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We’re all too happy to sacrifice an afternoon in the office for a relaxing few hours in the comfort of a spa. So when we were offered the chance to try out a Full Body Massage and Mini Manicure at The Spa at The CityPoint Club, it didn’t take us long to put on our coats.
Walking into the huge building in Moorgate, we were greeted by a friendly receptionist who showed us to the lift to go one floor down. Then we met another friendly receptionist who checked our bookings and sat us down in the seating area with a cup of tea.
After a quick refreshment, we were given a tour of the spa which showed us just how big this place actually is! It looks large on the outside, but you almost don’t expect the spa to be as big too. We were shown the treatment rooms first, which felt cosy, warm and inviting; we couldn’t wait to return for our treatments. Then we were led to the 20m ozone swimming pool and jacuzzi down the hall from the rooms. The pool has ozone treated water, meaning it’s good for the environment and you don’t have to suffer under the irritating chlorine smell.
We also had a peek in the relaxation room with comfy beds and calming music to indulge in an afternoon nap, as well as sauna and steam rooms to sweat out those impurities and invigorate the senses. After another tour of the gym and changing rooms, we hurriedly slipped into our robes and complimentary slippers and sat in the waiting room with a fruit juice for our therapists to collect us.
Our therapist led us to a quiet treatment room and asked whether we had any allergies and what kind of pressure we preferred, before leaving us to slip out of our robes and under the blanket. Laying on our back the therapist started by gently massaging our feet with a warm damp towel, then brushing our legs and arms before asking us to turn over to brush our back. The massage started on our back, with long and gliding strokes whilst the warm Elemis oils created a flurry of scents around the room. We relaxed and drifted into a slumber before turning over to move the massage onto our front and relaxed again with a lavender eye mask.
The therapist chimed some tiny cymbals to signal the end of the massage and left us to recover with a glass of chilled water before we moved onto the nail station for our Manicure. The therapist filed and shaped our nails before tackling our cuticles, then began preparing our nails for the polish. We picked a vibrant red from the huge selection of OPI polishes, and felt very sophisticated indeed once all our nails had been painted.
We felt so relaxed that the tube journey home was heavenly, melting into a seat and dreaming of the massage all over again. Our muscles were soothed and our nails looked brilliant, so we felt like a million dollars and eager to book in again for some more pampering.
Perfect as a winter retreat for a spa day, The Spa at The CityPoint Club is a great place to relax and rejuvenate when things have been getting a little too much. We came back down to earth after our treatments with a spot of lunch in the restaurant, curled up on the sofa in front of the news - it almost felt like home.
Charlotte is a writer with an uncontrollable love for beauty and spas. She won't be the first to sign up to the gym but she'll be the first to try out new beauty fads, with one hand on a tube of mascara and the other booking in for a spot of pampering.See my profile