Marie Teather looks at five of the city’s best body scrub treatments.
1 The May Fair Hotel— Moroccan Steam Cleansing Ritual
Spa treatments don’t come more luxurious or regal than at the May Fair Spa. The May Fair hotel was first opened in 1927 by King George VI and has catered to the city’s elite ever since. The signature Moroccan Deep Cleansing Ritual of Renewal might well be one of the most indulgent treatments in London. Lasting for four and a half hours you go through a course of a Moroccan steam cleansing, a body wrap with intensive full body wrap and hot oil scalp treatment and a 90-minte full body massage. This deeply nourishing and intensely cleansing ritual rejuvenates the skin and works internally to detoxify and stimulate the body's systems.
The May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8LT
2 Porchester Spa— Citrus Bliss Sea Salt Scrub
While you don’t head here looking for luxury the body scrub at the Porchester Spa is known as being one of the best in town for decades. The Porchester Spa has been serving west Londoners since 1929 when it was known as the Turkish and Russian Vapour Baths. Following a swim in the public baths next door spend a day wandering between the steam room and sauna before sampling one of the renowned body scrubs such as the Olive Soap Body Brush which using a dry brush and an olive soap massage leaves your skins refreshingly soft or the Citrus Bliss Sea Salt Scrub which detoxifies the skin to leave it soft and glowing.
3 Agua Spa—Agua Bamboo Scrub
Set within the Sanderson London, the 10,0000 square foot Agua Spa provides the perfect setting for pampering, spiritual relief, and tranquility. The Agua Bamboo Scrub is an effective yet delicate scrub uses micro particles from bamboo to massage and exfoliate the skin. With its miles of diaphanous white curtains, 14 all-white treatment rooms, chill-out zone and meditation beds, Agua has a peaceful, dreamy and almost cloud-like ambiance. The Bamboo Scrub is quickly absorbed into the skin leaving it purified and clear of any residue. The treatment is finished with a nourishing mist to provide a final calming touch.
50 Berners Street London, W1T 3NG
020 7300 1400
4 The Sanctuary— Sanctuary Hot Sugar Scrub
The Sanctuary was originally designed for the female dancers of the Royal Opera House but as times have changed so has The Sanctuary. Today it is all about indulgence and pampering but is still run by women for women. The award-winning Hot Sugar Scrub exfoliates the skin followed by the Sanctuary Spa Massage with body oil to leave skin feeling luxuriously smoothed and nourished.
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DH
020 7420 5118
5 Browns Hotel—Enriching Body Exfoliation
Brown’s Hotel personifies the sophistication of modern British luxury and The Spa at Browns is no exception. The Enriching Body Exfoliation sees tired skin exfoliated using Aromatherapy Associates enriching blend of coffee and salt scrub before being smothered with sweet jasmine and patchouli body butter to leave the skin realities and deeply moisturized.
Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4BP
020 7493 6020