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Relaxation should be an integral part of our everyday lives, yet with our busy lifestyles finding time for yourself is becoming increasingly difficult. Business trips, in particular, can be busy and stressful, but by making time to unwind you could, in fact, be increasing your chances of success.

Having time away from your corporate duties can work wonders, giving your brain a break to connect the dots and gain a whole new perspective. As Lifehacker details relaxation can unlock a number of positive benefits for productivity:

“The importance of restoration is rooted in our physiology. Human beings aren’t designed to expend energy continuously. Rather, we’re meant to pulse between spending and recovering energy. In the end, it’s all about working more efficiently and doing a better job. Take a few real breaks whenever you can throughout the day, and if you have to, schedule breaks throughout the day.”

In addition to taking regular breaks throughout your working day as Lifehacker suggests, indulging in a day off, and spending it at a fabulous spa just a stone’s throw away from Cambridge could provide the boost you need to get back to work on the right foot. Here, we reveal the perfect places to relax and unwind during your business trip to Cambridge.

Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa

Visit one of the country’s leading spas and enjoy those precious moments away from work in the most luxurious surroundings.

Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa is home to 10 treatment rooms, where you can indulge in a long list of spa treatments.  The spa is situated in stunning surroundings; stretch your legs and take in the beautiful Georgian lodge which was once a part of the sixth Duke of Bedford’s personal estate. The spa is located in the centre of Newmarket, meaning you can explore another iconic British market town on your day off.

Aqua Sana

Based one hour’s drive away from Cambridge city centre, Aqua Sana is well worth the journey. This spa escape takes you to the heart of Elveden Forest, with the natural surroundings only adding to the feeling of relaxation and renewal.

Aqua Sana offers a number of treatments and experiences, with its twilight package a great option for those looking to enjoy a tranquil end to a day’s hard work.

Y Spa

Take a 30-minute drive out of Cambridge and you’ll find Wyboston Lakes and the magnificent Y Spa. Enjoy a luxury treatment in one of the spa’s 11 treatment rooms before taking a relaxing dip in their hydrotherapy pool.

Y Spa also provides a fabulous food and drink menu with its smoothies and posh lunches particular highlights. The spa forms part of the Wyboston Lakes Resort, a 380-acre estate where you could while away the day enjoying all sorts of activities.

The Varsity Hotel & Spa

The great news is you don’t have to travel too far to find the perfect place to relax and unwind. The Varsity Hotel & Spa is just a quick walk away from many of our serviced apartments.

Once a bonded warehouse, The Varsity has been restored to offer an exquisite range of spa facilities and treatments. The spa provides a selection of Elemis treatments, sauna and steam rooms, a state-of-the-art gym and studio, and a spa pool that overlooks the river.

Your Citystay apartment

You can enjoy a spa experience without leaving your Citystay apartment. Our Pamper Hamper offers all you need for a relaxing and utterly indulgent night in, including bathrobe and slippers, designer hair and skin treatments, a bottle of wine, chocolates, and fresh flowers. Discover five more reasons to stay in during your Cambridge business trip here.