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Spa treatments to tackle workplace wellbeing as corporate bookings rise

Oulton Hall spa

Oulton Hall’s spa is redesigning its menu to help businesses tackle workplace wellbeing after seeing a rise in corporate bookings in 2018. According to HSE figures, 15.4 million working days are lost each year due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety.

With a survey by The Stress Management Society finding 64 per cent of employees struggle with workplace stress, more businesses are now putting mental health and wellbeing policies in place. As a result of this, and a 16 per cent year on year rise in corporate bookings, Oulton Hall’s 2019 spa treatment menu will accommodate businesses and allow for longer treatments, which are common for group visits.

New treatments will include an ESPA Inner Beauty Facial and ESPA Muscle Reviver, both designed to leave guests with a positive mindset. After rising in popularity throughout 2018, more group treatments will be available and favourable longer treatments, including the 120-minute total holistic body treatment, will remain on the menu. Oulton Hall will also facilitate the corporate demand for holistic leisure classes, increasing its yoga and Pilates sessions.

Martyn Suter, Oulton Hall’s spa manager, commented: “We know that mental health and wellbeing are becoming increasingly important in the workplace and this has been demonstrated by the increase in our corporate spa bookings.

“Our new menu promises to facilitate this demand, taking not only the wellbeing of our clients into consideration, but also our own staff and I’m really excited about this positive step. We are currently in the process of training our spa therapists after consulting our ESPA experts on the most effective treatments for this growing group of clientele, whether they have specific wellbeing needs or are first-time spa goers.”

UK Spa Association general manager, Helena Grzesk, added: “Oulton Hall is really taking the five key areas of wellness – mental health, fitness, nutrition, spa treatments and remedial and therapeutic bodywork – into its stride with its approach to wellbeing and the new menu for 2019. We encourage more spas to do the same, tailoring their menus to satisfy these demands and help support companies in implementing their wellbeing policies.”

Oulton Hall is a four-star hotel, near Leeds, and is home to a state-of-the-art spa. Treatments include ESPA body treatments and facials, Jessica manicures and pedicures, hot stone treatments and acupressure. The spa facilities also include an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, steam rooms and a whirlpool.