All posts tagged: Terrake

Five of the best bath oils

The beauty of bath oils is that, in an instant you can create a spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home. Any time of the year is a good time to bathe. However, the cooler months Autumn and winter are my favourites. Choose the oil to suit your needs – whether you need a pick-me-up or a soothing calm and relaxing treat. Light a candle or two, pop on some soothing sounds and a glass of wine is fine too. This is The Spa Man’s pick of his favourite bath oils at the moment. The Spa Man’s Five of the best bath oils Russie Blanche Banya De-stress Bath & Shower Oil Lavender, ginger, vetiver and bergamot essential oils combine with nourishing sweet almond and macadamia oil to relax the muscles and calm the mind. For me this is one of the best bath oils around. Repêchage Sea Spa Massage, Bath & Body Oil Rosemary and geranium essential oils are blended with hydrating soybean and anti-oxidant rich Carrot oil and vitamin E, to …

Terraké Men Anti-fatigue Shower Gel

THE STORY: Terraké is a spa brand that is one to watch. Not that well-known at the moment, but you will find it in some great spas including Stoke Park. I’ve had a spa treatment by Terraké – brilliant. I’ve recently have been trialling the Anti-fatigue Shower Gel for Men. It’s got quite a thick consisitency – almost like honey – but this is not sticky at all – it lathers up well, has a mild spicy fragrance and lasts forever. As you can only squeeze a small amount each time – it doesn’t come running out everywhere. So, you only use what you need. Genuis. THE SCIENCE: Contains Magnesium for energising vitality THE VERDICT: I really like the consistency and smell – it’s got my vote. THE DETAILS: £22.45 Stockist info: 020 7512 0872

Review: Stoke Park Spa

THE SPA: Stoke Park’s reputation reaches far and wide and I have been aware of the location and spa for most of my writing career – but had never been. So on a grey and wet Friday I hopped on the Slough Express (yes if travelling by train – it’s via Slough) to make my way to the spa (which is easily reached from London). Set in the grounds of a thousand year old estate, Stoke Park was the first ever country club in Britain, founded in 1908. Golf is the main attraction, but for me it was the spa. Set in The Pavillion, it combines heath club, indoor heated pool, relaxation room, Italian marble steam rooms, hair salon, nail bar and relaxation atrium with a five metre tropical aquarium. It is a huge complex, with loads of staff (who were all friendly and attentive) and a great range of treatments. I had a thoroughly good time, enjoyed working out had a great meal and excellent hot stone massage too. There’s a real country club …