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Health & Wellbeing

Balance, the countryside gym

Muddy says: A unique and personal training space far from the madding crowds

Fitness

Spark Serenity

Muddy says: this professional de-clutterer and organiser – and KonMari consultant – will come and help sort out your home, your workplace and even, maybe, your life.

De-cluttering

Natasha Howells, NV Health and Fitness

Muddy says: Super inspirational one-to-one and pairs personal training, classes in pilates and Zumba, and boot camps, to boot

Fitness

Little Herbs

Muddy says: Award-winning 100% organic botanical skin care for mums and babies, using ingredients grown in English country gardens

Kids

No. 15 Great Pulteney, Bath

Muddy says: Grade 1 listed Georgian townhouse turned luxury hotel, stuffed with artworks and quirky decor to amaze and delight

Bars

Thermae Bath Spa

Muddy says: Six floors of sensational spa, natural thermal waters, a multi-sensory wellness suite, and a rooftop pool with views of the city. Say no more.

Health & Wellbeing

The Barn

Muddy says: Cutting edge treatments, state-of-the-art products, holistic therapies and luxurious rustic retreat, all rolled into one at this beauty salon in Somerset's Mendip Hills

Beauty

Another Little World

Muddy says – Relax, lie back and enjoy the ultimate organic beauty experience from head to toe (and all the bits in between), in this haven of calm near Corton Denham, south Somerset

Beauty

Buff Urban Day Spa

Muddy says: Three floors of luxury hair, beauty and spa treatments with a roof top hot tub and fizz to boot. Well, that's me booked in, then.

Beauty salon

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Apothe-cary

Muddy says – A mini Space NK-style boutique apothecary in the market town of Castle Cary

Boutique apothecary

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Saskia’s Flower Essences

Muddy says – Saskia Marjoram's flower power may help with stress, anxiety, sleep and self-development

Alternative health & wellbeing

Sarah MacDermot Holistic Massage

Muddy says – super relaxing massage, including full body, deep tissue, Indian head neck and shoulders, hot stones, hot lava shells and reiki, in her home or yours

Health & Wellbeing

The Sangha House

Muddy says – over 35 alternative and holistic treatments and therapies under one roof: from qi gong to gong baths, reiki to PSYCH-K, mindfulness to meditation – or just a nice massage

Alternative health & wellbeing

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In Plain Sight

Muddy says – in this unusual therapy, 'four-leggers' (horses) work with 'two-leggers' (qualified therapists and horse specialists) to help develop a sense of well-being in the rest of us

Equine Assisted Therapy

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