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    Alejandraslife - 01/2017

    the decor was THAT amazing. What a day! Relax, with good company in good hands.

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    Spa day out: Thai Square Spa London

    January 3, 2017

    Who doesn’t love pampering?

    Well I do and I think I deserve some “ME” time, and this time I went for the Thai Square Spa in london, more precisely in the heart of the city near the Trafalgar Square.

    Situated in a wonderful avenue full of theatres and just in the heart of the city, the facilities of this Spa are something to be seen.

    With a luxurious decor, in a 2 story building, the entrance of this Spa comes with a smile from the Thai Square Spa and a wonderful scented perfume from the aromatherapy they apply and even can be bought, they have a full line of aromatherapy and facial treatments to take home or gift someone.

    The Thai square Spa has several facilities to offer for everyone such as:

    • Hair and Nail Salon
    • Body treatments with several massages to choose from (next time I need to do a Thai massage)
    • Facial treatments
    • Hand and foot treatments
    • Special Maternity treatments
    • Wet treatments such as Milk soak bath and herbal Steam
    • Waxing, Makeup and Hair treatments as well.

    And of course the Sauna and Steam room plus the Jacuzzi pool.

    And this last one was my chosen one followed by a glass of champagne to relax in a zen room surrounded by greek pillars… yes the decor was THAT amazing.

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    Spa day out: Thai Square Spa London

    January 3, 2017

    Who doesn’t love pampering?

    Well I do and I think I deserve some “ME” time, and this time I went for the Thai Square Spa in london, more precisely in the heart of the city near the Trafalgar Square.

    Situated in a wonderful avenue full of theatres and just in the heart of the city, the facilities of this Spa are something to be seen.

    With a luxurious decor, in a 2 story building, the entrance of this Spa comes with a smile from the Thai Square Spa and a wonderful scented perfume from the aromatherapy they apply and even can be bought, they have a full line of aromatherapy and facial treatments to take home or gift someone.

    The Thai square Spa has several facilities to offer for everyone such as:

    • Hair and Nail Salon
    • Body treatments with several massages to choose from (next time I need to do a Thai massage)
    • Facial treatments
    • Hand and foot treatments
    • Special Maternity treatments
    • Wet treatments such as Milk soak bath and herbal Steam
    • Waxing, Makeup and Hair treatments as well.

    And of course the Sauna and Steam room plus the Jacuzzi pool.

    And this last one was my chosen one followed by a glass of champagne to relax in a zen room surrounded by greek pillars… yes the decor was THAT amazing.

    Take a look at my pictures:

    What a day!

    Relax, with good company in good hands.

    Gay Star News - 01/2017

    The oils were sumptuous and 100% organic; they agreed with my complexion completely. What amazed me was how out for the count I was: the therapist employed such lightness of touch that I was rarely woke.

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    REVIEW: Thai Square Spa, London

    A calming oasis embedded in a pocket of the city, this is a hidden gem of luxury and relaxation just off Trafalgar Square

    REVIEW: Thai Square Spa, London
    All photos courtesy of Thai Square Spa
    The one-hour men’s facial at Thai Square Spa

    It’s one thing to leave a spa feeling like a new person. It’s quite another to leave looking like one, too. Thai Square Spa delivers on both counts.

    Located in its new home at the south end of Northumberland Ave, it’s just a short walk from both Trafalgar Square and the banks of the Thames. It boasts its own salon, as well as the usual steam, sauna and Jacuzzi spaces.

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    Visiting late last year, I experienced a true sensation of respite as a cold and dreary winter night thrashed the city outside. The entire staff worked to heighten the tranquility, rarely communicating in anything more than a hushed whisper.

    You feel immediately soothed upon arrival. The moody lighting, abundance of gold, and the scents of honey, spice and black pepper are immediately transportive.

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    The fantastically grand but never ostentatious Thai artefacts were fascinating, adding a distinct flavor that other more soulless spas lack. I felt like I was a guest at a royal household.

    There were a few Roman and Turkish touches mixed in – such as Roman columns in the restoration area. These I was less keen on. For me, they confused the ambience.

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    My three-hour visit was split into three parts. First, I showered and then enjoyed the facilities completely undisturbed.

    This area of the spa is petite but cosy, with a less fussy appearance. (Huge horse’s head sculpture pictured below notwithstanding).

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    I enjoyed the sauna, steam, Jacuzzi on rotation, before plunging my wrists into the ice fountain and drinking copious amounts of water. I repeated this on a loop at least five times. It’s worth visiting for this alone.

    Then, the treatment. I opted for a straightforward but perfectly-executed Gentleman’s Facial. Intoxicatingly-scented towels and nimble fingers sent me to sleep in minutes.

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    The oils were sumptuous and 100% organic; they agreed with my complexion completely. What amazed me was how out for the count I was: the therapist employed such lightness of touch that I was rarely woke.

    My skin benefitted hugely, and even looked in half decent shape following a long haul flight the following week.

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    Beyond facials, Thai Square offers an exhaustively comprehensive range of therapies (and prices).

    Some sound truly epic: the two-and-a-half-hour Thai herbal ceremony oil massage, including a herbal steam and exfoliation, for example, and a two-hour hot jade stone massage.

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    Men are well catered for: there are actually three facial options specially geared for male skin. The classic hot towel and the collagen recharge are both one hour, while the ‘Majestic Jade Facial Treatment’ lasts 90 minutes.

    I rounded off my evening with a quick stop at the small, on-site salon. My stylist had his work cut out, literally. I have long hair and an odd hairstyle. He tried his best to accommodate my inane requests in the hour allocated, and although he cut a little more off than I wanted, I was happy with the end result.  Sweetly, he seemed blissfully unaware of the fact I was reviewing, and was pleasantly chatty, asking me about my job and my life. It was a nice contrast from the brooding atmosphere elsewhere, and rounded off the experience nicely.

    For more information, visit ThaiSquareSpa.com.

    A review on Gentlemen’s Collagen Facial by Gay Star News

     

     

     

     

    Sybarite - 12/2016

    Not only a great treatment for the mind but beneficial if the treatment is done more often. My therapist advised me on returning a month before delivery of the baby, as she noticed a lot of fluid retention and aimed to prevent blood clots from forming. The care by my therapist, the location being within close proximity to Charring Cross Tube Station and the Zen-like sanctuary makes Thai Square Spa a haven that we’re sure to return to for our next maternity pampering treatment.

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    Thai Square Spa

    Tested: Pre Birth Essential Treatment

    The Experience: Thai Square Spa is made even better in that they have a range of pre and post maternity treatments to choose from, and as someone that is expecting not only does one crave for a proper pampering session but choices are just as crucial. We have come to find that in London, only a few Spas’ offer a choice of maternity treatments and Thai Square Spa is one of them.

    I tried out the Pre-Birth Essential Treatment at 32 weeks, perfect for the expectant mother who needs some serious reliving of fluid retention and sore muscles. The experience? Before treatment began I was led to the relaxation area where you could lie down whilst sipping on a cup of freshly brewed tea. After about ten minutes I was led to one of the beautifully adorned treatment rooms. For the entire hour, the hustle and bustle of London escaped my mind whilst lying comfortably to one side, as my therapist used special massage techniques to soothe and relieve tension. Needless to say, dozing off was without question as the massage pressure was light to the touch and exactly what is needed when carrying all that weight around one’s belly.

    The focus was on the back, thighs, lower legs and arms before finishing off with a light head massage. The pressure was light and circulatory leaving one to doze off into tranquility.

    The verdict: Not only a great treatment for the mind but beneficial if the treatment is done more often. My therapist advised me on returning a month before delivery of the baby, as she noticed a lot of fluid retention and aimed to prevent blood clots from forming. The care by my therapist, the location being within close proximity to Charring Cross Tube Station and the Zen-like sanctuary makes Thai Square Spa a haven that we’re sure to return to for our next maternity pampering treatment.

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    A Review On Pre-Birth Essential by the Sybarite

    Lady Sarah's London - 11/2016

    Secretly, I still prefer shoes, but perhaps we should all take Rosie’s advice and try this legendary foot treatment at the Thai Square Spa located just off Trafalgar Square, right in the heart of our beloved London. Post party shoe shopping, I had a quick look at the SPA. Admittedly, it looked tempting! A brisk walk from Bond Street, this is the perfect venue to recover from the exhaustion of those intensive Christmas shopping sprees. A lot of body tension is held on the feet so a good foot massage is a very effective means of eliminating some of that tension. If you are not into foot massage, (you don’t know what you are missing!) the menu at the spa is quite extensive, with lots of destress themed packages, plus the place looks beautiful and tranquil, – very much worth a try, especially if you have been feeling the effects of London life.

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    Secretly, I still prefer shoes, but perhaps we should all take Rosie’s advice and try this legendary foot treatment at the Thai Square Spa located just off Trafalgar Square, right in the heart of our beloved London.

    Post party shoe shopping, I had a quick look at the SPA. Admittedly, it looked tempting! A brisk walk from Bond Street, this is the perfect venue to recover from the exhaustion of those intensive Christmas shopping sprees. A lot of body tension is held on the feet so a good foot massage is a very effective means of eliminating some of that tension. If you are not into foot massage, (you don’t know what you are missing!) the menu at the spa is quite extensive, with lots of destress themed packages, plus the place looks beautiful and tranquil, – very much worth a try, especially if you have been feeling the effects of London life.

    A Review on Oriental Foot Massage by Lady Sarah

    Bespoke Black Book - 11/2016

    The hour long Thai traditional massage was fabulous. My friendly and experienced masseuse washed my feet with warm water and salts before I placed my head on the comfortable massage table. The Thai massage feels one of a kind as they focus on your back’s pressure points, using both hard and soft pressure to make you feel relaxed and stretched whilst pressing deep enough to get the knots out. I felt relaxed and energized at the same time. As I placed my slippers on after the massage, I went to view the intimate golden bubbling Jacuzzi with steam room which still has the feel of a rustic Turkish bathhouse.

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    Jessica takes a break from her hectic schedule to kick back and relax at the Thai Square Spa and Salon.

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    Oftentimes it’s hard to find a top quality spa in the heart of a cosmopolitan city. There are those great spots where one can nip and nip out however a full treatment facility where one can bathe, steam, rest and have beauty and facial treatments is a rarity.

    I discovered Thai Square Spa off Trafalgar Square for an indulgent post work day woman’s relaxation treatment. With golden and red interiors and one of the few traditional and sleek places where one can get a traditional full body Thai massage in a gorgeous setting.

    Thai Square Spa was originally a Turkish bath and has been restored with Thai and Russian influences which one can see in their interior design. There are five Thai massage treatment rooms, six ritual massage rooms and one vast VIP suite treatment room with private relaxation zone and steam room.

    And of course, I needed it. With 22 events planned over the course of London Fashion Week, exhausted and glued to my iPhone, I took off from JPR Media Group’s office in Knightsbridge to experience an incredible respite from the buzzy life of being a PR girl in one of the hottest cities in the world.

    The hour long Thai traditional massage was fabulous. My friendly and experienced masseuse washed my feet with warm water and salts before I placed my head on the comfortable massage table. The Thai massage feels one of a kind as they focus on your back’s pressure points, using both hard and soft pressure to make you feel relaxed and stretched whilst pressing deep enough to get the knots out. I felt relaxed and energized at the same time. As I placed my slippers on after the massage, I went to view the intimate golden bubbling Jacuzzi with steam room which still has the feel of a rustic Turkish bathhouse.

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    Thai Square staff served me hot aromatic tea on one of the chaise lounges and I felt as if I was literally in Thailand, not a few feet away from the hustle and bustle of Trafalgar Square.

    When I next pop in, I will definitely purchase one of their scrumptious iMantara massage oils or body scrubs or spend the day in the Himalayan salt treatment room which is a restorative treatment room and sounds absolutely sublime.

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    25 Northumberland Avenue,
    London WC2N 5AP
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    A Review On Thai Massage by BESPOKE BLACK BOOK

    ESQUIRE - 11/2016

    Go for the traditional Thai massage to walk out invigorated and relaxed - you can even stop for a great haircut in their in-house barbers, too.

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    Thai Square Spa

    While a nice back rub is all well and good, sometimes you need something a bit more. That’s where a traditional Thai massage – which combines the usual pummelling with acupressure and assisted yoga postures – comes into its own. And there is no better spot in the capital to find one than Thai Square Spa.

    Go for the traditional Thai massage to walk out invigorated and relaxed – you can even stop for a great haircut in their in-house barbers, too.

    1hr £75, 1.5hr £105, 2hr £140 for a traditional Thai massage, thaisquarespa.com/

    A  Review on Traditional Thai Massage on Esquire Magazine

    The Sloaney - 09/2016

    When entering the building you feel as though you have walked into another world and one that is far, far away from the hustle and bustle that is associated with London life. The plush setting has luxurious décor and there is an incredibly relaxing atmosphere throughout, which encourages even the most stressed mind to switch off.

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    Autumn pampering at the Thai Square Spa

    By LAURA TOOGOOD

    If you are experiencing a dose of the autumn blues as the nights draw in and summer becomes a distant memory, a visit to the Thai Square Spa in London will certainly cheer you up.

    I first experienced the delights of the Thai Square Spa in Covent Garden nearly four years ago. Since then it has expanded to occupy a spacious and impressive property that is located at 25 Northumberland Avenue, just a few steps away from Embankment.

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    The Thai Square Spa boasts a wide range of treatments and there are excellent facilities that will help you unwind. In addition to the menu of bespoke therapies that are available, the spa also has a beautiful Jacuzzi that you can enjoy before your treatment. With soft lighting and stunning mosaic furnishings, this is the ideal place to relax.

    Time in the Jacuzzi can either follow or precede a visit to the steam room. There is also a relaxation area nearby so that you can make the most of your time before and after a treatment.

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    The Thai Square Spa is highly effective at bringing the traditional Thai Spa experience to the heart of London and the service is impeccable. While the spa can accommodate a large number of guests – there are five Thai Massage treatment rooms, six Ritual Massage rooms and one vast VIP Suite treatment room – the clever layout means that you feel as though you are the only person present.

    After spending time enjoying the various facilities, I experienced a facial by one of the expert therapists. Most of the facials available at the Thai Square Spa have been designed for all skin types and the traditional Thai facial will give your skin a nourishing boost, which is ideal for this time of year.

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    The facial was excellent and it combined luxury organic skincare products with traditional application techniques. The massage style helped to maximise the benefits of the treatment. I found the facial incredibly relaxing and it improved the appearance of my skin immediately afterwards. More importantly, the results lasted for many days and fine lines seemed far less obvious.

    There are many other special treatments available to enjoy including a facial designed to deliver an immaculate complexion, peaceful palm therapy for your hands and several ritual massages. The menu is pretty extensive and there are also many treatments available for men.

    The signature treatments are among the best and they include the Temple of Jade Hot Stone Body Massage and the Thai Herbal Ceremony.

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    The Thai Square Spa is an ideal place to visit for pampering prior to a big occasion because they also provide a professional makeup artist and have a hair salon on site. This means that you can visit during the afternoon for a number of relaxing treatments and also complete your preparation for an evening celebration under the same roof.

    I experienced a wash and blow dry prior to leaving the Thai Square Spa and I was really impressed with the ability of the hair stylist who gave my hair a Hollywood look with bouncy and glamorous curls.

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    If you have yet to discover the Thai Square Spa in London, I fully recommend setting some time aside to visit the Northumberland Avenue address. You will leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to tackle the winter months with a spring in your step.

    The Thai Square Spa is located at 25 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5AP. Book online or by calling 020 7839 7990.

     

    A review on a treatment by the Sloaney

    Freshandfearless - 10/2016

    I have had a fair few massages in my time, but this one was just out of this world. The masseuse listened to where I needed her to increase the pressure and where I needed her to be more gentle, especially in sorer areas. Finishing my treatment off with the most relaxing head massage that just sent tingles through my head with pure relief. Heavenly!

