One of the things about planning your wedding is trying to fit in your everyday life, alongside your increased pre-wedding social life (!), plus the hundreds of tasks associated with planning your day. The never ending juggling act can get incredibly busy and at times, overwhelming or even stressful. It’s super important to take a beat, dedicate some time to yourself, and even incorporate some quality time with the people who matter to you and enjoy some pre-wedding pampering.
I had the pleasure of taking advantage of a little R n R at The Corinthia Hotel’s very own luxury award-winning spa; ESPA Life at The Corinthia, to experience their 90 minute Advanced Skin Radiance Facial.
After yet another stressful journey into London, it really was a welcomed treat to be greeted by such a modern, decadent, deceptively large and deliciously spacious spa.
Spread over four floors, a spa of this size is truly a rare to find in central London.
The high ceilings and kenon walls made it feel like I was in another continent and not in the middle of London’s bustling West End. As soon as I entered I felt my shoulders drop.
It was a delight to be greeted by luxury spa guru and spa director Laura who has led ESPA Life award-winning spa’s in the most prestigious locations in some of the most incredible retreats around the world, from Monaco to the Bahama’s. Suffice to say, I knew I was going to be in great hands!
Before my facial, I took advantage of their brilliant thermal spa floor featuring the most brilliant glass encased sauna with 360′ views of the thermal floor.
Personally I loved this feature, because I don’t know about you, but because of the heat in Sauna’s I often don’t use them, as I feel claustrophobic, so this was a great design feature and encouraged me to use it. The thermal floor was a real haven, not over-crowded, plenty of room to relax and cool off when the heat got the better of me and my muscles had a real treat in the hydrotherapy pool. In fact, me and the lady next to me fell asleep in there!
ESPA Life at The Corinthia say;
For Pre-Wedding relaxation and prep, the sauna relaxes the muscles and lowers blood pressure which is ideal for pre wedding stresses. The steam room will help with overall detoxification of the body, helping to clear out any impurities from the skin.
The swimming pool is ideal as a form of exercise and the heated Vitality Pool with is strong jets soothes aching muscles and aids detoxification.
The Advance Radiance Facial is designed to even the skin tone, nourish and encourage a healthy radiant glow.
Beginning with a detailed consultation to establish the client’s skin needs and ensure a fully tailored facial, a thorough cleanse, exfoliation, steam and deeper cleanse with a Clarisonic Brush then follows, stimulating circulation and preparing the skin for application of a potent brightening mask.
Once the mask is removed, the therapist performs a deeply relaxing and age-defying facial massage, using luxurious Rose Quartz Crystals to soothe and cool skin. A professional Lifting and Smoothing Mask is applied to diminish lines and wrinkles, before a final concentrated brightening boost using new Skin Radiance Intensive Serum. The results are instantly visible – skin is plumper, more even, deeply nourished and looks radiantly healthy.
Taken into my impressive treatment pod, I was looked after by the very gentle Sophie, who gave me thorough consultation and asked me what I hoped to achieve from the facial. My skin was a little uneven with some dry patches due to the change in weather, so I was really looking forward to seeing a visible improvement at the end.
I loved how Sophie encouraged me to choose which ESPA product to use on my skin. After discussing my needs she selected two or three products, each with their own scent. Sophie asked me to put them to my nose. The one that I felt had a stronger scent on the day, is thought to be one my body craved / needed more. My therapist talked me through the process and during my treatment gave me enough space and quiet for relaxation, with a very welcome neck and shoulder massage gently persuading my muscles to realign themselves and relax.
An hour and a half was the perfect duration. After floating out of my treatment pod, I sauntered into a delicious, peaceful spacious and more importantly private, dedicated relaxation area, also known as the sleep pods.
I LOVED THE PODS!
By far the best relaxation area I have been in. I spent a good 2 hours in there having a snooze and giving my body and mind a real rest and energy boost.
At the end of my visit, I felt completely rejuvenated and my skin felt and looked refreshed and was evidently grateful to the detoxifying benefits of the heat from the thermal floor coupled with my gorgeous facial.
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