ESPA Life At Corinthia Launches A Natural Facelift Facial With Extraordinary Results
But the sublimity doesn’t stop here. Saunter the ‘energy flowing’ corridors of this haven of urban wellness and you’ll stumble upon cosy sleep pods, a plethora of candlelit treatment rooms and a stunning salon cafe – dressed with pretty displays of aromatic pink roses. If you’re in need of a top to toe beauty overhaul, technicians at the Jessica manicure suite will ensure your paws are perfectly preened – while stylists at the Daniel Galvin Hair Salon will tend to your tresses.
Changing rooms, in line with the rest of the spa, gleam – with separate sex facilities including a sauna, a eucalyptus-infused steam room and heated marble beds. Private dressing areas make way to monsoon showers, kitted out with ESPA products and fluffy towels. Every minuscule detail has been perfectly executed to ensure a truly shoulder-dropping experience.
It’s not just the facilities that propel ESPA Life to one of the top spas in Europe – treatments range from holistic body rituals, sleep therapies and TCM to age-defying facials, marine scrubs, sports massages and osteopathy. Therapists are of the highest level – well-practised in advanced techniques – with warm bedside manners.
The ESPA Natural Facelift Facial
The ESPA Natural Face Lift Facial is new to the treatment menu and complements the brands Tri-Active™ Advanced ProBiome range.
Therapist Elle began the treatment with a double deep cleanse, a gentle steam and light exfoliation. She then massaged my skin using a Kobido-style technique (a Japanese facial massage that involves reshaping of the hands during application – it feels like very light ‘pinching’ movements) to stimulate facial muscles. Jade rollers were then swept across my forehead, under eye, cheeks and chin to reduce puffiness, increase circulation and bring oxygen to the surface of my skin. The sculpting massage that followed felt like it was really lifting my jawline, cheekbones and forehead. The treatment concluded with a soothing mask which was applied across my face, neck and décolleté followed by a sleep-inducing scalp massage…
Bearing in mind this holistic treatment doesn’t utilise some of the high-tech machines sometimes associated with lifting, sculpting and skin rejuvenation (microneedling, ultrasound etc) the results were quite extraordinary. There was a noticeable lift and contour in my cheekbones and jawline and my skin looked remarkably fresh and healthy. Not only does this non-invasive, age-defying facial achieve incredible results – it’s 90 minutes of pure and utter bliss.
90 minutes £235
Fitness offerings at ESPA Life are extensive and include everything from pilates to boxing. BodySPace is overseen by fitness gurus Stephen Price and David Higgins. Highlights include personalised physical and mental transformational programmes – designed to improve sleep, increase energy and reduce stress.
With a host of the worlds top wellness masters taking residencies throughout the year, ESPA Life at Corinthia really does live up to its tagline – ‘The Next Generation Of Spa’.
ESPA Life at Corinthia hosted The Luxury Spa Edit for review purposes. Opinions are those of the reviewer.