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    ZEN IN THE CITY AT THAI SQUARE SPA

    London is known for its busy lifestyle, fast pace and extravagance. Everyone’s rushing around to make their next meeting, catching a taxi to meet their friends on the hour or flustering through the crowds to do some last minute shopping. However, there is only so much one Londoner can do before the late nights and early mornings start creeping up on you.

    Once in a while you just need some down time, relax and do something for yourself. When I was invited to try out the luxurious Thai Square Spa near Charing Cross, I felt like my prayers had been answered. Finally, I get an hour of peace and serenity, hopefully leaving feeling refreshed.

    Walking into the spa makes you already feel at ease. Friendly, welcoming staff and beautifully decorated with the whitest orchids and modern furniture. My favourite thing about the decor is that they were always a buddha in every room or stairwell. It’s like you’re always being watched over, like a positive spirit giving you continuous wellbeing vibes.

    We were sent into the changing rooms in Thai Square Spa, which were extremely clean and spacious with great facilities inside. Cubicle showers, electric number lock lockers and plenty of mirrors to style your hair post-shower. We got into our robes and headed down the most beautiful white staircase before we entered the dark basement where the treatment rooms were. Only lit by little candle lights leading to the individual treatment rooms on each side of the corridor.

    The treatment rooms were lovely and minimalistic, with beautiful natural decor and canvases. It had an modern Egyptian bath house vibe to it, which was very unique.

    Before the massage began, I was asked to be seated and to soak my feet in a bowl of hot lemon water, before I was given a deep foot scrub which was something I hadn’t experienced before a massage. However, it was such a pleasurable experience especially when you’ve been on your feet all day. Whilst the masseuse carried out the treatment, I was given a cup of dark tea to enjoy to really get into the zen mood.

    It was time. Deep tissue massage, here I come! Be gone horrible knots and pains and hello refreshed self. Once I had climbed onto the massage table I could smell a floral fragrance instantly. I was so intrigued, I had to open my eyes and have a quick peak. There was handful of ruby red rose petals below the face hole which were giving off quite a delightful scent, a lovely touch.

    I have had a fair few massages in my time, but this one was just out of this world. The masseuse listened to where I needed her to increase the pressure and where I needed her to be more gentle, especially in sorer areas. Finishing my treatment off with the most relaxing head massage that just sent tingles through my head with pure relief. Heavenly!

    I would certainly head back to Thai Square Spa again for another massage when things get a little too stressful for a complete body detox.

    Until next time…

     

    A Review on a ritual massage by freshandfearless

    Saharasplash - 09/2016

    The facilities are just so relaxing, I could sit with a magazine and the signature Thai Square tea for hours.

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    COUPLES RE1TREAT TO THAI SQUARE SPA

    Once more I find myself back at the ever popular Thai Square Spa near Charing Cross. I am putting a new spin on things this time however and writing up a couples retreat to Thai Square Spa! It’s just 67 days to the big day (the wedding for my newer readers) and so I really wanted to do something with my husband to be to take us out of the busy schedule we are both dealing with at the moment.

    I think it’s really important that you never lose sight of your relationship. Just because you are engaged to be married does not mean that you can’t date anymore and do the things you used to do. I also think that it can be really easy to get caught up in all the planning, it’s a great idea to take a day out to forget about the planning and have a nice relaxing time, just the two of you.

    Thai Square Spa offers so much for all couples looking to destress from any situation, especially wedding- related ones!

    I had a signature hand massage which was just heavenly. It’s an hour treatment which involves a delightful pampering all the way from your fingertips and up your arm. The scrub created a great sensation as it was rubbed into my hands and arms. The masseuse then washed the breads off and painted on a cooling paste before wrapping my hands and forearms up and sealed them in those wonderful bags which helps to lock in the heat and minerals. My treatment also involved the most fantastic head massage at the end too!

    The facilities are just so relaxing, I could sit with a magazine and the signature Thai Square tea for hours. It also gave Paul and I the chance to just enjoy each other’s company side by side, just a little chit chat, no complexities.

    Our couples retreat to Thai Square Spa was just what we needed and this is easily my favourite spa in London. I’d really advise you to take a trip there with your special someone and just let Thai square do its magic! Go explore, get pampered, have fun!

     

    : An excerpt  from a  review on couple packages by Saharasplash

     

     

     

     

    Dalton Bank - 09/2016

    I happily drifted off into a zen like state for an hour and I came out fully relaxed, skin so soft and smelling rather beautiful even if I do say so myself! I almost didn’t want to leave this luxurious little haven.

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    THE TREATMENT

    The massage bed is in the middle of the pink hued salt room, you have to put on little slipper things when in the room to get to the bed, this was the only awkward thing – I managed to get salt everywhere! But that’s just me…

    Himalayan salts are found deep within the rivers and valleys of the Himalayan Mountains and for centuries, these salts have been celebrated for their versatility, purity and healing properties.

    The Himalayan Ritual Massage at the Thai Square Spa combines various Oriental massage techniques for the ultimate treatment. I was promised it would stimulate circulation and hydrate the skin, detoxify the skin and relax muscles, reduce stress and promote a better sleep.

    I happily drifted off into a zen like state for an hour and I came out fully relaxed, skin so soft and smelling rather beautiful even if I do say so myself! I almost didn’t want to leave this luxurious little haven.

    The Himalayan Ritual Massage costs £105 for a 1 hour. It is not cheap, but it is 100% totally worth it. I’ve had my fair share of massages in London and this is probably the best I’ve had, though of course, I shall continue in my research… just for you guys!

     

    : An excerpt  from a  review on Himalayan Ritual Massage by Dalton-Banks

    Ellebloggs - 09/2016

    Walking through the doors of the Thai Square Spa is an almost dream like experience.

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    UNWINDING AT THAI SQUARE SPA

     

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    Walking through the doors of the Thai Square Spa is an almost dream like experience.
    The Spa is housed in what used to be an old Turkish baths and comes complete with 11 massage rooms, a Vichy Shower treatment room, ice fountain, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.
    I was here to try their latest offering, the Himalayan ritual massage, an hour long massage in the spa’s Himalayan Salt Room designed to help you relax, unwind and forget the stresses of modern life.
    All you need to do is slip into your slippers and dressing gown..

    The Himalayan Rituals massage is based around the healing qualities of Himalayan salts.

     

    Found deep down within the rivers and valleys of the famous mountains, these pink salts offer a host of benefits including stimulated circulation, hydrated skin, increased moisture retention and detoxed skin.
    The salts are also said to help reduce muscle pain and aches – plus reduce stress and lead to a better night sleep.
    And I can vouch for just that. I spent an incredible hour being rubbed with luxurious essential oils whilst I drifted away to the sounds of crashing waves and pan-pipes. Poor bliss. I came away feeling a lot calmer, softer and far less stressed that when I went in!
    : An excerpt  from a  review on Himalayan Ritual Massage by ElleBloggs

    Franny Mac - 09/2016

    Before our treatments we had half an hour to enjoy the Sen Space. Home to two cold zones and two hot zones, it has something to suit every need. Comprising of an ice fountain, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room – the facilities really are fantastic. The entire space just oozes luxury, with gold details and accents throughout.

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    “Making our way to the spa area downstairs, it was obvious just how much thought had gone into the design. It was absolutely gorgeous. We were shown around the relaxation areas before being lead through to the spa area to unwind before our treatments.

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    Before our treatments we had half an hour to enjoy the Sen Space. Home to two cold zones and two hot zones, it has something to suit every need. Comprising of an ice fountain, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room – the facilities really are fantastic. The entire space just oozes luxury, with gold details and accents throughout.

    Although I love a trip to the sauna and steam room, with a glass of champagne in hand, Leah and I spent the entire time catching up in the Jacuzzi. After all, what better way is there to pass half an hour by?……” ,   A review on Sen Space and Ritual Massage by Franny Mac

    East London Girl - 09/2016

    It is such a relaxing and peaceful environment away from the hustle and bustle of London life!

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    “Thai Square Spa launched five years ago and moved to the larger Northumberland premises around 10 months ago.The spa is beautifully decorated with exquisite wood carvings and murals, as well as gorgeous silks. It is such a relaxing and peaceful environment away from the hustle and bustle of London life!

    After you have completed the requisite forms you are led to the changing rooms to put on your gown and slip on shoes. You also have the option to wear a small thong if you want to change out of your own underwear. You can store your belongings in a locker within the changing rooms.

    I was then led downstairs to the massage room to receive a Himalayan Ritual Massage in the spa’s Himalayan Salt room. The masseuse used essential oils blended from flower and fruit throughout the massage and spent around 30 minutes on both sides of the body.

    The masseuse applied the perfect amount of pressure and checked that everything was ok, as well as asking if I wanted her to concentrate on particular areas. Different types of styles were applied throughout – the head and neck massage was particularly good.

    After the massage, you are invited to sit in the relaxation room for a water, tea or coffee before you leave. There is also a reading room available with separate pods.

    The spa offers a wide range of treatments which can be found at http://thaisquarespa.com/treatments/ including facials, waxing and general spa facilities.

    I was so impressed I purchased a gift voucher!”

    A Review on Himalayan Ritual massage by East London Girl

    So Your Girl Getting Married - 09/2016

    Looks beautiful, offers a taste of luxe and tranquility, and feels a million miles away from the rush of central London but is only a stones throw for anyone in the capital. Great for hens seeking something a little more sophisticated, for a couple of hours of retreat for couples, or for a pit stop during a busy working week.

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    “My treatment was a Himalayan Ritual Massage.  This takes place in a room which looks like it has a white sandy beach on the floor, but it’s actually salt. “Himalayan salts are found deep within the rivers and valleys of the Himalayan Mountains. For centuries, these salts have been celebrated for their versatility, purity and healing properties. Their pinkish hue and crystalline beauty, sets them apart from any other salt and their benefits are wide-ranging”  The massage itself used essentials oils and was truly amazing – super thorough and I have to say I felt like I was on a different planet by the time it was over! I usually go for a firm pressure and my masseuse had a great technique and really worked out my knots. It was definitely up there with one of the best massages I’ve ever had.

    The staff at Thai Square Spa are polite but slightly aloof – I think in this instance because my masseuse’s english wasn’t super fluent she didn’t say a great deal, but to be honest I quite liked this as often I end up chatting throughout treatment and can’t switch off! After the massage I was taken to the relaxation area for a cup of fruit tea, and then was left to change in my own time.” , A review on Himalayan Ritual Massage by So You Get Married

    Your London wedding - 09/2016

    An hour later I felt re-born.....Reader, I floated out of that spa-even the tube journey home could not puncture my new-found Zen.

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    Carlthompson - 09/2016

    This time saving package offers men the chance to relax and get all their grooming needs taken care of in a one-stop shop.

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    The Perfect Gentlemen’s Time Out at Thai Square Spa

    “Working in London can be stressful at times so it’s nice to switch off during our lunch-breaks, of course, that’s if you are lucky enough to have one! I recall when I was working in an office job, I was always much more productive if I took an hour at lunch to hit the gym, the shops, a sit down meal or even just walking around doing nothing. So yesterday, I decided to take advantage of the £99 deal Thai Square Spa were offering during September, a haircut plus a 60 minute massage or facial.

    Thai Square Spa on Northumberland Avenue, near Trafalgar Square, is offering gentlemen the perfect escape from their busy schedules. On arrival I was greeted with massive smiles and a welcoming ‘sawadee ka’ that made me reminisce about all my Thailand backpacking adventures.

    Unwind with the Men’s Time Out Reviver package. Choose from a blissful one hour Traditional Thai Massage, or a soothing one hour Gentlemen Hot Towel Facial or stress-busting Back, Neck, Shoulder Massage (with or without Andaman Aroma Soul oil) as well as a 45 minute haircut in the Thai Square Salon.

    Once checked in for my treatments, I headed into the Spa which was a secluded room with a Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and shower. The perfect relaxation time before my Thai massage which I remember from being in Thailand could be quite brutal but extremely good for you.

    As you can see from my pictures, the Thai Square Spa decor is dark, mysterious, zen and oozes relaxation. They have individual rooms for complete privacy which just adds to the luxurious feel to this place…….”

     

    A review by Carlthompson on Men’s Time Out Revival

    Hello Daily News - 09/2016

    Relax and unwind in top London spa haven

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    “Escape the hustle and bustle of city life by visiting Thai Square Spa, a pocket of tranquillity and peace within the heart of London.” , Hello Daily News

    Boyz Magazine - 09/2016

    Thai Square Spa is a fantastic destination in which to rest and recharge, and comes with a highly recommended.

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    Maketh-the-man - 09/2016

    As you enter this hidden oasis you’re immediately taken away by the soothing amber lights surrounding the walls, along with the sweet aroma of incense burning in the background. Walk further down the stairs to fully enter a new world,

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    Thai Square Spa know how stressful the days can be and with that in mind, put together the men’s reviver treatment to break you away from it all. Within the package, you can switch off and relax, whilst getting all your grooming needs taken care of in one stop.

    Before you relish in the delights of the spa package treatments, you can start the relaxation early inThai Square Spa‘s Sen Space. Take on the options of having a vichy shower treatment room, Jacuzzi, sauna and a steam room so that your body is fully relaxed and prepared for the finale treatments that await.”, A Maketh-the-man review on Men’s Hair Cut and Massage ( Men’s Time Out Reviver) 

     

    Luxury London - 09/2016

    Whether it’s that I’m already relaxed from my hour in the Sen Space, or that I simply have a lot of tension to release, the pressure is perfect and I find myself dozing in and out of consciousness in an extremely pleasant way

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    “The massage itself is delightful. Whether it’s that I’m already relaxed from my hour in the Sen Space, or that I simply have a lot of tension to release, the pressure is perfect and I find myself dozing in and out of consciousness in an extremely pleasant way. As it comes to an end I would happily sell my soul (or my phone, which strangely enough I couldn’t care less about right now) for it to go on for another hour” , A Luxury London Review on Himalayan Ritual Massage

    Junior - 09/2016

    All the aches and pains from carrying a tired (and rather heavy) 3-year-old melted away and I practically floated home

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    ” Thai Square Spa offers an extensive range of treatments, and after some deliberation I opted for the Thai Herbal Healer. From the moment I arrived, at their new location just off Trafalgar Square, I felt whisked into another world. One that was calm and serene with clean shiny floors and surfaces. A welcome change from the clutter of children and their sticky fingerprints.

    The treatment started with a foot soak in warm water while I sipped on a delicious herbal tea. Then it was time to hop on the bed for the application of a warm Thai herb poultice followed by a full body massage using uplifting jasmine oil. In true Thai style the masseuse even climbs on top of you to properly soothe tense, stiff muscles. All the aches and pains from carrying a tired (and rather heavy) 3-year-old melted away and I practically floated home”, A Junior Review on Thai Herbal Healer

    Spa Man - 09/2016

    This time saving package offers men the chance to relax and get all their grooming needs taken care of in a one-stop shop.

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    “Thai Square Spa launches new Men’s Time Reviver

    Thai Square Spa brings the traditional Thai Spa experience to the heart of London with an eclectic mix of Thai, Roman and Turkish influences. There are five Thai Massage treatment rooms, six Ritual Massage rooms and one vast VIP Suite treatment room!

    Also relax and part take in a session in the day spa’s ‘Sen Space’ before treatments. A Vichy Shower Treatment Room, a Jacuzzi, a Sauna and a Steam Room encourages and induces deep levels of relaxation throughout the entire body and prepares the skin for subsequent product absorption.

    The Men’s Time Out Reviver is a one hour and 45 min treatment priced at £99 and is available until 31st October, 2016.

