A luxury guide to St Ives: relaxation

Katy Peck

To make the most out of your luxury self-catering holiday it is imperative that you fit in times to relax and kick back to enjoy your 5 star surroundings. On site within the Sail Lofts accommodation we run the Sail Lofts Ocean Studio offering a wide variety of treatments, including Elemis facials, Geleration manicures and pedicures and hot stone massages.

Our trained therapists are specialists when it comes to putting you at ease, just moments from your luxury 5-star self-catering accommodation in Cornwall. Also make note that the therapists can collect your directly from your Sail Lofts apartment, so no more waiting around.
The top treatments from guests in the know include the Ocean Studio Absolute Spa Ritual, which involves a 2 hour treatment, where you can choose from a range of Elemis facials and combine it with the powerful, relaxing effects of an Elemis deep tissue massage. Two hours of indulgence to leave you calm, cool and collected.

Or if you looking for just stress and tension-busting the 60 minutes deep tissue massage on its own cannot be beaten for its ability to alleviate stress, ease aching muscles and revive the senses. The massage is customizable to suit all preference of pressure, with a dynamic blend of essential oils that are prescribed to target individual needs and reduce specific stress and muscle tension.

For those looking for a less passive form of relaxation why not head up to the top of St Ives and check out the Tempus Leisure sports facilities, their cardio studio has panoramic views of the entire St Ives bay, so whilst you are burning off those extra calories from the over-indulged night before you can sit back and view the atmospheric ever changing landscape of the bay.
The sports facilities are fully air conditioned and come with a full sized pool, 64 station gym with cardiovascular equipment and resistance, dance studio for classes in yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, Metafit, Zumba and Insanity. The gym is open all year round and on weekdays is open between 6.30am – 10.00pm, and on the weekends from 7.00am – 4.30pm.