Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate the most important woman in your world so why not send your Mum to one of the best London spas for Mother’s Day. Whether she is a spa novice or a spa savvy treatment fan, there’s no better way to say I love you Mum than by booking a spa treatment, half day package or even a whole day’s pampering. The spas I have selected for the Best London spas for Mother’s Day include locations where you can laze around all day or just pop in and out for a single treatment. Whether its champagne in hand for a pedicure or something more enlightening at ESPA Life at Corinthia. These are just a few ways of saying Happy Mother’s Day with The Spa Man’s pick of the best London spas for Mother’s Day.
Four Seasons Park Lane
The gorgeous spa at Four Seasons Park Lane plays host to a pop up from Hungarian brand Omorovicza. The brand has teamed up with the Chelsea Physic Garden to offer a range of treatments and has created a soothing relaxation lounge experience. Treat Mum to a pampering facial that combines Moor Mud from Hungary, facial massage and rose scented gold mask. The spa at Four Seasons Park Lane is situated on the 10th Floor of the hotel with commanding views of the city and Hyde Park. It’s one of the Spa Man’s favourites and I know your Mum will love it too.
from £50 until 2nd April
The Spa at Dolphin Square
The Spa at Dolphin Square pays homage to all things Moroccan and will instantly transport your Mum to an exotic destination. The reception area is part retail area, part waiting room and you know you have arrived in a Moroccan themed spa. My top pick at this spa is to book Mum in for an invigorating Hammam. The soothing warm water and energising body scrub done in a traditional Moroccan style is an experience to remember. For a more pampering session there are facials on the menu.
Hamman Ritual: £42
The House of Elemis
Modern, light, airy and contemporary, every element of the The House of Elemis is welcoming and the staff will always welcome your Mum with open arms. The day spa doesn’t have facilities to lounge around in a robe, but simply booking a facial, body treatment or combined package – you are guaranteed to bring a smile to her face. You could opt for a voucher and let her choose, but my bet is to pre-empt this and schedule a new BIOTEC Facial treatment. The results are impressive (I’ve tried them first-hand). If she’s more about soothing and relaxing, then a Deeper than Deep Hot Stone Massage might be in order.
BIOTEC Line Eraser – £125 for 1 hour
ESPA Life at Corinthia
For a more serious wellness offering, you will be hard pressed to beat ESPA Life at Corinthia. For on-trend treatments for the anxious, stressed-out Mum, try booking her in for a Mindfulness Massage or Mindful Facial. These have been specifically designed to help centre the guest before taking them on a spa journey to truly calm and soothe the nerves restoring vitality and energy. Soothing and restoring, these are my top picks for the tired Mum who has been working way too hard.
Mindful Massage – £190 for 90 minutes
Mindful Facial – £190 for 90 minutes
Margaret Dabbs Foot Clinic
OK, we aren’t saying your Mum has bad feet – but everyone loves a pedicure and if you are going to book one – this place is the best there is. There’s a range of pedicure treatments on offer and all are great. My recommendation is to upgrade the experience to a medical pedicure for serious foot filing, soothing creams and lotions, fabulous feet massage and even an inhalation of pure oxygen. Mum will love you forever – I promise you.
Medical Pedicure: £85 for 80 minutes
Cowshed Spa, Shoreditch House
There are Cowshed Spas across the capital and they are all great. I speak from experience when I recommend Cowshed Spa at Shoreditch House. In the treatment rooms there are some excellent facials and massage treatments to try. All are top notch. But once again I think a pedicure is the best bet here. In the huge armchairs you have can have the full works with foot filing, fine cuticle work, foot massage and if you want – a polish colour of your choice (I opted for a clear coat). Add a glass of Prosecco to the package and it’s spa heaven.
Ultimate Cowshed Pedicure: £ 70 for 75 mins | £70
Mum and roses go hand in hand and Jurlique’s signature product is the Hydrating Rosewater Mist. It’s used in most of its treatments and is heavenly. My top pick at this compact store with a single treatment room is the Best of Both Worlds Treatment. It begins with a foot soak, then proceeds with a half an hour soothing back and shoulder massage. But that’s not all, Mum will then experience a delightful, radiance boosting facial tailored to her skin needs. Serious pampering and the best of both worlds. Jurlique has lots of offers and you can buy a course of treatments or combine with a gift set. Brave the crowds on Oxford Street and book it for Mum right now.
£70 – 1 hour
Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre
This is for something completely different for the spa-mum who has tried everything. Watsu with Steve Karle at Akasha really is a cut above the average spa session. Watsu is a water therapy combining massage and body work in the warm water of an indoor pool. It’s cocooning, comforting and liberating and energizing at the same time. Part massage, part underwater dance, it releases tension in the muscles and improves flexibility and range of movement in the body. Steve has taken inspiration from Watsu and developed his own technique and his Aquatic Therapy elevates this to something that is truly sublime.
Aquatic Therapy with Steve Karle:£150 for 50 minutes
Thai Square Spa
Thai Square Spa offers and authentic Thai experience in the heart of London. It’s all about the massage at this place and booking a session that includes hot Thai poultices is a must. The fresh, warmed herbs, the soothing warm oil, the intense muscle work. It instantly transports you and soothes the soul. Rest and relax post- treatment on the loungers with some herbal tea. You can upgrade the experience by booking additional time in the thermal suite where there’s a Jacuzzi, showers and sauna.
Thai Herbal Healer: £90 for 1 hour
Spa Intercontinental, London
Spa InterContinental is a stylish urban retreat located on the 1st Floor of the InterContinental London Park Lane – a luxury spa hotel located at London’s best address; No. 1 Park Lane. Featuring state-of-the-art facilities and an expert team of therapists, the luxurious spa offers innovative treatments and packages using products from luxury British spa and skincare brand Elemis and Californian luxury skincare line, SUNDÃRI.
Elemis Body Nectar Nourishing Wrap in Sweet Orchid or Frangipani
An intensive moisturising treatment that leavesskin silky and the body and mind grounded
60 mins £95