    Gentlemen’s Haircut without treatments is £25″ , A Spa Man Review on Men’s Time Out Reviver

    Bite Magazine - 09/2016

    " So relaxed was I that I could quite easily have fallen into my robe"

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    ” So relaxed was I that I could quite easily have fallen into my robe” , A Bite Magazine Review on Thai Square Spa

    Devoted to Pink - 08/2016

    Thai Square Spa is perfect if you're looking to pamper yourself or have some girly time with your friends. It's central location means you don't have far to travel to find some where to have a bite to eat or do some shopping after your visit either (any excuse)! When can I go back........!?

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    “After our Jacuzzi time Fran and I were taken to our individual rooms for our massages. I was treated to a 1 hour full body ritual massage*. Now, I’ve had a few Thai massages in the past and they’ve all been quite brutal. Thai masseuses are known for being small, yet freakishly powerful. I remember having one done in Prague a few years back and almost cried! Thankfully my masseuse wasn’t at all brutal. She had a lovely soft gentle touch that afterwards I felt so calm and relaxed. The full body massage was finished with a head massage which was just heaven! I enjoyed every single minute of it, so the hour went way too quickly for my liking!

    Relaxed and refreshed from our treatment we reclined on the comfy loungers surrounded by candles and enjoyed some traditional green tea which was delicious. I’m not usually a fan of the green stuff, in fact I think it’s vile, but this one really was nice so I must find out where I can get it from…..” , A Devoted To Pink on Ritual Massage

    A Little Lusciousness Blog - 08/2016

    I floated out of the room, my skin as soft as it gets, and had a tea lying on their relaxation beds in the beautiful surroundings while I waited for Bron to join me

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    “We got back to London on Monday and after a quick turnaround at home headed in to Central London to Thai Square Spa near Embankment where we were both booked in for the Himalayan Ritual Massage. I’d been invited down to check it out, so had mine in their new Salt Room, while Bron had hers in one of their other treatment rooms. An hour of being massaged with beautiful essential oils on a bed in a room surrounded by salt, which draws out toxins and has healing and purifying properties, was incredible. I floated out of the room, my skin as soft as it gets, and had a tea lying on their relaxation beds in the beautiful surroundings while I waited for Bron to join me. We could barely string a sentence together to tell each other how much we’d enjoyed our treatment! At £105 for 60 minutes it’s in line with most massages in London and was one of the best I’ve had.” , A little Lusciousness Review on Ritual Massage

    Sex and London City - 08/2016

    With the eclectic mix of Thai, Roman, and Turkish spa décor element, the new Thai Square Spa is designed to be a haven tranquility, a caring and peaceful environment to nurture the spirit of modern life.

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    “As for the massage – it was just incredible. We both opted for a Traditional Thai full-body massage for an hour, which aims to release tension with deep tissue pressure along with aiding flexibility and relaxation of the mind.  I came out of there in a euphoric state, moving on to enjoy my complimentary tea on a lounger. Bliss. Utter bliss.”, A Sex and London City Review on Thai Traditional Massage

    Cake and Whiskies - 08/2016

    Aaand relax! Himalayan Ritual massage at Thai Square Spa

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    “The massage itself is a 1 hour, full body massage combining various Oriental massage techniques, allowing for the ultimate personalised therapy.

    A true haven for all the senses that made me a total massage convert!”, A Cake& Whiskies Review on the Himalayan Ritual Massage

    Love Life Live - 07/2016

    The whole spa was a real treat to be in. Every aspect of it seemed to be thought out incredibly well, from the welcoming reception area, the comfortable changing room, and the relaxation of the treatment area downstairs.

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    “I had opted for the ritual massage, which included a good rub down over all safe areas. Legs, arms, back, chest, head. It began with a hot glove wipe on my legs, before the luxurious oils were massaged into my skin.

    The lovely lady who treated me deserves a medal after the work she did on my back. I was right to call that out as the focus area, as you’d be forgiven for thinking that part of me was full of bubble wrap inside. She went to town on it like an absolute trooper, smashing out all the knots that had built up since my last (and only) massage around five years ago. The head massage at the end was a welcome surprise too, and it left me feeling like I was halfway between floating and falling asleep on the table.

    I felt like a new woman by the end of it. The quality of the massage was incredible and the products they used were perfect from start to finish.”, A Love Life Live review on Ritual Massage

    SAHARASPLASH - 06/2016

    Thai Square Spa London is the perfect place to get away from everyday life and have some luxury pampering. I went by myself, but I can definitely see myself going back with Paul or maybe some girlfriends too for a great time. Thank you to Thai Square Spa for having me, and I will be seeing you again soon!

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    “I had a Thai Square Spa Signature Wrap, which I was quite intrigued about when I saw it on the website. I had only ever had massages before and so was up for trying something new for a change. The treatment started with a lovely foot soak from my therapist. She used salts and warm water to cleanse my feet while I enjoyed the signature blend of herbal tea from Thai Square Spa. After that, I got onto the massage table face down, and I had the cool algae painted on me from my feet all the way up to my shoulders with a brush. It was really soothing and the massage bed was heated too so that it started to dry and harden on my skin. I turned over and the process was repeated on my front half. Not going to lie, the belly felt the cold more than the rest of my body, but it wasn’t unpleasant at all. After this, I was wrapped up like a china doll in loads of towels, and left for 15 minutes for the wrap to soak in. It was lovely and toasty, any more than 15 minutes and I would have definitely fallen into a deep sleep!” , A Saharasplash review on Thai Square Signature Wrap

    Travellous World - 05/2016

    Again, we were offered a drink before we left and had the opportunity to spend some more time exploring the spa. The historical building used to be a Turkish bath, and while walking around there, I had the feeling that in building the spa they respected this fact to the fullest while giving their own touch to the design. I can only say that it works.

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    “The relaxation room did itself credit as we almost dozed off before our treatment had even started. Wouldn’t it be that we had so much to catch up on, it probably would have happened, I am telling you! Luckily, after some minutes, we were called in by our masseurs. We walked through a long corridor which was again lit up by atmospheric lights, and there was a friendly Buddha statue greeting us at the end.”, A Travellous Review on Ritual Massage 

    East Meets West At Thai Square Spa - 04/2016

    The staff are extremely welcoming and can help you select just the right treatment for your needs, whilst the range of treatments on offer is truly impressive.

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    When you have the weight of the world of your shoulders, and your other half is not the masseuse they claim to be, take a trip to Thai Square Spa for that all-important R&R. An oasis of tranquillity in the beating heart of London (a stone’s throw from Trafalgar Square no less), Thai Square Spa has curated a space that infuses a perfect balance of Luxury pampering into a traditional Eastern Spa experience. Recently refurbished, the impressive new building on Northumberland Avenue boasts five Thai Massage treatment rooms, six Ritual Massage rooms and an ample VIP suite on top of their beautiful steam, sauna and jacuzzi areas.

    Before beginning a treatment, any guest at the Thai Square Spa will be led through a warren of beautiful, candle-lit, underground passages, leading through to their highly regarded Sen Space. An area of relaxation, the Sen Space has been designed to rejuvenate and refresh with a specially devised Himalayan Salt House room, Jacuzzi and even an Ice Fountain for lovers of the Scandi style of relaxation. The most striking aspect of the Thai Square Spa Sen Space however, is their keen attention to detail, whether that’s the ornate gilded murals adorning the walls, the contrast of beautiful woods and sensory silks, or simply the comfortable yet stylish white lounger chairs proudly holding their own next to the faux Roman Doric columns.

    The staff are extremely welcoming and can help you select just the right treatment for your needs, whilst the range of treatments on offer is truly impressive. Be it a traditional Ritual, or if you’re feeling brave, Thai massage, an invigorating body scrub or one of the many facial treatments (the Golden Maharani Facial looks divine), there’s no doubt that you’ll find just what you need to put the spring back in your step. We enjoyed a much needed Ritual Back, Shoulder and Neck Massage that melted all of our aches and pains away over the course of a blissful, typhlotic hour. This indulgent oil massage is perfect for revitalising, energising and restoring balance to mind, body, and soul – commencing with a customary hot Thai tea and ending with a sleep-inducing neck and head massage, we felt suitably pampered for our week day date night.

     

    If all those tempting treatments weren’t enough, Thai Square Spa also specialise in a range of lavish Couples Packages: the Divine Getaway Package lasts 3 hours and begins with a refreshing Floral Foot Bath, before moving on to an energising scrub designed to lift away impurities and reveal your skin’s natural glow. Once fully cleansed, the Thai Herbal Healer Massage de-stresses with a carefully applied herb poultice, before Jasmine oil is massaged into weary muscles. Finished off with a Facial Revival to remedy any skin woes before a night on the town, the experience is made even sweeter with delicious refreshments, to embody everything you could ever want in a Couples’ treat day! There are longer and shorter packages also available should you wish to add a cathartic Steam, Detox Therapy, or our favourite, a His & Hers Hot Stone Massage. Perfect for a special anniversary, or a weekend pampering, we can’t think of better ways to while away a weekend afternoon or a busy work day (they are open until 9pm Mon – Thurs) with your other half – secretly hoping that they’ll pick up a trick or two!

     

     

    Frey de Fleur - 04/2016

    Our massages were an hour long and by the time mine came to an end I was in a state of complete relaxation - if only I could spend every morning like this.

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    In a few weeks I will be flying to Phuket for the holiday of my dreams so in anticipation of my trip I thought I should treat myself to a Thai spa day to get excited for the pampering awaiting me abroad. I had been told by a friend (and fellow beauty addict) that Thai Square Spa was the only traditional Thai spa experience in London so I couldn’t resist booking a massage for me and my friend Charlotte.

    Found on Northumberland Avenue the spa is a quick walk from Embankment and Trafalgar Square. As soon as we entered it felt like an exotic escape from the hustle and bustle of London. The spa was beautifully decorated with scented candles, lotus flowers and Buddha statues everywhere – how luxurious!

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    Once we arrived we were handed our robes and led to the Sen Space. The area is designed to help bring your body back into the perfect state of balance so we alternated our time between the hot zones and cold zones. Going from the sauna & steam room to the ice fountain is wonderful for eliminating toxins in the body but I must admit I squealed as soon as the cold water touched my skin! We had all of the facilities to ourselves so we slipped into the jacuzzi and gossiped to our hearts delight – you can’t beat a girl’s spa day can you.

    After spending an hour enjoying the Sen Space we were collected for our treatments. I booked two Ritual Massages which cost £80 each (expensive but a fairly typical price for a luxury London spa like this). I like my massages quite hard so I really enjoyed the pressure applied in this style of Thai massage. From sitting at my desk all day I get a lot of tension in my back and neck so it was amazing to have all that attention paid to my sore spots!

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    The aroma of the body oil was very unique and different to the scents I’ve experienced in massages before. Rather than being calming it was light, zesty and refreshing. The bergamot, orange grapefruit and petitgrain were delightful smells so I felt awakened rather than sleepy during the treatment. Our massages were an hour long and by the time mine came to an end I was in a state of complete relaxation – if only I could spend every morning like this.

    After experiencing a traditional Thai massage I can’t wait for my trip to Phuket. Reading on the beach, cocktails by the pool and spa treatments in the resort – it’s going to be brilliant. If you have a while to wait before your next holiday then a spa day will be just the mini-break you need…without even having to leave London! If you want to treat yourself to a day of pampering you can book a trip to Thai Square Spa here: www.thaisquarespa.com

    All in London - 04/2016

    Tickle Your Senses at Thai Square Spa

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    If you didn’t get round to celebrating Songkran, the Thai New Year last week (it fell on the 13th of April) I have the perfect solution, for a shiny new branch of Thai Square Spa has opened on Northumberland Avenue and it’s one you won’t want to miss.

    Fans of the previous Covent Garden incarnation, will recognise its brand of timeless classical elegance, but the new space features an eclectic mix of Thai, Roman and Turkish spa décor elements, housed within a beautifully converted Victorian Turkish bath.

    Stepping through the doors one is transported into a luxurious haven for all the senses, a world away from the bustle of the street outside. Five Thai massage treatment rooms are accompanied by, six ritual massage rooms and one vast VIP suite treatment room with private relaxation zone and steam room. There’s a a Himalayan salt room, an ice fountain, a Vichy shower treatment room, hydrotherapy pool and sauna – enough that you’ll want to waste a good half hour relaxing before any treatments.

    Speaking of which, signature treatments include the Temple of Jade Hot Stone Body Massage and the Thai Herbal Ceremony. There are a host of treatments based on traditional Thai techniques, all of which use products from the bespoke in-house product line, iMantara by Thai Square Spa. Trying to select just one will probably be a tough call; the treatment many is packed with amazing sounding treats (a return visit is definitely in order…). I indulged in a traditional Thai massage, seriously therapeutic and one to definitely put a spring back in your step. The fact that it was a relatively quiet weekday morning meant I basically had the spa facilities to myself; a perfectly indulgent way to start the week.

    Thai Square Spa, 25 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5AP
    www.thaisquarespa.com

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    Frock Me I'm Famous - 04/2016

    I've been to Thailand 3 times in the past four years and I've never visited anywhere in the UK that felt so authentic, it was genuinely like stepping into a time machine and heading back to Thailand!

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    2.) SPA TREATMENTS AT THE THAI SQUARE SPA

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    Just a stones throw from the embankment; the Thai Square Spa has a great cental location and offers a wealth of spa treatments and packages from spa, to hair styling, to pedicures! If you’re looking to take some time out to unwind and relax, I’d recommend this beautiful, authentic Thai spa. I’ve been to Thailand 3 times in the past four years and I’ve never visited anywhere in the UK that felt so authentic, it was genuinely like stepping into a time machine and heading back to Thailand! Whilst at the spa I experienced their Ritual Massage which uses essential oils blended from flower and fruit extracts which help to soften, soothe and balance the senses
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    Style Cartel - 03/2016

    "Thai Square Spa offers full-body massage, that you can enjoy while pregnant. This treatment is specifically designed to be soothing and gentle, and deal gently with dry skin, stress and fluid retention – all common bugbears for the expectant mother."

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    Being pregnant is really hard work, so you may appreciate a little pampering now more than you ever have before. I didn’t quite realise this before I was pregnant, but there are lots of spa treatments you can’t actually have when you’re expecting. Thai Square Spa offers full-body massage, that you can enjoy while pregnant.  This treatment is specifically designed to be soothing and gentle, and deal gently with dry skin, stress and fluid retention – all common bugbears for the expectant mother. From the minute you walk into this gold-Buddha-studded spa, the smell of Jasmine in the air and welcoming staff invite you to enter the world of relaxation. I was invited to semi-dark room, filled with essential oils to start my relaxation. My therapist used a unique massage technique that felt like very gentle stretching and pressure point manipulation, and it really sorted out my aching back and swollen legs. I left the spa in something of a trance.

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    Thai Square Spa has established itself as a premium day spa since it opened its doors in the heart of Covent Garden during 2010. Now it is excited to move its home during late December to Northumberland Avenue within the City of Westminster, again occupying a historical but more spacious site.

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    As with the Covent Garden branch, the new Thai Square Spa near to Charing Cross,  boasts a timeless classical elegance, this time with an with an eclectic mix of Thai, Roman and Turkish spa décor elements. Thai Square Spa brings the traditional Thai Spa experience to the heart of London. Housed within a beautifully converted Victorian Turkish bath, between two historic landmarks; Trafalgar Square and the Thames Embankment; it’s a true haven for the senses. Opulent Thai silks, traditional wood carvings and gilt-hued murals are the chosen adornments.

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    Inside, the facilities are first-class and extensive. Five Thai Massage treatment rooms, six Ritual Massage rooms and one vast VIP Suite Treatment Room with private relaxation zone and steam room form just part of this restorative haven. Signature treatments include the Temple of Jade Hot Stone Body Massage and the Thai Herbal Ceremony. All use products from the bespoke in-house product line, iMantara by Thai Square Spa. Other standout highlights include a Vichy Shower Treatment Room, for salt house therapy here in London there is the Himalayan Salt House as well as an Ice Fountain. Make time after your treatment to also visit the all new nail, hair and makeup bar, housed within the new spa also.

