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Let your star sign decide your next treatment

Embarking on a spa break is a very exciting experience, but sometimes the extensive list of treatments and their various healing benefits can become overwhelming.
Do you opt for a back massage to cure those aches and pains or what about a relaxing hot stone massage? There are so many to choose from, with each treatment suited to different people depending on their needs.

Find out below which treatment would be best suited to your star sign to ensure the next time you treat yourself to a spa day, it’s with treatments that are written in your stars.

Aries (21st March - 19th April)

Sports Massage

Now, as an Aries, you can become easily bored and may find that there is nothing more exciting than diving into challenging situations. However, the excitement and thrill can get tiring and there will be days when you just need a good deep tissue sports massage to relieve those aches and pains. 

Professional astrologer, Heather Whitt, from The Alchemy Co. says that “Aries is a very energetic sign and the best way for them to release tension is to do something active. What's more, being ruled by Mars, the planet of war, they’re the bravest of the signs and not afraid to feel the burn.” So, whether you are taking up a new hobby that is body intensive or you’ve just had a really good week at the gym, this is the one for you. A normal massage simply wouldn't cut it for you, you need to be taken to the limits to release the tension and restore balance. 

Taurus (20th April - 20th May)

Facial

As a lover of serene environments and soothing aromas, a facial would be perfect for you. With such a strong desire for contentment and a gentle and kind soul, there is nothing that would top a relaxing facial treatment. As an earth sign, Tauruses are perfectly in tune with their senses and love surrounding themselves with luxurious scents and textures, so what could be better than getting closer to the earth with a sensual superfood facial full of rich superfoods, minerals, and trace elements. And, since we know that some of you Tauruses have a soft spot for luxury, you could indulge in Diamond Dermabrasion to really get up close and personal with those precious stones. 

Facials are one of Champneys’ most popular treatments; people underestimate how deeply relaxing they are. From deep cleansing enzymatic facials to anti-ageing collagen-stimulating, there is a facial for everyone and your skin is always left looking and feeling amazing! 

Gemini (21st May - 20th June)

Manicure

“Geminis are the life and soul of the party and love to communicate,’ Heather Whitt tells us, “They’re social butterflies with lots of different personas who love variety and exuberance. Each astrological sign rules a different part of the body, and since Geminis love to talk with their hands it’s no surprise that Gemini rules the hands and arms - they love to gesticulate! Geminis often have especially beautiful and youthful-looking hands too.” So, Gemini, getting a fresh manicure is not only a great opportunity to express a new side of your personality ready to get noticed at the next party, but it’s also perfect pampering for those hard-working hands.

Cancer (21st June - 22nd July)

Yoga

Cancerians can be sensitive and take on other people's problems, so the best treatment for you to unwind and relax is a calming yoga class. Wearing your heart on your sleeve can mean that you carry a lot of emotion, whether it’s your own, or sympathy pains for the people you love. To avoid you getting crabby, a simple hour of yoga and stretching could help release any tension you’re holding and bring some calm back into your life. A class that can be taken with three people or even 30 suits your desire for intimate settings where you can feel a one-on-one connection.

Leo (23rd July - 22nd August)

Wrap treatment

Leos love to be pampered so it’s not surprising that a luxurious wrap treatment would be a perfect choice for this fire sign. You like to stand out and have a love of luxury, so indulging in a full-body wrap, cocooning yourself in a veil of conditioning body butter, or even enjoying a seaweed wrap to detoxify and purify would be the ideal choice to give you that majestic glow. Leo is ruled by the Sun in astrology, and these treatments nourish and invigorate the skin, while also hydrating, leaving you with skin so glowy that you’ll feel like the centre of the solar system. And with Leos known for being generous with their time and energy, you deserve it. 

Body wraps are fantastic because you can really target all of the areas we can’t always get to ourselves, our back, upper arms, etc. Normally starting with a body brush or exfoliation, this preps the skin perfectly by removing our dead skin cells and increasing both our circulation and lymphatic circulation. When our nourishing body balms are then applied to the skin and we are wrapped, the skin’s pores gently open with the heat trapped within the wrap, pushing the balm into the deeper layers of the skin leaving the whole body smooth and hydrated. 

