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  • Muddy reviews: Indian head massage + reflexology

    THE LOCATION Slap-bang in the centre of pretty South Oxon market town, Thame. It’s adjacent to the main car park, in which you can park for three hours for free (but avoid it on a Tuesday when the weekly market is in situ).   THE VIBE I’ll level with you – this isn’t a luxe […]

  • ‘Superspa’ breaks for 2019

    I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want... a massage, mani and Jacuzzi please, and make it snappy. I'll put on the fluffy white robe and assume the position.

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    Super-special spa breaks

    Whether you're going with your romantic other, bezzie mates or gloriously solo, here's our pick of the very best spas near you.

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    Need a spa day? Read this

    A little pampering goes a long way especially in winter. Here's the best spa deals in our 'hood. Grab your pal or partner, a fluffy white robe and relaaax.

  • Review: Cliveden Spa

    Energy levels hit rock bottom? Get ye to Cliveden Spa, the new multimillion revamp that delivers on substance as well as style.

  • Rubbed up the right way

    It's a tough job but someone's got to do it. A blissed-out Muddy reviews a new Henley massage studio.

  • You got Sole

    Get your toes out, there's a new reflexologist in town! Muddy wiggles the tootsies for Sole Wellbeing in Haddenham, Bucks

  • Deep tissue issue? Say hi to David Lucas

    David Lucas, owner of this mini canine, has kneeded and elbowed my shell of a body into working order with his deep tissue sports massage.

  • The Lapstone Spa beauty rooms

    Lapstone near Chipping Campden already has a fashion, interiors and gift retail space, cafe and a hair salon on site. Now there's a Spa too. Will you ever leave?

  • Muddy tries: Faceology at Nude Feet

    Like anchovies, bungee jumping, Marmite and cruises, reflexology is a treatment that  has the power to divide. There are more people than you think who don’t like their feet being touched, but holy crap, what a shame, because reflexology is one of those treatments where, done properly, you can really feel the benefits zinging through […]

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