I just can’t believe that they are all as good as they say, especially at the prices they charge.
So, with a bit of trepidation, weariness and fairly low expectations I booked myself in for a treatment at the Carbis Bay Hotel, in Cornwall, near St Ives.
I was on holiday, after all, and wanted a bit of pampering. So, why not?
I booked in for a ‘head in the clouds’ treatment which was 45 minutes long at a cost of £60.00.
The treatment I had chosen was marketed as “cleansing, clearing and decongesting” and included a back, face and scalp massage to help “clear the mind and support the immune system.”
My therapist was called Abbie, and she has worked at this spa for a couple of years. As part of her work she has received training from Voya and Aromatheropy Associates , the two products they use in treatments at the Spa.
It soon became clear that my initial misgivings were ill-founded. Abbie really knew what she was doing and the products were good quailty. She used oils from the Aromatherapy Associates range, and good ones too (I could recognise francincense – which never comes cheap – and then chamomile, perhaps the most calming essence ) … all good stuff.
I left the hotel feeling as if I’d had my money’s worth. I’d had a really positive experience that gave me a real sense of calm and wellbeing. Well trained staff, quality products and a very relaxing environment.
When I left and said my goodbyes, I certainly felt great. I did have my head in the clouds … at least for a while, anyway.