Hyatt Regency Amala Spa // Birmingham

We’re right in the middle of that most depressing season, winter. The January blues, for me at least, are pretty much inescapable when the weather is as wet and miserable as it is at the moment, so the perfect antidote is some self-care.

I’m not really one for new year’s resolutions, but if I had to pick one, it would be to make a concerted effort to look after myself better. Luckily, Amala Spa at Hyatt Regency in Birmingham is offering a special winter package to make this easier and cheaper, I went along just before Christmas to try it out.

The Hyatt is synonymous with luxury and the Amala Spa is no different. The Tranquillity ritual uses essential oils and luxury products with human touch to relax body and mind. The treatment reduces muscular tension and improves circulation, perfect for me as I suffer from back problems and bad circulation. The treatment includes a full body massage as well as a facial, and my skin was absolutely glowing when I left the room.

The Hyatt is super swish (of course) and the Amala Spa is such a tranquil retreat in the middle of the city. There's a sense of calm as soon as you walk in and the small touches make all the difference compared with other spa experiences. My therapist was absolutely great and had a really calming manner - I left feeling like a new person.

So my resolution to look after myself better got off to a great start before the new year had even started! I urge you to do the same. The Winter Warmer Package (£89) includes the Tranquillity face and body ritual, use of the spa facilities and a warming hot chocolate after the treatment. I was invited FOC to review the package by Amala.