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Mid Week Spa Treat

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How was the first quarter of 2014 for you? Stressful? After a hectic start to the year, it’s only as spring begins to bloom that you may begin to notice your own batteries going a little flat. Why not reinvigorate your mind and soul with a mid week spa day or break at The Vineyard?

Ideal for a mid-week treat with your loved one, The Vineyard Spa provides a space to escape the stresses of everyday life, refresh your body and find time to relax. It has also been highly regarded by reviewers, receiving ‘5 Bubbles’ from the Good Spa Guide. Spend the day swimming in The Vineyard’s circular pool, relaxing in the Jacuzzi, or let your pores breathe easy in the sauna. There’s also a fully-equipped gym for those looking for a full cardiovascular workout.

There is a variety of relaxation and beauty treatments on offer, several of which are unique to The Vineyard Spa. The team of highly trained therapists will ensure your spa experience is soothing and satisfying throughout.

Why not treat yourself to a Hot Stone Ritual? A massage, which employs essential oils and hot stones to relieve your aching muscles and joints, and restore a sense of harmony to your body. There’s also the Red Grape Pampering Body Wrap, which combines a body exfoliation, red grape body mask and gentle head massage to relieve tension and leave your skin beautifully soft and smooth to the touch.

Discover more about mid week spa breaks online or call us on 01635 528770.

New Mavalia make-up range at The Vineyard Spa

mavala style collection

Throughout the world, the name Mavala is synonymous with quality, thanks to the high end performing products. They have just launched a new makeup and beauty range: Mavalia, with many different shades and products to suit everyone. Because of its smoothing, emollient, astringent and refreshing properties, Mavalia uses extracts of the Mallow plant, found in the Swiss Alps, in many of its products.

Make-up prices start from £5.95, and in March with every purchase of Mavalia make up, we’ll treat you to a complimentary khol eyeliner of your choice.

Why not pop into The Vineyard and try out the new Mavalia make-up range, or book in for a make-up lesson, with one of our experienced therapists?
Discover more

To book a lesson, contact us on 01635 589415 or email us:
spa@the-vineyard.co.uk

Helpful make-up tips

If you’re looking to update your make up look, here are two easy ways:

Crayon Khol PencilCrayon Khol PencilKhol pencilsCrayon Khol Pencil 1Apply make up shades and tones that you are comfortable using then add a little ‘oomph’ to your eyes with a new shade of eyeliner, such as blue or green, close to the lower lash line for an updated look.

If the idea of bright lipsticks scares you, (even though you think they will look great), try   applying your everyday choice of colour then layer a red or hot pink on top. You’ll love the result it gives you, and it’s very easy to do at home on yourself.

Nikki Thompson
Assistant Spa Manager

Detox this January

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After indulging over the Christmas period many of us look to undo this with what is termed as de-toxing. The simple truth of the matter is that the body is very good at de-toxing itself and many of our organs, such as the liver and kidneys, have this as part of their role. Even the skin has a role in detoxing through the sweating process. What we can do for an easy de-tox is to aid the body in what it does naturally. Here are some great tips to help you do this:

Drink 1.5 litres of water a day
Water is great not only for hydrating the skin, but also helps the body to flush out toxins. Take care not to drink excessive amounts of water as this can also cause the body harm.

Reduce alcohol consumption or have a tee total period
Pure alcohol is a toxin to the body, and yes while there has been some research saying alcohol can have some health benefits, it still needs to be broken down by the liver, which means that other normal processes that the liver undertakes may be slowed down such as processing fat, eliminating waste and metabolising carbohydrates.

Undertake regular exercise
This can be anything from walking, jogging and dancing round the room to music. Basically anything that gets your heart rate up and makes you feel a little warm, and even better a little sweaty. The heart pumping faster increases the circulation improving the movement of toxins to the liver and kidneys for their removal. Sweat carries toxins out of the body and flushes them through the pores.  The sauna and steam room is also a good way of doing this, but exercise is still better due to other health benefits . It’s always a good idea to make sure you check with your doctor before starting any kind of exercise programme.

Eat a wide variety of foods and cut out the junk food
This doesn’t mean go on a diet, but just give your body a wide variety of nutrients from a range of food. Many vitamins and minerals are needed by your body to work efficiently, and this includes those organs involved in the de-tox process such as the liver.

