WITH the Christmas countdown officially on, Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa are sparing a thought for Santa’s little helpers this busy festive season near Falkirk and Stirling.

The luxury spa provider is inviting busy elves to indulge in some much-needed self-care before the frantic festivities begin with a choice of free ELEMIS tester treatments available.

Highly-trained staff will fuss over Santa’s helpers with the finest professional products from ELEMIS, offering them regenerative treatments such as: a Pro-Radiance hand and arm massage, proven to ease aching fingers, sore from years of present wrapping, the Best Foot Forward treatment to give tired toes a treat before the big day, or perhaps the Pro-Collagen Age Defy facial to help fight the signs of festive fatigue.

As well as a 30-minute treatment, lucky elves will have the chance to relax in the spa’s facilities including the sauna, perfect after long hours spent in the North Pole.

The Macdonald Hotels Spa Collection boasts a group of luxurious retreats, providing rejuvenation and relaxation in tranquil surroundings across the UK.

The competition is open to those working as elves this Christmas, be that in panto or Santa’s Grotto, with treatments available across the following hotels:

* Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa

* Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa

* Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa

* Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa

To take part, those working as elves this Christmas should contact macdonaldspa@bigpartnership.co.uk with details of their chosen spa location along with proof of their festive occupation by Wednesday 12 December.