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Spa trends 2011: Supermarket spas

One of Tesco's new

For years, Champneys has been a household name in the world of spa. From their high-street ventures to their affordable range of spa products, Champneys has become a name synonymous with accessible spa-ing. You may have bought a Champneys spa product in Sainsburys, but have you ever thought about adding a spa treatment to your shopping list? Ever thought that the household name synonymous with spa may soon be Sainsburys or Tesco?

Yes, that's right. Prepare for a burgeoning plethora of supermarket spas.

Over the past few years we've seen the emergence of O Spa branches, Dove Spas, Bannatyne Spas and Sanctuary Spas on high streets and in shopping centres, making spa-ing more accessible and convenient. The emergence of mega-deal websites like Groupon also means that spas have been keen to compete, offering treatments at very reasonable prices. Giants like Tesco and Sainsburys entering the spa market surely means we'll see the ultimate in affordability and convenience.

It did make us wonder, though. Will we have to choose from a Tesco Value or a Tesco Finest manicure? Will the towels have white and blue stripes? Will Jamie Oliver be appearing in adverts wearing a face mask?

We're very intrigued to see what the Tesco "Your Beauty" salons have to offer...

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With love,

The Good Spa Spies x