A Bespoke Massage for Lindsay Frankel at The Bulgari Spa, London
You’ll step out of the lift and straight into a scented-candled oasis of calm and quiet. Set over two floors, the spa feels indulgently spacious, with huge changing rooms and relaxation areas. The treatment menu is impressively extensive with a heavy focus on holistic wellbeing and health – including naturopathy, acupuncture, reflexology and emotional healing with a “modern day wizard”.
Happily, there’s no shortage of more traditional pampering on offer too, with a vast range of massages and facials using the highest quality and newest products. This includes Swiss Perfection Cellular Skincare treatments, a high-performance new anti-ageing range, currently exclusive in London to the Bulgari. Other advanced therapies including laser and peels, so whether you want prettifying, pampering or more long-term, results-driven treatments, you’ll find it on this menu.
After too many hours slumped over a keyboard lately and with my first ever half-marathon a week away, a personalised massage (60 minutes, £130) seems the smart choice. Having listened to and noted my concerns about knotted shoulders and training-weary legs, my therapist sets to work with ESPA oils.
With satisfyingly just-hard-enough pressure, she expertly kneads my desk-bound lifestyle out of my back and identifies the tightness in my hamstrings that has made running feel like a chore. I am left not only feeling reinvigorated and refreshed, but also with silky soft, fragrant skin.