If you want that pampering experience mixed with the feel good factor of doing something to de-tox, here are some treatments we recommend.

  • Darphin Slim and Detox Treatment  – 1hr 25 mins
  • Darphin Personalised Refining Body Polish – 55 mins
  • Red Grape Pampering Body Wrap – 55mins
  • Detoxifying Algae Wrap – 55mins
  • Full Body Massage -  55 mins
  • VitaMan De-Stress Back Treatment – 55 mins

Please visit our website for full details of our treatments.

Half Spa Day Offer
Enjoy a morning or afternoon spa day for two in January or February 2014 for the total price of £120, saving £20 on the normal price*.

Your half day spa day includes:

  • a 25 minute treatment of your choice
  • a light Bento box lunch and refreshments
  • full use of our spa facilities for half a day.

Just £120 for two people

Discover more on our website

Kirsty Hughes
Spa Manager
The Vineyard
www.the-vineyard.co.uk

Relax this autumn and support a great cause

Finally we have had a proper summer and I hope you have all had the chance to enjoy it and soak up some rays (with sun protection). Before you wrap your body back up in leggings and winter woollies, why not treat your body to one of Darphin’s new body treatments:

Personalised Refining Body Polish 40mins / £55

The products used in this treatment will be personalised to your needs and consists of a full body exfoliation using massage moves that also help to relax muscles. The treatment doesn’t end there as after showering your therapist will use the same massage moves to apply a cream to leave you with perfectly soft and nourished skin. Discover more

This treatment is definitely one of our favourites as our skin felt amazing afterwards and the massage moves are really relaxing.

We are also just launching our yearly big event for this year, which we have decided to do in aid of breast cancer awareness. The details for this event are detailed below and I do encourage anyone to come along as it is going to be a fun afternoon for a great cause.

Afternoon Tea with Darphin

in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Sunday 6th October – 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Join us and Darphin for the afternoon and enjoy delicious cakes, pastries, tea and a glass of Nyetimber sparkling wine whilst finding out more about the importance of sleep and how it helps to reduce stress and regenerate your skin.

There will also be demonstrations on self-body massage and the most effective way to apply your night skincare using Ideal Resource Overnight Cream.

During this event and throughout October, Darphin will make a £5 donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for every purchase of the Darphin Silky Moisturizing Lotion.

Plus, book any treatment on the day and The Vineyard Spa will donate £5 for every booking made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Discover more about this event

£22.50 per person

Please call us on 01635 589415 to book your place* as soon as you can as places for this event are limited.

Hope to see you there

Kirsty Hughes
Spa Manager

*Full payment is required in advance to secure your place and is non-refundable.

Silky Skin for Summer

 

Silky Skin for Summer

Ladies, want to have perfect, hydrated, silky skin for summer? Then try these quick and easy steps using my favourite Darphin body products.

Step 1: Use Darphin’s Perfecting Body Scrub to incredibly transform your skin by polishing the surface, eliminating dead skin cells and refining the skins texture, with apricot seeds and chestnut flakes, leaving the skin feeling incredibly soft and smooth ready to be hydrated. You should apply a generous amount on to a damp skin for a more intense exfoliation. Massage in, paying special attention to the rough areas. You will be pleasantly surprised with its rich, creamy texture transforming into a delightful emulsion upon contact with water.

Step 2: Cleanse and revitalise your skin with Darphin Aromatic Seaweed Bath and Shower Gel. It is enriched with an enticing bouquet blend of six essential oils and detoxifying algae extract, leaving your skin dewy fresh, soft and deliciously scented.

Step 3: Use Darphin Silky Moisturizing Lotion with hyaluronic acid and Darphin’s unique hydrastructure technology providing the skin with long lasting intense hydration, visibly improving skin texture that absorbs fast into the skin leaving a luxurious peachy feminine scent. The long lasting hydration immediately comforts and softens your skin. To rediscover the beauty of your skin, when applying the silky lotion always use upwards strokes. The light texture is quickly absorbed, allowing you to dress immediately after application.

