A Haven for Hens
After months of hard work, preparing for my wedding day, I was really looking forward to the day out my friends had organised for me at The Haven Spa in Exeter.
We were greeted by beaming smiles and friendly faces, immediately putting us at ease and before we knew it, our jackets had been whisked away and replaced by a glass of bubbly – bring it on! We were made to feel special from the off with fluffy robes and slippers waiting for us. A blissful 2 hours were spent in the stunning state of the art thermal suite, whilst sipping our fizz which disappeared far too quickly, but luckily there was plenty of iced water to re-hydrate. We moved between the sauna, aroma-scented sanarium, mosaic heated loungers, Jacuzzi and salted foot spas, finishing with the rain dance shower and for the brave, the heart-stopping freezing bucket shower!
Then it was treatment time, first up was a ‘deeper than deep’ hot stone massage lasting a heavenly hour, which was like nothing I had experienced before, releasing hidden energy from muscles I wasn’t even aware of. Then followed the obligatory manicure, ensuring everyone looked their best for the upcoming night out. We left feeling suitable relaxed and pampered and ready to take on what the rest of the weekend had in store for us.
The Haven lived up to its name – it was a very special day to put in the pre-wedding memory bank, spent in a stunning environment and most certainly would have been more relaxing if it wasn’t for all the giggling and chat which typically comes with a group of girlfriends.
On returning to work the following Monday and feeling not quite 100%, I was delighted to discover that Armada had actually funded the complete fit-out of the thermal suite. I, by pure chance had been able to enjoy using equipment we had financed.