Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy that can help bring balance to the body and mind.

Are gel manicures and pedicures safe?

Gel polishes offer a durable finish, but does the UV light, or the content of the polish and remover pose any health risks?


Aromatherapy uses warm essential oils to activate your sense of smell and increase your sense of well-being. Smell is a powerful sense; a scent can affect what you feel, and help you relax.

Ayurvedic massage types

The Good Spa Guide talks to Antara Spa at the Chelsea Club about Ayurvedic massage.

Balinese massage

Read more about this relaxation massage that has both mental and physical benefits.


You can have a spa bath either as part of a package, or as a treatment in itself. Here are the main types you'll find in spas.

Chocolate Spa Treatments

Chocolate treatments and therapies appear on many spa menus. Although...

Comfort Zone Prescriptive Facial

Rebecca Barlow, therapist at New Park Manor Hotel's Bath House Spa describes a [ comfort zone ] prescriptive facial.

Cupping Therapy

The Good Spa Guide talks to Chuan Spa at the Langham about cupping therapy, a traditional Chinese medicine treatment.

Do anti-ageing spa treatments work?

Your golden rules for delaying the signs of ageing.

Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial

Head Therapist at Norton House, Sarah Gay, tells us more about the Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial.

Facials: an introduction

Not sure how to choose a facial? Our handy guide tells you more.

Gelac manicure

Gelac is a lightweight gel polish that combines the long-lasting effects of a gel nail with the easy application of a regular varnish.

Hammam rituals

The Good Spa Guide talks to The Spa in Dolphin Square about the history and benefits of a traditional hammam ritual.

Hot stone massage

Hot stone massage uses soothing oils, warm basalt and sometimes cold marble stones to relax your muscles, allowing for a deeper and more intense all-over massage.


Good Spa Guide talks to Dr Heli Goode, experienced clinical Hypnotherapist...

I want to ... look good

At The Good Spa Guide, we strongly believe in inner beauty. Saying that, if there are things we can do to improve our outer beauty, who are we to argue?

Lava Shell massage

Lava Shell massage is similar to hot stone massage. Instead of stones, the therapist will use heated tiger-striped clam shells to massage your body.

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