Would it be odd to go to a spa on your own for the day?

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There's a spa near me that I fancy visiting and maybe I'm being antisocial but I like the idea of going on my own, just taking a good book. I can fully relax, have a swim, a couple of treatments, etc without having to be chatty. Would I stick out like a sore thumb, I've never been to a spa before?

jackstini Tue 12-Feb-13 20:42:36

No - it would be amazing and we would all be v jealous! envy wink

Much as I like going with friends too, would be fab to read/eat/drink what you want all day and swan off for treatments without feeling you are 'leaving' the others

chutneypig Tue 12-Feb-13 20:48:14

I've been alone and loved it. Felt totally comfortable.

Porkster Tue 12-Feb-13 21:45:13

Missbopeep - Imo, Champneys is a right rip off with poor quality treatments, poor quality products (Champneys own brand) and hideously overworked and underpaid therapists.

I have been many times over the years (unimaginative DH) and the quality of their spa days and break packages has gone so far downhill it's a joke. I have banned him from spending any more money on them.

polyhymnia Tue 12-Feb-13 22:29:04

Have done it on my own and with others and on balance def prefer going on my own so I can
TBH I've never really understood why anyone would feel at all awkward or self-conscious about going to a spa - or a restaurant hotel theatre etc on tier own. Why on earth would anyone else judge - or indeed mind?

polyhymnia Tue 12-Feb-13 22:29:52

PS ... so I can please myself!

polyhymnia Tue 12-Feb-13 22:32:04

Btw agree about Champneys. Very poor. Ditto the Sanctuary.

Missbopeep Tue 12-Feb-13 22:32:30

I totally agree about Champneys- I went many years ago before they were taken over and became Champneys. I now have a lovely spa on my doorstep - part of Bannatynes-but in a beautiful historic building- and it's a fraction of the cost.

MirandaWest Tue 12-Feb-13 22:34:26

I've been to spas on my own. Is very relaxing. In fact have never been with someone else.

Used to live in a village with a Champneys in it but despite living there for 5 years I never went there.

Pancakeflipper Tue 12-Feb-13 22:39:27

I went alone once.
It was heavenly.
I did go on a day when they aren't busy (Monday).
I read. Had brunch. Had a couple of treatments.
And then the staff came to see me ( because I was all alone) to see if I would have my hair washed a blow-dryer by a trainee in their very expensive salon for free. I got a head massage and deep conditioning treatment, a cocktail and mini Choc eclairs.
Ooh it was soooo lovely.

ifancyashandy Tue 12-Feb-13 22:44:51

Always go to spas on my own. I would hate to go with others!

Ditto the Champneys reviews. Went years ago when they were small and was heavenly. Went 4 or 5 years ago and felt like I was on a horrific 'girlie spa weekend' conveyabelt. I go for amazing, restorative, specialised and restorative treatments. Champneys no longer offer this.

The day spa in my high street not 10 miles away from a local Champneys is a million times better. And cheaper. And it ain't cheap!

Wandawingsthe2nd Tue 12-Feb-13 23:41:06

Zombie thread!! Hopefully the OP went and enjoyed herself grin

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