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    The new Thai Square Spa has sensitively refurbished the baths and during this Winter will provide a luxurious and tranquil space, where the mind, body and spirit can relax and renew. Added to the treatment rooms, other facilities will include: a steam room, which encourages and induces deep levels of relaxation throughout the entire body and prepares the skin for subsequent product absorption.

    Your Thai Square Spa treatment includes:

    A traditional Floral Foot Soak
    Use of the relaxation zones
    Fresh Thai herbal tea on arrival and post treatment
    Complimentary refreshments (for three hour long treatments or over)

    Luxury London - 02/2016

    "I crawl into my bed later that evening for a full night of undisturbed sleep – the first time I haven’t woken in the night for as long as I can remember. Clearly the peace of Thai Square has followed me into dreamland."

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    Luxury London takes on the hard task of investingating the sumptuous underground wonderland of this Oriental-themed spa

    Any day that ends with a bit of me-time is, in my books, a good day. An even better one, when that precious time is spent lounging and being pampered in a calm, soothing and plush spa. So taking a trip to Thai Square on a cold and rainy afternoon in February was always going to be the highlight of my week.

    After abandoning my worldly goods (including my phone, a difficult separation as we’re practically surgically attached) in a locker, I’m lead down the colourful staircase into the peaceful depths of the spa’s Sen Space.

    The décor down here looks like Liberace’s bedroom crossed with a Roman bathhouse – but somehow, it works. The glittering, shimmering tiles interspersed with giant murals of fighting Roman soldiers, tall pillars and grinning Buddhas everywhere at first seems a lot to take in, but after a glance around, I realise this slightly odd-seeming collection of interior design actually has a bit of magic to it.

    I’m certainly not in Kansas anymore. Or London, for that matter.

    Instead I’ve been transported to an underground, far-eastern fantasy that’s happily just a two-minute’ walk from Charing Cross.

    After spending the first five minutes fighting my urge to sprint back upstairs and grab my phone so I can Instagram everything, I settle in to the Salt House to while away the first part of my peaceful hour.

    The cavern harnesses the healing qualities of Himalayan salt – famous for its potent blend of iodine, potassium and bromide minerals, as well as 84 different micro-elements, which are reputed to be excellent for those suffering from respiratory conditions such as bronchitis or asthma.

    I poke my head briefly into the steam room and dip a toe in the Jacuzzi – both extremely pleasant – but I’m headed for the sauna, always a highlight of any spa experience for me. I bask in the warm humidity and pretend I’m on a beach somewhere.

    Already I can feel the stress of the week soaking away.

    Once I’m thoroughly defrosted, it’s time to drag myself out of the sauna and collapse down on one of the extremely comfortable lounge beds and wait for my therapist to call me in for my treatment. (I may have fallen asleep at this point. Don’t judge me.)

    I’m here to try the Ritual Massage, a treatment that uses various Oriental techniques with essential oils designed to soothe and balance the senses. I opt for the energising and restorative Jasmine flower extract, combined with Thai rice bran, sweet almond and safflower oils for hydration and Vitamin E for its antioxidants.

    The massage itself is delightful. Whether it’s that I’m already relaxed from my hour in the Sen Space, or that I simply have a lot of tension to release, the pressure is perfect and I find myself dozing in and out of consciousness in an extremely pleasant way. As it comes to an end I would happily sell my soul (or my phone, which strangely enough I couldn’t care less about right now) for it to go on for another hour.

    Floating back up the sparkling staircase, I feel like Persephone emerging from the underworld, but in reverse. Returning to the vivid reality of London in rush hour is a bit of a buzz kill.

    Despite the inherent stress of a brush with the District Line crowds, I crawl into my bed later that evening for a full night of undisturbed sleep – the first time I haven’t woken in the night for as long as I can remember. Clearly the peace of Thai Square has followed me into dreamland.

    Beige and Blush - 02/2016

    "when I say full body I mean it: front, back, hands, toes, head and scalp! It was incredibly relaxing and it’s the best massage we’ve ever had. It was 60 minutes of genuine peace and enjoyment."

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    Thai Square Spa Review

    Valentine’s Day is around the corner, if you haven’t booked yourself in anywhere to get pampered for the special day, we’re here to drop in some inspiration. Whether you need some time to yourself to feel whole again or you’re thinking of treating a loved one, friend or family member, then read on for the full introduction to the destination of complete calmness and utter relaxation.

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    The Thai Square Spa is a place where emails, people and thoughts dissolve. Once you glide through the doors of this spa, you’ll find the atmosphere has already dipped you in tranquility. The music twinkles in the background and the candlelight warms your mind, body and soul.

    The Thai Square Spa offers a range of enmities not too be missed. The Salt Therapy Room elevates moments of peace, breathing becomes effortless and any unwanted tension melts away.  The Zen spa opens into a room of dim lighting and trickling water, you’ll find a beautiful step in Jacuzzi with a steam room and Sauna.

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    ​The Thai Square Spa has a variety of treatments that help clear any unwelcoming stresses and soothe any aches or pains. We indulged in a So Sen Uplifting Jasmine Massage, a powerful blend of the finest Thai Jasmine flower extract that has an instant energising and restorative effect. Thai Rice Bran, Sweet Almond and Safflower oils are deeply hydrating, while added Vitamin E is rich in antioxidants. The full body treatment involves soothing the skin with oils, stretching and rolling knots out of the skin and when I say full body I mean it: front, back, hands, toes, head and scalp! It was incredibly relaxing and it’s the best massage we’ve ever had. It was 60 minutes of genuine peace and enjoyment.

    It’s a great way to find inner peace, book yourself in here: http://thaisquarespa.com/

    Luxurious Magazine - 01/2016

    "The new Thai Square Spa has sensitively refurbished the baths and will provide a luxurious and tranquil space, where the mind, body and spirit can relax and renew."

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    London’s Thai Square Spa Gears Up For Valentines Day

    London's Thai Square Spa Gears Up For Valentines Day
    London’s Thai Square Spa Gears Up For Valentines Day Valentines in London? Visit Thai Square Spa in their new home on Northumberland Avenue Thai Square Spa has established itself as a premium day spa since it opened its doors in the heart of Covent Garden during 2010. Now it is excited to have moved its home to Northumberland Avenue within the City of Westminster, again occupying a historical but more spacious site.
    Thai Square Spa has established itself as a premium day spa since it opened its doors in the heart of Covent Garden during 2010
    Thai Square Spa has established itself as a premium day spa since it opened its doors in the heart of Covent Garden during 2010 As with the Covent Garden branch, the new Thai Square Spa near to Embankment, boasts a timeless classical elegance, with an eclectic mix of Thai, Roman and Turkish spa décor elements.
    The exciting new spa is a haven of tranquillity, a caring and peaceful environment to nurture the spirit of modern life. Influences of the East are reflected within the décor of rich Thai silks, traditional wood carvings and gold murals, all of which have been lovingly hand selected to adorn this historical building, previously a Victorian Turkish bath.
    The new Thai Square Spa has sensitively refurbished the baths and will provide a luxurious and tranquil space, where the mind, body and spirit can relax and renew. Visit Thai Square Spa in their new home on Northumberland Avenue.
    Visit Thai Square Spa in their new home on Northumberland Avenue
    Inside, the facilities are first-class and extensive. Five Thai Massage treatment rooms, six Ritual Massage rooms and one vast VIP Suite Treatment Room with private relaxation zone and steam room form just part of this restorative haven.
    Other standout highlights include a Vichy Shower Treatment Room, Himalayan Salt House and Ice Fountain. Signature treatments include the Temple of Jade Hot Stone Body Massage and the Thai Herbal Ceremony. Also available are hair remedies, treatments for men and specialist maternity therapies, alongside indulgent facials such as the Seven Pollen which uses fragrant Thai herbs and flowers. From exotic body scrubs which have been freshly prepared to the Vichy showers, there is something for everyone, set within luxurious and contemporary oriental surroundings in the heart of London!
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    Thai Square Spa All use products from the new and bespoke in-house product line, iMantara by Thai Square Spa. Thai Square Spa – Where and how Thai Square Spa, 25 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5AP Tel: 020 7240 6090 Web: www.thaisquarespa.com
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    The Awkward Blog - 01/2016

    "The masseuse used warm oils and focused on my problematic areas – my neck, back and shoulders- and also worked the knots out from my legs. In complete honesty, it was the best massage I’ve ever had. Ever. I was almost in tears as our session ended."

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    THE BRAND NEW THAI SQUARE SPA

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    Not wanting to sound like a Real Housewife or anything, but I love massages. Like, loooove. They’re my favourite treat to myself. So, my best friend Ismay is finally saying farewell to London after 10 fruitful years and returning to the Emerald Isle (I don’t blame her- her Dad makes a killer breakfast)

    One (of many) things that Ismay has taught me, is to remember to take time for myself. I’m not sure who’s going to remind me to get my eyebrows threaded or to get my nails done or who will just pipe up with “let’s do a spa” when you’re both feeling particularly grim and gross. But, with her departure imminent, we set up a spa date for one more London treat with our friend Ami.

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    Thai Square Spa has just opened on Northumberland Avenue, a few minutes walk from either Charing Cross or Embankment stations. It doesn’t get more cosmopolitan London than walking past Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square as you make your way to a luxury Thai spa. I was soon through the doorway of the spa’s sparkly new Reception and jasmine scented air. The last time I had been to Thai Square Spa was for my Hen Do, so it was really lovely to see everyone again in the new building. We were led to the locker rooms, where we put on cosy robes and slippers, and downstairs into the spa. The plush new lounger area where you can hang out in between treatments are a blend of both Thai, Turkish and Roman decor- a nod to the building’s historical use as a bath house.

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    Thai Sq Spa Himalayan Salt House

    As we were the only ones in the spa at that hour, we grabbed the tray of nibbles (of dried apricots and dates) to ourselves and toasted with some Prosecco. We had access to the Himalayan Salt House, where three lounge chairs were set up in the middle of super soft sand, like your own tiny private beach. Except it’s not sand…it’s salt. You dip your feet into plastic wraps and drape yourself over a lounger for 15 minutes. The warm temperature of the salt enclave is meant to do wonders for your skin.

    15 cosy minutes later, we left the salt room and towards the Jacuzzi. Outside was absolutely baltic, so stewing away in bubbling warm water below the streets of London felt puh-retty amazing. There’s a fountain of ice that you are meant to scrub yourself down with afterwards, but there was no way I was going to brave the ice chips- I like being warm! So much so, we decided to sit inside the steam room for a little while to warm our bones even further.

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    After a quick dry off and some more tea, the three of us parted ways as we were led into our own therapy rooms for an hour long Aromatherapy massage. The massage starts with a soothing foot cleanse before you’re cocooned between warm towels. The masseuse used warm oils and focused on my problematic areas – my neck, back and shoulders- and also worked the knots out from my legs. In complete honesty, it was the best massage I’ve ever had. Ever. I was almost in tears as our session ended. Back out in the softly lit lounge area, we sipped on more tea and returned upstairs to get dressed and back to reality.

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    The likes of Harper’s Bazaar and Hello! magazines have raved about Thai Square- it’s a luxurious piece of Thailand in this grey city. Aside from spa treatments you can also get everyday beauty treatments here- you’ll find the nail salon behind the Reception area. Their also have their own line of products, iMantara by Thai Square spa, that smells delicious (jasmine- one of my favourite scents!)

    We love this little piece of heaven; I hope you do too.

    Style Traveller - 01/2016

    "Did it work? Yes! Not only did the massage soothe my aching jet lagged body, it also helped to decompress any swelling and bloating which often occurs after a long haul flight. I also managed to get a great nights sleep afterwards, which meant I could transition much more easily into London life the following day."

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    The Ultimate Spa Treatment For Jet Lagged Style Travellers

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    The Ultimate Spa Treatment For Jet Lagged Style Travellers

    The Name?  Two hour Siamese Serenity treatment

    Where?  The Thai Square Spa in Covent Garden, London

    Good morning Style Travellers. As most of you out there will know, as wonderful as jet setting around the globe is, it does come with one rather negative factor. Jet Lag. If like me, you’ve been lulled into this zombie zone on more than one occasion, you know how tricky it is to recover.

    Step forward ‘The Siamese Serenity Treatment‘ at the Thai Square Spa, in London. It’s the ultimate pampering session aimed at curing jet lag, tailor made specifically for weary travellers. I tried out the treatment after getting off a long haul flight from the Caribbean, to see if it would help ease me back into London time. Keep reading to see what happened…

    The Ultimate Spa treatment for Weary Travellers

    As I entered the spa I was greeted by my masseur who asked me to remove my shoes, so I could ease into the calming atmosphere with a rose petal foot soak. A mini foot cleanse and massage followed and I was then given my gown and slippers to de robe into and prepare for the treatment.

    Once in the dimly lit, warm cocoon of the treatment room, I laid down on the heated, soft bed and the treatment begins.

    The Siamese Serenity treatment harnesses the power of several renowned Thai herbs. The journey begins with a full body exfoliation, using a scrub rich in Thai Longan. As well as its use in hair products, the Longan seed boasts great anti-oxidant properties, thus protecting the skin from oxidation. It is the perfect anti-aging ingredient to use as a body exfoliator.

    This helps promote smoother, firmer, more youthful-looking skin. The treatment also uses Turmeric in order to stimulate a healthy, radiant glow. Ylang-Ylang clay is then applied as a restorative body mask to nourish the skin and relax the body and soul. The journey to serenity is completed with the unforgettable iMantara Royal Rachawadee Ritual Massage.

    Following the luxurious and indulgent full body massage, you’ll be asked to take a cleansing, refreshing shower to wash off the oils. Afterwards in the relaxation room you are treated to fresh fruit and deliciously, warming cup of spa blend tea.

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    Did it work? Yes! Not only did the massage soothe my aching jet lagged body, it also helped to decompress any swelling and bloating which often occurs after a long haul flight. I also managed to get a great nights sleep afterwards, which meant I could transition much more easily into London life the following day.

    The Style Traveller rating? 5 stars!

    The treatment costs £185 and is available at  The Thai Square Spa in Covent Garden

    Exciting news… The new Thai Square Spa has just opened on Northumberland Ave, London just off Trafalgar Square. I can’t wait to try that one out!

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    Fashion Bite. com - 08/2015

    You are really given the 5* treatment at this spa and it has much more of a personal, luxurious feel to it than some of the bigger chain spa’s in the area.

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    Looking For A Decent Spa in Covent Garden?

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    On a sticky, hot day in London being able to retreat from the sun and cool off is amazing, particularly when you’re in Central. So, I headed to the award-winning Thai Square Spa, tucked away off Covent Garden, to try one of their signature massages.

    You are really given the 5* treatment at this spa and it has much more of a personal, luxurious feel to it then some of the bigger chain spa’s in the area.

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    First off, my therapist gently washed my feet in warm water with flower petals floating around – it was utter bliss. As I lay on the bed, I looked down through the space where my head rested and again she had put a bowl with warm water, flower petals and essential oils for me to breathe in as I lay there. There is real attention to detail and care here.

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    The massage itself was very good. It had the perfect amount of firmness and pressure to ensure the knots and muscles were unwound but also gentle, sweeping hand movements that ensured you felt relaxed. I often find you can get one or the other from a massage, when ideally you’re looking for both.

    The spa has also just launched its own product range, which it sells online and in store. I’ve been using the Jasmine room spray, giving my bedroom a few spritz before going to sleep in the evening and it makes the whole room smell gorgeous.

    For more information on the spa, visit their website www.thaisquarespa.com

    Disclaimer: I was a guest of the Thai Square Spa.

