Blissed Out Birthday at The Nirvana Spa

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When my Mum asked me what I wanted for my birthday this year, there was only one thing on my mind – some rest and relaxation! So, after quickly tearing into my other presents on Monday morning (I was totally spoilt by my friends, I love you guys!) Gareth and I hopped into the car and headed to the tranquil oasis that is the Nirvana Spa, located just outside of Reading.

We were booked in for a Time Out Package which gave us access to everything the spa had to offer for three blissful hours. There’s outdoor jacuzzis, six pools filled with pure spring water, a sauna, steam rooms, the new Tepidarium suite which has heated ceramic loungers, and my personal favourite – the bubbly hydrotherapy surf pool!

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We also each had a treatment. I opted for a Decléor Moisture Quench Facial and Gareth chose a massage. My therapist, Joan, was just incredible. There really is no other way to describe the experience other than pure indulgence. As I lay on the heated (!) bed, she slathered my parched skin in moisture-rich lotions and potions. It even included a shoulder and head massage and a foot soak and rub. Pure heaven… and my skin thanked me for it afterwards. I felt positively glowing!

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yes, the lighting is terrible in this photo, sorry!

The package we had would be completely prefect for your hen do or as a pre-wedding treat. Nirvana have various options available but the Time Out Package, which we had, was just £35 per person and we paid for our treatments on top of that.

So what do you think? Is a spa day something you and your girls (or boy!) could get on board with? I think Gareth is a bit of a convert actually. He’s even trying to talk me into the benefits of becoming full time members…

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  1. Ooh looks lovely there & that’s a brilliant price. I’ve done a couple of spa days with my sisters or friends, but never my husband. We need to rectify that!

  2. Katy

    I went there to recover from the London Marathon last year, it was bliss! Relatively local to me so been a few times, and I particularly love the heated loungers!

  3. I LOVE Nirvana Spa. Hubby bought us each a spa package as a Christmas present last year – one of my fave Christmas presses ever! Have you done the Floatation Therapy there? Very strange but sooo relaxing – hubby and I had the whole floatation pool to ourselves when we went as we were one of the last couples in there for the day – was lush! Glad you had a good time – might have to book myself in sometime soon!

  4. Post author

    Hey Amy – yes, ive done it before. I found it a big weird though! im not very good at just lying there and doing nothing!

  5. Ooh that looks heavenly – a well-earned pamper break for you both sounds wonderful – and what great value.

    Went to the Hilton spa in Manchester a couple of Christmases ago as a gift and it was the most relaxing thing I’d ever done…. once I got over the fact I had to get down to my pants in front of a complete stranger for the massage… and I stopped laughing. Can’t take me anywhere!

  6. I can’t believe this is just down the road in Reading! If you’d said Thailand or some far away land, I would believe it, it looks amazing. I have to go here. *Leaves laptop open and walks away*

  7. Uh! I so need a spa break. It looks like you had an idyllic time. Hubby and I took our first spa break for our first wedding anniversary and it was bliss. We had massages and facials, lounged around drinking herbal teas (and wine), lunched in our bathrobes (found that one a bit weird TBH), enjoyed saunas, steam room and jacuzzi… Lay on the loungers next to the pool reminiscing about our wedding day and honeymoon. Lolled around in the pool and Hubby tried to help to increase my confidence in the water (I’m rubbish) and then had a scrumptious dinner in the hotel restaurant. A really, really good way to spend an anniversary if you ask me 🙂


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