Spring clean your body, mind and soul
Right about now is the perfect time to book yourself in for a spa trip. Just as you’re preparing your home for a spring clean, the new season is a perfect time to organise other areas of your life, starting with some health and wellbeing TLC. Rejuvenate your body, refresh your soul and enter a whole new realm of relaxation at the One Aldwych Spa and Healthclub. Located in the lower floors of one of London’s most spectacular five star hotels, it’s a spacious, welcoming and modern escape, open to members, hotel and day guests. Communal areas of the spa include sauna and steam rooms and a chlorine-free swimming pool that is unlike any other public bath you’ve come across before.
We’re talking a complete aqua experience that feels like you’re splashing around in the ocean. Whether you’re laying back on the poolside lounges or taking a dip, you’ll be mesmerised by the stunning visuals projected on the walls. One minute it’s like you’re diving with dolphins, the next, paddling past with turtles.
Shoals of tropical fish drift by as you turn around to do another length and with the sealife for inspiration, you’ll get fit in no time. Or if you’re more interested in floating motionless rather than doing laps, there are a range of floats to aid you so you can lay back and enjoy the mood lighting; just make sure you at least bob your head under to discover the spas other secret; under water music. A soothing soundtrack accompanies your swim; it’s such a special sensation you won’t want to leave the poolside. Unless of course you have a spa treatment booked.
Your appointment starts with a consultation with your therapist to determine your needs, while enjoying a delicious detoxing drink of mint and cucumber or citrus water. The Essentials treatments list includes pampering skin specific facials, luxury massages and a menu of blissful body treatments such as hot stone therapy and exfoliating scrubs. There’s also an Express menu of beauty rituals like manicures, pedicures and waxing and you can also combine treatments with specials deals available for men and women. Fluffy slippers and robes are all part of the service and you can also tuck into fresh fruits while you read magazines or drift off with a good book and generally forget about the outside world.
A few hours spent here including a trip to the gym which features a room of modern equipment and free weights will leave you feeling fresh, fabulous and ready to take on whatever life throws at you next.
The Healthclub at One Aldwych,
London, WC2B 4BZ