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 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 the 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.