We have a range of Darphin treatments from facials to massages, so why not spoil yourself with a treatment from our extensive range? – view treatments. We also stock the Body Care range from Darphin including the Perfecting Body Scrub (£29.00) and Silky Moisturizing Lotion (£28.00) so pop into The Vineyard Spa anytime.

Natalie Reeves
Darphin Therapist

Rewarding your Loyalty

Happy New Year! We hope you had a great 2012 and are looking forward to an even better 2013.

With many of us having indulged over the festive season, we have many great treatments such as the purifying Darphin Black Pepper Slim and Detox, which helps remove body toxins and discourages water retention. Experience a delightful slimming synergy from an energising oil massage followed by an exquisitely warm seaweed wrap. Discover more about our treatments

Spa Plus Loyalty Scheme

2012 saw the launch of our loyalty club, Spa Plus, which has been going well with now more than 100 members. For anyone who hasn’t heard of it, we now run a points based reward scheme with the following membership benefits:

  • 5 points for every £1 spent in the spa
  • points can be earned on any purchases of products, treatments or spa days
  • points turn into money off on your next visit or alternatively you can save your points and build them up to free treatments, products or spa days
  • exclusive promotions
  • priority invites to our events

How do you join?

Membership is free. All you need to do to join is register your details with us. If you would like to join, please give us a call on 01635 589415 or join up on your next visit.

What’s new

At the moment we are currently doing treatment training for the launch of our new range, VitaMan. This range originates in Australia and all the treatments have been specifically designed for men and all incorporate deep tissue muscle work so are really effective. The treatments are due to be launched in this month so watch this space. 

We look forward to seeing you in 2013.

Kirsty Hughes

Spa Manager

Our Red Grape products have arrived!

We are really excited to announce that our five Red Grape products created exclusively for us by the Natural Spa Factory are now available at The Vineyard Spa for guests to purchase and enjoy at home.

Our range consists of the Red Grape Body Polish, Red Grape Cream, Red Grape Body Wash, Red Grape Shampoo and Red Grape Conditioner.

Nestled in the heart of the Berkshire countryside, The Vineyard Spa is the perfect place for a spirit-lifting experience. As one of the most highly-rated spas in the UK, we offer a complete escape to an oasis of tranquillity. Our exclusive Red Grape spa range has been designed to awaken the senses with reminders of sun-ripened fruit bursting juice combined with a beautiful scent that exudes health and freshness.

We currently use our Red Grape body polish and cream in the following treatments so why not pop in a experience one or two:

  1. Red Grape body polish treatment – an invigorating and refreshing all over body exfoliation treat – discover more
  2. Red Grape body wrap treatment – 55 minutes of spa heaven – discover more
  3. Red Grape deluxe pedicure – a real treat for your feet and a glass of wine to enjoy while you relax – discover more

Christmas treats

We’ve created two exclusive spa stocking gifts, which include the Red Grape body cream and Red Grape body polish; perfect for pampering someone special. Our Red Grape products are also available to purchase individually from £12. Discover more about and buy the stocking gifts online by clicking on the links below:

Ultimate Spa Stocking Gift

Spa Lovers Stocking Gift

Please pop in or call The Vineyard Spa on 01635 589415 to purchase.

Win a spa day for two plus Red Grape products – enter now

Kirsty Hughes

Spa Manager

The Vineyard Spa

Top 6 Oils

Best for Detoxifying and Toning the Skin

Espa Detoxifying Body Oil 100ml £30
A potent clarifying tonic to help detoxify for supple smoother skin with lemon, juniper berry, grapefruit and cypress essential oils.

Best for De- stressing

Aromatherapeutics Relaxer Oil blend 25ml £14, Spray concentrate £11.25
The perfect blend to calm when you are having a stressful time containing bergamot, marjoram, vertivert and lavender. It also comes in a spray form which is perfect to carry in thehandbag.

Best for Sleep

Aromatherapeutics Sleep Enhancer Oil Blend 25ml £14, Spray concentrate £11.25
A sedative blend of essential oils with petitgrain, ylang ylang, lavender, sandalwood and vertivert. This really works and is given to first class passengers on British Airways to help them sleep. This oil also comes as a handy spray concentrate that you can spray on your pillow or on pulse points at nighttime.

