Being a girl, one of my favourite things to do is get pampered, obviously! This can be at home; bubble baths, nail painting & playing with makeup, but I think lots of people forget about the real treat that are spas! Visiting a spa and having a treatment is a rare occurrence for me, I probably have 3 a year, max and so I really cherish and look forward to them! I actually think that spa vouchers & pamper treatments make wonderful gifts; if I was booked in for a massage by a friend for my birthday or given a spa voucher I would feel like a proper princess.
I was recently contacted by Spa Finder and asked whether I wanted to use their website to book a treatment and I obviously accepted the offer. After browsing the masses of incredible spas available I settled upon visiting Casa Spa for a Hammam Experience for 2! I decided that my hard-working boyfriend deserved a pamper too and so a couples experience would be ideal and booked the treatment from the website using a voucher.
I’ll tell you straight off; Casa Spa was an absolute JOY to experience. We had the best couple of hours there, there were giggles (being scrubbed down and massaged), screams (cold water was chucked over us after being in the steam room for 15 minutes) and we both felt ridiculously soft in the end. After the Hammam experience we were given dressing gowns to relax in, in the gorgeous Moroccan themed room (above) and were served mint tea & fruit whilst we relaxed. This was followed by a full body massage which completely loosened me up. Needless to say I slept like a baby that evening.
Andrew says: I am not ashamed at all to admit that I am from the school of thought whereby a day spa congers an image somewhere between the surreal Derek Zoolander experience and the vision of misadventure that is Sean Connery as James Bond in Thunderball. So armed with my spa v-plates and severely warped anticipation I made my way with Katie to The Casa Spa in Edgware.
From start to finish the entire experience (albeit not being brain washed to kill the Malaysian Prime Minister nor being confronted by covert assassins) was amazing. Having opted for the 'Humman for Two' this started with a full and informative explanation of what treatments were to be expected and after a swift change into swimwear and a towel it was in to the steam room. Each step after this was professionally and expertly executed by the staff from the oil treatment to full body mud mask. Complimentary tea, fruit and sweets were a really pleasant touch in the post treatment relaxation area. The evening was rounded off beautifully by a full body couple's massage for me and Katie.
Full marks to the staff, spa and experience, though top tip for when you visit; when fastening the locker key to your swimwear, watch that your ass doesn't get in the way of the pin and take clothing suitable for an espionage mission should the occasion arise! Bx
Katie: Spa vouchers trips make incredible gifts for partners (perfect for Christmas in my opinion) as it gives you both the chance to relax and get a little bit closer as well. It was Andrew’s first spa & massage (ever!) and he thoroughly enjoyed it, we’re even planning our next spa adventure now! The Spafinder website is full of great treatments and vouchers that can be redeemed in many spas so have a gander! Vouchers available here - http://www.spafinder.co.uk/gift-vouchers
How often do you visit a spa? What treatment would you have?
Please note I was offered the treatment free of charge but was not paid to write this review. I would happily and will be paying for this treatment again!