We cherry-pick three of the best hair, face and body treats designed to make life that little bit sweeter
WHAT Ho-leaf and Rosemary Muscle Melt Massage, £80 for 60 minutes WHERE Bhuti, Richmond, London, bhuti.co
THE LOW DOWN When it comes to relaxation, B hut idoesn’ t cut corners. The little haven on the hill oozes tranquil i ty, from its chapel-converted yoga studio to its organic vegancafe. The therapy rooms its on the top floor of bhuti, away from any outside stress ors you can think of and straight into a world of peace and quiet–telling of the treatment that followed. Using medium firmness teamed with calming strokes, it was a nice break from the deep, intense sports massages i’ m used to and gave me an opportunity to seriously unwind. The use of the hot stones helped my muscles to ease out of tension further–the cherry on top.
THE VERDICT It only took this hour to lift my mood and spirits for the week ahead. Amanda Khouv
Heaven for mums-to-be
WHAT Prenatal Massage, £90 for 50 minutes WHERE Kwesthotel& Spa, London, k-west.co.uk
THE LOWDOWN Fromsicknessto discomfort, being pregnant can be stressful–but this pr en tat al treatment definitely helps you forget about that. The special cushions me anti could lie on my front, allowing me to truly and deeply relax. My therapist was really knowledgeable about pr en tat al massage technique, and al thoug hi was worried about the firmness being too soft, the techniques he used was nice and thorough. The baby obviously loved it too as she was kicking whenever I was being stroked on my belly!
THE VERDICT Baby and i felt relaxed and in safe hands from start to finish. Kim Tang
The future of facials
WHAT Crystal Clear COMCIT H20 Glow, £75 for 60 minutes WHERE Available in salons across theuk, crystalclear.co.uk
THE LOWDOWN Standingforcryo Oxygen micro channel ling collagen Induction therapy, Comc it is revolutionising facials. After the skin has been cleansed, freezing cold oxygen is blown over the face to invigorate skin cells, before a micro channel ling roller fitted with tiny needles is run over the face, making microscopic channels in the skin to let a hya lu ronic acid in fusion reach deeper dermal layers. A rehydrating mask packed with collagen concludes the treatment.
THE VERDICT Micro channel ling sounds a lot worse than it is–the reality is minimal discomfort and gorgeously glowing skin! Erica Bush
THE TRANQUIL HYDROTHERAPY POOL AT K WEST