Who doesn’t love a bit of pampering? I believe that every now and then everyone deserves a relaxing, pamper day (even men!) – and Wahanda is great for finding absolute pamper package bargains. Whilst browsing the site I happened upon this package – a 2 for 1 Moroccan Steam Spa Ritual at the Mayfair Spa. A Moroccan ritual, in Mayfair, with a friend – what could be better! I quickly snapped it up and booked my appointment with the spa and trotted down to it on Weds.
I chose to take along my new man (wiittt woooooo!!) and the whole experience was absolutely perfect for a couple. Our apt was booked for 7.30pm but we headed there a little earlier so we could make use of the full facilities, including a steam room, sauna and bucket showers (included in the price of the booking).
Water feature in the spa reception.
The Spa Facilities -
The lovely receptionist showed us around the spa and made us feel very welcome. Firstly, the changing rooms were pretty ideal in my opinion. In the ladies we had full length mirrors, showers, loos, hairdryers, straighteners and even little cotton pads and flannels to use. We were also given towels, slippers and a dressing gown to wear around the facilities.
The steam room and sauna were small but thankfully were not busy at all, so we had lots of room to spread out and make ourselves comfortable. There was a sink full of ice so you could close your pores and cool down after using the rooms. We then headed to the relaxation room where we made ourselves comfortable and helped ourselves to dried fruits, nuts and tea and had a rest on the hammam beds.
The Moroccan Cleansing Ritual -
The ritual was a lot of fun. We had a lady take us into our own private room in which had a separate private steam room, as well as showers and all the ingredients needed for the cleansing ritual. She explained exactly what we needed to do and that we could be left to our own devices to complete it.
Trays with bowls of mud and scrubs!
We took our trays of ingredients into our steam room and then began the process. Firstly, apply a white clay mask to the face and neck. Then apply the mud mask all over your body – this was really fun for a couple (as you would expect!); it was hilarious applying the mud (we must have looked hideous) and a lot of fun. Finally you have to slap on the dead sea salt mixture and rub into the skin in circular motions to help exfoliate the skin. Remember that all of this is in a steam room so it gets very hot and steamy but there are cold water hoses to cool yourself down. After half an hour, two showers come on in the steam room so you can wash everything off.
After drying yourself (or each other!) you can use a body oil to moisturize the skin – this was pretty much olive oil but it was very light and easy to sink in to the skin. Afterwards we made our way back in to the relaxation room and chilled out (I felt so relaxed I could have easily fallen asleep!).
Afterwards my skin was SO soft and it still is now. It was a lovely experience and something I could get used to monthly. I think this would also be a nice treat for a best friend or for some bonding time with your mum (remember its Mother’s day today!). I have actually done another steam ritual very similar to this with my sister in the past which was also very funny (lots of giggling) so you definitely do not need a boyf to do this with.
Once you purchase the deal on Wahanda, you have a year to book the actual treatment with the spa so this would also make a nice gift to someone.
You can browse the Wahanda spa days deals at this link - http://www.wahanda.com/spa-days/ – let me know if you end up booking anything!
Have you ever booked something from Wahanda? What spa package would you have chosen and who would you have taken?!
Please note: Wahanda offered me a voucher contributing to the pamper package of my choice but this does not affect my honesty or opinions!