Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Re:Spa Hot Stone Massage

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to the Reebok Spa or Re:Spa as it is known in Canary Wharf for a massage, not just any massage, it is called the Reebok Muscle Melt Massage, so I was quite excited to see what it would be like and I was delighted to get the chance to go back to Canary Wharf where I used to live when I first moved to London.

The spa itself is situated right in the heart of Canary Wharf, you cannot miss it and they describe themselves as follows:

"Our tranquil spa offers a full range of beauty treatments, therapies and sports rehabilitation. An express treatment bar, eight luxurious treatment rooms and a dedicated relaxation area create a haven for you to unwind and re-energise, all ideally situated within London’s most prestigious health and fitness club- the Reebok Sports Club".

Re:Spa Hot Stone Massage

Re:Spa Hot Stone Massage

Re:Spa Hot Stone Massage


Re:Spa Hot Stone Massage


As I got the lift to the right floor, again it is all helpfully signposted, I was greeted by a really lovely receptionist who took me to the actual spa itself where I was introduced to a further receptionist.  Having had a very brief but thorough tour of the reception area where I could pick up, smell and test some of the products on shelves, I was asked to fill out a questionnaire which included questions such as whether or not I was pregnant, breastfeeding, on medication or had allergies.  Whilst doing that I was given a glass of water which had some fresh lemon in it, totally thirst quenching, on what was a rather warm afternoon.  Once my form was completed, I was handed a towel, robe and some slippers and taken to a private area where I could sit back and relax until my therapist arrived.    

Sitting here, I was so relaxed, the lights are dimmed so it is almost dark and there are candles flickering on every surface, along with more lemon or lime water for you to drink.  I sat back on one of the chairs, put my feet up and went off into a world of my own, so much so that I almost missed saying hello to my therapist, who was probably standing there for some time waiting for me to notice her (oops) and when I did managed to bring myself back to earth, I was taken to my treatment room.


Re:Spa Hot Stone Massage

Re:Spa Hot Stone Massage

Re:Spa Hot Stone Massage

Re:Spa Hot Stone Massage

Once inside the treatment room, I was told all about the massage which is described as follows:

"Reebok Muscle Melt Massage - A super charged heat treatment with hot stones, this is our Aromatherapy Associates signature treatment.  Using stimulating ginger and black pepper, along with deep cross frictions to melt away knots, tension and pain.  Incorporating the face and body to give the ultimate treatment experience".

What I really liked was how at ease I was made to feel and how friendly everyone that I met was.  I was able to ask as many questions as I felt I needed too and each one was answered properly.  Before my massage began, obviously I had to take clothes off, leave my knickers on and then, lie on my front on the massage table with my head in the specially designed hold and it was actually really comfortable and I probably nodded off a few times because i was so relaxed.

The massage itself was absolutely amazing and not at all like I was expecting it to be.  I had told my therapist that I had a dull ache in my right shoulder and it was given a thorough massaging and as this happened, I could feel all the tension literally melt away.  My shoulders were worked, my back was worked and even my legs and feet had a good massage.  The feeling of the hot stones, which are not just placed on your back, they are used as part of the massage, was a phenomenal feeling, that extra little bit of pressure and the warm feeling that came from the stones was just amazing, I can't describe to you just how nice it was to feel all that tension and stress that had clearly built up, disappeared.


Re:Spa Hot Stone Massage

Re:Spa Hot Stone Massage

Re:Spa Hot Stone Massage

Re:Spa Hot Stone Massage

Re:Spa Hot Stone Massage

Re:Spa Hot Stone Massage

Re:Spa Hot Stone Massage



After the massage which took 60 minutes, I was given as much time as was needed to gather myself together and I was told to drink plenty of fluids to ensure I remained hydrated and given a little goody bag which was so very sweet.  Now a whole week after my massage, I am still pain free in my shoulders and my lower back, which is the first time in a long time I have felt comfortable carrying my handbag.


Re:Spa Hot Stone Massage

Re:Spa Hot Stone Massage

Re:Spa Hot Stone Massage

Re:Spa Hot Stone Massage

Re:Spa Hot Stone Massage


If you are thinking of visiting the Re:Spa then I cannot recommend it highly enough to you, it is absolutely brilliant and I loved it.  You can see the vitual tour right HERE so you can see for yourself how lovely the whole place is.

21 comments:

  1. How lovely, I'm booked in for my first hot stone massage in a few weeks time..can't wait!

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    1. OOh let me know how you get on x

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  2. So glad you enjoyed it. Re:spa are so good! Their nail technicians are so talented too!
    Joelle
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  3. This sounds incredible! I've been wanting to go and get a hot stone massage for a while, this place sounds perfect!

    Jenn
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    1. I can't recommend it highly enough, such a wonderful and relaxing experience x

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  4. Not jealous at all... Okay I lied, totally jealous!
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  5. This has so made me want to book a massage and go to a spa! It looks incredible! <3
    LouLovesbeauty xxx

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  6. agh! sounds lush! so need this right now ^^

    zara @ bows and pearls

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  7. I've often seen these done (at MBS shows I used to exhibit at), but never had one. Perhaps it's time I did

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  8. Aaaaarh, that sounds fantastic - and having just moved house this Tuesday, my aching body is crying out for a massage. And I love Aromatherapy Associates!!

    http://beautyandlifestylehunter.blogspot.com.au

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