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Champneys has spoken with their Spa Manager, Alice Lightfoot, as well as professional astrologer Heather Whitt, from The Alchemy Co, to reveal the perfect spa treatments based on each star sign – from the fiery signs of Aries, Sagittarius and Leo, to spiritual air signs such as Aquarius.
Embarking on a spa break is a very exciting experience, but the extensive list of treatments and their various healing benefits can often become overwhelming when trying to choose the right one for you. With the assistance of Champneys Spa Manager, Alice Lightfoot, and professional astrologer, Heather Whitt of The Alchemy Co, Champneys can reveal the best spa treatments based on your star sign. From a sports massage for the energetic Aries to a crystal treatment for the spiritual and innovative Aquarius.
Aries (21st March - 19th April) - Sports massage
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." 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.
Taurus (20th April - 20th May) - Facial
As a lover of serene environments and soothing aromas, a facial would be perfect for you. 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.
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. 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. And with Leos known for being generous with their time and energy, you deserve it.
Virgo (23rd August - 22nd September) - Wax
"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. With Virgo's perfectionist tendencies and love of bettering themselves, a luxurious waxing treatment is an ideal break from the mundane.
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. 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. 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. 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.
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.
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.
“Embarking on a spa trip can have many health benefits, such as rejuvenating, healing and re-energising our body, mind and soul. With a range of treatments to choose from, it can often be overwhelming to navigate which treatment would be best for you.
“From a facial to a hot stone massage, each treatment offers specific benefits and healing properties, ones that work best when matched to each person’s individual lifestyle and personality traits. We’ve spoken to a professional astrologer, as well as some of our spa managers at Champneys, to uncover the perfect spa treatment for each star sign, as we believe in connecting people with an experience specially crafted for them – as if it were written in the stars.”
Champneys is one of the leading wellness destination spas in the world due to its innovative health concepts that have inspired generations. With a long and established history since their story began in 1925, Champneys unites the most pioneering collection of treatments, classes, philosophies and wellbeing expertise, highlighting their unwavering commitment to encouraging wellness.