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  • Super-special spa breaks

    When a woman is tired of spas, she's tired of life (amazingly, Samuel Pepys actually said this). Whether you're going with your romantic other, bezzie mates or gloriously solo, here's our curated pick of the very best day-or-stay spas near you.

  • Cowley manor spa indoor pool glass walls reflection in water tall pillars

    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 […]

  • Muddy tries: a lomi lomi massage

    Isn’t it funny how we settle into routines? The pubs we visit (and the food we eat there), the type of clothes we wear, our beauty routines, even the friends we hang out with. It’s always a punt to shake up the routine with something new, and actually one of the big things I try […]

  • Muddy tries: the Guinot salon (Gerrard’s Cross)

    Now here’s a sight for sore (and wrinkly) eyes. This Guinot salon in Gerrard’s Cross is only the second stand-alone Guinot salon outside London (the first being the Guinot training academy in Ascot). I am a bit of a sitter-on-the-fence about expensive beauty treatments – no matter how much science they throw at it, I […]

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