With exam season on the horizon and nerves becoming fraught, it’s the perfect time for students to benefit from a spa experience. Offering pre and post-exam stress relief and parent-child bonding time, it’s also an ideal graduation present idea to help them relax, feel rewarded and get summer-ready.
The Good Spa Guide, having noted that spa-ing with teen’s is a top search term; has debunked the myths surrounding teenage spa-ing by unveiling their top recommendations for the most suitable spa treatments for teens, and where to find them.
Contrary to popular belief, a number of spas offer treatments tailored for the under 18’s. These include specialist deep cleanse facials targeting the pimple prone teenage skin that only use gentle products and techniques; gentle massages to help teens to relax during the exam period and manicures and pedicures that are unlikely to involve any anti-ageing creams or chemical peels that could be harmful to young skin.
There are ones to avoid too. Anna Ramsay from The Good Spa Guide says, “We’d recommend not to bother with wraps and detox treatments as the teenage body doesn’t really need to detoxify. Focus instead on treatments that support their mental wellbeing by making them feel good. ‘
’Anna adds, “Many spa facilities now also include Heat and Ice experiences such as saunas and ice caves. Experience showers, Hammams, Jacuzzis and whirlpools are also popular in spas and are perfect for socialising with friends.”
Here are The Good Spa Guide’s Top Spas for Teens:
- Donnington Valley in Berkshire offers a Sonoma Teen spa day, which is suitable for 12-18 year olds accompanied by an adult.
- Lucknam Park offers a Little Miss Collection with treatments suitable for ages 8-16. The collection includes a mini manicure, pedicure or facial – ideal for younger girls to experience their first beauty spa treatment.
- Spa at Ye Olde Bell opens its doors to ‘Tween-agers’ on the first Wednesday of each month. From 4.30 pm to 7.30pm an adult and a tween (11 to 16years) can enjoy the spa and a hot chocolate together.
- Stobo Castle Health Spa, Scotland’s only destination spa, is open to guests over the age of 14. All treatments are appropriate for those age 16 and over and a huge selection of treatments are suitable for 14 years and over too.
- The Club and Spa by Doubletree Chester offers a Mother and Daughter spa day with a minimum age of 16. The package includes use of the facilities, a light lunch and a treatment each. Those between 16 and 18 can enjoy a Hydroboost Teen Facial by Pevonia, which has been designed with teen skin in mind and is fully customisable.
- The Headland Spa in Cornwall is a family friendly hotel where children and teens can use the indoor and outdoor pools. They have a Little Miss treatment menu for those aged between 8 and 16.
- The Runnymede on Thames in Surrey has a range of spa treatments for young people between the ages of 13 and 17, which have been designed to treat teenage skin and provide an introduction to skincare. The Teen Angel facial is specifically tailored to younger skin, while the Totally Teens back massage uses one of six blended aromatherapy oils, and is perfect for relieving exam stress and tension. There’s also a Mum and Teen Time package which includes use of the facilities between 3pm – 7pm and a 25 minute treatment each.
All teenagers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at these spas.
For further information on The Good Spa Guide please visit www.goodspaguide.co.uk