Enjoy some ‘Yu’ time at Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa

Putting the treat in treatments, spa days undoubtedly remain the ultimate in relaxation for our increasingly busy lives.

Sometimes you just need to slow down, switch off your phone, and literally soak up your surroundings with no interruptions, restoring you to your old self, allowing you to emerge with renewed vigour and vitality.

For an extensive range of luxury, health and wellbeing treatments, the four-star Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa in Dundee is a standout, must-try destination. Its Yu Spa is award-winning – and it’s easy to see why. It’s got more than 50 detoxifying and rejuvenating treatments to choose from, whether you prefer massages, holistic therapies, or the many other revitalising experiences on offer.

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Eastern-style tranquillity

Of course, Yu – an ancient Japanese word that describes the healing power of hot water – doesn’t stop at treatments when it comes to the pursuit of eastern-style tranquillity. It further offers an ambient, herbal-infused steam room, sunken hot tubs, sauna, swimming pool and fitness studio with a strong Japanese influence throughout.

Spas might be typically attributed to the Romans, but the Japanese have also historically placed huge emphasis on the spiritual intensity of nature’s restorative properties. Indeed, Japanese legend dating back 1,600 years finds monks embarking on a pilgrimage to heal their ailments and discovering foot healing powers in hot mountain springs.

Yu Spa is inspired by, and immersed in, those traditional eastern philosophies, creating a rejuvenating and enchanting atmosphere where it is definitely all about ‘Yu’ and there is truly something to suit everyone, including tailored packages.

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Bright and brilliant brides-to-be

Highlights include the Zen Hen Package for hen parties, which promises to transform even the most ferocious bridezillas into bright and brilliant brides-to-be who are relaxed and ready for their big day. It also represents a great way for the girls to get together for a bit of escapist pampering.

The package includes an Elemis Deep Tissue Back Massage, File and Polish, decadent Afternoon Tea and a glass of fizz. Of course, you’ll be able to keep cosy with the robe, towel and slippers provided. The cost for this package from Monday – Thursday is £100 and is £110 from Friday to Sunday.

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Relaxation and refuelling for new mums

Welcoming a brand new baby is a joyous time…but after a few weeks or months of very little sleep, every new mum needs some ‘Yu’ time.

Bespoke to Yu at Yu Spa is the perfect choice, with the chance to select three treatments to create a truly bespoke experience to allow new mums to relax and recharge while taking a well-earned break.

Those opting for this package can choose from a menu of nine treatments, including Indian Head Massage, Deep Heat Foot Treatment, and Purifying Back Cleanse. Learn what mums such as The Daydreamer had to say about our mum-to-be massage.

Mother and daughter day out

What better way to spend some quality mother/daughter time than an indulgent spa day?

The Complete Yu package is perfect for mums and daughters looking to take some time out while enjoying fabulous treatments and a taster of the fantastic food available from the hotel’s Metro Brasserie.

The package includes an Elemis Body Nectar Wrap and Deep Tissue Full Body Massage, followed by either a Bento Box for Yu lunch or indulgent Afternoon Tea.

We think mum would definitely approve.

Extensive range of male spa treatments

We know how many gents now enjoy a cheeky trip to the spa, and Yu has everything covered on that front too with an extensive range of treatments for men.

As well as massage, guys can enjoy stand-out treatments like the Yu’s High Performance Skin Energiser to remove fatigue; a Devil’s Delight Back Treatment that exfoliates dead skin cells and encourages better circulation; or a Yu Spa Signature Stone Massage that deeply relaxes the mind and body by targeting the body’s key energy points.

Bringing you closer together

There’s also the opportunity for the guys to bring their better half along for a romantic couples’ spa weekend.

Issho (together) and Futatsu (two) are two top experiences for those looking to enjoy Yu Spa side-by-side in a luxurious double treatment room. Issho unifies the power of heat with massage and replenishing ingredients for the skin, while Futatsu is an intensive back treatment that removes toxins to reveal soft, smooth skin while soothing jaded muscles.

Of course, the hotel itself nicely complements the Yu Spa with its wonderful waterfront location next to the highly-anticipated V&A Museum, that’s set to open next year, and exceptional accommodation ensuring a great night’s sleep.

The hotel’s Metro Bar and Brasserie meanwhile offers tasty dishes a-plenty for a post-spa refuel, mixing international flavours with traditional Scottish tastes in intimate surroundings.

Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa represents a true oasis of relaxation in the heart of vibrant, cosmopolitan Dundee.

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