Country Estate Carden Park is delivering a sea change in the culture of the Spa Industry with a significant £10 million investment in a brand-new purpose-built spa and serious moves to value the health and wellbeing of therapists alongside those of its guests and clients.
The award-winning leader in hotel and leisure is looking for new therapists to join the 32 strong opening team of the brand new ‘destination of wellbeing’ at Carden Park.
At the core of the new spa, therapists will be supported and encouraged to look after their own personal health and wellbeing in order to look after the wellness of their clients.
Forward thinking spa director Steve Ewing explains “we are investing in training and various initiatives to help the team here to take time in the surrounding nature and stillness to support their own wellbeing. We have also put a lot of thought into the therapist’s career journey and how we can offer an opportunity that adds to and compliments their existing experience”
In addition, therapists will have the opportunity to contribute ideas and suggestions as the spa grows in a supportive and team focused environment.
Lucy Quinn, who has worked in the Carden Park’s existing Spa for a year offers insight into how the current team are preparing for their transition into the new spa with training in the innovative new treatments. Lucy explains, “the support you get from management makes it a welcoming and supportive environment to work in” speaking on the amount of training programmes she has received Lucy says, “you just don’t get training like this anywhere in the industry”.
Some of the new treatments include a Detox Booster Body Wrap, Five Element Acupressure Scalp Massage and a Warm Thai Poultice Back Massage. The range of carefully curated treatments has been developed drawing inspiration directly from the tranquil 1,000-acre Carden Park estate.
Training is also given for its new spa product range ‘Elemental Herbology’ which is based around the traditional Chinese five element theory and focuses on balance and harmony. An idea that expands beyond the product line and into the spa’s ethos.
The new Spa at Carden has been designed to be a destination for wellness and self-care. Understanding each guest’s expectation from their spa experience differs, Steve explains “from the spa product line to our therapists we have created a spa experience that can truly be personalised to each person’s wants and wishes, knowing that people are with us for different reasons”
The new Spa at Carden features one of England’s largest spa garden, where ingredients will be grown to be served in the restaurant. A thermal suite features heated relaxation beds, Finnish sauna, bio sauna, ice fountain and experience showers, salt steam room and tepidarium.