Resorts & Retreats Awards 2022 Page 17 LUXlife 2022 Resorts & Retreats Awards Stress is an endemic issue in the UK – according to the Mental Health Foundation between 2017 and 2018, 74% of people felt stressed to the point that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. 32% of this group said they had experienced suicidal feelings as a result of stress. It is important to tackle this issue through a variety of means, be it taking breaks when needed or treating yourself to a relaxing spa day. Barrow Spa Therapy truly understands the negative impact that stress can have on a person, and as a result, it has tailored its treatments to target this problem. The unique retreat, which is located in the owners’ plush and secluded back garden, boasts a hot tub, infrared sauna and steam room, as well as a comfortable outdoor relaxation area and cosy, warm indoor space complete with a log burner. In addition, there is an opulent spa room, within which Barrow Spa Therapy’s famed treatments take place. Indeed, the spa is available for exclusive day hire through its spa packages. It is equipped to handle up to six guests, and offers a range of deals, including a private spa day for two with a 30-minute treatment each for only £95. There are an abundance of health and relaxation treatments available; however, it should be noted that all of these treatments take place with a male therapist. The company supplies aroma massages, body wraps, body polishes, and a range of massages, such as the Chakra Balance Massage, which focuses upon the client’s chosen chakra area and works to decrease tension and increase energy. Nathaniel Welham, Barrow Spa Therapy’s founder and massage therapist, boasts an Take a step back and relax at Barrow Spa Therapy, a highly unique spa that offers a wealth of premier spa treatments, including brand new pregnancy massages. Be it a massage or a body wrap, the company provides an unbeatable service and unmatched prices. In essence, there is nowhere else quite like Barrow Spa Therapy. Jun22322 Barrow SpaTherapy Specialist Spa of the Year - North West England extensive history within the industry. He has a great amount of experience, having cultivated his skill set through working at hotels and salons. Moreover, he possesses VTCT Level 3 Swedish Massage and VTCT Level 3 Spa Therapy qualifications. Such elements are important as they truly represent the high quality of service that Barrow Spa Therapy offers. Therapist Wendy also works alongside Nathaniel to offer couples therapy treatments, when required. These standards are reflected in the reviews of the company, one customer testifies, ‘I recently had the Aveda Plant peal dual exfoliation facial with Nat. The treatment was very relaxing, and I am still seeing results, with softer skin and a reduction in break outs. I was also talked through each process and the benefits that I would gain from it and given advice on skin products to avoid (heavily fragranced products). Will definitely be returning, thank you.’ The company was impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, and it is continuing to feel its impact. For example, prior to the outbreak, there tended to be a build up of bookings, yet now, Barrow Spa Therapy’s bookings are trending towards last minute, ad hoc treatments. Additionally, the current energy crisis is wavering in the company’s periphery. However, despite energy costs increasing, the company has maintained reasonable prices. No matter what issues may come Barrow Spa Therapy’s way, it continues to supply premium treatments that guests rave about. Therefore, over the next year, Barrow Spa Therapy hopes to continue this trend. It endeavours to undertake further training and supply a greater amount of adapted spa day packages, similar to those of its popular pizza making and homemade ice-cream days. Contact: Nathaniel Welham Company: Barrow Spa Therapy Web Address: