The Recovery Break at the Lifehouse supports and nurtures anyone recuperating from illness, bereavement or burnout. Spa therapists are trained by the NHS Christie Trust so are particularly attuned to those in post-cancer recovery. With the help of resident naturopath Sue Davis, guests can customise treatments to suit their mind and body. Healer Michael Barthaud’s list of offerings is as extensive as his experience, so his meditation class, followed by muscle-based therapy, is a must, as is the gentle yoga. The meals are nourishing and a not-so-naughty hot chocolate nightcap (coconut milk, dark chocolate and cinnamon stick) can be delivered straight to your door. Delish!
A two-night Recovery Break at the Lifehouse Spa & Hotel costs from £361 per person, including accommodation, all meals, two smoothies and two treatments.