When the stresses of everyday life begin to pile up, taking a day out to focus on your health and wellbeing can make a world of difference. The first-class spa and wellness facilities available in and around Cambridge offer a vast variety of luxurious treatments to indulge in, providing a range of options for wellness enthusiasts and newcomers alike. From tailored facials to boost your skin to expert massages for soothing aches and pains, we’ve collated some of the best serene spots and innovative treatments in the city, perfect for treating yourself to some much-needed TLC.

The Glassworks Health Club

Nestled in the heart of the bustling city centre, The Glassworks Health Club is an oasis of calm. Stepping into the sensory sauna blocks out the sounds of the outside world, creating an atmosphere of pure relaxation. With a Jacuzzi directly on the river and one-way glass overlooking the water, you’re free to watch the punts glide by as the stress melts away. The extensive menu of specialist massages cater to the needs of all, with options ranging from popular Swedish treatments and deeper Elemis massages to pregnancy therapies for mums-to-be and tailored sports massages. The advanced BIOTEC Elemis facials use natural cellular energy to encourage your skin to revitalise, with the option to target the firming treatment to specific areas. Whether it’s an afternoon treat or a day of luxury, the experts at The Glassworks Health Club ensure that you are always in good hands.

The Boutique Wellness Spa

A cosy, intimate centre exclusive to women, The Boutique Wellness Spa focuses on the healing philosophy of physical, mental and spiritual health. Featuring three treatment rooms and a Zen relaxation area with heated loungers, spaces are designed with comfort in mind. The spa also boasts a unique thermal/glacial suite that shifts through contrasting temperatures, creating a remarkable experience that wakes the body up whilst simultaneously relieving stress. Following a cardiovascular workout at the fitness suite, guests can unwind in aroma experience showers, the steam room or the sauna. The team at The Boutique Wellness Spa pride themselves on using products that are derived from natural waters, with thermal, organic and sea water composing the base of treatments. With a vast range of spa break packages on offer, whether it’s an afternoon tea treat or a two-night all-inclusive indulgence, the spa is able to cater to it all.

The Cambridge Belfry Spa

A tranquil haven, The Cambridge Belfry Spa is equipped with all of the facilities needed for a day of pampering. With a heated swimming pool and state-of-the-art cardio gym to get the heart rate up and a relaxation room and Jacuzzi to bring it back down, the spa provides a first-class holistic experience. A proud partner of luxury skin and body care brand Elemis, leading products are used to deliver tailored skincare, from a peptide facial to target tired skin to pro-radiance and pro-collagen treatments for providing a boost. For ultimate relaxation and long-lasting benefits, spa-goers can choose from a range of massages, including a pregnancy treatment and a body wrap with nourishing nectar. A guest favourite, spa ritual packages combine complementary treatments which work together to ease the stress that needs to be targeted.

Holistic Harmony

Perfect for busy professionals and seasoned spa-goers alike, Holistic Harmony provides a comprehensive range of luxurious treatments. Their specialist aromatherapy massages use essential oils handpicked for individual guests, allowing them to create flawless custom combinations. For those suffering from recurring pains, remedial massages soothe muscular aches whilst unique reflexology treatments target stress, insomnia and persistent backache. Alongside the spa’s body care, you can treat yourself to a luxury manicure and pedicure, have your makeup done by expert makeup artists – who use natural, vegan-friendly Swiss Arbonne products – or take advantage of the treatments specifically tailored towards men. For occasions worthy of celebration or a get-together with the girls, Holistic Harmony offers pamper parties and relaxation evenings, facilitating a luxury experience to remember.

Dragonfly Day Spa

The serene Dragonfly Day Spa lies just outside of Cambridge in the picturesque Burwash Manor. Using high-quality Decléor products and DermaCo equipment, their spa rituals combine compatible treatments into one personalised experience, ranging from one-and-a-half to four-hour indulgences. Maternity treatments nourish pregnancy skin, and the spa also offers therapies tailored towards new mums to soothe pressure and tension. For skin that needs some attention, facials designed to suit various skin types use essential oils and pure extracts, with options providing everything from a quick boost to a full nourishing treatment. Boasting aromatherapy, warm stone and deep tissue massages to alleviate stress, alongside body shaping rituals to target areas that require attention, Dragonfly Day Spa provides luxurious and hugely beneficial treatments to suit every preference.