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Dr. Hauschka launches at Metropolitan by COMO Shambhala

Dr. Hauschka has launched an exclusive spa partnership with the Metropolitan Hotel by COMO Shambhala in the heart of London. Combining years of experience and expertise, both brands are synonymous with health, beauty and holistic wellbeing and have collaborated on this new spa concept which brings some excellent spa treatments for men and women. The spa will offer a bespoke menu of four treatments including the Dr. Hauschka Classic Treatment, Dr. Hauschka Relaxation Treatment, Dr. Hauschka Treatment ‘One Hour for Myself’ and the Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Treatment. Bringing its signature holistic, rhythmic approach to the spa, combined with over 47 years of knowledge and product development, Dr. Hauschka, promotes health and wellness whilst boosting skin regeneration and will introduce the brand to a new spa audience at the top London spa. COMO Shambhala provies a unique take on spa in the UK capital, it’s modern, light and airy and promises guests that they will have time to escape with a true focus on wellness. The spa team take a highly personalised approach to fitness and …

Spa to You opens at London Hilton

London Hilton on Park Lane has announced the opening of Spa to You. Located on the lower ground floor of the hotel, the new opening is apparently the first ever permanent Spa to You outlet, which previously had operated as a mobile spa service. The spa menu includes a range of treatments and specialises in fabuous French brands including vinotherapy treatments from Caudalie and one of my favourite brands – French marine beauty specialists, Thalgo. Spa To You also has its own line of wellness and home use spa products and is launching its own range of natural beauty and body products end of 2014. Glancing through the treatment menu, there’s some unusual choices – like traditional Japanese nightingale dropping facials, which are said to contain a natural cleansing enzyme and have become popular with Hollywood celebrities. Spa treatments include a wide range of massages, from traditional Swedish and hot oil Polynesian massage, to Chinese Tuina/Acupressure, designed to balance the body’s chi and improve blood circulation. Manicures and pedicures, waxing body wraps and a range of alternative therapies are also …

Review: Re:SPA, London

THE SPA: A tranquil space, situated in the heart of a prestigious sports club. There’s no denying that Re: SPA at the Reebok Sports Club at Canary Wharf is high end. It’s modern, smart, welcoming and the perfect setting to indulge in a pampering treatment or resolve the niggling injuries or muscle and skeletal issues  from working out in the gym. The spa appreciates it location and its treatment menu reflects that. For those in the know, the spa was designed by Sparcstudio. There’s a well-rounded men’s treatment menu, a manicure station in reception and even a relaxation area (this was unexpected). The only drawback – you can hear the bangs and crashes of the gym in the relaxation area, but this sounds isn’t heard in the treatment rooms. There is an incredible array of facial treatments – too many in my humble opinion. Potentially confusing for the customer, but I suppose it does offer choice for the spa-savvy guest. There’s a real focus on express treatments and you can have everything done from waxing …

Review: Spa London, Wimbledon

THE SPA: Spa LONDON, Wimbledon is a public sector spa that offers an accessible, luxury spa experience in a local leisure centre. It’s a joint venture between not-for-profit social enterprise GLL and Merton Council and is making real inroads in the spa market. It’s modern, new, light and airy. Once you walk through the doors you forget you are in a leisure centre completely. It makes spa accessible and more affordable, but don’t get me wrong. The spa treatments aren’t dirt cheap, but you can enjoy the facilities for under £20. The range of thermal facilities was impressive and includes a Hammam suite, steam rooms, sauna, plunge pool and relaxation lounge. Lots of treatment rooms (so easy to get an appointment). the only drawback is that the relaxation area is also the corridor to the thermal suite – so perhaps not as relaxing as it should be. I was really impressed with the spa – it’s bringing the spa experience to the masses, whilst retaining quality brands and treatments in a smart, modern space. THE …

Review: Anamaya

THE STORY: If I have a muscular ache or neck and should pain, I don’t always think that a spa should be the first point of call. Wellness and wellbeing clinics (without the frou-frou, tinkling music and water facilities) are popping up across the country to serve the aches, pains, ills and troubles, of what seems to be a troubled nation. Anamaya is a new wellbeing clinic that offers a whole spectrum of specialist therapies that help ease, relieve and resolve problems of mind, body and spirit. Situated in a quaint little mews just off Kensington High Street, its a modern oasis of calm – with experts in fields including acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, energy healing, homeopathy, massage, reflexology, psychotherapy and a host of mind, body, spirit treatments. THE TREATMENT: Like the majority of desk bound workers, neck, back and shoulder complaints are my number one concern. When this is really troubling me and I want true results, I rarely head to the spa, instead I seek out a specialist massage therapist with a background in …