Last week I was invited to review the beautiful Thai Square Spa in the heart of London, just a few minutes walk from Charing Cross station.
Since joining the freelance world my life has been nothing short of hectic and I rarely get any time to myself. I’ve taken up meditation which I try and do every day and I’ve slowly started to notice a difference in my headspace, but something I rarely do is treat my body to some form of relaxation.
As soon as I walked into the spa I immediately felt calmer, their lobby is filled with incense and the sounds of soothing traditional Thai music. I was booked in for a Himalyan Ritual Massage – a one hour treatment that takes place in their Himalayan Salt Room. I had a very friendly masseuse who started the treatment by cleansing my feet in warm water, before asking me to lie down on a massage bed and covered my body in warm towels. The lights in the room were dimmed and the sound of tranquil classic music filled the space. The massage combined a selection of oriental massage techniques based on your bodys’ needs. I always have quite a stiff back from hunching over my laptop most days, so she paid special attention to that area. She used a mix of essential oils that had been blended from flower and fruit extracts, the purpose of them being to soften, soothe and balance my senses.
I’ve not had many massages in my lifetime (and most of them have were during my backpacking days across South East Asia where the massages cost £3 and were usually carried out in the middle of a busy street) but this was by far one of the best I have ever had. The hour felt like five minutes (which I find is always the case whenever you are really enjoying something) and before I knew it the experience was over and I felt incredibly relaxed and revitalised.
After I finished my massage I was given a delicious herbal tea and shown to their Sen Space spa facilities. As I visited on a Monday morning the space was fairly quiet and I made sure to make the most of having the facilities to myself.
The Sen Space was beautifully decorated with beautiful gold tiles, mood lighting and intricate murals. It was designed to help return your body into a state of balance and includes a sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and ice fountain which all help stimulate circulation and eliminate toxins. I loved the addition of the ice fountain as it was perfect for cooling down after spending time in the sauna and scented steam room.
I didn’t want to leave after my treatment and time in the Sen Space, so I settled in the Thai relaxation area on a reclining bed and read a magazine – I couldn’t remember the last time I had felt so relaxed in my life!
They also have a treatment room known as the ‘Salt House’ that is filled with Himalyan Salt. Guests can experience the power that the 84 different micro-elements found in this salt can do the body in treating asthma, bronchitis and sinusitis.
For any of my readers that are interested in experiencing this incredibly relaxing spa in the centre of London, visit https://thaisquarespa.com/ for more information.
To my lovely readers, do you ever visit spas? Which ones are you favourite?