    Beauty Queen UK - 07/2015

    Once through the door, you leave behind the hustle and bustle of a busy London tourist area and instead you find yourself transported to an oasis of calm and beauty.

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    Beauty Queen UK: Thursday, 23 July 2015

    Thai Square Spa, Covent Garden

    On my birthday (Tuesday) I was lucky enough to go into London’s Covent Garden for a massage, not just any massage, but one at the award winning Thai Square Spa, which is one of those hidden gems you feel lucky to find and will never forget. Once through the door, you leave behind the hustle and bustle of a busy London tourist area and instead you find yourself transported to an oasis of calm and beauty.

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    Bringing traditional Thai treatments to London, everything within the reception area is one that exudes luxury, mystical and authenticity. The Thai Square Spa is the only traditional Thai Spa experience within the UK, something the staff are quite rightly proud to share and explain with their clients. The friendly manner and kindness shown to me upon arrival was nothing short of perfect. There are rules you must follow such as turning off your mobile phone and as I was taken to the changing area, again I was asked to remove my shoes and replace them with flip flops before being shown to the locker room where I was to change into my spa gown.

    Then within my treatment room, I was refreshed with a cool glass of water and then the treatment began with a traditional floral foot soak, my feet were plunged into a terracotta bowl of soothing warm soapy water with rose petals and herbs, by which point I was feeling incredibly relaxed within my surroundings.

    Thai Square Spa, Covent Garden

    Thai Square Spa, Covent Garden

    Thai Square Spa, Covent Garden

    My treatment was a Ritual Massage, one of the signature treatments and it is the first treatment to use the Royal Rachawadee massage oil from the spa’s brand new lifestyle range iMantara, which is available to purchase at the spa or from the website.  The Ritual Massage encompasses various massage techniques from the East to soften, soothe and balance the senses. Once on the massage table, with my head looking directly down into a bowl of water with floating flower petals, I found my self slowly drifting away. My therapist, who was clearly an expert managed to work out how much pressure to apply to different spots on my body without me wincing or being in any pain, though at sometimes, when a knot was found it was slightly uncomfortable until it was worked out – then it was a feeling of bliss.  Having my back, legs, arms and neck massaged was out of this world and then my feet, something I thought I would have huge issues with, but instead found it absolutely amazing (I hate feet) and incredibly soothing before my head was then massaged.  The entire hour flew by and I could have quite happily stayed there all afternoon, it was so amazing.
    Once my treatment was over, I was taken to the relaxation area, handed another glass of cool water and was left to take in my surroundings.  Little things like this made the experience all the more fantastic.  There was no pressure to hurry up and leave, I simply laid back on one of the relaxation chairs until I felt ready to move.

    The spa itself has been voted Best Spa in the UK by national newspapers and magazines and you can see why, the experience is the best I have ever had and I left feeling as though I had been there the whole afternoon instead of one hour because I felt so refreshed and relaxed as I left.

    The following morning when my alarm rudely woke me, it was an incredible feeling to not have aching shoulders or lower back pain, I was instead wide awake, alert and ready to tackle rush hour.I had the Ritual Massage, £75, but the spa offers a range of treatments including couples packages, treatments for men and maternity ones too. All of these packages are detailed here – www.thaisquarespa.com

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    For a warming winter treat, this is a great remedy to boost circulation and invigorate the body.

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    Hidden away from the freezing wind and frenzied Christmas shoppers, how does being tucked up on a luxurious heated bed to enjoy a revitalising spa treatment sound? If you’re after all of the above and in much need of a little ‘me time’ then we have just the place for you.

    THE TREATMENT

    Thai Square Spa is a secret spot, housed in a huge refurbished Victorian warehouse, only a few steps from Covent Garden tube station. The ambiance is warm, ultra welcoming and seriously authentic. If you’ve been lucky enough to travel to Thailand in the past, you’ll know that their treatments and massage techniques are pretty hard to beat, so when we were invited to try out the latest package from the experts at Thai Square Spa, we knew it would definitely be a gorgeous time slot of pure indulgence. 

    The Mother of Pearl Scrub is at the heart of this new treatment and is the perfect way to renew and revitalise a tired body. After you’ve sipped a delicious herbal tea and popped your robe and slippers on, the feet are soaked and exfoliated in a wooden bowl that’s filled with wonderful essential oils and pretty rose petals. 

    Onto the super-cosy bed, Amy, our therapist, sweeps hot cloths over the entire body to cleanse. Next comes the amazing scrub, which is made up of finely milled pearl and beautiful rosemary oil to lift dead cells, combat congestion and generally give your body a good buff up and radiance boost. To our joy, the focus is on the back, and helps us to get party-ready in those hard to reach places. 

    The massage that follows is simply divine and soothes every annoying niggle and ache, with added energising peppermint oil to revive the senses.

    THE RESULTS

    For a warming winter treat, this is a great remedy to boost circulation and invigorate the body. In fact, you could spend an entire day cocooned here and have absolutely no clue what’s occurring in the outside world. Utter bliss. The scrub and massage are oh-so uplifting and after your visit, you can be sure to have a clear mind and baby soft skin. Plus, the opulent décor, complete with copper roll top bath tubs, is to die for. We love.

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    "What followed was nothing short of awesome."

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    It’s fair to say that recently I’ve been a little stressed. I’ve had three of the most stressful ‘life events’ happen in a very short space of time, so when the opportunity to visit Thai Square Spa Covent Garden arose, I jumped at the chance.

    A short meander from the tube station through the seemingly never-ending back streets of Covent Garden led me to the pristine-looking front doors, complete with Buddha.

    A happy beginning

    Now I have a confession to make. I have never had a Thai massage. Ever. So I was thoroughly looking forward to this one. After checking in at reception and realising I was 30 minutes early I settled down and start relaxing, only to be interrupted by a rather flustered masseuse.

    After she had calmed down, she told the manager her client had requested a Thai massage of the sexy variety, with a ‘happy ending’. I couldn’t help but laugh. He’d obviously been watching too many online, er,films and had expected something completely different.

    ‘What do you mean they were four sizes too big?’

    Back to my massage (I did not request special treatment as I am not a filth bag), and I was slipping deeper and deeper into my relaxation trousers. These weren’t metaphoric trousers, they were ACTUAL trousers, about four sizes too big. [Editor’s note: After much questioning when reading this, I deduced these are in fact fisherman’s pants – can you tell David has never been to Asia?]

    As I sat and unwound waiting for my name to be called, some cool water combined with the music, the ambience and tranquillity made me a walking lump of jelly. AND I LOVED IT.

    After a short wait Bow arrived, my Thai masseuse. We tootled along to the room, and I got comfy on the table.

    Destroyed by a tiny Thai

    What followed was nothing short of awesome. Granted Bow made me bend and stretch muscles I never even knew I had in ways totally unnatural to man, but it was very, very good. After a brief chat she explained she’d be going quite hard on me (no sniggering please children), but even so, I did not expect a four foot nothing Thai woman to essentially destroy me. From head to toe – literally – even sinew in my body was prodded, massaged and released.

    The highlight had to be when she kneeled on the back of my calves and bent me backwards. I yelped like a little girl, but after some soothing work it felt great. My massage lasted an hour, yet it felt like longer.

    The perils of working in an office

    When she had finished Bow explained her reason for being so hard on me. ‘Very tight in shoulders and neck’. And this got me thinking. So many people I know spend their days in front of a computer or hunched over a desk. We may think we are being careful with posture, but it’s not until you’re on a massage table you truly realise the physical stress your body endures.

    Thai Square Spa is perfect for people looking to treat a loved one or pamper yourself. The location makes it easily accessible to most Londonites, and the service and results will speak for themselves. We will most certainly be back for more!

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    "She knew exactly which bits to concentrate on."

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    thoroughfare, Thai Square Spa is an oasis of calm and serenity that hides on sleepy Shelton Street.

    What was once a Victorian warehouse is now a blissful day spa, with low lighting, white orchids scattered around the place and subterranean treatment rooms. The Mother of Pearl Body Scrub is one of the newest treatments on the menu, and easily one of the most luxurious. We were too intrigued not to try it out.

    The concept behind the new Mother of Pearl Body Scrub follows the idea that pearls are the image of simplicity, beauty and perfection. Not to mention luxury too. These beautiful beads that we often overlook on strings of necklaces are formed in one of the purest biological processes in the world, protected by the elements when sealed inside the shell of a mollusc. Thai Square Spa are translating this idea to the body; replacing the salt or sugar crystals that are ubiquitously used, crushed pearls along with a Shea butter base exfoliate, regenerate and stimulate the skin, resulting in purer skin, that has a luxurious pearly glow. The treatment itself with a scrub and moisturising massage is soothing, encouraging relaxation and mood enhancement.

    After being welcomed in and offered tea, we were taken downstairs to the changing rooms to remove our shoes and change into a robe. Though spacious down here it was quiet when we visited and we pretty much had the whole place to ourselves. Once in our treatment room which smelt of beautiful jasmine, the first step was soaking our feet in a bowl of warm water before having them scrubbed and cleansed with a salt-based scrub — a treatment that always makes me twitch but does wonders for tough soles.

    StyleNest always love to see what different spas put on the floor under your face for you to look at when you’re face down; here it was a traditionally Thai and enchanting choice of floating white orchids in water. On the bed we were face down as she rubbed the warm, exfoliating Mother of Pearl scrub into our tight calves and thighs, before moving to our lower back and shoulders. Moving down our arms, even our palms were scrubbed (great, because we definitely had remnants of fake tan!) — nothing was left unscrubbed. On our front, ever the professional, she knew exactly which bits to concentrate on, scrubbing harder on the shins which always go like snakeskin in the dry, winter months, whilst being much softer and slower around the décolletage and lower stomach. The inner part of my upper arms always tends to be a weird mottled shade as a result of lingering tan that never seems to fade, and without even being asked she tackled these bits thoroughly with the Mother of Pearl concoction. The thing we like most about this scrub is that it’s not at all harsh on your skin. She was thorough and scrubbed roughly in places but at no point were we wincing or thinking ‘please stop’, which can often be the case with some scrubs. That’s not to say we didn’t feel the benefit afterwards. As we rinsed off the scrub in the shower within the treatment room, our skin felt like silk, so soft, and once we’d dried off we could see the snakeskin like texture from our shins had disappeared – rejoice!

    Back on the bed we were moisturised from head to toe using long, soothing massaging movements — not like our usual moisturising routine which is hopping about the bathroom, doing it as fast as possible because we’re cold and the other half needs the shower. She focused on tired muscles, making our tight calves feel amazing after a week full of cycling and completely relaxing our whole upper body by thumbing the neck and shoulders.

    After 45 minutes of pure bliss, StyleNest left the room in a state of pure Zen, floating to dinner, where we were greeted with, “wow, you smell like holiday”. Aha, one of the best things about going for a treatment is when someone else can tell you’ve been for a treatment; this was thanks to the beautiful jasmine smell that lingered on our skin all evening. The next morning, our skin still felt like silk and without the dead cells and dry patches I’d had the day before. Summer, we’re ready for you now!

    The Mother of Pearl Body Scub lasts 45 minutes and costs £65; visit Thai Square Spa website to book and see what other treatments are available.

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    "The perfect place to prep for a holiday."

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    Everyone loves a holiday, whether you are lying on a white sandy beach, swimming in the sea, hiking through the wilderness, or skiing down mountains. It’s a time to relax and indulge in your guiltiest pleasures.

    It’s pretty ironic, then, that the run-up to a holiday can be quite stressful. From packing the perfect capsule wardrobe, to bikini ‘fear’, there’s a lot to think about before you hop on that plane.

    Luckily, you can avoid the last minute panic with a little bit of forward planning. Worried about tan lines? Get a spray tan the day before you head off. Hate your cellulite? Zap it away with a detoxing body wrap. Self-conscious about stray hairs? Book a course of IPL treatments or keep it simple with a classic bikini wax. Struggling to switch off? Have an extra-long massage.

    Whatever it takes to get you holiday-ready, these spas will deliver.

    The perfect place to prep for a holiday to the Far East, Thai Square Spa is a Jasmine-scented oasis of calm in the middle of London’s busiest shopping district. Unsurprisingly, all the treatments are inspired by Thai rituals, and the spa only uses Thai ingredients and skincare brands, such as Panpuri and Sranrom.

    Thai beauty rituals tend to focus on hydrating and nourishing treatments, such as body wraps and massages, which will give tired skin a healthy and lasting glow. And when the holiday is over, banish your jet lag with the spa’s signature ‘After Flight Fatigue Fighter Massage’.

    + Essential pre-holiday treatment: Thai Square Signature Wrap – this one-hour treatment detoxes the body and helps reduce cellulite, leaving your skin moisturised and toned.

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    "Overall the massage was extremely invigorating and our skin was left feeling beautifully cleansed and revitalised."

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    You don’t need to travel thousands of miles to get an authentic Thai massage, instead visit the Thai Square Spa in Covent Garden

    Calling all Londoners! If your skin is in need of some deep cleansing and nourishing after living in the city, or if the hustle and bustle is getting too much and you just need to relax and unwind after a long hard week, then we’ve found the perfect place for you!

    When it’s time for some ‘me time’ a spa visit is just about one of the best things you can do, especially if you live in London and have to deal with all the stresses of tourists, terrible traffic and worst of all the tube. So if you’re in central London and fancy some much needed TLC for your body then visit Thai Square Spa – we did and we loved it.

    The Spa

    Set within a beautifully converted Victorian warehouse, Thai Square Spa is smack bang in the middle of Covent Garden offering a quiet world of beauty and serenity. As soon you enter the spa, you feel a sense of calm and like you’ve been transported to the distant shores of the Far East. Subtlety opulent, with carved wooden furnishings, Buddha statues, Asian antiques and exotic flowers, the decor is reminiscent of a traditional Thai heritage house. The hushed tones, dim lights, flickering candles, and the wonderful aroma of jasmine all add to the spas authentic ambiance that oozes tranquility.

    It’s not just the decor that makes this place authentic. Thailand is known for being one of the world’s top spa destinations, and true to its nation, this is a standard that Thai Square Spa reflects in it’s service. The spa takes pride in its Thai heritage and all treatments are carried out by trained Thai therapists using premium herbal skincare products inspired by ancient Thai remedies and rituals. This place really is a touch of Thailand in the middle of London.

    Treatments

    The spa offers an enticing menu of massages including a wonderful list of ‘Royal Treatments’ that have been developed exclusively for Thai Square Spa, inspired by its Siamese heritage. From exotic body scrubs, to botanical wraps and the traditional Thai massage, there really is a treatment for everyone here. If only we could try all of them!

    IDEAL’s Experience

    On arriving we were ushered downstairs and given a spa gown and some slippers to change into.  Our treatment started with a lovely traditional floral foot soak whilst we sipped on some exotic Thai herbal tea – a wonderfully calming and relaxing start.  The fragrant warm water felt absolutely divine on our tired feet and we could have easily sat there all day.

    We tried the ‘Renewed Energy’ treatment that carefully blends peppermint and lemon to recharge your body, enhance your mood and empower your mind. The masseuse gently worked the desk-induced stress knots from our backs and soothed our tired muscles, promoting and overall sense of complete relaxation – in fact we were so relaxed that we nearly dozed off a couple of times (apparently 99% of customers do!!!).

    After an hour of being rubbed, gently stretched and soothed, we felt renewed, lighter and a bit fuzzy from being so relaxed. We were then encouraged to relax even more and recline on the lounge chairs in the relaxation area post treatment and sip on some more Thai Tea – the perfect way to unwind after, well unwinding!

    Overall the massage was extremely invigorating and our skin was left feeling beautifully cleansed and revitalised. You emerge from Thai Square Spa feeling like a completely different person and like you can conquer the world – or, the crowded street of London at least.

