I have had a busy week, swamped with work, planning my own wedding, and bursting with inspirational ideas for my blog. I really needed to treat my self to something relaxing. I try my best to find time to do this in my busy schedule. It helps keep me calm and collected. Especially for a bride to be, sometimes we get overwhelmed with excitement and the stress of planning. Taking a break from reality for a few hours never hurt anyone.
I spent some quality me time today getting pampered at my favourite local spa, in Brighton Marina (United Kingdom). SPA TARA, is a hidden gem, they offer a wide range of spectacular treatments, from Massages, Facials,Beauty treatments, Couples packages, and the most popular LPG (Endermologie). What I like most about this spa is that with each treatment they incorporate the Thai tradition, which truly enriches your experience. To relax and unwind today I chose a full body 60-minute deep tissue message. Upon arrival my Masseuse Ivana greeted me in the waiting area, offering me a beverage, I choose green tea to help detox my body before my message. The spa is beautifully decorated with a Thai touch, I truly felt as if I was on holiday in Thailand.
I was then asked to choose from a selection of oils for my treatment. which added a beautiful touch to the experience, as you get to personally customise your massage. They had several good options that made the choosing process slightly difficult, however Ivana was so helpful to explain the oils in more detail, she told me that the rose, and jasmine are more for relaxing, and the green tea is uplifting. Therefore I choose green tea. I was taken into a dim lighted room beautifully decorated and fully equipped with its own shower. It is nice to have the option to take a shower after your treatment, most spas don’t have this feature, this is another reason why SPA TRA is my favourite.
The room was well heated, and I also had an electric blanket on low underneath the towels. Scented aromas filled the space, to uplift the experience. While laying face down, they had a beautifully decorated floating flower bowl, which was much nicer than staring at a floor. It is amazing how these small details really effect and change your overall experience. Spa Tara is the place where beauty, comfort, knowledge and personalised attention combine to create a totally memorable and rejuvenating experience.
Ivana is an amazing masseuse she was really attentive to my needs, making me feel welcomed and relaxed. After my 60 minutes of true bliss was over, I received feedback from my treatment. She was able to identify my tense leg muscles even though I did not mention it to her. This was due to my pre-wedding workout (I will feature in my upcoming blog post). Ivana also gave me advise on what to do for the remaining hours of the day to help release the toxins from my body.
Spa Tara also has facilities like a Sauna, and a Jacuzzi, which are built-in the couples massage room. You can enjoy these treatments along side a massage with your partner, group of friends, or for your bachelorette party. The staff informed me that they host several bachelorette parties, so if you were looking for a spa retreat, I would highly recommend Spa Tara. I would definitely return to the spa to have more treatments done before my big day, I also want to try LPG, so once I do, I will share my experience with you.