Roman-inspired underground thermal treatment rooms have been unveiled at a Huddersfield spa.
Alexandra House Spa in Halifax Old Road, Birkby, has created stunning treatment rooms in two vaulted cellars at its renovated 200-year-old premises.
Spa owner Dr Maxine Stead has invested £150,000 into the refurbishment of the thermal rooms, which has been carried out by local tradesmen over the past six months. They will open to the public on June 1.
With links to the town’s Roman history and the recent discovery of a Roman fort not far away at Outlane, the dry heat thermal rooms were inspired by Roman bathhouses and feature individually heated tiled loungers from Germany and a Himalayan salt brick wall, known for its health benefits.
Alexandra House Spa is an holistic health spa founded in 2007 by Dr Stead. It has 10 staff and offers treatments such as reiki and reflexology.
Dr Stead said she was looking forward to the opening and added: “The beautiful vaulted cellars, which were previously hidden away, have been transformed.
“The rooms are designed to aid meditation, calm energy and create harmony, not only in their look and feel – think exposed stone work, soft lighting, gentle music, calming aromas and relaxing loungers – but also through the dry heat and air cleansing ability of the Himalayan salt, which is the purest salt on earth and known to significantly diminish the symptoms of respiratory issues such as asthma and seasonal allergies.”
The thermal rooms will be available to all customers booking pamper packages which start from £55 per person.