Cornwall’s Scarlet Spa Hotel is the epitome of wellness…
The concept of hygge first originated in Denmark and is referred to as the cosy feeling of home and being safe, almost like the warming embrace of a close friend. From interior design to pool and spa treatments and lifestyle investment, this Danish theory can influence all aspects of wellness life. As we consciously introduce hygge into our lives, it can be broken down into ten easily identifiable sections:
1. Atmosphere – turn down those lights, put on that song you’ve not heard for years and soak it all in.
2. Presence – being present in the moment, in the here and now is a concept Scarlet is founded on. Turn off your devices and submerge yourself in the moment, it might never come again.
3. Pleasure – allow yourself to indulge in the things that bring you joy. Cut a larger slice of that chocolate cake or take the long way home for the views.
4. Equality – true hygge comes from putting ‘we’ in front of ‘me’. That warm embrace can come from giving someone in need the moment they need.
5. Gratitude – take it all in. Appreciate the small joys, from every wave that laps your ankles to every spoonful of desert.
6. Harmony – internal harmony will emanate from you like a warm glow. Being completely comfortable in who you are with no need to justify yourself to others.
7. Comfort – from the clothes you wear to the way you rest. Be comfortable.
8. Truce – politics and business can wait. The drama of the outside world can be left for another day.
9. Togetherness – focus on building relationships with your immediate company, forming new bonds and spending time with old friends.
10.Shelter – this is your home, a place of peace. Allow yourself to feel safe and secure.
Everyone can be a little more hygge. The Scarlet on the coast at Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, markets itself as a tranquil spa with only the sound of the calming, crashing waves down below. The simple, powerful wellbeing that comes from being amongst nature. Scarlet Spa’s an eco-spa featuring a bromine-filtered indoor pool, outdoor natural reed pool, clifftop wooden sauna, restorative steam room and wide views of the blue Atlantic. Treatments take place in tented, lantern-lit rooms and include stillness afterwards in the deep relaxation room’s suspended cocoon pods.
Open between 7am and 9pm, hotel guests can choose from an indoor 13m x 4m pool, an outdoor natural swimming pool, clifftop barrel cedar wood sauna, steam room, meditation space and a relaxation lounge. Shortlisted in the AA Spa Hotel of the Year Hospitality Awards, Emma Stratton, Owner of The Scarlet said: “After a challenging few years and with the continued challenges of staff shortages in hospitality, being shortlisted in the AA Spa Hotel Of The Year means so much to the team. “Their hard work has been recognised and rightly so, putting their heart and soul into creating wonderful experiences for our guests.”
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