We can’t jet off on holiday at the mo but we have found a way to still have a Mediterranean mini-break, and it doesn’t involve any passports or planes. In fact the only travelling required is into Central London and down to the basement of a five star hotel. The Jiva Spa at the St James’s Court Hotel (part of the Taj Hotels group) combines the best Indian wellness philosophies with products and therapies from British brand Temple Spa, meaning you can get treatments like aromatherapy massage, champagne & truffles deluxe facial, and Indian head massage.
We recently tried out the 90-minute Mediterranean Mini-Break treatment created by Temple Spa, and as the name suggests it’s designed to make you feel like you’ve just been on holiday. The experience kicks off with a full-body scrub to get your skin glowing, followed by a massage to iron out those knots and a bespoke facial. It really is the full works! And if 90 minutes of bliss isn’t enough of a treat, guests who book at treatment also get to enjoy the vitality pool, steam room, sauna, emotional shower and relaxation room.
Given the spa is underground, it feels like an oasis of calm and a million miles away from the crazy city above. The lengthy treatment ensures you leave super chilled out so if you’re feeling a little frazzled or just sick of sitting on the sofa, take yourself off for a little Med mini-break.
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