Monday, November 30

Thai Square Spa Experience | Covent Garden, London

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After the Cosmo Blog Awards last week, Amelia & I visited the Thai Square Spa in Covent Garden for a Ritual Massage*. It was a real treat to celebrate after my two wins! I used to work for a large cosmetics company who have spas across the world, so I'll be honest, I'm quite fussy when it comes to treatments. I've had my fair share (I used to have 2/3 a week once upon a time) but I can honestly say that the Thai Square Spa did not disappoint and certainly lived up to it's glowing reviews.

The Spa
Located on Shelton Street near Neal's Yard in Covent Garden, the Spa is known for being a little haven to 'escape the stresses of everyday life'. It has been converted from an old Victorian warehouse, with 14 treatment rooms, 5 of which are specially designed Thai massage rooms. They have double treatment rooms too, which is sometimes hard to find if you prefer going with a partner, friend or family member. The decor had a stunning contemporary feel, with beautiful thai artifacts and dim lighting throughout. It was absolutely spotless clean with the floor polished to perfection. I particularly liked the plants and throughout too.

Before the treatment
We were introduced to our therapist by first names, and I was very impressed that mine remembered my name and used it to talk to me before and after too. It's the small details which make a spa experience. We were then invited to change into robes and slippers. The changing rooms are quite small, so I wouldn't recommend carrying a large bag, but there are lockers. I took a bikini, but we were given paper knickers to wear which I didn't mind at all.

Ritual Massage
I enjoyed a 1 hour, full body Ritual Massage however, it is available for longer if you wish to pay a little more. However, I personally felt like an hour was plenty. There are three different choices of oils for this particular treatment, I experienced the Andaman Aromasoul Massage & Body Oil. It's a blend of herbs and spices, inspired by Thailand’s Arabian aromatherapy influences, including rosewood essential oil, Sandalwood and Myrrh. The treatment itself combines various oriental massage techniques. My therapist and I discussed how much pressure I'd like, and which parts of my body I prefered her to work on. She started by inviting me to indulge in a floral foot bath. There is something really nice about someone washing your feet before you start, it makes you almost feel...clean? There were little hibiscus flowers floating in the water and when she finished, the bowl was placed under the bed and I could see the flowers when I was facing down, which was really nice and didn't go unnoticed. The massage itself was incredible. Traditional, professional and in time with the music. She didn't rush and her pressure point techniques were some of the best I've experienced. The treatment was relaxing, yet removed my knots in my shoulders and I left feeling very uplifted. It didn't make me fall asleep, but I felt ready to face the world again, and when I left and stepped back into Covent Garden, I felt like I was floating on clouds!

Overall
Priced at £75, I genuinely think this is worth the money. The whole experience was wonderful and I can't wait to visit their new location on Northumberland Avenue not too far down the road. I had a sneaky peak and it's really starting to come together beautifully. Massive thank you to the team at Thai Square Spa, see you again soon!

Be sure to check out Thai Square Spa here.



*Thai Squa Spa kindly invited myself and Amelia for a complimentary treatment in return for an honest review.

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