Best for Aching Muscles

Aromatherapeutics Muscle Comforter 50ml £26.65
This oil relieves aching muscles and contains birch, black pepper, peppermint and lavender which warm and relieve the pain in the muscle. A favourite amongst us therapists.

Best for Preganancy

Although some essential oils can be used in pregnancy, it is best to avoid essential oil blends as they often contain oils that are not suitable. However Espa do an oil based on nourishing base oils.

Espa Nourishing Oil 100ml £30 A pure unscented blend of deeply nourishing oils to regenerate and smooth.

Best for moisturizing

NEW Darphin Nourishing Satin Oil 100ml £39
This delicate mix of Safflower oil, Sesame Seed oil, Inca oil and Sweet Almond Oil helps protect the skin from environmental factors as well as deeply nourishing and moisturising to help prevent ageing and giving skin a gorgeous look and smell. Clinical results show a 32% improvement in skin moisture within one month.

Kirsty Hughes
Spa Manager
The Vineyard at Stockcross

Get Ready to De-tox

After indulging over the Christmas period many of us look to undo this with what is termed as de-toxing. The simple truth of the matter is that the body is very good at de-toxing itself and many of our organs, such as the liver and kidneys, have this as part of their role. Even the skin has a role in detoxing through the sweating process. What we can do for an easy de-tox is to aid the body in what it does naturally. Here are some great tips to help you do this:

Drink 1.5 litres of water a day
Water is great not only for hydrating the skin, but also helps the body to flush out toxins. Take care not to drink excessive amounts of water as this can also cause the body harm.

Reduce alcohol consumption or have a tee total period
Pure alcohol is a toxin to the body, and yes while there has been some research saying alcohol can have some health benefits, it still needs to be broken down by the liver, which means that other normal processes that the liver undertakes may be slowed down such as processing fat, eliminating waste and metabolising carbohydrates.

Undertake regular exercise
This can be anything from walking, jogging and dancing round the room to music. Basically anything that gets your heart rate up and makes you feel a little warm, and even better a little sweaty. The heart pumping faster increases the circulation improving the movement of toxins to the liver and kidneys for their removal. Sweat carries toxins out of the body and flushes them through the pores.  The sauna and steam room is also a good way of doing this, but exercise is still better due to other health benefits . It’s always a good idea to make sure you check with your doctor before starting any kind of exercise programme.

Eat a wide variety of foods and cut out the junk food
This doesn’t mean go on a diet, but just give your body a wide variety of nutrients from a range of food. Many vitamins and minerals are needed by your body to work efficiently, and this includes those organs involved in the de-tox process such as the liver.

If you want that pampering experience mixed with the feel good factor of doing something to de-tox, here are some treatments we recommend:

Kirsty Hughes
Spa Manager
The Vineyard at Stockcross
www.the-vineyard.co.uk

Make-Up Tips

These are our tips for applying make-up at home.

Preparation

• Prepare a smooth canvas for your make-up

• Keep your skin free of build-ups by using a gentle cleanser morning and night, use gently with an upwards stroking motion

• Freshen your skin with a toner after cleansing

• Indulge your skin and keep it hydrated with a moisturiser

• Treat yourself to an at home facial 2 to 3 times a week. Use a mild cleanser, and then exfoliate with a gentle scrub.

• Apply a face mask after exfoliating. Rinse off thoroughly and get a good nights sleep.

The secret to a natural, flawless look

• Apply foundation to cheeks, forehead and chin using a foundation brush or sponge, or clean fingertips.

• Blend the foundation all the way to your natural hairline with long light strokes. Continue blending over the jaw line and onto your neck to achieve a natural, seamless look.

• Check your face and neck in natural light to make sure it is all blended in.

• If under eye circles or red spots remain, do not add more foundation as it can look heavy and cakey. Instead, try a concealer.

A few extra tips

• Choose the shade of your foundation carefully- pick one that matches the tone of your jaw-line exactly.

• Begin by applying a small amount of foundation, the increase to achieve the degree of coverage that suits your skin.

Alternately come to The Vineyard Spa and try our Makeup Lesson and Application at £70.00.

Spa Reception
The Vineyard Spa
01635 589415
http://www.the-vineyard.co.uk/spa