From here we entered the pool area, low lit to perfection for a relaxing and intimate atmosphere, packed full of great facilities. We of course plunged straight into the inviting hydrotherapy pool, at roughly the temperature of a warm bath and complete with a neck jet (my bad back thanks you). The pool is spacious and the underwater lighting encourages you to drift off into a calming sequence of laps. The steam room is cleansing but not scorching, the sauna is comforting and the salt cave is a innovative experience, not currently available in other local spas.
Before we could get too carried away, it was time for our treatments. I was collected by my therapist, who absolutely understood my needs and advised that a massage to soothe my sore breastfeeding back, would be the best option. She was absolutely right! The newly renovated treatment rooms are clean, bright and modern; the perfect environment for a soothing treatment and consultation. The pressure was perfect and I left feeling revived and poorer of a multitude of knots.
Finally, after a little more bonding in the sauna and a sad farewell to the hydrotherapy pool, it was time for afternoon tea. The restaurant area is colourful, stylish and offers a blanket-filled balcony, with un-obstructed views of the water. Service is quick, attentive and absolutely exceptional. Our group had a dairy intolerance and a few more specific dietary requirements, which were catered for very reliably. Alternative options were not a last minute substitute, but rather well-thought out and equally as delicious as the original offering. Afternoon tea was the perfect end to a wonderful day and gave us all chance to get to know each other.
I would thoroughly recommend a spa day at HarSpa and will certainly be back. I would like to thank the team at Christchurch Harbour Hotel and Bournemouth Bloggers for inviting me to such a pampering event.