Spa Secrets: Lavender Poultice Massage

When it comes to treatment menus, I am the first to admit that it can be daunting choosing your treatment. With massages and facials to dry floatation and body wraps, you may not know where to start. When it comes to the perfect treatment choice to complete your visit at The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel, I would always recommend asking yourself how you truly feel. Are you stressed? Are you tired? Are your muscles tight? These questions are the exact things you need to be asking yourself in order to achieve the desired results that your body craves.

I often find that the leading reason guests visit us is to feel relaxed and find a renewed sense of self. When I am asked what treatment I recommend for this type of clientele, it will always be our signature treatment – the Lavender Poultice Massage. What is a poultice I hear you ask? Let me explain.

For centuries, poultices have been used to treat and remedy ailments from muscle aches to headaches. In fact, poultices were often used to draw infection, treat boils and abscesses and relieve skin rashes. Poultices use whole herbs, usually mashed into a paste and packaged into a fine muslin cloth. When applied to the body it provides heat to the muscles and a sense of deep relaxation.

Here at The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel, we harness the relaxing power of natural lavender. I am never surprised when people tell me that lavender remains the number one best-selling essential oil in the UK. To me, it is the epitome of relaxation and the distinct aroma of the fresh English countryside. We are lucky enough to be surrounded by gorgeous lavender blooms in our grounds which is why we use it as our main ingredient in this treatment. Lavender really is a wonder treatment to enhance sleep, calm nerves and relax while also having incredible (and natural) healing power.

The Lavender Poultice Massage provides a feeling of total well-being and relaxation. The treatment begins with a luxurious and effective body exfoliation in order to prepare the skin for its warm herbal poultice massage. The application of incredibly soothing warm poultices increases circulation to the skin while warming the muscles and joints. A purifying and rebalancing massage follows this which allows the soothing and healing lavender oils to soak into the skin. The treatment concludes with the application of a warm and comforting compress which is infused with the relaxing aromas of natural lavender.

120 minute treatment £150

Happy relaxing!

Rebecca xx

About the Spa

The elegant and stylish Suffolk Spa at the Bedford Lodge Hotel provides a natural, relaxing and aromatic environment, with plenty of beauty and wellbeing benefits, The Spa provides a wealth of indoor and outdoor spa facilities including a Hydrotherapy pool, roof top hot tub, a Rasul, Experiential showers, and a state of the art thermal area comprising a steam room and sauna .

The Spa also has 10 beautifully styled treatment rooms, a luxurious relaxation room, a therapy room for visiting cosmetic doctors offering non-invasive procedures and a Spa Lounge where guests can enjoy a selection of light bites. The treatment menu has been created in cooperation with leading British spa brand, ESPA and offers a compact range of natural, holistic and results driven treatments for the face, body and mind. A beauty room offers manicures and pedicures.