For those of you who follow me on social media will know how incredibly hectic 2018 has been for me and mine. A lot of changes have occurred some expected and some unexpected. It was therefore a fabulous surprise when I received a lovely email last October asking me to be a reviewer for the Spa Experience UK Bethnal Green spa at York Hall, a Thermal Spa Experience set in one of London’s oldest Turkish Baths.
There is a genuine appreciation for emails like this as a blogger and I couldn’t turn down a lovely opportunity. With the house extension disrupting our family life I have to admit I have been neglecting my body on the inside and outside. I was kindly offered to try a treatment of my choice and went along last month for a couple of hours of R&R. I felt a tad guilty going as Jay has been very clingy as of late but I realised after how vital it is to look after ourselves and experience a treatment to calm the senses. Life is for the most part chaotic as we all know and my time there was certainly not wasted and just what I needed.
York Hall Day Spa is an affordable award winning day spa in Bethnal Green and the finest spa of its kind in London’s East End. The historic York Hall was originally built in 1929 and fully refurbished and restored in 2005 to create a unique experience for anyone seeking a memorable and uplifting spa day in London. I was welcomed by the staff and immediately given a dressing spa gown and slippers to change into. I decided to head into the historic and inspiring spa area space.
This included two Aroma Steam Rooms, Turkish Baths (Tepidarium, Caldarium and Laconium), a Sauna, an Ice Fountain, a Monsoon Shower, a Bucket Shower, a Plunge Pool, Hammam and a Relaxation Lounge. I arrived late afternoon and it was so peaceful I forgot I was in London. I took the opportunity to visit each area. The bucket shower definitely made me jump!
There’s a considerable choice of Spa Experience Signature treatments and packages, including body treatments, facial treatments, and massage therapies. Complementing the traditional thermal therapies are leading International spa brands including Elemis, La Sultane de Saba, Murad, CND and Fake Bake.
I absolutely loved the treatment I selected and definitely had a Cleopatra moment as the whole experience felt really indulgent. I’ve never seen shea butter with gold before and asked Irine to slather me in as much anti-ageing elixir as possible!
Gold Turkish Delight (70 mins)
Includes Full Body Scrub, Full Body Enveloping Massage, and Facial
La Sultane De Saba, provided a delicately sweet and mesmerising aroma of Turkish delight oil along with 9 carat gold minerals. This indulgent treatment left my body with a shimmering veil of gold. Quite a sight!
La Sultane De Saba Black Soap Cleanse, Scrub and Wash
This is a wonderful taster treatment to thoroughly cleanse and exfoliate the body. Black soap with eucalyptus used for a traditional, deep cleanse exfoliation packed with vitamins to nourish the skin whilst the antiseptic properties of the eucalyptus clears the pores.
La Sultane De Saba Turkish Delight
I would like to extend my thanks to the beautiful Irine who was so kind and explained the treatment and products used in great detail. I knew I was in good hands and felt at ease. I can honestly say it was so relaxing and at the same time invigorating to have the body cleansed in this way. My skin was super smooth and shimmered with the gold.
One thing I noticed leaving the spa (other than the rain) was how easy it is to forget to look after ourselves and we all need a pamper from time to time. If you have any SPA EXPERIENCE UK places near you then please do take a look at the treatments offered and if you’re feeling generous treat that special someone!
Thank you Spa Experience UK!
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- I was kindly gifted a treatment of my choice and use of the thermal spa (normal price £99) all thoughts and opinions are my own.