The most incredible things on the planet don’t always come with a price tag to match. If you’d like to experience something that hits the top marks for personal indulgence, you should visit Sawcliffe Manor Country House, where you can bathe like Cleopatra.
A milk bath is no longer the folkloric legend of Cleopatra. It is reputed that the Queen of Egypt took daily milk baths to keep her skin plump and youthful, and she had a good point for bathing in milk has numerous healing properties. Guests at Sawcliffe Manor can now indulge in some regal ablutions with a Milk Bath Treatment in Sawcliffe’s new Copper Bath Suite in the Natural Spa.
A giant copper tub has been installed into the Copper Bath Suite, filled with cow’s milk and calendula, which makes for quite a unique experience.
Milk has a wide range of soothing effects that include moisturising dry skin. Its proteins, fat, vitamins, minerals, and lactic acid soak into the skin, hydrating it, while lactic acid also acts as a gentle exfoliator. It is also known to relieve the irritation of skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. As summer looms with sunny days ahead, a milk bath can help take the heat out of sunburn, amongst other things.
These benefits increase with the addition of pretty calendula flowers, known for their anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antimicrobial properties that calm redness and ease skin discomfort while also healing injuries to body tissues.
Additionally, copper has its own therapeutic effects, with a soak in the tub reducing inflammation associated with rheumatism, arthritis, osteoporosis, tendonitis and sports injuries and improving circulation. With copper being an essential element for our bodies, absorbing it whilst in the bath is another tonic.
In addition to all these remedial advantages, there is little to beat relaxing by sitting back in the milk bath and feeling the distinctive and ethereal sensation of the milk against the copper.
The Milk Spa Treatment
Step into the Natural Spa and choose from a selection of freshly picked herbs – three mints, fennel and lemon balm – from the garden to make a warm tea and start the sensory spa journey easing the body into relaxation with herbaceous splendour.
Step into the giant copper tub and soak in the warm milk bath for up to 30 minutes.
Guests can then book to have a massage in the Copper Spa Suite, use the ice bucket shower or step next door into the Wooden Tub built using spruce wood for its healing antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. Combine with a salt foot bath and natural cosmetics carefully created by the Sawcliffe spa team, including the bentonite clay masks known for their purification powers.
The prices for the Milk Bath Treatment start from £200 for up to four guests.
About Sawcliffe Manor
Sawcliffe Manor is a destination in North Lincolnshire that offers bucolic bliss on a historic family farm complete with a natural spa retreat, a 400-acre nature reserve that is home to a herd of wild Exmoor ponies and a site of special interest (SSII), a 14th Century rabbit warren. Between an ancient manor, three charming cottages, and a giant glamping yurt, groups from 2 to 46 can be hosted across the farm either for an idyllic, intimate weekend away or a celebratory bash.
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