Lacking resolve to hit the gym? Start your 2012 me-tox with a trip to a spa instead. No the Glam team haven’t gone mad, we have in fact hunted out a luxury treatment to invigorate, tone and put the life back into sluggish limbs.
Available at Aromatherapy Associates Boutique ( 5 Montpelier Street, London SW7 1EX ) the Detox & Refine treatment is January’s antidote to festive excess. Putting into practice the beauty techniques that seem to get overlooked in our own bathrooms- dry brushing and exfoliation (don’t worry we’re guilty too)- focus is given to thighs, bottom and Christmas wobbly bits as fast strokes towards the heart (no pain no gain is the motto here) kick-start your circulation. And to complement, a stimulating foot massage uses specific pressure points to evict toxins, helping to eliminate those extra Christmas drinks!
But the real talking point of this treatment is the freshwater mud-wrap. Much like a cleansing hug for the body, the secret formula is applied all over, topped with a plastic sheet (okay not so glamourous but the relaxing ambience and super comfy bed soon help you forget) and left to envelope the skin. Packed full of detoxifying properties it’s a little like wonder mud: treating the skin from outside-in.
The treatment comes to a close with the renowned Aromatherapy Associates Revive Gel to give cellulite one last heave-ho. Containing the key ingredients of Juniper, Pink Grapefriuit and Rosemary skin is left toned, refreshed and feeling firm.
First time to the Aromatherapy Associates spa? Get ready to fall in love with this Knightsbridge spa. From the slick decor to the tasty post-treatment treats (teeny flapjack bites, nuts and fruit) served with herbal tea, its a perfect place to seek refuge from the festive blues!
Aromatherapy Associates Boutique & Treatment Rooms, 5 Montpelier Street, London SW7 1EZ. Tel: 020 7838 1117. The Detox & Revive Treatment costs £90.00 (60 mins) or £450.00 for a course of 6.