Treatment of the month
Massage at Riverhills
AFTER a hectic morning of meetings I was really looking forward to a bit of relaxation time and I certainly wasn’t disappointed. Riverhills, on the outskirts of Ipswich, offers a stunning complement of therapeutic and rejuvenating face and body care treatments, using some of the best products with the finest ingredients, from top European skin care house, Germaine de Capuccini, OPI nd Gelish, to name a few.
I was welcomed at reception by Mel and her team and ushered upstairs into the spacious waiting room for my treatment. After completing the obligatory health forms, I followed Hannah Simmonds, my therapist for the day, to the treatment room. It was clean, roomy and welcoming, with a delightful aroma.
I chose the Mediterranean Candle Massage. Hannah described the treatment, and was very attentive, asking me if had any areas that needed special attention. She left me to settle in and I immediately felt relaxed and comfortable, thanks to the gentle music and the soft towels on the massage bed.
As Hannah began the treatment, I could smell the Andalucia (olive) candle, formulated with olive butter and rich in vitamins K and E, natural antioxidants that protect the body and increase the skin’s suppleness, improving and smoothing its appearance. The candle burned while I enjoyed the Pinda massage. The warm oil from the candle is then poured over the body for a prolonged body massage, using deep and soothing movements, starting on the back, neck, shoulders, legs and then front of legs arms and upper body. This indulgent massage eased my tension, while the natural antioxidants hydrated and nourished my skin. The one-hour treatment flew by.
The Mediterranean Candle Massage treatment costs £62 for one hour and is worth every penny. I left feeling both invigorated and relaxed, and could have stayed there all day, I felt so at ease. A very pleasurable experience. Until the next time . . .
“I was welcomed at reception by Mel and her team and ushered upstairs into the spacious waiting room for my treatment”