So we’ve now firmly established that I’m a Type A personality and with this comes the total inability to turn off, zone out and relax. I’m honestly not someone that’s into pampering; intermittent pedicures and facials are about as far as go, out of necessity. My biggest indulgence in terms of beauty is frequent blow dries…I can’t tame this frizzy bush alone!
However, a invitation to the Rosewood Hotel for an evening of relaxation and meeting other bloggers seemed incredibly appealing, maybe I could become a Type B for the night and embrace relaxation time?
There’s also a dedicated room for manicures and pedicures which I’m definitely planning on returning to! In the waiting area I got chatting to Lauren and Kristabel. It was great to meet Kristabel as I’d actually met her mum at the LK Bennet event at the Marylebone Hotel… talk about random!! We headed into the changing room where the lovely Laura was already robed up and ready to go and we were soon joined by Josie, Carrie and Jen. The lovely spa therapists offered us the choice of a facial or massage, with most of us plumping for the latter.
Suitably enrobed we were led into the one of the six treatment rooms (there’s a seventh which is an exclusive couple’s suite).
Rosewood have partnered up with Australian skincare brand Sodashi who use natural ingredients to create products that are totally chemical free. Actually Rosewood is the only spa in London to be working with the brand that produces these pure and ethically sourced products and therapies. They are also used at qualia, a hotel in Australia which is one of the most beautiful and romantic that I’ve ever stayed in.
The spa therapist, Lara, offered me a sniff of the different pre-blended oils that she would be using for my massage, I went for the most relaxing which smelt of oranges…there was also one that smelt of balsamic vinegar…but that would have got me craving a crusty baguette with my massage 😉
Lara stepped out of the room whilst I nestled on to the heated bed and rang the bell to let her know I was ready. Lara could tell I was someone with a lot of tension in my shoulders, I sit at a computer all day after all, but her expert hands kneaded my back, neck and shoulders to perfection. To be honest, I’m a little bit pathetic when it comes to massages and I prefer a gentle pressure, but Lara got it just right. I’m not going to lie, at first I found it difficult to switch off, I was planning my next blog post, wondering if I was getting any Twitter notifications and thinking if any one had liked my latest Instagram pic. But eventually my eyes got a little heavy and before I knew it the treatment was over! It had flown by!
Lara told that I should probably come in for a few more massages as I had a lot of tension in my shoulders…well that doesn’t sound too bad to me!
My massage at The Rosewood was complimentary