Last year Grayshott, England’s award-winning favourite spa and fitness retreat was sold. Its long and loyal list of clients, were more than concerned. Committed fans of the trusted establishment in the heart of Surrey were only too well aware how hard it would be to replace their much-loved institution which caters for so many of their needs. Where could they turn to for a real rest, a haven to reflect, delicious and nutritious food, award winning top-to-toe treatments, views, leisure activities, and walks that accommodate all paces and ages? There was no need for concern. Grayshott, The Health & Fitness Retreat in Surrey, first established in 1964, new owners have taken on this great country establishment, adding even more essentials and value for its visitors. They have renamed it as Grayshott Medical Spa.
For over 50 years Grayshott has been providing a retreat for those looking to address health issues, improve their wellbeing, de-stress or simply get away from it all. The highly trained and friendly staff, many of whom have been at Grayshott for a number of years, include nurses, fitness experts, physiotherapists, holistic practitioners, health consultants and nutritionists. The former manor house’s history dates back to the 11th century. Today it has 59 bedrooms and 36 treatment rooms set in 47 acres of gardens and grounds, adjoining 700 acres of National Trust countryside all one hour’s drive away from London. Its reputation for the quality of its spa treatments, therapies and professionalism of the therapists has won Grayshott many awards over the years. Their extensive range of treatments and therapies include; massage therapies, facials and beauty services, body envelopments, hydrotherapy, natural therapies. In addition, there are specialist services including nutritional evaluation, physiotherapy, hypnotherapy, EFT and NLP.
There are Recuperation stays for guests following surgery, illness, injury or bereavement, Nurture & Support stays for guests with post cancer treatment as well as Managing Diabetes for those diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes. The Be Nurtured ESPA treatments are gentle, yet effective, working in harmony with the body. They only use products that do not conflict with conventional medicine, to soothe, relax and nourish. Reiki and Reflexology are both gentle healing treatments, designed to improve overall well-being. There is also their award winning 7 day Health Regime with, unique to the UK, addressing health issues and an intensive programme of digestive cleansing. In addition to the multiple treatments all meals and accommodation and daily access to Health Consultants are included. There are numerous facilities to suit all levels, classes and outings. These are frequent throughout the day including; Gentle exercise and relaxation classes including; Acqua fitness, Power Walk, Gentle Walk, Tai Chi, Pilates, Yoga, circuit Training, Legs Bums & Tums, tennis, swimming as well as more demanding tasks for those wanting tougher challenges such as power walks and circuit training. The Nutritious Spa cuisine is creative, delicious and a unique experience.
You can literally feel the benefits of the nutrients sinking in that accompany this diet, with its reasonable portions. Some examples are; chickpea, lemon & garlic soup, or smoked trout with fennel and clementine salad, followed by steamed smoked haddock with poached egg, game stew with braised red cabbage, sweethearts, broccoli stems and carrot shaves. The desserts such as rhubarb and berry crumble with coconut yoghurt are exquisite. Breakfasts, lunches and dinner are all superb with the freshest of ingredients and constantly varied. There is even a cinema with a film showing every evening after dinner for those that do not want to retreat too early and daily nutritional talks for those who are interested.
Festive Winter Breaks
If you are looking for a Festive winter break there are plenty of options with healthy delicious food and a well-being retreat, over 3, 4 or 8 nights.
Enjoy the Spa facilities, exercise classes, guided walks onto the adjoining National Trust land, or for relaxation and reflection settle down in one of the welcoming Relaxation rooms or cosy fire –lit Drawing Room. Restorative Spa treatments will be available on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day. Experienced therapists will be on hand to enhance your wellbeing experience. Christmas Holiday with a healthy indulgence Grayshott chefs have created a delicious menu of food options, based on their award-winning Healthy food principles. A Christmas Day brunch and Evening Buffet will take the place of the traditional festive lunch and mulled homemade apple juice from their own orchard and bitter chocolate and date energy clusters (rolled in coconut and pistachio!) will replace mince pies and mulled wine. Non-alcoholic Elderflower Champagne, Seedlip non-alcoholic cocktails and healthy Eggnog will be served alongside the Chef ’s special homemade healthy treats. In the evening you can watch a film in their cinema, sing with the Grayshott Carol Singers on Christmas Eve and enjoy musical entertainment on Boxing Day evening.
Creative well-being retreat
January 21st If you want to look further into the New Year on the 21st of January Grayshott offers a relaxed five-day group retreat based on creative exploration, personal development and spa treatments. The retreat includes an individual profiling technique called Emergenetics. Jacqueline LeSueur, Founder & Managing Director of inspirational alchemy ltd, provides you with your own personal Profile based on the four Thinking Attributes and three Behavioural Attributes. The Profile, founded on over 30 years of research, gives an in-depth knowledge of our unique make-up and includes 1:1 sessions as well as group participation. This includes access to all the Spa facilities with separate male and female Spa areas, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and tennis courts, 9-hole par 3 golf course, gym and fitness classes, so you can tailor your retreat to suit your needs and goals. As it says above Grayshotts main entrance, you will find on departure, that there is a real meaning to the words; Salus Exeuntibus, Health as you leave. www.grayshottspa.com.