September is all about the Soul Sensation, this feels like a perfect fit following those hot and stressful summer months. The holidays are nearly over, it's time to check in (or out!) and take some time for you now. The Soul Sensation is our 2 hour full body experience, we start with a Foot Ritual and Tea Ceremony to ground you, then we move to the couch for an organic full body scrub (I forgot just how good a scrub feels and I bet you have too, it's soooo good), we remove with cocooning hot towels, and then dive straight in with your Power Massage - full body, plus your back is massaged twice. This is the Signature body treatment and it is full of special little touches, and of course we fully bespoke with oils and scrubs to your needs.
Everyone should experience a body treatment like this. Massage is one of the best things that we can do for our own mental wellbeing, the uplifting effects are long lasting and definitely underrated.
If there's any doubt then here are five clinically proven health benefits:
1. Boost Immune System
Many studies have linked massage to improved functioning of the immune system. In one 2010 study, massage was shown to improve production of white blood cells which fight against disease. The same study was repeated with a focus on how massage effects hormone levels and it showed that people who had Swedish massage twice a week had decreased levels of the stress hormone cortisol and more oxytocin, the love hormone. (Have you ever had a course of massages? You really can notice the difference)
2. Improves Well-Being
Massage is great at reducing anxiety, stress and depression. It has been proven to reduce levels of the stress hormones and lower blood pressure which improves your overall feeling of well being. Massage increases levels of the feel good neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, which is great for people suffering from depression.
3. Reduces Inflammation
Massage helps speed the recovery of muscles and soft tissue damage. A study published in Science Translational Medicine in 2012 found that massage greatly relieves sore muscles after physical exercise. Just 10 minutes of massage can reduce inflammation and help your body recover more quickly.
4. Reduces Pain
A 2011 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found benefits of massage therapy as effective as other methods of treatment for chronic back pain.
A 2006 study published in the American Archives of Internal Medicine showed that frequent massages could decrease stiffness and pain and improve movement in people with osteoarthritis.
5. Improve Sleep
Even insomniacs may find it easier to get a good night’s rest after a massage. Some people even fall asleep while they are being massaged! Many studies have addressed this phenomenon and accredit it to massage’s affect on delta waves, which are the brain waves associated with deep sleep. Also, massages help infants sleep more, cry less and be less stressed, according to research from the University of Warwick. Baby massage is fantastic!
I need a massage!
We've got your back! And maybe a back massage is all your schedule will allow right now and that's fine too, even 30 minutes on the couch works wonders. But if you can carve out 2 hours of spa time then the Soul Sensation is available for £75 with Amanda throughout September. Her massage promos get quite busy so booking ahead is, as always highly recommended.
Signature Body Soul Sensation - 2hours
Available Tuesday - Friday with Amanda
Between 10am - 2pm
Ends 27th September
What's the choices?
We have Signature Facial, Body and Pedicure treatments to choose from. Every single one is a top to toe experience. If I had to pick just one it would probably be the Signature Facial!
Signature Facial - The Favourite
A truly luxurious experience for those who can’t decide between a facial or a body treatment or do not have time for both. This is a stunning hybrid treatment. We’ll welcome you with a pot of tea handpicked for your skin type, hot towels, foot soak and organic foot scrub. You’ll then be deep-cleansed, exfoliated, massaged and masked on both sides of your body, that's right we start on the back! While your back massage is on we massage the lower back and say hello to the legs. Each stage of the facials a sensory delight with aroma-changing water, elixir sprays and deliciously scented scrubs, masks and moisturisers in either fresh, restorative Lemongrass and Mandarin, the powerful anti-oxidant Japanese Ocha or skin repairing and calming Organic Rose. Everyone should experience a Facial like this at least once in their lives! 1 hour 45 mins.
Treatment includes:- welcome drink; foot ritual, cleanse, exfoliate & mask upper back, massage lower back, press points on legs, hot towels, bespoke and detailed full organic facial, fruit and drink.
Signature Body - Soul Sensation
A complete mind and body encounter that takes you on a journey of the senses for 2 blissful hours. Once your taste buds have been awakened with an exotic welcome drink, let your feet be soothed and pampered in a traditional Eastern ritual. Then enjoy the delights of our organic sugar based body scrub before you are cocooned in soothing hot towels. Our powerful full body massage will immerse you in relaxation as you are treated to the healing and cleansing aromas of lemongrass and mandarin. Rich organic apricot and jojoba will leave your skin silky smooth and nourished from the inside out.
Treatment includes:- welcome drink; foot ritual; full body organic scrub, hot towels, full body power massage, fruit and drink.
Signature Pedicure - Himalayan
This journey begins with a tea and aroma welcoming. Following hot towels to the feet they are placed in a large wooden soaking bowl and showered with Himalayan mineral crystals in our mint leaf foot soak. We always treat the ‘top and tail’ and whilst this is happening the head is massaged. When all the wet work is complete the client is transferred to the couch and is grounded with a massage journey trail around the body. The nail and cuticle work is carried out and leads into a reflex influenced stick foot massage with our signature massage trail. To end the feet are coated in our super hydrating balm, perfect for dry heels and a tea completes the journey. Varnish- optional- please note this cannot be organic and we really love a buff shine for true organic pedicure. 1 hour 30 mins.
Treatment includes:- welcome drink; foot ritual, head massage, organic scrub up the legs, grounding, detailed nail work, leg and foot massage, optional of buff or polish, fruit and drink.
So that's our all singing, all dancing super charged Signatures. They're here to offer you the best possible experience for your valuable time! Now the big question is, which do you choose?!