Set in nine acres of gardens in West Sussex, Ockenden Manor Hotel and Spa is an award-winning Elizabethan country house hotel. The slick standalone spa comprises an indoor/outdoor linked swimming pool, sauna, steam room, rain shower, Isopod, hot tub, gym, relaxation room and treatment rooms.
The Elemental Rebalancing Ritual (120 minutes; £185 pp) is bespoke to the hotel and aims to restore balance to the whole body using the Five Elements found in traditional Chinese Medicine. After selecting a Five Element oil that is specific to one’s needs, hot Thai compresses are used to release tension and any toxins in the body. Acupressure is applied to promote wellbeing, and an indulgent foot scrub is followed by a relaxing facial which will cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate and brighten the skin. The treatment also includes a chilled glass of sparkling wine from the local Ridgeview Estate and a box of handmade chocolates.