I’ve had a truly wonderful weekend. I’ve been pampered, I’ve shopped and I’ve celebrated two birthdays. Now I’m blue about going back to work tomorrow morning. I’m also well and truly exhausted so I’ll definitely be calling it a night soon but not before I tell you about how I sampled the delights of spending Saturday in one of London’s most exclusive areas – the royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Oh, sweet!
Last month I revealed I’d been sent a spa voucher from Wahanda to use on any beauty treatment of my choice. I’d like to thank the people of Wahanda for being patient as I deliberated over where I wanted to go and what I wanted to have done. Trust me, it was so hard to decide with over 360 places nationwide to choose from and a considerable number in London alone – some on my doorstep. I could use the voucher at my gym’s beauty salon but I’ve previously been there for treatments and fancied something a little different and challenging – a full body scrub.
After umming and ahhing for what seemed like an eternity, I settled for the Peak Health Club and Spa situated on the 9th floor of the Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel just off Sloane Street in plush Knightsbridge.
Earlier in the week I emailed them, enquiring about what treatments they had which would cater for my preference of a body exfoliating scrub. The only treatments I’ve had are back and shoulder massages, facials and ahem, Brazilian waxes. I’m crazy about exfoliating and love trying new products and the descriptions of these treatments sounded blissful so making up my mind about what treatment to try was no difficulty.
To my delight, I received an informative and detailed reply very quickly and the great news was they had availability on the dates I had requested, which I am very impressed with considering it was short notice. I called to make my appointment and as I wasn’t sure what exfoliating treatment to go for (there was more than one available), they kindly told me my therapist would happily explain more about them on the day. I then received a phone call the day before to reconfirm my appointment.
I arrived earlier than planned where I was asked to fill in a short questionnaire in the lounge area, which offers a stunning view of London, enhanced even further with the fine weather we’re experiencing. Then I was handed a bathrobe, slippers and a swipe card for a locker. When I emerged, my therapist Sarah greeted me with a drink of water with lemons and took me to the treatment room.
There were a choice of two body exfoliating scrubs and I plumped for their newest one, the Tropical Saltmousse Glow (£60 for 45 minutes). The name, let alone the scent, was enough to sway me. This aromatic scrub contains pineapple and papaya mixed with sea salts and as water is added to it, it removes dead skin cells and impurities. There is also Mango and Passion Fruit available. Meanwhile Sarah had created a relaxing ambiance in the room. Then it was just down to me to switch off and chill out as she began to work her magic.
The scrub was gently massaged into my skin, firstly with the shoulders and back, then the legs and arms, followed by the neck, face and stomach. Even the soles of my feet was rubbed. After the therapist wiped off the scrub with hot pieces of damp muslin, which felt divine.
Once my treatment had ended, I was free to shower. The spa also included a steam room/sauna with your treatment but I didn’t want to spoil the effect of my scrub (and the scent) so I went straight for a wash. Two hours are needed which includes time for the treatment and showering.
Forty five minutes for £60 in one of London’s most exclusive areas, is amazing value. My regular salon charges £50 for an hour long facial and £60 for a micro-dermabrasion (which is torture) so £60 for an exfoliation from head to toe is too good to miss. Polished off, my skin glowed, which my mum instantly noticed from my face. My legs feel so silky smooth – well, the whole of me does. I’m so glad I chose this treatment.
I am most certainly going back for another one in a few months and will make it a personal mission to do this at least a couple of times a year. I’ve also got Christmas and birthday presents sorted. Who wouldn’t want one of these vouchers? There is a treatment for everyone whether it’s getting your hair cut or having a massage. Wahanda vouchers are beautifully packaged with next-day delivery if purchased before 4pm. To order, visit www.wahanda.com.
For more information on this treatment and others at the Peak Health Club and Spa, visit: http://www.wahanda.com/place/peak-health-club-and-spa-at-the-jumeirah-carlton-tower/
This is a much-longed for polish that I was sent in my swap with Mary. She is such a legend. I mentioned on a blog post absolutely ages ago that I had seen this in Selfridges but held back on buying it as it was over £16 and I just couldn’t bring myself to spend that.