The bubbles of the sunken hot tub is working it’s magic on my sore muscles. The golden mosaic tiles are reflecting the flickering candle light, while a low hum of music is serenading me into a stupor. There isn’t another soul around, being a mid week afternoon.
I’m at the Thai Square Spa, one of the luxury day spas in London. The basement spa area is dimly lit, arranged around a relaxation area, complete with a circle of recliners. The decor is vaguely Thai, with Buddhas in strategic spots. Otherwise, it is decorated like a luxury contemporary day spa. At the end of one corridor is their Sense Spa, which houses the hot tub, steam room and sauna. It is not female only but as I was the only one in there, it really didn’t bother me at all.
After a half hour and as I was starting to feel quite relaxed, it was time for my treatment. I waited for a few minutes on a recliner and sipped on a cup of herbal tea.
Then I was collected by my therapist and led down this pathway to bliss. I had the 60 minutes ritual massage which uses their own blend of essential oils. The treatment rooms are equiped with heated massage tables and very clean.
My Thai therapist is obviously quite experienced and very competent. Having had regular massages over the years, my pet peeve is a masseur who aren’t trained properly and work without the right intent. There was no chance of that here. She was really good and worked out where the main kinks were that needed the most attention.
At the end of the blissful treatment, I spent a few minutes back at the relaxation room to prolong the relaxed state and to slowly wake up again. With great reluctance I then got changed and headed out back onto London’s busy streets.
An afternoon at a day spa is a great respite from the crazy hectic London life. I must go back and have a Thai massage soon. I’d highly recommend a visit and one of their relaxing treatments. They are very centrally located, just a few steps away from Trafalgar Square. Your body and mind will thank you for it. More details here.
Thai Square Spa
25 Northumberland Avenue,
London WC2N 5AP
Tel : +44 20 7839 7990
EatCookExplore was a guest of Thai Square Spa