The introduction of a range of treatments that use CBD oil at Rudding Park has delighted guests, according to the hotel’s spa manager Sarah Johnson.
Speaking to Boutique Hotelier, Johnson said that the luxury hotel in Harrogate had been so far ‘delighted’ with the reaction to the new treatment, which launched in June after extensive research into the growing market.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring constituent found in the cannabis plant and is now used in a series of new treatments at Rudding Park.
Johnson tells BH: “At Rudding Park it’s important for us to innovate and embrace the latest health and wellbeing trends. CBD is a relatively new addition to the wellness and beauty landscape, but it is garnering a lot of attention as a result of the many benefits it offers from reducing anxiety, supporting positive mental health, reducing physical inflammation, pain and stiffness and improving relaxation.”
The hotel and spa has collaborated with MariPharm, a supplier of high quality CBD products, to create a range of experiences which could assist with pain relief, promote anti-ageing, reduce anxiety and depression and support overall positive mental health.
“We actively engaged with CBD consumers, suppliers and medical experts (as well as having a lot of fun testing and evaluating the products and all things CBD with our therapy team!),” explains Johnson. “It was important to have medically recognised products and guidance, hence our partnering with Maripharm whose products are of pharmaceutical grade and are produced using a unique extraction process, guaranteeing the highest quality at all times and we are delighted to have been recognised as one of the first spas in the UK to offer CBD treatments to our guests.
Rudding Park Spa guests have the option to add a CBD Experience to a number of existing spa treatments at £15 per person. For every CBD Experience booking, £2 will be donated to the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre in Harrogate.
Johnson also added that several guests have requested the supplement to be added to nail treatments and this is something the hotel is looking into.
Rudding Park’s new £9.5m spa opened in May 2017, following almost a 13-year project, which saw a new 45,000 sq ft building constructed on the 300-acre site, complete with 11 treatment rooms, a rasul, steam rooms, indoor pool and outdoor infinity pool, a new Horto restaurant, saunas and a range of mind and sense zones.