An indulgent spa trip: THE best way to impress your loved one

Forget chocolates and flowers, this is the real way to treat your loved one on Valentine's

Coming up with unique ways to impress your Valentine can be something of a mission. Chocolates and flowers are old hat, underwear is a risky business and jewellery so personal.

Don’t panic, though, there’s still time to make an impression and we’ve got just the thing.

Spa packages for couples are the very latest way to spent a little quality time together. When our lives are so packed with the whirlwind that is modern life, it takes a lot to book in valuable time to relax and unwind.

Cue the Spa Intercontinental’s For the One I Love package, a combination of treatments that spells indulgence. Begin your session in a Steam Temple where herbal infused steam is released to waft away your daily stresses.

It’s hard to keep a straight face as you smother a selection of muds over each other’s face and body – thankfully it’s a temple for two, so you won’t be left red-faced.

The clay does draw out impurities and leaves skin super smooth – ideal if you overindulged the night before…

As the lights dim and you kick back and unwind, it isn’t long before you’re reinvigorated with warm ‘rain water’ and oil containing frangipani flower extract.

If all this sounds rather too sensuous for the British, the half hour back massage, followed by a snooze in the dry flotation bed (half an hour’s kip is the equivalent to five hours of normal sleep) will undoubtedly see you drop your guard and tension seep away.

If your Valentine isn’t already grateful enough, when all your pampering is complete, a rather tasty light lunch awaits in the VIP suite.

On a grey February day, you’ll never want to leave, but make sure you do – your other half needs to return the favour!

For more details got to www.spaintercontinental.com.

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