CONCEALED IN THE DEPTHS OF STANLEY DOCK LIES AN INIMITABLE OASIS. IT’S THE PERFECT PLACE TO GENTLY SOOTHE YOUR MIND AND PREPARE YOUR BODY FOR THE SHIFT INTO SUMMER.
I was welcomed into Maya Blue Spa by the ever-smiling and polite staff, where there is an immediate sense of calm. The rippling of the candle lit, deep blue waters reflect onto the historic red brick arches that surround the hydrotherapy pool, steam room, sauna and samarium. It’s a warm, tranquil space to enjoy.
There is an array of facials, wraps and massages to choose from if you also want to indulge yourself with a treatment. I opted for the ‘Tangle me Up Body Wrap’ that is designed to revitalise the skin and rid the body of harmful toxins to help fight cellulite and improve elasticity and skin tone.
For the next sixty minutes I was left in the capable hands of my highly skilled therapist. The treatment started with a full body brushing that was thoroughly relaxing and relieving. In a blissful state of mind, a warm seaweed enriched compound was then delicately sprinkled onto my skin and massaged in. I was then wrapped up warm in muslin cloth, and my therapist used further relaxing massage techniques on my scalp while the nutrients of the seaweed compound took effect. The treatment ended in a full body application of luxurious, organic VOYA body cream that was massaged in using gentle, gliding hand strokes.
The products and techniques had long lasting results and I left feeling refreshed with silky, rejuvenated skin that had a summer glow, while my muscles felt supple after the massage techniques worked out aches.
Words: Jennie Blake
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