With a huge focus on wellbeing from the outside in, the Spa at Carden, the UK’s new luxury destination spa which opened in January 2020, is encouraging its guests to pause, step outside and take advantage of its picturesque Cheshire countryside location with its unique garden spa experience. Guests can simply relax and savour the pleasure of being close to nature in the UK’s largest spa garden that is seamlessly set within the impressive 1,000-acre grounds of award-winning Carden Park hotel.
According to latest research, spending time outdoors has been proven to not only supercharge wellness and increase happiness, but also boost the immune system and reduce stress. A unique natural medicine for the body and mind, guests can achieve a complete ‘nature reset’, whatever the weather in The Spa at Carden’s expansive and multisensory wellbeing garden.
With numerous thermal experiences and an all-weather Bollinger champagne bar, the seamless and extensive garden experience has state-of-the-art features to facilitate a journey to improved physical and mental well-being. From a choice of three outdoor hot tubs and five individually themed garden pods to an outdoor vitality pool, garden sauna and a warming fire pit, guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to spending time in the great outdoors.
To extend the wellbeing benefits beyond the spa garden, Steve Ewing, Director of Spa at The Spa at Carden, has shared his top tips on how to incorporate spending time outdoors at home;
Plan it – Don’t just do it when you have a free time; too often it’s a case of eat, sleep, work, repeat and you need to break this cycle by putting time in your diary to get outdoors.
Leave your mobile phone behind – This is hard; our minds are switched on 24/7 but if you never switched your phone off or recharged it you know what would happen… so leave the phone behind!
Commit to doing it regularly – Build it into your everyday or weekly regime and make yourself do it so you start to get into a routine.