Treat­ment of the month

Holis­tic skin care at Peake Spa, Stoke by Nayland

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PEAKE Spa, at Stoke by Nayland Ho­tel Golf & Spa, is a multi-award win­ning, fam­ily-owned busi­ness, nes­tled in 300 acres of pic­ture per­fect Con­sta­ble Coun­try in an Area Of Out­stand­ing Nat­u­ral Beauty.

Close to Colch­ester and a sprint down the A12 from Ip­swich, it’s con­ve­nient for es­cap­ing the hus­tle and bus­tle of daily life. I at­tended a wed­ding there a while ago and toured Peake Spa so it’s been on my list of spas not to be missed. I’m a huge fan of De­cleor prod­ucts and it didn’t take much to talk my­self into sam­pling an ex­clu­sive fa­cial treat­ment. Be­ing a wo­man of a cer­tain age (50+), I was guided by the spa man­ager, when book­ing the ap­point­ment, to try the De­cleor Ad­vanced Sculpt & Lift fa­cial.

THE EX­PE­RI­ENCE

I’m greeted by a team of friendly, front of house staff, all im­mac­u­lately turned out and who all pos­sess an en­vi­able glow to their skin. My ther­a­pist, Ge­orgina, gra­ciously guides me to the treat­ment room and thor­oughly ex­plains the el­e­ments of the fa­cial treat­ment, so I know what to ex­pect. The room has a won­der­ful am­bi­ence and I feel my­self be­gin­ning to re­lax.

The ser­vice prom­ises one hour and ten min­utes of sheer bliss. I melt into the soft, heated bed and Ge­orgina ex­plains that she’ll start with the back di­ag­nos­tic, a USP of a De­cleor fa­cial, introducing the ther­a­pist’s touch as it re­veals, through gen­tle mas­sage, prob­lem ar­eas in the body. Ap­par­ently the skin re­mains cool to the touch, ex­cept for ar­eas of con­cern, which tend to be­come hot.

This treat­ment is classed as an anti-age­ing fa­cial and fea­tures Orex­cel­lence top of the range prod­ucts. The prod­uct range in­cludes ba­sic cleanse, tone and mois­tur­is­ing, and the com­ple­men­tary range, which helps to tackle par­tic­u­lar skin con­cerns. The star in this par­tic­u­lar fa­cial is the Aromessence Mag­no­lia Youth­ful Oil Serum, a blend of es­sen­tial oils cho­sen specif­i­cally for their prop­er­ties to help treat, and ‘en­sure op­ti­mum affin­ity with the skin’. The es­sen­tial and botan­i­cal oils are de­rived from pure, nat­u­ral ori­gins to en­hance your body and your well­be­ing when mas­saged into the skin. Ac­cord­ing to De­cleor, the phi­los­o­phy is ‘skin, body, mind’, a holis­tic ap­proach in which all three el­e­ments con­nect in a sen­sory ex­pe­ri­ence. The com­pany was co-founded by Solange Des­si­moulie in 1974. Her phi­los­o­phy was to feel good in your body and soul, to feel good in your skin. Af­ter­wards, I had the most rest­ful night’s sleep in a long time, which I can only at­tribute to my ‘De­cleor’ fa­cial. I felt my skin, body and mind were in uni­son, in keep­ing with their phi­los­o­phy.

‘I’m greeted by a team of friendly, front of house staff, all im­mac­u­lately turned out and who all seem to pos­sess an en­vi­able glow to their skin’

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