    Why Go

    Thai Square Spa is the perfect antidote after a long and stressful day in London. It is a tranquil urban temple, devoted to pampering the body and rejuvenating the mind. This is a place where you can relax and unwind – and with the risk of sounding too much like a spa advert – “captivate and restore the mind”. If you’re feeling stressed you’d be silly not to come here.

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    "Truly an unexpected sanctuary in Covent Garden."

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    Truly an unexpected sanctuary in Covent Garden and near to the beautifully refreshed Seven Dials area, Thai Square Spa offers the opportunity for a glorious interruption to a day of work or shopping. Even better, it can be a lovely part of a special day out in this happening part of London. I needed my expectations managed: to me, a spa means somewhere that for a fixed cost you can luxuriate for a day in a pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. The more tepid, extra hot, differently scented rooms the better by my standards. By this definition Thai Square in Covent Garden couldn’t be deemed a spa. It has none of these things, but what it does offer is a relaxing and classy place where you can have one or more pampering treatments. Note: There is a sauna but not for use other than if you buy a Thai herb sauna treatment. The decor immediately transported me to somewhere other than central London. It might have been Thailand. Or it might just have been the reception of a stress-free, gorgeously-scented, serene, decadently-decorated spa. Either way, a sense of calm and well-being overtook me the moment I stepped through the door.  Did I mention the smell? I’d say they should bottle it but I’m guessing it came from one. They didn’t offer it for sale unfortunately, and rightly so. It was unique and glorious. Treatment rooms at spas can be a bit sameish but this one stood out: It was decked out beautifully with a copper bath and sink. The massage was lovely and measures up to massages I’ve had at other spas. I had a foot exfoliation using pearls. It was gentler on my feet than salt or sugar exfoliators so felt like a soothing ritual.

    There were disappointments. The robes weren’t the thick, soft ones I like to snuggle into. They looked and felt a lot more like an outdated dressing gown before the Christmas season delivers a new one. The waiting area/post-treatment area had loungers but were in the thick of the spa so didn’t have the secluded, cosy feel I’d like. Buying some quiet time before reemerging from a lovely massage is part of the experience I look forward to and this spa didn’t give me that. The changing room is tiny and another client went into the small cubical shower to get changed so there was enough room for her friend and me to get changed. But it’s in central London, so go warned of this and expecting a spa that prioritises space in the treatment rooms. All in all: do it. Why not? It feels good and it smells even better. Here’s my recommended way to ensconce Thai Square spa into a lovely day out.

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    "My skin feels instantly revitalised and sumptuously smooth."

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    All About you

    Nestled in the heart of Covent Garden, Thai Square Spa is a peaceful, luxurious retreat tucked away from the hustle and bustle of London life.  An ideal spot to escape the crowds, Thai Square is an oasis of calm that offers relaxing, soothing spa treatments in a blissful Thai-themed sanctuary.

    The spa itself is shrouded in exotic, lavish embellishments. Towering Buddahs lead the way through ambiently lit walkways of exposed brickwork, hanging copper lanterns and vibrant lotus flowers. A hidden haven offering an instant escape from the stress of busy streets, where you can drift away with idyllic visions of blue skies and sandy beaches.

    As I walk through the wafting, aromatic scents of jasmine and lotus flowers, serenaded by the calming chimes of gentle music, my mind is blissfully transported away from the throngs of tourists and crazed commuters to an exotic hub of complete serenity.

    After a brief bathrobe relaxation session where I sup on jasmine tea, and sink further and further into the wonderfully cushioned reclining chairs, I almost forget that I’m booked in for a facial treatment. Easy to lose all sense of time and space in this cosy hideaway!

    The Maharani Gold-Leaf Facial

    I’m led through the twisting softly-lit corridors, peeking into the masses of treatment rooms, all of which offer a range of wonderfully relaxing massages, facials and traditional ritual therapies that work to cleanse and restore the body’s natural balance. Today I opt for the skin-nourishing, intensely hydrating Maharani Gold-Leaf Facial. My skin is really feeling the effects of the harsh winter weather, so it’s screaming out for a boost of nourishment.

    What is it?

    The facial itself uses a luxuriously decadent collagen-infused gold leaf face mask that boosts the skin with collagen, making the skin much firmer and wonderfully moisturised. The treatment begins with a soft foot cleanse in a deliciously scented foot bath. As my feet are gently rubbed with a hot flannel, I’m instantly relaxed. I’m then guided to the treatment bed where I prepare for 90 minutes of pure pampering bliss.

    What’s involved?

    My friendly therapist preps my skin for the face mask with a gentle yet thorough facial cleanse, softly massaging the skin with Thai Square’s own organic jasmine-infused exfoliators, oils and lotions. My skin already feels like it’s been pumped full of goodness.

    As I float away enveloped in the soothing scents of jasmine petals, my therapist preps my skin for the gold collagen treatment using a warm Thai herbal compress. She then carefully places a rather chilly face mask made from 24 karat mineral gold and pure collagen over my face. It’s a little shock to the senses after the warming compress, but you soon adjust to the tingling sensation after a few minutes. As I patiently lie there waiting for my skin to soak up the goodness, my therapist delicately massages my arms and neck, gently working upwards to finish with a soothing scalp massage.

    What’s the verdict?

    Drifting off into a peaceful slumber, my 90 minutes sadly comes to an end. I could quite easily have indulged in another sublime 90-minute session. My gold leaf layer is carefully removed and my therapist ends the treatment with a soothing layer of jasmine-infused moistursing cream. My skin feels instantly revitalised and sumptuously smooth. I look in the mirror and – even without any make-up – my complexion is radiant with a subtle yet wonderful glow.

    What’s the cost?

    Golden Maharani Facial Treatment, 1.5 hours at £125, Thai Square Spa Covent Garden. For a full list of treatments visiti www.thaisquarespa.com

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    "This is a totally authentic Thai experience; you can expect to swap your shoes for slippers on your way in."

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    Ahh January. The holiday’s are over, we’re back at work, spring is still months away, as is payday.you get our gist. Why not beat the January blues with a trip to Thailand? OK, maybe not, but we have the next best thing! A perfectly indulgent Thai treat where you get pampered, don’t have to lift a finger, get to spend some quality time with your partner and feel amazing afterwards.

    Thai Square Spa is in the heart of Covent Garden, located just behind Seven Dials. Housed in a converted Victorian warehouse, it has 14 treatment rooms and five special rooms dedicated to Thai massage. There is also a Mosaic Steam Rasul Suite and a soothing relaxation area, where you can completely relax and recharge alongside your partner following your treatment.

    This is a totally authentic Thai experience; you can expect to swap your shoes for slippers on your way in, have a traditional floral foot soak before any treatment and be offered exotic Thai herbal tea as a refreshment. All the products are amazing and are inspired by ancient Thai herbal remedies and rituals. They include herbs, flowers and roots dedicated to the wellbeing of the mind, body and soul.

    The spa offers a range of couples’ packages including The Couple Indulgence, Couples Divine Getaway and Thai Square Royal Couple. We recommend the first two for an indulgent and completely different date experience. The Couple Indulgence lasts for two and a half hours and includes: a Floral Foot Bath; Herbal Steam, where you and your other half can enjoy the therapeutic effects if Thai traditional herbs to soothe the body and relax the mind; reflexology; and then a Traditional Thai Massage, which is a blend of deep tissue massage using pressure points and stretching techniques to release tension, increase vitality and flexibility and rebalance the body, mind and spirit.

    The Couples Divine Getaway is a three-hour package and includes a Floral Foot Bath; Exotic Scrub to exfoliate, hydrate and refresh the skin, leaving circulation improved and your skin glowing; a Thai Traditional Massage; and Facial Revival, which uses pure essential oils to remove impurities and detoxify and nourish the skin.

    If the idea of being treated alongside your date doesn’t tickle your fancy, then go your separate ways for one of the huge range of body, facial, hand and foot and ritual therapies on offer.

    Afterwards you and your other half will leave feeling refreshed, revitalised and relaxed. What more could you need from a date?

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    "She expertly massaged my back and shoulders, pummelling away any remnants of stiffness and stress."

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    Express

    You may have to elbow your way through sleepy, meandering throngs of tourists to reach Thai Square Spa, which is tucked down a side street in Covent Garden.

    But, immediately upon stepping through the doors, all that stress melts away in a balmy haze of jasmine blooms, low lighting and warm copper tones. Only the soft padding of slippered feet threatens to break the silence.

    The spa is housed in a converted Victorian warehouse, with a few steps up to the reception area and a comfy seating area to the side. After filling in a form, guests are led down a staircase, seated and given a box in which to deposit shoes and socks (swapped for slippers) before entering the even more serene relaxation room.

    There are 14 treatment rooms, including five Thai massage rooms and two individual treatment rooms with copper relaxation baths.

    There is also a steam room, and you can book a session here free or for a reduced price, depending upon your treatment.

    There’s a small changing room with lockers for your clothes, which you swap for a soft cotton robe before beginning your treatment.

    The treatment:

    The Golden Maharani Facial is inspired by Siamese history, in which gold has always represented prosperity and auspiciousness. In the era of Ayutthaya (dubbed “City of Gold” by European missionaries), Thai royal consorts would enshrine their bodies and faces with gold before royal ceremonies.

    Here, the treatment is designed to moisturise, hydrate and rebuild collagen for firmer skin, while leaving you with a subtle shimmer.

    As with all treatments at Thai Square Spa, it begins with a traditional floral foot soak. Each of my tootsies was delicately doused in softly scented water while I sipped bael fruit tea.

    Then I reclined on the massage bed for the facial. Although, the word facial is rather misleading. This is an hour and a half of indulgence that leaves you relaxed and revitalised from head to toe.

    First, the therapist removed my make-up, intricately attending to each individual eyelash, and cleansed my skin before exfoliating and applying a herbal compress. This is to firm the skin, ready for the 24-karat gold mask.

    After applying the ice-cold solid gel, she sent me into a slumber with a head and shoulder massage.

    It seemed just minutes before she softly roused me and manoeuvred my body into a sitting position. But just when I thought it was over, she expertly massaged my back and shoulders, pummelling away any remnants of stiffness and stress.

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    "The movements are slow and the therapists are talented."

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    Softminine

    When we heard that Mother Of Pearl was being used in a beauty treatment, we needed to know more. Sure, we love pearl in all its forms – a cute row of them as a necklace, pearlescent nail varnish or even shimmering highlighters, but Mother Of Pearl in a skin scrub? We wanted info!

    Thai Square Spa in Covent Garden are onto something with a brand new body treatment package which is launching just in time for the party season.

    And their very own Mother of Pearl Body Scrub is the key ingredient in their​ Vitalising Package treatment which involves a 1 hour Ritual Massage, with a variety of Thai massage techniques that will send you to seventh heaven. No joke.

    he treatment starts with a foot bath, and an assessment of your needs. So whether you’re looking to destress, reenergise, rebalance or simply drift off for an hour, the therapist can tailor the massage movements to your every need.

    Once you’re comfy you lie on the treatment bed and are thoroughly scrubbed with the skin nourishing Mother Of Pearl body scrub across your back and limbs, it it then removed and your therapist gets to work massaging out the tension in your back, arms and legs and feet, finishing with a head massage that will restore your energy, zen and joie de vivre.

    The movements are slow and the therapists are talented, so no matter if you have huge tension knots in your shoulders and back or an aversion to firm pressure, they’ll be sure to get it just right. A bespoke beauty treatment with a skin brightening scrub? We’ll be back for more. It’ll leave you with radiant party perfect skin and enough energy to see the season through.

    A totally calming experience that helps subtly reenergise and reinvigorate you while ​detoxing and brightening your skin.

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    "You'll leave the seriously stylish and luxurious."

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    Thai Square Spa Covent Garden will be offering its Definite Detox Ritual for a reduced price of £159 per person. The two hour treatment aims to detoxify the body with an exfoliation, clay wrap and a cinnamon, camphor and black pepper massage. You’ll leave the seriously stylish and luxurious central-London spa feeling radiant!

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    "It's hard to believe it's in the centre of London, just steps away from the buzz of Covent Garden."

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    Golden girl: a royal experience at the Thai Square Spa

    Last week, I was invited to the Thai Square Spa in Covent Garden. Located on Shelton Street, in the Seven Dials area – one of my favourite parts of London, this was a true hidden gem, in all senses of the words.

    The Jasmine-scented haven is like an oasis from the thumping city outside and its ‘Thai-temple-esque’ decor transports you to a different – more exotic – world. I was to experience the decadent-sounding Golden Maharani Gold Leaf Facial (£125), which uses a gold leaf mask to give the skin a gorgeous glow.

    After starting off with the spa’s signature Beal Fruit Tea drink (which was once used in ancient rituals and is surprisingly refreshing), you are taken through to your candle-lit treatment room. The therapy starts with a soothing foot wash (my favourite way of starting any treatment). Then you are cocooned on a warm bed for a thorough, yet gentle, skin cleanse. A jasmine-based exfoliation gets rid of dead skin and debris and also aids relaxation. A Thai herbal compress is used on the face which firms up the skin ready for the gold mask. It’s all very gentle and soothing with massage like gestures to calm and send you drifting off.

    Awakening the senses is a full body scrub and massage. After rinsing off by hopping in the shower, the treatment continues as the body is then dried and cocooned in a mask containing tumeric. Being naturally high in Vitamin C, this leaves the skin restored and glowing.

    The piece de resistance is the 24 carat Pure Gold Collagen Mask, which is then applied. While it gets to work, the therapist gives a mini head and shoulder massage for total zone-out time and I must admit I did nod off (a sure sign of a good therapist).

    The use of gold in beauty, is, of course, not a new thing – although it has always been a luxurious one. For hundreds of years gold has played an important part in Thai history, used in the beauty rituals of royals, noblewomen and brides before their big day. Many wealthy women used to enshrine their bodies and faces with gold before royal ceremonies. While you may be short on a royal ceremony to attend, this is the perfect treat for the party season or before any big event. Not only does it give seriously good results, but it is incredibly pampering and restorative, too.

    Towards the end of the one and a half hour session, the gold mask is removed and skin is primed and moisturised for your re-entry into the world. The results give a deeply hydrated, velvety complexion. The gold works to rebuild collagen giving your skin a firm, taut feeling. Mine was left glowing.

    The spa itself is a wonderful hideaway, it’s housed inside a converted Victorian warehouse and has a gloriously decadent interior. It’s hard to believe it’s in the centre of London, just steps away from the buzz of Covent Garden. Fabulous for girlie days together or just for getting away yourself for a few hours. And if the thought of ‘royal’ therapy is of interest – check out the two latest additions to the spa’s mega line-up. The Mother-of-Pearl Body Scrub regenerates the skin and leaves you radiant, while the Jade Facial uses a cooling jade stone to help a specially formulated collagen mask soak into the skin. The Thai Square Spa is a real gem.

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    "In all honestly I could have stayed there for a very long time as its gently lit by serene lighting with soft relaxing music."

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    The Thai Square Spa in Covent Garden is a beautiful sanctuary hidden away in the heart of London. I will confess I had often looked at it when I used to work nearby as its so serene looking from the outside. Its exquisitely decorated and you instantly feel calm as soon you step inside its softly lit corridors.

    Upon arriving you are offered a drink – for the record their Thai Tea is delicious – and once changed into their fluffy dressing gowns you are taken to your treatment room. These rooms are as lushly furnished as the rest of the spa and I was really struck by the sense of calm and quiet throughout its spaces.

    My Majestic Jade Facial lasted for 1 and half hours. Honestly it was pure bliss. Its designed as an intensive anti-aging facial using both collagen and jade in its treatment. It started with a facial massage, gentle exfoliation and then a soothing mask. The collagen is applied and massaged in with a jade stone. I like the spiritual and scientific approach to this facial with jade stone being considered a healing stone combined with collagen to nourish the skin. The jade stone in particular was so cooling and smooth on my skin.

