One of the goals I set for myself this year was to be kind to myself which means taking breaks and pampering myself. I have to admit I haven’t stuck to this resolution mostly because life is always moving so fast and I’ve been too busy to stop and take care of myself every once in a while.
This summer was particularly brutal, it was filled with long working hours. I also moved house twice in 10 weeks so let’s just say feeling fatigued both physically and mentally has become the norm.
A spa weekend would have been ideal but work commitments wouldn’t allow it so one Friday when I had a few hours free, I took myself for a little R & R at the Clarins Skin Spa located in Debenhams on Oxford Street.
I love the fact that it’s right in the middle of a busy central London Street, (Oxford Street) but still managed to be quiet, peaceful and tranquil. It’s also convenient day spa where people like myself who are rushed off their feet can pop in to quickly recharge and carry on with life.
The Clarins Skin Spa has an extensive treatment menu, ranging from Facials, Tri-Active facials and Body Treatments to massages so I was totally spoilt for choice.
It was difficult to choose just the one treatment but I opted for an hour and 5 minutes Hot Stone Massage with Clarins Relax Body Treatment Oil which smells amazingly soothing by the way.
I’ve had a few massages in my day but never a hot stone massage which is why I choose it although, come to think of it, I should have gone for the Rebalancing Massage which would have calmed my fatigued body and mind.
That said, the hot stone massage was deeply relaxing, the stones released tension in my neck and lower back, soothed all my aching muscles. Also the Clarins Relax Body Treatment Oil helps eliminate toxins and calms both body and mind which I definitely needed.
The massage was the most relaxed I’d been in a while and I have plans to go back. I believe experts rave about the many benefits of massage including increases and improves circulation, and helps to relieve the pain; soothes anxiety and depression, improves sleep, boosts immunity to mention a few. It’s recommended and I can’t wait to go back. Massages at the Clarins Skin Spa starts from £57 for 65 minutes.
Have you tried the Clarins Skin Spa? I’d love to hear your thoughts.