Britain’s Top Ten Bling Spa Treatments
Newsflash ladies, diamonds really are a girl’s best friend. Well, diamonds, chocolate, crystals and caviar that is. You see, all these sweet treats are bursting goodness… Honey is a saviour for spot prone skin and as for chocolate not only does it release a natural high but it is also packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals (and it tastes damn good too). So forget your calorie counting, bypass that wheatgrass shot and instead grab a glass of champagne and indulge in my sinners guide to spa-ing…
1. Baglioni Spa
Baglioni Hotel, 60 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington, London
The Decadent Ritual at The Baglioni, London The exclusive Baglioni hotel is no stranger to indulgence with elaborately decorated rooms and some of the finest cuisine in town, however it’s the spa that will really tempt. Their Decadence Ritual begins with an exfoliating salt scrub to smooth your skin before cocooning you head to toe in milky white chocolate. Whilst the chocolatey goodness gets to work moisturising your body, a lavender and chamomile facial will help relax and nourish.
The Chocolate Wrapper at Champneys, Tring If white chocolate is not your thing then fear not, head to the world renowned health spa Champneys and dive in to their creamy milk chocolate and cocoa butter body wrap. Once your therapist has wrapped you up head to toe in crinkly foil drift away with their blissful head massage. After a quick shower a full body massage will leave you feeling silky soft and suitably pampered.
Climping Street, Climping
Champagne and Truffles De-Luxe Facial, Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa, West Sussex Amidst the parkland, moats and streams Bailiffscourt hides a super spa and the crème de la crème of facials. Using a host of decadent ingredients including silk, diamonds, gold and of course black truffles this unique treatment will leave you feeling like a queen. Enjoy a glass of champagne and chocolate truffles whilst the melted soy ‘iron’ smoothes out wrinkles and the iced serum reduces puffiness.
4. One Aldwych
Honey Scrub at The Spa at One Aldwych, London Honey is the ultimate super food. The original sweetener is soothing, moisturising, healing and anti-bacterial making it perfect for sensitive and spot prone skin. It is literally liquid gold. This treatment uses crystallised honey, a brilliant exfoliant, to sooth and soften dry and damaged skin. Your skin will be sweet and supple in no time.
5. Sequoia Spa
The Grove, Chandler’s Cross
Sweet Suite Experience at The Grove, Hertfordshire Fancy a sweet treat with your loved one? Then head to celebrity haunt The Grove. Set amidst 300 acres of lush Hertfordshire countryside this acclaimed hotel is home to the lavish Sequoia Spa. Their Sweet Suite Experience gives you exclusive access to the couples’ treatment suite where you will be greeted with a glass of chilled champagne before indulging in an 80 minute treatment of your choice.
50 Berners Street, London
Diamond Body Experience at Agua Spa at The Sanderson, London Based on the ancient art of gem and magnetic therapy this decadent anti-ageing treatment uses not only sparkling crystals but also real diamond powder. Crystals are said to remove negative energy whilst the diamond powder increases circulation helping to firm and lift older skin. The holistic treatment will leave your skin visibly tighter and brighter.
The Dorchester Hotel, 53 Park Lane, London
Caviar Pedicure at The Dorchester, London The Dorchester Spa’s motto is ‘a little bit of what you love is good for you’, so don’t be shy, book in for their Caviar Pedicure today. Packed with essential fatty acids and vitamins caviar is believed to energise tired skin cells. First your feet are scrubbed with a Turkish salt scrub before being coated in the fishy goodness. A caviar massage completes the treatment leaves your tootsies softened and soothed.
8. Sanook Spa
Courthouse Doubletree, 19-21 Great Marlborough Street, London
Sugar ‘n’ Spice at Sanook Spa at Courthouse Doubletree, London Translating as ‘enjoy yourself’ in Thai, Sanook certainly lives up to its name. Offering an hour of sugar and spice and all things nice this sweet treatment sees you slathered in a sugar wrap infused with warming cloves, cinnamon, ginger and sandalwood. The fragrant mixture polishes your skin until it gleams and the soothing back, shoulder and head massage will soon unwind you.
63 South Audley Street, Mayfair, London
CARITA Perfect Gold Sculpting Facial at Spa Illuminata, London What treatment could possibly be more befitting to Mayfair than a gold facial! After enjoying Spa Illuminata’s detoxifying steam rooms try out their Gold Sculpting Facial. The new treatment combines a state of the art machine releasing stimulating currents with a miracle serum containing three types of gold (mineral, vegetal and biological). You will be glowing in no time!