We all know that from time to time the stresses of work and family life leave us in need of a well-earned break. Even though women all over the world love the men in their lives, sometimes you just need one of those girlfriend getaways to really unwind.
These girl getaways can come in all shapes and sizes, and more to the point, to suit all different sized budgets. Whether it be a city break in Paris or Rome, whiling away the days soaking up atmosphere in the sun drenched cafes watching the world go by or a beach getaway at an all inclusive hotel, where cocktails by the pool are the order of the day, spa packages are all around us.
Regardless of where you decide to take your break you will find there will generally be hotels or resorts that offer spa vacation packages, often based over a long weekend break, aimed particularly at unwinding and pampering yourself. Generally speaking, city hotels will have some spa facilities, like massages, pedicures, sauna and steam rooms but the actual spa resorts, where peace, rejuvenation and relaxation are a golden rule will be more remotely located, from the foothills of the Himalaya to the beaches of Thailand or the vineyard countryside of France. Spa retreats can be very satisfying.
These spa resorts offer a lot more than just massages and manicures. These holistic retreats offer everything from mud baths to colonic irrigation. The purpose of which is to cleanse the body of the build up of the unhealthy deposits in our bodies, leaving you refreshed and glowing when you return home. Of course, these resorts are 4 or 5 star properties and you are there to have a good time with your girlfriends too, so it is as intense as you want it to be, if you want to sip wine all afternoon in the gardens, then you can.
You can find these spa packages by booking direct with the resort or hotel, special offers will crop up in low seasons, a trip to Rome in January or February for example. The temperature will be fairly cool, but that does not take anything away from the beauty and vibrancy of the city. You can also book through travel agents that may get better deals, the internet and the newspapers are the best places to look for large travel companies with the best deals.
Whatever you decide, a spa retreat with all of your friends can be an amazing experience!