    The facial includes a wonderful neck and shoulder massage. I have an incredibly stubborn knotty neck and tense shoulders but both felt much looser afterwards. All of the facial was wonderfully effective but I must say the biggest surprise for me was the effect on my undereye area. Sleep is a rarity due to insomnia so I often have the dreaded eyebags but this facial seemed to help alleviate the issue. I particularly noticed its effects a few hours later.

    After the facial you are offered another drink and time to relax in their peaceful seated area. In all honestly I could have stayed there for a very long time as its gently lit by serene lighting with soft relaxing music plus any magazine you could care to read. I indulged in some Psychologies and Harper’s Bazar before thinking it was probably time to move on.

    I met my husband for coffee afterwards and his first comment was that I looked very fresh-faced. Which is exactly what you hope to hear after a facial.

    All in all the Thai Square Spa turned out to be a wonderful calm oasis hidden within the bustling streets of London. I would recommend it to anyone who wants some serenity and exceptional skincare in their life.

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    "Upon leaving my entire body felt revitalised and refreshed, while previous tension had been instantly blasted."

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    Groomed & Glossy

    Situated in Covent Garden, Thai Square Spa is like a little oasis within the hustle and bustle of central London and instantly transports you to a relaxing and soothing environment.

    Stepping in to its Thai-inspired deco made it feel like I was even in Thailand thanks to its authentic music and exotic touches. I was immediately greeted at reception and taken to an array of extremely comfortable chairs and cushions while filling out the mandatory spa form.

    I was here to experience the spa’s gorgeous Mother Of Pearl treatment, which promises to relax the body and rebalance energy levels and after a hectic day I was looking forward to seeing what the results would bring.

    Going with the traditions of a Thai spa, I was taken downstairs to the main area where I was asked to remove my shoes before entering and given a pair of super soft slippers. Consisting of seven treatment rooms and various spa facilities, I was instantly blown away by the gorgeous interior and calming effect the spa had. After changing to a wonderful fluffy white dressing gown, I made my way to a candlelit treatment room for my massage to begin.

    To kick things off, my feet were soaked and scrubbed to relieve instant tension throughout my whole body. After a settling down on the massage bed, my therapist started to work the energising and fragrant scrub over my body. Concentrating on the arms, legs and back, this stunning smelling product gently brushed away any dead skin to keep my skin super soft and also help me relax.

    This was then gently rinsed off so that the full body massage could get under way. The lovely therapist quickly worked out that there were plenty of knots and tension in my upper back area, so she concentrated on this particular issue. Showing complete professionalism, I was amazed as I felt the knots work up my back and bring me to an instant ease.

    Of course, its Thai theme meant many techniques were traditional Eastern moves that you may not experience at other spas. But the methods seem to work better than anything I had experienced before and as my therapist carried out the treatment I felt extremely comfortable with her expert approach.

    After my arms, legs and back had all been rejuvenated, the treatment was topped off with a blissful head massage. Given an eye mask to wear, I felt like I’d been taken to a hot, tropical climate as I relaxed and enjoyed the stress-lifting treatment.

    Unfortunately a massage always goes way too quickly and it wasn’t long before my time was up. But upon leaving my entire body felt revitalised and refreshed, while previous tension had been instantly blasted. I even managed to stay calm and relaxed during the busy central line commute on my way home – proving this place is nothing short of a miracle.

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    "The effects are almost immediate. The skin is spotless and glowing."

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    Duncan James is known for many things – being one quarter of Blue, a former GT cover star, openly bisexual and for being ridiculously hot. But how does look so good?

    Turns out the answer has been found. His spa of choice, Thai Square Spa in Covent Garden, is offering COLLAGEN facial (yes, facial, smut, etc.) for all the gentlemen of London. And it doesn’t require any overnight stays or invasive procedures. In fact it’s incredibly relaxing, as GT learned when we went along to try it out.

    The spa isn’t called Thai Square of nothing – entering, there are the smells of flowers grown only in Thailand, of Thai tea and a foot bath of rose petals to refresh your feet from a hard day. Oo, it’s a tough life.

    Collagen is found naturally in the skin, tissues and bones and has many qualities. After a proper scrub of the skin, cleansing us of all the filth that amasses working in GT Towers, we’re ready for the mask.

    The process includes exfoliation of the skin, a shoulder massage, head massage and repeat layers of treatments to the skin. Some can be allergic to the collagen, though it’s rare, so it’s worth checking that out beforehand. The expert who treated GT at the spa began the collagen treatment, then checked all was well. Indeed it was – the sounds of tranquil music echoing from the corridor and the dimmed, warm lighting make it all very immersive.

    If you’re planning a big weekend or a stag do, then ending it with something like this is the dream.

    The effects are almost immediate. The skin is spotless and glowing and, a day later, the effects are even more enhanced. Some claim the process can knock up to FIVE years off your appearance. It sounds unlikely – after all, it’s a facial – but having seen the results, it really does work.

    The verdict
    The environment at the Thai Square Spa couldn’t be more welcoming. Not just the treatment rooms are tranquil and zen, but the entire building. From the moment you walkthrough the door there’s a sense of calm. Little touches like the tea and foot bath make it feel really quite special. The treatment itself is heaven. It goes without saying that being massaged is nice, but knowing that it ends in having such healthy looking, younger looking skin is even better. If you’re a spa virgin, then Thai Square Spa is definitely a great place to pop the cherry. It’s one of the best spas we’ve visited.

    Collagen facial is priced at £89 for a one hour treatment.
    GT says: Highly Recommended

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    "It releases tension, increases vitality and flexibility."

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    Two words spring to mind when I think of Thai Square Spa; luxury and decadence. I am yet to visit Thailand, however in many ways Thai Square Spa gave me a taste of a Thailand that I am keen to experience.

    For those who need an escape, the spa’s traditionally decorated rooms and range of treatments (which include ancient remedies and rituals) will take you far away from the cobbled streets of Covent Garden and the throngs of tourists. I opted for the Traditional Thai Massage which was a great choice – who would have thought that I could enjoy a massage fully clothed in overalls!

    The Traditional Thai massage is a deep tissue massage using pressure points and stretching techniques. It releases tension, increases vitality and flexibility – if nothing else; you will leave feeling extremely limber.

    I have been to lots of spas, but Thai Square Spa is probably the most visually impressive. With a Mosaic Steam Rasul Suite and a stunning indoor and outdoor relaxation area, this is a real escape for those who want wellbeing of the mind, body and soul – especially if Thailand is on your ‘places to visit’ bucket list.

     

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    "The decor and the treatments on offer accurately display those found in spa's in Thailand."

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    On Wednesday I was lucky enough to be invited to Thai Square Spa in Covent Garden to try out one of their seasonal treatments – The street style massage.

    I arrived at the spa after a long day in the office, well and truly ready to be pampered and I was greeted by friendly staff who led me to a private room to get changed and lock away my belongings. They provided me with some linen trousers that tied up at the waste (not the most flattering) but completely practical for their intended use and I was then taken outside to a secluded seating area.

    The decor and the treatments on offer accurately display those found in spa’s in Thailand. The treatment I had – the street style massage was actually performed outdoors which sounds a bit bizarre for a luxury spa but it totally added to the authenticity and it really did work. The area was very simply decorated, just nice big chairs, a bit of bamboo to enclose the area and some lighting.

    I’ve been to a few spa’s in the past, but honestly I think if I were to try and describe any of them to you they would all sound the same. The same white walls, scented candles, aromatherapy oils,  dimmed lighting and calming music. It’s all very lovely and relaxing but very clichéd.  What sets Thai Square Spa apart from its competitors is that it doesn’t follow the same typical spa-esqe ‘rules’. But instead it follows its own rules. It still remains very luxurious but has a real authenticity that is really unique for a London spa.

    So let’s talk about the treatment itself. It began with Jay – my masseuse washing my feet in a warm bowl of water. It felt good, but was a little bit awkward. I’m not the biggest fan of feet and don’t really like people touching mine. But after he dried them off I relaxed a bit and got used to somebody rubbing my feet. He also noticed I was a little uneasy about it and said ‘if you feel uncomfortable at any time just let me know‘ which made me feel more  relaxed. He went on to apply different oils and lotions spending about 20mins concentrating on one foot before moving across and repeating the process on the other foot. I can’t describe to you exactly what he did as it was sooooooo relaxing I completely zoned out and my brain completely turned off, but whatever it was, it worked!

    He then went to get some fresh water, washed my feet again and gave me some flip-flops to slip my feet into so I wouldn’t have to walk bare-foot on the ground. He then moved on to my shoulders, concentrating a little on my neck and moving up to my head. The head massage was amazing, sort of like when you go to a posh hairdressers but somehow better. He finished my holding my wrists and stretching me out and then led me back to the dressing room to get changed.

    The treatment lasted for 60 minute but they also offer a 30 minute version for those who wish to pop in on their lunch break. This would be the perfect place to go for a pamper, especially to book a treatment as a gift for someone special in your life. There is something for everyone and it is a gift you really can’t go wrong with! The range of treatment they offer are classic spa treatments with a unique Thai twist and I would love to be able to try a couple more. The facials sound especially luxurious.

    If you’re in the London area and in need of a little TLC or you want to show some love to a special person in your life I would highly recommend taking a look at the treatments Thai Square Spa has on offer. They even have specific maternity treatments which would be perfect for my big sis who is just about to pop!

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    "My skin was silken and youthful for days, I glowed. This is a fabulous experience."

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    The Thai Square Spa has the Midas Touch. Charmian Walker Smith tried their luxurious new Golden Maharani Gold Leaf Facial. 

    My track record with thai treatments isn’t great. When I tried to book at the thai massage parlour round the corner from my flat something definitely got lost in translation. But there’s something about a ‘Golden Maharani Gold Leaf Facial’ that sounds reassuringly luxurious, if slightly ludicrous. You might expect it will involve being painted with gold leaf like the famous scene in Goldfinger, but fortunately that couldn’t be further from the truth.

    Arriving at Thai Square Spa are led to an onyx and gold treatment room. There’s a large gold bath at one end, which in this context it seems perfectly normal.

    The treatment starts with my feet being washed in rose petals strewn water. Amy, who is doing the treatment, runs through ingredients she will use, everything is organic and there’s a particular emphasis on jasmine, the gold mask itself contains 24K mineral gold and collagen. The treatment bed is plush. I’ll be honest, things get a little hazy -it’s possible I fell asleep once or twice. Holy Moly it’s relaxing.

    Amy does everything with precision and attention to detail. Cleansing and exfoliation is followed by an awesome massage. Then hot stoney pads are placed on pressure points to relieve stress. It sounds odd, it feels brilliant. The gold mask was applied and it’s not at all what you expect it’s very cold collagen. The sensation is a bit like having a large heavy jelly rolled onto your visage.  While your face is soaking up the gold, your arms and head are massaged – a completely heavenly combination.

    As you unwind the air is spritzed with jasmine and it’s a full assault on the senses. The mask is removed (boo) and lips are painted with balm, there’s a final tone and massage and then you’re gently nudged back into the present with welcoming cup of delicious tea.

    I was so relaxed leaving Thai Square I was a danger to myself. I mooned around Covent Garden in a daze trying not to wander into traffic. My skin was silken and youthful for days, I glowed. This is a fabulous experience – it’s beyond most of us to make it part of any regular beauty routine (well – unless you’re downsizing from weekly platinum facials.) but it’s definitely worth doing for a special occasion.

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    "I fell into the kind of blissful state I needed to totally switch off."

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    Right in the middle of Covent Garden, the Thai Square Spa is owned by Mr Haim Danous, the guy behind the Thai Square restaurant brand. On two levels of a refurbished Victorian warehouse, it may feel somewhat functional, but that’s more than made up for by the large menu of therapies with the all-Thai staff. Come for all sorts of different massages, facials, rituals, baths and rasuls – there are treatments for travellers and pregnant women too.

    How was it for us: I visited Thai Square Spa for an After Flight Fatigue Fighter treatment (£85 for one hour), which is designed to energise you after you’ve sat in the same position for any length of time. I was offered a Thai Bael fruit tea before we started, which I drank as my therapist (Bee) bathed my feet in honey and salt. Once I was on the massage bed, she set to work, massaging my back, legs and head with Thai techniques that apparently enhance blood circulation, reduce any travel-induced swelling and generally relax you.

    I was relieved to feel at once that Bee had excellent hands, for on arrival I’d found the spa slightly functional in feel, but this was more than made up by my treatment. Bee used an oil from Thai company, Saranrom, infused with citrus, peppermint, jasmine and bergamot essential oils – she could not tell me if any of it was organic, so I assumed it wasn’t (and later found out that it isn’t), but it certainly felt good on my skin and smelt uplifting.

    I fell into the kind of blissful state I needed to totally switch off and when I woke, I felt great. I was attending an important event that evening and I was able to have a shower and even iron my shirt too – nothing felt like too much trouble for Bee and the other staff. After a peppermint tea, I was ready to head out into Covent Garden and give my all to the evening.

    More on the spa: You can expect red and gold, Thai-inspired decor, with sculptures, mirrors and jasmine flowers dotted here and there. You enter a reception area which adjoins a small boutique, a waiting area and a manicure and pedicure room with spacious, comfy chairs. Downstairs, at basement level, are 12 air-conditioned treatment rooms, and a steam room for wet treatments, adjoining a shower and a separate small changing room and toilet.

    This is a place to come for a treatment and then relax for a little while after, but there are no day-use spa facilities so you wouldn’t want to stay all day. There’s a Thai tea menu from which you can choose before or after your treatment and indoor loungers you can rest on after your treatment. There’s a dark and cosseting feel to the relaxation area, but the loungers face a wall, so on warmer days we’d urge you to head to the little zen garden after.

     What’s queenly: Marvellously, there’s a private zen garden here – an outdoor area graced by a giant buddha with comfy loungers and bright red cushions – not easy to find in the middle of town!

    What’s lowly: Staff are warm and friendly, but not all the therapists speak good english, so tell the people on the main reception if you want anything particular (such as a stronger or softer pressure) before you start.

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    "The facilities are all pristine and extremely well maintained with smartly dressed staff moving quietly."

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    Tucked away in the back streets behind Covent Garden is the Thai Square Spa, a discreet, elegant spa offering traditional Thai treatments in luxurious and extremely relaxing circumstances.

    Guests are welcomed in by the polite and helpful staff, asked to fill in a brief questionnaire to help tailor the experience and then depending on the treatment ushered into a couples room, VIP area, traditional Thai room or downstairs to the general spa to begin their process of unwinding and soaking up the wonderfully calm atmosphere. There is also a garden at the back of the spa where guests can relax together after or before treatments, which is very well hidden between two narrow streets and could really be anywhere it is that well sheltered.

    The facilities are all pristine and extremely well maintained with smartly dressed staff moving quietly around to their various appointments. Everywhere is done out in dark wood, lit by candles and beautifully scented. Having been to Thailand and experienced a massage in a hut on the beach, this, I can promise, is a very close approximation of the traditional Thai experience, but in a much more refined situation.

    Having been invited to have a full body oil massage, I was only too happy to let the attendant do her thing and sipped my tea while enjoying a foot bath. The following hours full body massage was both well targeted and very efficient at relieving what felt like months of stress and tension I had unwittingly accrued. Perhaps most impressively the attendant was able to divine exactly where on my back most needed attention and set about ‘fixing’ it.

    The following hour passed by in blissful peace and aside from some small adjustments to limbs was completely without disturbance. The ambiance was very conducive to relaxing without quite dosing off, which for me is the perfect level and ensured that I made the most of the massage even if all that was required was to lie still for an hour.

    After some time to relax on a lounger and drink some water the guests are waved goodbye in both an improved physical and mental condition. For such a centrally located establishment, it could really have been hidden away in the quietest corner of the most distant Thai city.

