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Reviews of Lifehouse

First up is the lovely Kelly Jackson who writes the fantastic blog 'Confessions of a Sober Essex Girl'. We've given you a preview below but if you want to read the full review, then click here to go to Kelly's blog. 

When anyone used to ask me what my favourite spa was (please don’t think I’m posh because I have a ‘favourite spa’, I still steal jams from buffet breakfasts and take the tea home if I don’t drink it) I used to say Best Western Ufford Park, with its lovely thermal spa and soft sauna.

If anyone asks me now, I’ll say Lifehouse. This is not because they are paying me, or have held me hostage, I just went on Sunday night and really enjoyed it. Set in the grounds of an English heritage site, the minute you pull into the car park you feel like you are ‘away’. 


Next we have Kerry Christiani who is an award-winning freelance travel writer, author and MA-qualified translator. She recently visited Lifehouse and wrote us a lovely, detailed review which gives a real insight into the relaxed atmosphere we create at Lifehouse. Here's a sneak preview below...

Pull off the narrow lane that twists through Thorpe-le-Soken and you are suddenly surrounded by meadows and 12 acres of immaculately tended English Heritage gardens.

The first thing that strikes me is the silence; a silence interrupted only by the rustle of leaves and the gentle plop of ducks gliding into the lake. This is the serenity many spa hotels promise about but few actually manage to deliver. It is priceless.

To read the full review please click here 


Fifi Newbery is an actress and a model in London, and if that isn't enough she also writes a blog called 'Fifi's Looking Glass'. She recently visited Lifehouse and took the time out of her busy day to write us a great review with some fantastic pictures. Here's a little preview...

Lifehouse politely asks guests to leave their phones, cameras and any other handheld gadget in their rooms. This is so you can really appreciate your treatments without the constant nagging of modern day society to help you totally relax.

I will confess to begin with I felt a little bit lost without it whilst roaming the spa in just a bikini and dressing gown but once we were lead to our treatment of an hours couple massage I completely forgot about the outside world and enjoy every single second of being pampered. After your massage you are lead to your own private sleep pod where you can doze for an hour or so to help you really feel the effects of your massage.

Fifi's review continues on her blog post here 


Finally we have a review of the Recovery Treatment from Julie Ross. Julie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, and booked to come to Lifehouse for some rest and relaxation during her recovery. Read a section of Julie's review below...

My daughter and I were both booked in for a 55 minute Recovery Treatment. This is a perfect treatment for anybody, not just someone recovering from an illness like I am, as it gives you a chance to choose how you would like your treatment to be. Both of us were met by our therapist who immediately made us feel comfortable and relaxed. The Recovery Treatment starts with a chat about you and what kind of thing you are looking for, which means that the treatment is tailored to your needs and helps you get the most possible from the session. From this I chose a back, neck, and shoulder massage with ESPA essential oils, followed by a mini facial, and my daughter had a full body massage. A unique part of the treatment is that you are shown some relaxation breathing techniques at the end of your session and are given an inhaler stick to take home with you. This is a lovely addition to what is already an amazing treatment and gives you something that will remind you of your stay.

To read the rest of Julie's review of the Recovery Break please click here 

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