Spa gets closer to nature

North Yorkshire spa, Rudding Park, has created a secluded woodland glade in its landscaped gardens, allowing guests to experience a range of treatments whilst connecting with nature.

Inspired by forest bathing, the Japanese art of using nature to heal and unwind, guests' senses are heightened whilst experiencing a spa treatment of their choice, listening to birdsong and feeling a gentle breeze as the therapist performs the chosen treatment.

Guests can choose from a range of 75-minute treatments including a Chakra Wellbeing massage – an Indian-inspired treatment using essential oils which ensures deep relaxation; to a Karuna Kaya Deep Tissue massage using juniper berry and lemongrass to detoxify. Rudding Park Spa features the UK's first roof top spa garden and recaptures Harrogate's spa heritage, drawing natural waters from the grounds of Rudding Park.

The roof top spa features an extensive range of hydrotherapy and thermal experiences, taking seasonal inspiration from nature including the panoramic sauna, which features views over the gardens infused with birch blossom in spring and rose petals in summer and the herbal steam bath, which emits aromas of lavender from Rudding Park Kitchen Garden.