I drove over straight from work after a stressful Thursday when I couldn’t have needed this more. The first thing I noticed was the location. I accidently drove straight past! It was on a busy road and not the kind of place you would expect to see a spa, but once I turned the corner into the carpark I felt like I had been whisked off to the other side of the world.
After I arrived I was told to take off my shoes and get into some slippers before I was escorted upstairs to the changing rooms and told to change into a lush white robe before heading to the relaxation room when I was ready.
After around 30 minutes, I was invited upstairs for the treatment and honestly it was one of the best experiences of my life. Unfortunately experiences this relaxing are usually over in a blink of an eye. The difference between this and where I have had similar treatments in beauty salons is all in the little touches. The towels were all heated and so it felt cosy (not a horrible paper towel in sight!). The room was full of colour and not sterile white as is often the case in beauty salons. As they only do relaxation treatments (not beauty), you didn’t have off-putting smells from nail polishes or beeping wax machines going off. Also they explained in advance everything that was going to happen and told the customer they could speak up if they were uncomfortable with anything, which can be a big deal for people who are nervous in any way. Another little thing: there is no small talk during the treatment – don’t you hate it when you are getting a massage and you are just on the verge of totally zoning out and someone asks you about your holiday? I totally drifted away.
Have you ever been to Alexandra House Spa?