Yes Thermae Bath Spa is without a doubt the most well-known (modern (we’re not counting the Roman Baths here)) spa in Bath. But there are plenty of other lesser-known spas in Bath that can give you an amazing hour, day, or even weekend, of rest and relaxation!
Lush began life as a company making natural bath and beauty products. Founded in 1995, the company grew and expanded so that some stores now offer in-house spas, in addition to the shop selling their popular 100% vegetarian ethical products.
The Lush shop in Bath is one of the flagship Lush spa/stores and is a secret gem. The spa offers
Green Street House day spa is to be found on one of the oldest streets in Bath. The building was originally constructed in 1716, but was restored and transformed in 2003 to make a calming haven of a spa. It has six different treatment rooms, a relaxation space, showers, and an apothecary-style shop area and offers manicures, pedicures, waxing, reflexology, and, of course, massages.
Green Street House is a good choice for anyone who wants to get a lot of pampering but doesn’t want to break the bank doing it. A spa manicure, pedicure and eyebrow wax package lasting an hour is
Neal’s Yard is another spa which offers an incredibly wide range of treatments. Some of their more unusual treatments are; pregnancy aromatherapy massages, ear candling, Rolfing (a soft-tissue manipulation technique used to structurally realign the body), and homeopathy consultations.
Not all treatments are available every day, but Neal’s Yard has a useful timetable which lets you check not only on prices and treatments, but also times and days which they can be booked and who would be treating you. A brief profile of each practitioner is also on the Neal’s Yard website so you have the opportunity to see who you would be with on the day.
Out final pick is The Orangery – a laser and beauty clinic which won the 2015 Bath Magazine’s award for The Best Little Hair and Beauty Salon in Bath. The Orangery can be found on Kingsmead Square and is another spa which offers some more unusual treatments, though their focus is more on beauty treatments rather than alternative therapies like Neal’s Yard. Semi-permanent make-up, Ultratone, and Hydra Peel Infusion (air pressure jet streams vitamins into the skin to improve the appearance of texture, fine lines and remove blackheads) are some, but there are plenty to choose from!