Our New Favourite Find To Unwind In London: Relax

Our new favourite find to unwind in London: Relax

Relax Spa - Covent GardenAs businesswomen in the modern workplace, career success can come at the cost of other aspects of our life. It can certainly take its toll upon our well-being and appearance. Leading a fast-paced city life with late nights in the office, early mornings and overwhelming deadlines, we sure appreciate it when we get the chance to indulge in rest and relaxation.

Just around the corner from our office, the Your Coffee Break team escaped to Relax this week to unwind and treat our body, mind and soul. We found ourselves spoilt with serene treatments, relaxing music, and calming ambience, courtesy of their fantastic therapists.

Situated in Covent Garden’s St Martin’s Courtyard, deep in the heart of London’s entertainment, restaurant and fashion mecca, Relax is a stunning urban day spa offering sensual escapism from bustling city life. Whether you live and work in the hectic city that is London or you’re here on a business trip, Relax is the go-to spa for the career-driven woman to finally get the chance to unwind and shut out the busy city life.

Relax Spa in LondonWith a delectable menu of heavenly massages, natural beauty treatments, and gorgeous lifestyle gifts for men and women, available 7 days a week, Relax is the perfect rejuvenation for the body, mind and soul. Having opened in 2001, the spa has 7 luxury treatment rooms, including a couple’s room for partners or friends, walk in showers and a spacious client lounge. Whether it is for fifteen minutes on your lunch break, or a weekend treat, Relax believes in providing amazing treatments and takes great pleasure and pride in creating an exceptional experience for every client that walks through their door. Their specialised team of therapists offer all the expertise you would expect, but with an approach which radiates care and attentiveness to make you feel welcome, special and wholly pampered.

Relax - Client Lounge

Relax in Covent Garden

From the moment we walked through the doors of Relax and took in the modern, vibrantly coloured décor, and atmospheric music, we could feel the tension from the work week slowly melting away. Walking through the open plan treatment area, we noticed a fine selection of Chair Massages, perfect for anyone in a hurry during lunch breaks or in between meetings, as no oils are used or clothes removed and treatment sessions start at 10 minutes.

body scrubs- RelaxWe were greeted by a friendly and welcoming receptionist, who led us upstairs to the client lounge overlooking the tranquil St Martin’s Courtyard. Relax ensure that you are receiving the best possible treatment and conducts an induction prior to every treatment, to offer expert advice on skin types, tension points and the beauty products available. The spa has partnered with luxurious brands Julique and Aromatherapy Associates and use a luxurious selection of moisturisers, facial scrubs, exfoliating masks and essential oils to leave your skin looking refreshed, hydrated and refined. Both  brands are available in their retail area.

Their natural beauty treatments include specialised natural facials, body scrubs & wraps, hot and warm wax treatments and all aspects of grooming for men and women. Clients can also choose from powerful or relaxing full body massages, including Deep tissue, Sports and Aromatherapy. Relax additionally boasts an extensive range of delightful manicure and pedicure styles in a rainbow of colours to complement every outfit. For busy working women, the gel manicure is the ideal choice for divine, glossy nails that last up to two weeks, without any mess or fuss. Oh, how we wish we’d known about this prior to Fashion Week!

I chose to enjoy the Spa Taster – a 30 minute full body massage followed by a rejuvenating and cleansing 30 minute facial. The therapists do advise that for the best possible results, rather than a ‘quick fix,’ the 60 or 90 minute facials are the most effective option. Their newest product, the Ultimate aroma ‘lift’ facial, is an excellent choice, as it uses gentle micro currents to deliver active ingredients deep into the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and leaving skin plump, lifted, clear and radiant. However, the Spa Taster was a great introduction to spa treatments, with the full body massage seeming almost telepathic as the pressure was sublime and released every ounce of tension from the body, and the cleansing facial targeted my skin’s dehydration directly with astonishing results.

Christmas gift ideasRelax’s range of VIP Treats also allows you to upgrade your treatment experience with flowers and natural body gifts for all special occasions, alongside excellent massage and beauty combination packages. With Christmas right around the corner, rather than wrestling through the late-night shoppers for the last bottle of generic perfume, or a cross-stitched sweater, you can treat your loved ones to a luxurious gift from Relax’s extensive range. Ideas such as True Grace’s Moroccan Rose home fragrance, the warm and seductive fragrance of True Grace’s Amber scented candle, Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Night-time Ritual and Indulgent Bath and Shower Ritual Body Wash are perfect for keeping your family content this festive season.

Don’t let your great career and your busy life deprive you from health and wellbeing. It’s time to take action ladies. For more information or to book an appointment, visit the Relax website: www.relax.org.uk  or send the team an email via info@relax.org.uk 

Opening hours: 

Mon-Sat: 10.00am to 9.00pm | Sun: 12.00pm to 8.00pm

Natasha Matthewman

Natasha Matthewman is the Lifestyle Editor for Your Coffee Break. Self-confessed tea addict, lover of literature, the seaside, sunshine and blogging, she aspires to put her English Literature and Creative Writing degree towards a career in publishing. When she isn’t writing, she is visiting the theatre, reading a good novel and planning to travel the world.

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