Woodland Wellness

Balance and Restore

Guests at By the Wye already enjoy the benefits of Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku) – spending time in nature and really taking in the sights, smells, sounds and sensations around them, and now you are able to literally bathe in the great outdoors with wonderful woodland wellness facilities.

Our romantic couples’ safari tent The Cwtch is having a panoramic cedar barrel wood-fired sauna installed on the lower decking. The sauna float out above the woodland floor, offering breath-taking views of the river Wye below through the floor-to-ceiling glass end. Imagine lying in your private sauna, basking in the warmth, listening to the gentle crackle of the fire and watching kingfishers, herons and the occasional otter go by. For wellness lovers, this will truly be a unique sauna experience.

The rear deck of Holly safari tent has been transformed into a haven of tranquillity. On this private clearing in the woods there will is a rainfall shower right beneath the trees, deckchairs to while away the hours reading, and a dreamy outdoor bath where you can spend your evening soaking in the woods.

Balance & Restore

For pure indulgence, private massages and reflexology TREATMENTS can be arranged, surrounded by just birdsong and the rustle of the trees. This will be the perfect space to relax, where you can take a break from the world and leave feeling well, like you’re floating on air. Look through our list of pampering treatments below and choose one (or two!) for a treat. Treatments will take place in the comfort of your safari tent accommodation.  If you want to enjoy a treatment during your stay it must be booked in advance, directly through one of our lovely massage therapists. 


The aim of a reflexology treatment is to help restore balance to the body naturally.  Simplified, it is an absolutely glorious foot massage.  On a deeper level it has been used for centuries to target specific issues, from digestive dysfunction to sleep problems, as well as relieving anxiety and tension, encouraging relaxation, improving mood and aiding sleep.  

Aromatherapy Massage

A consultation will lead to a collaborative selection of oils, followed by a treatment that blends essential oils and massage, aiming to restore balance and harmony to body and mind.  Issues such as arthritis, sleep problems, anxiety, skin conditions and stress can be targeted in this treatment.  Gentler than a ‘traditional massage’ in which your chosen oils are released along the length of the spine, combined with gentle massage to release toxins and lymph.

Pregnancy Massage

This massage can either be done lying on your side or on a specialised pregnancy massage cushion.  The aim is to soothe mamas-to-be, creating a space where they feel nurtured and weightless, even if it’s just for a little while, using a relaxing, pregnancy-safe oil blend, a pressure of your choosing and as many pillows, blankets and supports as needed.


Please note that times stated include a full, thorough consultation before the treatment begins to discuss your health, lifestyle and needs to ensure that treatment is right for you.

30mins – £45

60mins – £60

90mins – £90

Email one of our lovely therapists to book a treatment today.

Hannah from The Soul Shack – [email protected]

Reflexology with Alice – [email protected]

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