Virgo (23rd August - 22nd September)

Wax

“The magic is in the detail for Virgos”. With Virgo’s perfectionist tendencies and love of bettering themselves, a luxurious waxing treatment is an ideal break from the mundane. “Virgos are super hard working and they’re always helping others so it’s important for them to take time to fully relax,'' says Heather. “However, Virgo’s idea of relaxation might not be what other people expect.” A simple relaxing treatment would never do for Virgos, your version of pampering is investing in yourself and you recognise the importance of spending time and money on personal upkeep if it makes you feel good. Book a waxing treatment and you’ll come out of your spa break feeling brand new.

Libra (23rd September - 22nd October)

Hot Stone Massage

Balance and harmony are important to you, so relaxing and unwinding with a hot stone massage is a perfect choice. This treatment not only relaxes muscles, relieves tension, and nourishes the skin, but it also brings you back to balance and leaves you with a beautiful glow. In that respect, it's the ideal fit for a sign that loves to look and feel their best. Heather says that “as an air sign it's always helpful to tune in with the body and allow your mind to switch off for a while, and with Libra being the sign that rules the spine, this is an ideal treatment to restore peace and harmony in body and mind.”

Scorpio (23rd October - 21st November)

Salt and oxygen chamber

Scorpios are known for being passionate and mysterious. Your love of intrigue means that this modern and innovative treatment – a Salt and Oxygen chamber – is the perfect option for you. A Salt and Oxygen chamber is set at room temperature while pure salt and oxygen mist fills the air, helping to purify and cleanse the airways for a detoxifying experience. When that deep Scorpio emotion gets the better of you, the best course of action is some alone time to reflect and cool off, and what better way to fully detox the body and mind than this immersive experience. 

Sagittarius (22nd November - 21st December)

Workout Class

As a Sagittarius, you are constantly seeking self-improvement and looking to experience new adventures, so the perfect thing for you is to try a brand new workout. Now, this may not be the first thing you think of when you want to go on a spa break, but there are plenty of benefits in exercise, especially for fiery Saggitarians who love to get moving and try something different. This could range from a boxing class, swim in the pool, or even a walk through the forest. Sagittarians love self-improvement and socialising and these workouts can be explored on your own to tap into that one-on-one training, or can be shared with other people to excite your social side and bring out the fun factor! 

Capricorn (22nd December - 20th January)

Body Massage

Often described as the most grown-up of the signs, Capricorn is known for being sensible and responsible. However, carrying the weight of other’s problems on your shoulders can understandably cause tension, and what better way to unwind and relax than with a full body massage. Your ambition and persistence in life can mean that sometimes you just need to stop for a moment and reboot - and a Swedish back massage personally designed to get to those knots and places of tension is the ultimate fit for you, Capricorn. What's more, if total relaxation is what you’re after it can be extended to arms, legs and full body.

Massage is the perfect treatment when you need to de-stress, the most popular treatment in the spa environment. As massage releases positive serotonin and dopamine hormones, it helps people to feel relaxed and at ease, and therefore helps to reduce stress and anxiety. As well as feeling like you are floating out of your treatment room, the skin will also feel soft from the massage oils and have a beautiful aroma.

Aquarius (21st January - 18th February)

Crystal Treatment

As one of the most spiritual signs of the zodiac, you're never afraid to think outside the box and try innovative new things, so a beautiful crystal treatment is an ideal fit for you Aquarius. “As a lover of humanity and personal freedom, the weight of the world’s problems can sometimes weigh an Aquarius down, and as an air sign it’s easy for you to get caught up in your head,” says professional astrologer, Heather. This balancing and healing therapy works on the human energy system attached to the body at seven centres called chakras. Working non-stop to balance our energy and filter negativity, these chakras can easily get out of balance. A crystal treatment can add power to this process to help restore balance and bring you out of your head and back in tune with your body.

Pisces (19th February - 20th March)

Flotation Treatment

As the most romantic sign you can be prone to fantasising about life, and what better way to escape than with a spot of R&R during a blissful flotation treatment. Let yourself float away into your fantasies and dream big. A water sign by nature, Pisces feels at home and at one with water and a flotation treatment will allow you to relax into weightlessness. This treatment can not only help you unwind and soothe aching muscles but also revive and refresh. And with its added ability to firm and tone the body, you will walk out of your spa break feeling light as a feather.

Find out more

Choosing a spa treatment doesn’t need to be overwhelming and now you can ensure that you are getting the most of your spa break. Find out more about all Champneys’ treatments or bring the spa home to you with a range of home treatments

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