AN Ilkley businessman, who runs a hot tub store on Hawksworth Street, has launched a new 'at home' wellness spa experience.

Paul Wintersgill launched Ghyllstone in 2020 as a counter to the physical and mental effects of today’s busy lifestyles.

Having experienced the restorative powers that warm water can have, the company was set up to improve people’s wellbeing, centred around the use of a sensory spa tub which people can rent for use in their own garden.

Paul said: “For me, wellbeing is everything. We all need time to unwind, relax and recharge from the mental and physical stresses of everyday life.

"If you don’t find a balance, it’s all too easy for life to feel out of kilter. I truly believe we’re in an era where people need to find time for themselves more than ever before.

“Our goal is to make the experience both calming and multi-sensory, so we work with local wellbeing experts and practitioners to provide a series of packages using professional complementary services to use alongside the tub, including massage and physiotherapy.

“Our multi-sensory spas can be set up anywhere where there’s sufficient outside space, creating a relaxing, ambient environment under the sun or stars. There’s no better feeling than getting closer to nature.

"Hydrotherapy also offers a host of benefits - from helping to speed up muscle and joint recovery after sporting activity to stimulating the heart and circulation; it even helps you sleep better.

“As well as using local suppliers, we are committed to supporting our local community in Ilkley. Wellness is for all, and we continually look for ways to help members of our community who might not otherwise be in a position to benefit from our services. If you would like to help or join our circle of friends and suppliers, I’d love to hear from you.”