Walking into the Mandarin Oriental spa was just like walking into a a new world of utter peacefulness and serenity and the contrast to the bustling streets of knightsbridge where this luxury hotel is based makes the spa all the more welcoming- a true central London escape.
I was booked in for a Mandarin Signature Spa Therapy AKA Mandarin style super deluxe full body massage lasting 1.50 mins so when I had the option to arrive 45 mins early to make use of the spa facilities I wondered how much spa-ing I could allocate in my busy schedule but decided to go anyway as I do find it hard to turn down such desirable invitations… and I’m incredibly glad I did!
I was taken to a lovely scented treatment room filled with candles and soft music and my lovely therapist Helena, gave me a nice welcoming ‘Foot Ritual’ massage while she explained the history behind the treatments at the Mandarin. This was actually so interesting, far more interesting than I’m able to make it sound here but I can’t stress how high the level of service is at the Mandarin, they go above and beyond in each and every aspect to your spa experience and the attention to detail is impeccable.
After being truly enlightened by Helena and listening to her create my tailor-made treatment it was time to let her work her magic on my tense and stressed body…