North Yorkshire luxury hotel, Rudding Park, in Harrogate has launched a Sunlight Therapy Room to help spa guests overcome the risks of sunlight deprivation in winter.
The therapy room provides sculpted loungers and safe ‘sunlight simulators’ that replicate natural sunlight, without harmful UV rays.
The hotel aims to ease guests’ symptoms who are suffering from ‘Seasonal Affective Disorder’ which is caused by the lack of sunlight in winter months.
According to research, 29% of Brits suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder which can cause irritability, a low mood, feelings of despair, difficulty waking up, lethargy during the day, carbohydrates cravings, weight gain and more.
The hotel recommends a 20-minute session as part of its spa experience and said the therapy’s benefits consist of sounder sleep, an increase in energy and vitamin D production and the soothing of aches and pains.
The hotel said: “The Roof Top Spa at Rudding Park is the first of its kind in the UK and is meticulously designed to reflect the beauty of its natural surroundings. Natural daylight is a key element when ensuring wellbeing and the use of glass to maximise the natural light is integral in the spa design.”
The hotel also offers a rooftop spa garden and an extensive range of hydrotherapy and thermal experiences which include the outdoor hydrotherapy infinity pool and spa bath.