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During my weekend stay at Mondrian London [READ MORE], I spent around four hours indulging in one of the most incredible urban retreat spas I have enveloped myself in yet. Agua Spa Bathhouse.
As a guest at Mondrian London, you are welcome to enjoy the Spa lounge whenever you wish, and for as long as wish (opening times permitted, of course).
If you're not a guest, you are absolutely still able to use the Spa, however only if you are booking in on a treatment basis.
FAVOURITES TO UNWIND
During my stay, I treated myself to three treatments at Agua Spa:
If you wish, you can take a look at the full treatment menu [HERE].
Before I had even checked in, the Agua staff had emailed me my arrangements for each treatment, called to confirm for assurance, and also mapped out my timings for the treatments perfectly so that the afternoon wasn't rushed with this amount of pampering going on.
Another super attention to detail element was the staff advising me that I should have my massage first so as not to smudge my perfectly preened nails if I were to have my mani and pedi prior to it. Something I just hadn't even thought of, which makes me feel rather silly now.
On entering the spa, I was greeted by very friendly front desk staff, who seated me in the welcome area to fill out a digital medical information form (the usual thing you do when you have products or services from a spa for the first time).
Following that, I was collected by a lovely young woman who showed me around the spa initially, before treatments were to begin.
The tour included a show and tell of the spa layout, along with the changing rooms which housed lockers, robes, slippers, showers, hairdryers, and a sauna. All yours to enjoy.
Locker access is completely complimentary, so just get comfy, lock up your wares, and enjoy!
After de-clothing and robing up, I headed out to the lounge for only a moment before being collected by my masseuse.
PAMPER TIME ACCESSORY FAVOURITES
Starting off with my massage, I was lead into a beautifully warm and inviting treatment room with a state of the art treatment bed, towels, and a whole back wall of perfectly positions essential oils, ready for picking.
My masseuse sat with me and asked any "body concerns" I wanted to work on, and what goals I had in mine from the massage.
I quite honestly just wanted to relax, and melt off the bustle of the morning's work convention which had left my back a little grumpy from all of the standing and walking around.
With this in mind, I was recommended oils in a mix of lemon, ginger, and frankincense for my session.
Lemon is used for cleansing. Perfect for a busy morning running around in the "Big Smoke" to awaken my skin and purge of any hidden grime and impurities.
Ginger was chosen for its warm yet energising aroma and qualities, and encourages healthy skin. Ginger oil is also used in sports massages, again, for it's invigorating qualities, however for me, it was all about warmth to my muscles.
Frankincense is known as "The King Of Essential Oils", and is often revered for its ability to beautify and rejuvenate skin when applied in massage. Something I'm always very keen to pursue! The scent of Frankincense promotes feelings of satisfaction, peace, relaxation, and overall wellness. A perfect combination!
For the full 50 minutes, I slipped away into the most relaxing, beautifully practiced massage of my life. The pressure and balance of application was perfect, with every single care taken in every action.
The composition of oils used worked perfectly together, on my senses, and physically across my body.
I especially loved the hot towel application now and again. I honestly thought I was going to melt through the bed as one stage, my skin and muscles were delightfully sighing that much.
The 50 minute massage was so wonderful that, as with all perfectly timed things, it felt like 5 minutes. Hopefully that's not because I had managed to fall asleep or something, however my goodness I would happily partake in such a thing again, each and every day if I could!
SKINCARE OIL FAVOURITES
Following my massage, I was lead to the gorgeous spa lounge to relax until it was time for my 'Made For Life Manicure & Pedicure'.
The lounge area is quite honestly the most beautiful room I have ever set foot in, in a spa environment.
The centre structure, hovering above it's own circular mini-pool takes your breath away, as the whole room is bathed in a warm and inviting glow.
There are several lounge seats to lie on, separated by delicate curtains which can be either closed or opened, depending on your privacy desires. In addition, there's a corner of the room with tiered bench seating, scattered with cushions, and edged with tables for your drinks and snacks, which can all be ordered from a generous menu.
Herbal teas are available to help yourself to, also.
Before long, I was greeted by the biggest smile I could have ever expected, belonging to Fiona, my nail technician for the remainder of the afternoon.
After preparing me the most delicious chamomile tea, Fiona introduced me in the 'Glamour Room', which was home to exceptionally comfortable pedicure seating, and a table set for manicures at the opposite side of the room.
Before my nail treatments began, I had the choice of polish colours from a generous selection of Ciate pots for both my fingers and toes.
Following my decision, I was to sit down and enjoy a full leg and foot scrub, massage, and nail paint, before heading on for the same with my arms and hands.
The products used were made with the finest natural products (Lemongrass explosion! Amazing!!), and the hospitality of Fiona was the best.
If you're considering any "Glamour Room" treatments at Agua Bathhouse, pleaswe do consider asking for Fiona on my recommendation. She's such an inspiring and compelling woman, and honestly, I made a friend that day!
FAVOURITES FROM CIATE
As if I wasn't relaxed already, of course! With all of my treatments completed, I was then free to continue using the gorgeous spa lounge for as long as I wished, and could also continue to enjoy any drinks and snacks available too. Not only that, but you are also welcome to use any products on offer at the side table area, closest to the Glamour Room.
Products range from face oils, moisturisers, and so much more.
I can't tell you how much I wish I could just take myself off to The Agua Bathhouse now to do it all over again. Mark my words, I definitely will be returning, but just not as quickly as NOW, haha!
From the hospitality, to the quality of the treatments, and the ethereal feel of the environment, you cannot find fault with this little piece of paradise in the urban jungle of the capital city. It honestly overwhelmed me, and I remember it daily.
See you soon, Agua!
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