As a massive fan of a good Spa day I decided to check out the Macdonald Craxton wood spa. I took my mum along for a little treat. We were greeted by the lovely staff and had a healthy lunch with some champagne in the gorgeously calm eating area which over looks the pool.
We were then shown around the spa and to our own lockers were are robes and slippers were waiting for us. We got changed and then went for a steam before we had a swim in the pool before drying off in the roasting hot sauna.
I’d booked our treatments in late so we could make use of the facilities first as I’m always ready for bed after I have a relaxing massage and a facial so I always have my treatments late whenever I go to a spa. So we waited in the relaxation room read some magazines and drank some lemon water until the therapist came and collected us. I was that relaxed I fell asleep and my mum had to wake me up! Lol
Over all my spa day was a lovely experience and I’d definitely recommend Macdonald Craxton wood spa to anyone looking for the ultimate spa day!
Relax and rejuvenate your body and mind with a visit to the brand new Vital Health & Wellbeing Club at Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa. Having recently benefited from a £1.4million investment our luxurious new spa is the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Our 18 metre heated indoor pool allows you to enjoy magnificent countryside views through the full-length windows as you swim. Burn off the calories with a class in our studio, or leave the stresses of the day behind on the Technogym machines before enjoying a well-deserved bask in the rejuevating new thermal suite or relaxation room. If you prefer, unwind with a relaxing hot stone massage from our trained therapists, enjoy our wonderful facilities or simply relax with a soothing herbal tea in our Woodland Café.
Residents can use these facilities for a charge of £20 per person, which includes: full use of the stunning spa thermal facilities including multi-sensory area of aromatic drench showers, sauna, steam room, thermal foot-spas and ice fountain. Fluffy robes, towels and slippers are also provided.
To book a treatment please call the number below
Park Gate Road, LedshamChester CH66 9PB
Tel 0344 879 9038
- Spa entry: £20 per person
- 18 metre heated indoor pool
- Thermal suite
- Fitness studio with classes
- State of the art Technogym equipment
- Woodland Spa Cafe
- Relaxation room & garden
- Monday to Friday: 6.30am–10.00pm
- Saturday & Sunday: 8.00am–8.00pm
- Children’s swim times: 9am-11am & 3pm-6pm
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The perfect solution to start 2016 with a bang!!!
As everyone already knows Im a big fan of health and fitness but also a massive fan of food!! Ive tried every diet, detox, quick fix, fad diet there is too keep trim over the years but what I’ve grown to realise is healthy eating and exercise is the key.. It’s 70% diet 30% exercise. The majority of the time I eat good and follow a low carb high protein diet. But sometimes I fall of the wagon just like everyone does and I need a bit of a kick up the bum!
I was introduced to the Evolution transformation by a friend and I’m up for trying anything when it comes to weight loss as long as it’s a healthy way. After speaking to Rob Brennan the man behind Evolution total transformation 10 day programme proven to help you drop 8-10 pounds just by eating clean, I had to give it a whirl!
Rob is a nutrition expert so along with a macro chef they both carefully constructed the eating plans which all consist of freshly prepared food which is gluten and diary free, my 10 day plan consisted of three meals per day, with a snack. To go along side the food is also some natural herbal food supplements some liquid chlorophyll to make sure your body is getting everything it possibly needs.
For instance day 1
- Breakfast – High Protein breakfast bar
- Lunch – chicken satay salad
- Dinner– chicken tai green curry
- Snack– chocolate brownie
I have to say I was totally impressed the food was amazing and so tasty I actually text rob to say how much I loved the food and couldn’t Belive it was a detox. I was probably eating more food than what I do when I’m not dieting. That’s what made it so easy to do.
I wouldn’t even look at it as a diet or detox it’s more of a way of life and it’s perfect for people who have a busy schedule and haven’t the time to prep their food and perfect for those who just don’t know how to eat healthily. I lost 7lb in total and felt fantastic you don’t have to work out whilst doing the evolution plan but I still done my training. Im a big fan of healthy eating anyway but I would highly recommend the Evolution Total Transformation its a great kick start for anyone wanting to lose some weight and get in the habit of eating healthier and living a healthier lifestyle and a great way to start of 2016 a new healthier you.
As a massive hot yoga fan I was delighted when I found out Maghull Health Studios had opened a Hot yoga studio as it’s not far from me. I started to practise about 2 years ago and I’ve become so much more flexible and can get into positions I never thought was possible and really helps me lengthen and strengthen my body.
It clears my mind and helps me de-stress but best of all have a relaxing sleep. As well as it being so good for you. When I started the practise at Maghull health studios my daughter savannah started to come along with me and now she is also a massive fan and she has become really good at it. It’s something good and healthy for us to do for mum and daughter time.
The studio itself it’s very chilled and has an ambient vibe to it with candles lit and relaxing music and has a sense of calmness when you walk in. They use the latest infra-red heating Panels that warm up the body from the inside out to get rid of all the toxins.
ABOUT THE CLASSES
High standard for any level
In our hot room we have gained a reputation for having a high standard of instructors, helping people to get fit and healthy and coming away from our classes de-stressed, relaxed and revived!
With the guidance of our highly experienced teachers we help everybody achieve the full benefits of Hot Yoga… weight loss, body toning, back problems, sports performance, injury rehabilitation and stress, are just a few areas our members experience major improvements.
We have instructors from all backgrounds/practises that believe that yoga benefits our lives when practised on a daily basis. Our instructors all teach different styles of yoga ranging from Hatha, Vinyasa, Sivananda, Bikram, Iyengar, Ashtanga and meditation workshops including pranayama breath work so there is something for everyone on all levels and abilities.
Our hot yoga studio has been specially designed to give you the best possible environment for your yoga practice and to make your overall experience is the best it can be from the moment you walk through the door.
We have used the latest infra-red heating panels to heat the body from the inside out, helping to rid the body of toxins that build up in our system through our air, food, atmosphere etc. Our studio temperature ranges from 38-40 degrees.
Our air system is designed to pull stagnant air out of the studio and circulate fresh-heated air back in to maintain the right oxygen levels throughout your class while also maintaining the right humidity.
We have our room set with an ambient vibe with soft lighting, candles, relaxing music and incense burners to create an atmosphere of pure relaxation. Bliss!
WHY HOT YOGA?
There are a number of reason why you would choose hot yoga as part of your healthy, active lifestyle…
- Detoxification: heavy sweating is said to help flush toxins from the skin
- Lengthen, Strengthen: The heat also allows you to go a little more deeply and safely into the postures so you know you’re really warming up the muscles and you can really approach the postures from a safe place.
- It burns more calories than in a regular heated room: Practicing yoga in a heated room also elevates the heart rate, which makes the body work harder than in regular heat as your body has to try to cool you down at a higher rate. It’s really for people who want a more intense workout—those who want to develop strength, flexibility and tone along with a cardiovascular workout, depending on the yoga style.
- Relaxation & stress relief: relaxing improves breathing (which helps conditions like asthma) and focuses the mind, which develops better mental concentration and stress relief.
PREPARE AND HYDRATE
Being hydrated before your hot yoga class is essential. You will lose a lot of fluid during the class and therefore if you are dehydrated you could feel dizzy, nauseous, fatigued etc so it’s important to listen to your body and take a break when you need it.
Everyone is different but as guide you should ideally drink 2 litres of water before your class and sip water throughout your class. We recommend that you replace your fluids and electrolytes lost during the class with a natural drink such as coconut water to replenish what is lost.
Everybody is concentrating on their own practise and resting when they need it. There is no ego in hot yoga, so work with your body, relax when needed and you will benefit much more from your practise.