Many of us remember seeing Dawn French immerse her head under a chocolate fountain during an episode TV’s The Vicar of Dibley, but leisure club guests at Barceló Shrigley Hall Hotel, Golf & Country Club in Cheshire can enjoy a more beneficial and professional chocolate experience as part of a choice of new beauty treatments at the Shrigley Hall hotel.

Donna Hartley MBE, Shrigley Hall’s health and leisure club manager, explains the advantages of chocolate therapy skin treatment:

“Chocolate Therapy for the face is the ultimate indulgent facial that not only smells great, it also benefits your skin too. Using 100 percent Cocoa and Natural Cocoa Butter, skin is nourished, oxygenated and hydrated with natural antioxidants and minerals. Skin is left looking luminous and the smell releases endorphins for a feeling of well-being from within,” she said.

The treatment is also available as a relaxing body therapy using Dead Sea Salts, Essential Oils and warm 100 percent Pure Cocoa Butter.

In addition to the Chocolate Therapy, Barceló Shrigley Hall Leisure Club is also introducing a special bamboo massage treatment that uses bamboo poles.

“The aim of bamboo massage is to strengthen muscles, reactivate circulation and relive stress,” said Hartley. Unlike any massage that you have experienced before, the technique uses silky bamboo canes to create particular rolling and unique massage movements, which create a deep feeling of relaxation.

“The massage also targets specific reflexology points and uses bamboo bio extract to make skin feel nourished and restored,” continued Hartley.

Another therapy likely to prove popular is Green Tea Abdomen Treatment.

“Green Tea Abdomen Treatment has proved immensely successful. It is a non-invasive colonic treatment with a dual action that treats both the internal digestive system and also firms the skin, relieving tension and bloating,” said Hartley.

“A natural peel-off mask, which is also part of the treatment, contains Green Tea, Seaweed and Alginate and has an extraordinary capacity to reduce excess liquids. Combined with a unique massage, it’s an ideal treatment to enjoy prior to a major event, holiday or for those suffering with common abdominal problems.”

More information about membership at Shrigley Hall’s leisure club and spa & beauty offers can be obtained by calling the hotel on 01625 575 757 or emailing

Reserving beauty treatments at 11 Barceló Hotels, including Barceló Shrigley Hall, is now easier than ever, as bookings can now be made on line at

Treatments include pedicures and manicures, as well as back, neck and facial massages.