Friday, 22 May 2015

SpaLondon - Kensington

This week I paid my first (and definitely not last) visit to SpaLondon at their newest branch in Kensington to experience one of two treatments. I couldn't wait to give it a go because I had had an extraordinarily busy six months at work and was in need of some indulgence and de-stressing.

SpaLondon, Kensington
SpaLondon, Kensington

Describing themselves as "An oasis of calm, where you can leave stresses and strains of modern life behind you. SpaLondon offers the perfect environment in which to restore both mind and body, lifting your spirits through each experience"

It was exactly what I was in need of and looking forward too and it is exactly what I got. The centerpiece of spa LONDON is the Thermal Spa Experience, comprising of an Aroma Steam Room, Sauna, Ice Fountain, Hydrotherapy pool, Monsoon Shower and Relaxation Lounge and I cannot wait to experience them all. As you arrive, everything is bright, airy and is everything you expect a Spa to be. Based at the leisure centre in Kensington, there are are over 50 health, beauty and relaxation treatments in partnership with brands such as Elemis, Murad, Fake Bake and O.P.I.


I spent the afternoon with  Copper GardenOne Little ViceSplitthecity, House of Blog and Beauty With Charm and as we arrived, we were warmly welcomed with an amazing afternoon tea, as well as orange juice and champagne!

Our hosts for the day talked us through the SpaLondon brand to give us an insight into who they are and what they are about. One message that stood out above everything else is to bring a little bit of pampering to everyday people like you and I and to do this the key issue is affordability but without compromising on the luxury. To that end, SpaLondon Spa's are affordable (both the products and the treatments) and have been purposely located in local leisure centres, making them as accessible as possible not to mention welcoming

I had been offered the choice between two treatments: the Murad facial or the Midas Touch Gold Treatment. I opted for the latter as it's a signature SpaLondon treatment, and it has the word gold in it and I wanted to know why.  It also involved all of the products you can see in the photo immediately below!

SpaLondon, Kensington

The Midas Touch Gold Treatment lasts for 90 minutes (£70) and is described as being "An exotic exfoliation ritual to leave the skin glowing and hydrated". It starts with a golden elixir cleansing foot ritual to prepare you for your journey. My treatment wasn't 90 minutes long (though I am wanting to do back and try the whole treatment) but in the time I was in the treatment room (shown above) I was made to not only feel incredibly comfortable with my therapist Nicole, but she talked me through absolutely everything that was going to happen and why it was done. 

The room had a really relaxing atmosphere with mood music in the background and the treatment bed itself incredibly comfortable.

SpaLondon, Kensington

So to start with your skin is deeply cleansed, polished using the gold elixir and then it is softened with the SpaLondon signature gold body scrub. The scrub isn't overly abrasive but you can feel it being worked onto the skin and it isn't at all painful. After showering off the scrub, the use of the Thai compress massage comes into being. Shown above, these two padded items, which smell delightfully of coconut, are use to perform the massage. They are heated slightly and honestly, it was so amazing I didn't want the treatment to come to an end, I could literally feel my muscles beginning to relax and I was almost ready for a power nap.

After the treatment had ended, I was given a nice cool glass of detox water and then taken through to the relaxation room where I was asked to lay back on one of the chairs and relax for a few minutes.  I actually could have stayed there all day.  It was so peaceful and calming that after my treatment, whilst my skin was rejuvenated and glowing, my mind was ready for a nap.

For me, this was an amazing opportunity and one I am incredibly thankful for. If this sounds lke your idea of heaven, then there are six other locations to choose from - Bethnal Green, Epsom,  Oxford Circus, Old Street, Swiss Cottage and Wimbledon. Enjoy!



29 comments:

  1. That looks like heaven, exactly what I need at the moment.

    Sam|| Beautydetour

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  2. Love the sound of the Midas Touch treatment!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

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  3. ThaT looks amazing! Thank you for the post!

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  4. Ohhh this sounds like bliss, the spa isn't far from me either so I'll be dropping very unsubtle hints to my hubby ;)

    www.keepingupwithejoneses.com

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  5. Oh wow this looks and sounds incredible if only I lived nearer!

    Helen X

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  6. wow look at that, what i would do for that right now

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  7. Loving the sound of a Midas Touch treatment - it's been too long since I treated myself to a spa treatment.

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  8. I so wish there was one near me in South Wales. Your treatment sounded divine and lovely and relaxing

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  9. This sounds like an awesome experience.You must have had a lot of pampering and fun.

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  10. I could totally do with a trip to this spa right now. Amazing opportunity! x

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  11. Wow this looks like a great experience, you're so lucky!

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  12. Oh that gold treatment sounds intriguing. I am off for a spa day thanks to my best friend in a week

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  13. What a great afternoon - I bet you felt amazing afterwards x

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  14. Oh this sounds absolutely heavenly. Just what I need right now I think! xxx

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  15. Just reading this put me in a relaxed state, I can't imagine how calming it was in real life! What a lovely experience! :)

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  16. I love a good spa ~ helps me relax

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  17. That really does sound lovely (I love heated beds too), what a great sounding treatment.

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  18. Oh this sounds amazing - I could just do with a nice relaxing spa day. x

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  19. This looks and sounds incredible! I keep thinking about treating myslef to a spa treatment but there just never seems to be time!

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  20. This looks and sounds amazing and so relaxing <3

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  21. This sounds absolutely divine! So good to hear that you enjoyed it! I am trying to find a date that I am off work to book a spa appointment with my colleague just trying to find the day is hard enough! Great post!

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  22. I love a good spa, great that you enjoyed it. :)

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  23. I have never been to a spa ... i need to change this asap!

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  24. The midas touch gold treatment sounds heavenly, I could do with a spa day especially after the last few weeks. x

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  25. Oh this sounds uttterly wonderful. I've not been to Spa London before but I did have a massage recently and it was amazing. Be lovely to have one regularly!

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  26. I'm sold on the scent of coconut, it sounds lovely!!

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. i went to a spa over the bank holiday weekend and looking this post makes me miss it!

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  28. Looks wonderful! I would love a spa day or even a single treatment... or two :-)

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  29. I like the sound of this - I could really do with a visit here right now. Kaz x

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