua Sana Longleat Forest.
The new spa draws inspiration from the tranquil forest setting, the local landscape and some of the most beautiful forests around the world.
Following the £6m investment, Aqua Sana Longleat Forest now boasts a heated outdoor pool, reflexology footbaths, a range of steam rooms and saunas, an ice cave and a selection of relaxation rooms. The spa also introduces three brand-new experiences – Moonlight Steam Room, Moonlight Shower and Forest Cavern.
The spa is spread across five ‘zones’ – Nordic Forest, Hot Springs, Volcanic Forest, Forest Immersion and Treetop Nesting – each celebrating different aspects of nature through a spectrum of sounds, colours and infusions. The Moonlight Steam Room and Moonlight Shower harness lunar lighting to transport guests through the colours and sensations of dawn and dusk
The unique Forest Cavern replicates the feeling of finding yourself in a cave nestled deep within a humid forest. Infused with pomegranate and myrrh and with the soothing background noise of trickling water, the space is designed to create a tepidarium-style heat and is ideal for practising mindfulness and breathing techniques. The design of the experience draws on the Wiltshire landscape, taking inspiration from the many caves found within the local area.
In addition to our refurbished spa, Vitalé Café Bar has also received a makeover, bringing the outside in with an abundance of foliage decorating the space and large windows giving an insight into the rich woodland setting.
To celebrate the launch of the Forest Spa, we have introduced a new, exclusive two-hour treatment designed to continue the healing benefits of the Forest Cavern. Our ‘Nature’s Ultimate Remedy’ treatment lifts, contours and refreshes the entire body. Comprising a full body brush with a scalp massage, hot stone massage and face mask application, using some of nature’s most effective ingredients – charcoal and rose quartz.
The treatment was designed by Aqua Sana Group Manager, Kay Pennington, who used her years of experience in the spa and beauty industry to create a luxurious and completely exclusive treatment.
Kay said: “We are thrilled to be bringing our successful Forest Spa concept to Aqua Sana Longleat Forest. This spa will bring together the most popular elements of our existing Forest Spas, while also utilising the latest innovations and technology. We see this as the next evolution of Forest Spa and part of our ongoing commitment to continually develop and ensure we’re offering the best experiences for our guests.”