London’s Best Luxury Spas
Planning an indulgent weekend away? Then why not consider resting and recuperating within one of London’s luxurious spa establishments! Whether you prefer facials or massages, herbal compresses or acupuncture, listed below are three of the most decadent and exclusive spas that the British capital has to offer;
1 – Espa Life (Embankment)
Situated within the Corinthia Hotel at Embankment, Espa Life is one of the capital’s most prestigious spas. This innovative restorative retreat is spread over four floors and consists of seventeen exquisite treatment rooms, an indoor swimming pool, an amphitheatre sauna amongst other decadent amenities. Guests are also granted access to individual sleep pods in place of conventional day-beds.
Renowned for their broad spectrum of personalised Espa Life massage and facial treatments, this luxurious spa offers a range of age-defying facials, detoxifying cleanses and deep tissue massage treatments; all of which are administered by a team of professional osteopaths, personal trainers, naturopaths, traditional acupuncturists and herbalists. Even the architecture of Espa Life has been specifically designed to reflect the calming flow of energy through the body; with all of the building’s hand-cast resin corridors styled in a waved finish to eliminate any semblance of sharp edges!
2 – The Bulgari Spa (Knightsbridge)
From its onyx marble and smooth oak interior to its extensive selection of opulent treatments, the two storey Bulgari Spa complex in Knightsbridge has been heralded as one of London’s best spa retreats for many years. In addition to their vast array of steam rooms, saunas, ice showers, micro-needle therapy sessions, massage centres and lymphatic drainage treatments, the Bulgari Spa is also equipped with a 25 metre swimming pool as well as a professional hair and beauty salon!
Regardless of whether you are travelling from abroad, or returning from an international vacation, you can rapidly reach the serenity of the Bulgari Spa in Knightsbridge via the Heathrow Express. Travel experts 1Cover recommend that this service is the quickest and most comfortable way to venture into Central London; taking merely 15 minutes. Upon arrival, the staff at the Bulgari Spa promise to immerse you within “an urban oasis of experiences that soothe the mind, invigorate the body and revive the senses”. What more could you ask for?
3- Ushvani (Chelsea)
Combining the best aspects of Thai, Balinese and Malaysian holistic therapies, the Ushvani spa retreat in Chelsea epitomises the best of Asian restorative treatments and offers a range of sessions which promise to rejuvenate the soul, body and mind.
All of the products used within this decadent spa retreat have been made by Ushvani‘s team of practitioners. These seasoned holistic experts have spent the past nine years perfecting their own brand of Ushvani products which incorporate a unique combination of hibiscus flowers, mangosteen, fenugreek, ginger, turmeric and kemiri nuts. Combine these home-made beauty products with Ushvani‘s luxurious range of deep back bend treatments, shoulder manipulation and hip rotation sessions, as well as their innovative acupuncture and herbal compress treatments, and you will be guaranteed to leave Ushvani feeling energised, revitalised and invigorated!
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