Up until a year ago, can you believe that I hadn’t even stepped foot in a spa? Now, I’m trying to make it a rule that I have to have a spa visit every month or at least every six weeks. This is perfect timing as the Wellness Spa has just recently opened up in Scarborough on the Yorkshire Coast at the Alpamare Waterpark. I’ll be honest, I’ve never actually visited the Water Park since it’s arrival three years ago but the Alpine-Style Spa has certainly caught my attention.
I was kindly invited for a press day at the Wellness Spa back in April but I’ve since taken my Mum for her birthday as I was so impressed with the whole place. Wellness at Alpamare is a pretty unique experience offering many different treatments and experiences I’ve not come across in your standard spa.
The Wellness Spa is located on the first floor of the Alpamare Waterpark. The minute you step foot out of the lift, you are transported to a relaxing haven. On arrival, you are given your towels, robes and a wristband to gain access to both the spa and the waterpark in addition to using to purchase food and drinks using their cashless system. We were also given a few different rituals to the spa. Whether it’s a detox or the ultimate sauna vitality the guide will inform you of the best route around the place. We went for the Sauna Vitality ritual both times as it just sounded perfect for us. It’s the longest ritual out of all three but offers you to find new energy and strength whilst improving your immune system and reducing stress levels.
The rituals are pretty great as you just wouldn’t know where to begin. The Sauna Vitality ritual gives you some structure to the visit. The mix of hot and cold experiences helps increase your body’s circulation and reduce stress levels. First up, we relaxed in the Clay Sauna before enjoying a Foot Spa with an incredible view out to the sea.
One thing which really stood out and was a completely new experience for me was the Aufguss Ceremony. This is a tradition brought over from Germany where an Aufgussmeister performs a ritual of pouring ice and essential oils over some hot stones whilst directing steam at you with a towel. The ceremony does last probably around 20 minutes, so I did struggle to stay in the sauna that long with those temperatures but I still felt like it did me the world of good. All whilst enjoying the lovely view from the Sea View Sauna.
Overall, there is so much to do at the spa which is what really surprised me. I thought it would be a sauna and a steam room but I was pleasantly surprised. Along with the sea view sauna, you have the iodine infinity swimming pool, a hot stone centre and one of the most unique things; a hay bath. The Hay Bath is a room filled with swinging chairs and hay. It’s actually so relaxing as your swinging about with the scent of Summer and just feeling problem free and relaxed.
One thing to note, which I think is an amazing deal is that after 5.30pm they are offering evening guests entry to the spa for just £25.00. I think this is a great deal as you can still get a good few hours in before closing at 10pm. We will certainly be back to take advantage of the Twilight sessions. A massive thank you to the Wellness Spa and Alpamare for inviting me to their press opening. As you can probably tell from this post, I’m a big fan of the Wellness spa at Alpamare. I think it’s a great addition to the Yorkshire Coast.
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*I was given free entry to the Wellness Spa for their press opening. I’ve also paid for entry on another occasion, this post is based on both visits. All opinions are my own.