By Rachel Ducker
Nestled amidst the enchanting woodlands of Elveden Forest, the newly relaunched Aqua Sana Spa has emerged as a sanctuary for those seeking serenity and renewal.
With its grand reopening, the Aqua Sana Spa has unveiled an impressive array of 25 spa experiences, offering guests an unparalleled journey of relaxation and rejuvenation. I was fortunate enough to be invited to the spa’s launch day and experienced their signature ‘Tree of Life Treatment’ – an experience that left me utterly enchanted and invigorated.
The Tree of Life Treatment: A Harmonious Connection with Nature
The heart of my Aqua Sana experience was the exquisite ‘Tree of Life Treatment,’ a therapeutic journey that perfectly encapsulates the spa’s harmonious connection with the natural world. This two-hour treatment artfully combines indigenous botanicals, ancient healing techniques, and the soothing sounds of the forest, immersing guests in a state of profound tranquility.
As I lay on the heated treatment bed, I was first introduced to a gentle aroma of forest-scented essential oils, creating an immediate sense of grounding.
The treatment then seamlessly transitioned to a deeply relaxing massage, during which the therapist employed expert techniques inspired by the flow of nature. The strokes mimicked the sway of tree branches and the gentle rustling of leaves, providing both physical relief and emotional comfort.
The pinnacle of the ‘Tree of Life Treatment’ was a facial that incorporated botanical extracts and natural elixirs to rejuvenate my skin, leaving me with a radiant and refreshed complexion.
Watch my day at Aqua Sana below:
The New Aqua Sana Experience: 25 Spa Experiences to Explore
Beyond the ‘Tree of Life Treatment,’ Aqua Sana Spa has elevated its offerings to a whole new level. With 25 distinct spa experiences, each inspired by different aspects of the natural world, guests are spoiled for choice, incorparting water, dry heat, steam and relaxation experiences, all designed to improve your mental and physical wellbeing.
Some highlights include:
The Nest – The Nest is a unique and therapeutic sauna experience inspired by the forest canopy. Exclusive to Elveden Forest, you can recline on a body-contoured lounger whilst letting the forest work its magic.
Volcanic Sauna – This intense, dark sauna recreates the look and feel of the earth’s fiery core with red light and glowing coal. The hot and dry atmosphere relaxes the muscles and respiratory system, improves circulation and helps to strengthen core immunity.
Alpine Steam Room – Intense steam, rose essence and amethyst crystal work together in powerful harmony, soothing the skin, stimulating circulation and boosting the respiratory, digestive and immune systems.
Nordic Hot Tubs – Sink into a gloriously warm outdoor hot tub and watch the steam rise against the pine woodland backdrop. Breathe in the fresh forest air, listen to the peaceful sound of birdsong and let your stresses melt away amongst the bubbles.
Ice Cave – Follow our heat experiences with an invigorating ice-rub, which helps to boost circulation, reduce inflammation, minimise pores and improve mental wellbeing.
The focal point of the spa is the brand-new, heated outdoor courtyard pool, a perfect place to unwind under the massage jets or take a gentle swim. Whether the sun’s shining, the stars are twinkling or rain falls gently on the water’s surface, it’s a tranquil and refreshing experience all year round, whatever the weather.
The Aqua Sana Spa’s expansion ensures there is something for everyone, whether you seek deep relaxation, invigoration, or a bit of both.
Vitalé Café Bar
Whether you’re in the mood for a leisurely morning coffee, savouring a Mediterranean-inspired panini, or treating yourself to a shared platter or delectable dessert, Vitalé Café Bar offers the ideal setting for unwinding and recharging.
We got a taster on what is on offer at Vitalé and we were certainly not disappointed. You can check out the full menu here.
A Holistic Escape Worth Revisiting
The relaunched Aqua Sana Spa at Elveden Forest is an enchanting haven that marries the tranquility of nature with the artistry of wellness.
With its 25 new spa experiences, Aqua Sana Spa beckons all to embark on a journey of renewal in the heart of the forest. It’s an escape that’s truly worth revisiting, a place where you can rediscover the beauty of nature and the serenity within yourself.