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    "I wasn't sure what to expect but enjoyed every minute of my experience at Thai Square Spa."

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    The Spa
    One of the newer additions to the London day spa scene, Thai Square Spa is actually owned by the Thai Square restaurant group. This may sound like a strange premise but it works – largely because the staff and management all hail from the beautiful Southeast Asian island and have years of experience in their craft.

    The spa itself is a warm oasis (especially on a wet Tuesday evening) of red and gold. A small but welcoming reception, with a partioned manicure and pedicure area, leads to a large underground space split into seven good sized treatment rooms and a cosy relaxing area with day beds on which to unwind with your choice of complimentary fruit teas.

    The Treatment
    I opted for one of the spa’s newest treatments: the Golden Maharani Gold Leaf Facial. An ancient Thai ritual traditionally used by the royal party before important wedding ceremonies, it is a truly blissful 1.5 hours that will leave you feeling completely revitalized.

    The treatment began with a quick foot soak before my skilled therapist performed a thorough facial cleanse (and I mean thorough – she even used a damp paintbrush to make sure every speck of mascara was removed). The face and neck are then exfoliated and moisturised numerous times with Thai Square’s own relaxing jasmine-based products.

    The skin is prepared for the mask using warm herbal compresses before a (surprisingly chilly) mask made from 24KT pure gold collagen is applied. While the skin soaks up its goodness, a thoroughly stress-relieving arm and scalp massage is performed, before the treatment is finished with gentle Thai stretches.

    The Verdict
    As a newcomer to facials, I wasn’t sure what to expect but enjoyed every minute of my experience at Thai Square Spa. I felt relaxed, rejuvenated and, most importantly, my skin felt incredibly soft and had a subtle yet lasting glow. I was advised not to wear any make-up for 24 hours after the treatment, so leave plenty of time if you’re planning it before a big event. The spa itself has a lovely, relaxed environment and I will definitely be returning to try their signature Thai massage.

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    "Over the next few days, at least four people commented that my skin 'looked good'."

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    Set down one of Covent Garden’s side streets, Thai Square Spa is a haven of compact calm amid the West End hubbub. On my recent visit, I was firstly treated to two friendly faces and handed a short form to fill in by the Thai reception staff, before being encouraged to settle onto one of the traditional wooden seats, opposite a slightly tense looking couple (couples treatment first-timers, perhaps?). Next, I was flourished with some special herbal tea which, they informed me, had been freshly infused that morning. A couple of sips later – you never have time to drink that first cup of spa tea, do you? – I was introduced to my (again, Thai) facialist (yes, that is what someone who gives facials is called), who led me to the ladies changing room and handed me a dressing gown, slippers and a locker key. Thankfully, Thai Spa Square is not one of those places where you must change into disposable underwear for a facial – a procedure I never quite understand.

    Once on my back on the massage table in the cosy, comfortably heated treatment room (not too cold, not too hot – keeping this Goldilocks happy), listening to the hushed, not-overly-plinky-plonky background music, my facialist got to work with my requested Seven Pollen Facial. Over the course of the next hour, she applied dozens of lotions and scrubs to my skin – all of them pleasant in odour and sans any skin-stinging side-effects. The products incorporated (you guessed it) seven different pollens as part of a secret recipe, famously used by the Thai royal family in order to keep skin balanced, relaxed and boasting a healthy glow, via a process of ‘cleansing, balancing, repairing, moisturising and awakening the skin’. I don’t think my skin has ever done so much in its life, let alone an hour.

    And this facial wasn’t even just a ‘facial’ – it was a massage too. At least the last 15 minutes of the treatment (it’s hard to keep track of time when you’re in a dark room with your eyes closed and you’re almost deliriously relaxed) included a thorough head, neck, shoulder and arm massage, all to help encourage overall radiance.

    Once I had my clothes back on, I repaired to the softly-lit unisex relaxation room for a full cup of that sweet herbal tea and a leisurely flick through the spa’s stock of magazines (stylish consumer titles including Dazed & Confused, Conde Nast Traveller and House & Garden – FYI). A quick farewell wave later – thankfully accompanied by no product hard-sell from staff, despite the display shelves upstairs – and I was back out on Covent Garden’s cobbled streets, markedly unwound, to the point where I wasn’t even overly worried about my lack of make-up. Whether passersby were, I don’t know. Or care.

    The all-important question: did the facial make any actual difference to my face? Over the next few days, at least four people commented that my skin ‘looked good’. One even said it looked ‘all glowy’. And these aren’t the sort of people to give a compliment for no reason.

    So, it seems those shimmering, wrinkle-free Thai Royals – and, perhaps, bees – are on to something.

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    "We went home feeling deliciously drowsy and like our muscle knots had been thoroughly banished."

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    Getting (a long way) away from it all is lovely, but it can feel like the benefits of a reviving holiday are cancelled out by the draining effects of that long-haul flight home. So we were intrigued to try the Jetlag Recovery Package created for weary travellers by the Thai Square Spa in Covent Garden.

    The treatment begins with a soothing warm foot bath followed by an energising body-scrub containing invigorating ginger and tamarind to help reduce water retention in the legs. A Thai body massage with spice oils then tackles tense muscles from neck to feet. After sipping a jasmine tea in the peaceful relaxation room, we went home feeling deliciously drowsy and like our muscle knots had been thoroughly banished; we had the best night’s sleep we’d had in weeks.

    The treatment may be aimed at travellers, but it is equally effective if you feel like you’re suffering ‘jet-lag’ after too many late nights at the office and far too long spent sitting in the same position (at your desk!).

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    "The treatment is guaranteed to balance, relax and restore a healthy glow to your skin."

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    WHERE: Thai Square Spa, Covent Garden

    THE VIBE: A luxurious hideaway tucked into the middle of London. Once you set foot in the spa you’re immediately transported to a blissful and beautiful picture of South-East Asia.

    BEST BRIDE-TO-BE TREATMENT: The Seven Pollen Facial uses a secret blend of seven Thai herbal flowers, which are applied to the skin using a combination of gentle traditional Thai-style massage techniques. The treatment is guaranteed to balance, relax and restore a healthy glow to your skin. Although the treatment is mainly concentrated on the face, you’ll receive a delicious foot massage and scrub while you sip on some herbal tea. Any knots in your shoulders will also be attended to as you slip away into a world of your own. It might come as a surprise, but this pollen-based treatment is suitable for sufferers of hay fever – trust us, we checked.

    BEST AMENITY: The spa really does transport you into a new world and allows you to forget about the bustling streets filled with London shoppers. The intricate décor and calming aesthetics are enough to transform you into the epitome of relaxation before you’ve even had your treatment. And the best thing is that you can pop in here on your lunch break!

    LOCATION: Slap bang in the middle of Covent Garden, Thai Square Spa is conveniently located for that girly day out in London with your maids.

    Stylenest -

    "The perfect treatment for the New Year, this detoxifying, stress-relieving massage is a great way to start the year post party season."

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    StyleNest paid a visit to Thai Square Spa to try out the Herbal Healer treatment. 

    Sprawling with beauty boutiques, fashion stores and foodie hangouts Convent Garden is best known as the place to head to should you need to pick up a gift fromAesop or enjoy a cocktail at Balthazar. Lesser known to city slickers perhaps is the opportunity to enjoy a spot of pampering and relaxation at the Thai Square Spa, a stone’s throw away from the station. StyleNest headed to Shelton Street to see what this Thai spa had to offer.

    Booked in for the Herbal Healer treatment upon arrival we were ushered downstairs, and with each step we could feel ourselves entering the tranquil world of the East. Sticking with the traditions of Thailand, our therapist followed ancient customs and rituals and began our treatment with a relaxing foot soak, accompanied by a calming and delicious herbal tea.

    The treatment began with a soothing, aromatic oil massage – something our dry winter skin was very much in need of. Next, using a Thai herbal poultice, which contains a variety of therapeutic Thai herbs and spices, our therapist combatted a number of knots and tense muscles.

    Finally, our therapist directed her attention to the head. A deep and soothing scalp massage ensured we were completely relaxed and all tensions of work and Christmas shopping were a thing of the past.

    After a gentle stretch our herbal healer treatment came to a close. Then it was into our robes and off to the relaxation lounge to enjoy a relaxing cup of tea. It was hard to believe, feeling so relaxed, that the bustle of Covent Garden was just outside.

    The perfect treatment for the New Year, this detoxifying, stress-relieving massage is a great way to start the year post party season.

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    "Once warmed up a multiple pressure points are applied and manipulated to relieve tension."

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    Hello Magazine : 28th January 2013

     

    ” All in all, the Spa is first class. The staff are proud of this fact and it shows in the attentiveness, hospitality and friendliness of everyone I met. Bea is an excellent masseuse; all staff at the Spa have trained at the prestigious Watpo (Temple of Reclining Medicine) Thai Traditional Massage School in Bangkok.

    In the run up to the holiday season the Spa have a number of award winning packages to suit all:
    Super stress relieving Package £69 (was £110) – a package for men or women including a 30 minute Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage with either a 30 minute foot or Head massage depending on whether you are over worked or over shopped!”

    Further Reading : http://www.hellomagazine.com/healthandbeauty/health-and-fitness/2013012810928/thai-square-spa/

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    "We left our treatment feeling relaxed and reinvigorated, with supple, toned skin."

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    They say

    Deeply detoxifying, the Thai Square signature wrap is the perfect treatment to firm and tone skin all over the body, in a relaxing, totally indulgent environment.

    We say

    Anyone who has ever experienced a Thai massage before will know it’s all about the rituals. Your treatment will begin with a choice of beverage (namely jasmine tea or water) while your therapist gently scrubs and soaks your feet, preparing you mentally for the indulgence you are about to experience. Next, you’ll be massaged all over with botanical oils, before being wrapped in a warm blanket. If that wasn’t lovely enough, the next thing you’ll feel is a rigorous scalp massage.

    Good for.

    The benefits of wrap treatments are numerous, not least because of the deep sense of physical and mental relaxation they induce through the feeling of warmth and coziness. The oils are absorbed quickly and fully into the skin in this way, too, increasing the massage benefits.

    Results

    We left our treatment feeling relaxed and reinvigorated, with supple, toned skin.

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    "Instantly greeted with Thai tea and a warm welcome upon entering the tranquil spa."

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    As most Londoners will tell you, life in the smoke is stressful. That’s why it’s important to make some downtime for yourself and as Miss LF often does, take yourself down to the most luxurious spa this side of the Thames – the infamous Thai Square Spa converted from an old Victorian Warehouse situated behind the busy cobblestones of Covent Garden.

    Instantly greeted with Thai tea and a warm welcome upon entering the tranquil spa, Miss LF opted for the Ritual Massage ‘Body Bliss’ to rebalance energy levels (it’s tough being so fabulous) and as it’s an authentic Thai spa and the only traditional expertise in the UK, all therapies are tailored specifically with you in mind use various massage techniques from the East with a selection of treatment oils created from extract of flowers and fruit.

    The converted warehouse houses 14 specifically designed treatment rooms and two individual treatment rooms also boast their own luxurious and indulgent copper relaxation baths. Other facilities include a Mosaic Steam Rasul Suite and relaxation rooms which are decorated with Thai buddha’s and orchids. Miss LF couldn’t help but post her spa journey through Instagram.

    After her one hour full body massage including the head and neck area, Miss LF reports that ‘It was like being in a sanctuary in Thailand’ and would definitely go back for more.

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    "My therapist used a unique massage technique that felt like very gentle stretching and pressure point manipulation."

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    Those who find Eastern-style massage techniques comforting

    If your last experience of Thai massage was in a Bangkok backstreet being pulled energetically in all directions, have no fear – this is nothing like that. From the minute you walk into this gold-Buddha-studded Covent Garden spa to be greeted by beaming staff proffering Jasmine tea, it’s clear that gentle relaxation is the name of the game here. This treatment is specifically designed to be soothing and gentle, and deal gently with dry skin, stress and fluid retention – all common bugbears for the expectant mother.

    THE POSITION: Lying on your side in the recovery position, with a towel between your legs. Ask for one between your arms too if that’s more comfortable.

    THE VERDICT: Although lying on my side is not my favourite position, I did find this treatment intensely relaxing, and it lifted that familiar heavy feeling that comes with pregnancy. My therapist used a unique massage technique that felt like very gentle stretching and pressure point manipulation, and it really sorted out my aching back and swollen legs. I left the spa in something of a trance – it’s worth factoring a taxi home into the price of the treatment as I was too zonked to walk to the Tube.

    Flavour Magazine - 11/2015

    "From the moment you open the door of the Thai Square Spa you immediately feel Zen-like. The cool, quiet, relaxing atmosphere will ease your mind, relax your hunched shoulders and prepare you for your treatment."

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    5 Reasons you need to experience Thai Square Spa
    By Leonard Foster – November 18, 2015

    http://www.flavourmag.co.uk/5-reasons-you-need-to-experience-thai-square-spa/

    We recently had the pleasure of visiting the Thai Square Spa in the heart of Covent Garden. Conveniently located within a 5 or so minute walk from Covent Garden station, the Thai Square Spa is a little haven amongst the hustle and bustle of city life.

    Thai Square Spa, is very clean and tidy, you will not find a single thing out of place, which adds to the overall Zen feeling on arrival. The venue is ambient and elegantly lit with statues dotted around the corridors and seating areas. The browns and golds in the colour scheme, give of a warm and authentic vibe (you can quickly forgot you are in the heart of central London, we did).
    Here are our 5 Reasons you need to visit Thai Square Spa.
    1. ZEN IN THE CITY
    On your journey to Thai Square Spa via public transport or car, you can feel the tenseness from the vast amounts of traffic and people in the city. However, from the moment you open the door of the Thai Square Spa you immediately feel Zen-like. The cool, quiet, relaxing atmosphere will ease your mind, relax your hunched shoulders and prepare you for your treatment.

    2. EXOTIC THAI HERBAL TEA
    Now that you’ve relaxed and signed in with the lovely receptionist, its time to receive your complimentary exotic Thai herbal tea. You may think that a cup of tea isn’t that important, however, it’s all part of the relaxing process that Thai Square Spa has to offer. Its such a far cry from the ever so loud London streets.

    3. RELAX THOSE HARD WORKING FEET OF YOURS.
    HAND AND FOOT MASSAGE
    One of the added extra’s you will receive is the welcomed Traditional Floral Foot Soak. You’ve been walking on those feet of your’s all your life, they deserve the care and attention Thai Square offers. The Traditional Floral Foot Soak is like the icing on the cake. The warm water will make you slump in your chair in total bliss, while the masseuse soaks and washes your feet. They says “It’s always the preparation that makes the final result” and the foot soak perfectly embraces this.

    4. THE MASSAGE.
    If like me, you are a fan of deep tissue, hard massages, that leaves you feeling about like puppet on a string when you step, then the Thai Square Spa massage is the place to be. You’d be surprised how much power the little ladies have when it comes to massage. I think my masseuse removed every knot, I’ve ever had in my back during my massage. Painfully pleasurable, these massages are not for the feint-hearted. I opted for the Ritual Massage which is available at 1hr £75, 1.5hr £112.50, 2hr £150 | £75. This treatment combines various Oriental massage techniques in the ultimate personalised therapy. Using essential oils blended from flower and fruit extracts ­these rituals will soften, soothe and balance the senses.

    Full list of body treatments can be found here: www.thaisquarespa.com/treatments/body-treatments/

    5. EVERYTHING ELSE.
    As well as body treatments Thai Square Spa also have a wide range of other glorious treatments from Facial treatments, Royal treatments , Maternity treatments and so much more. The full list of treatments can be found here: http://thaisquarespa.com/treatments/. The wide range of services on offer, means that you can spend a few lunchtimes here, during your working week, and ease away those stresses of life.

    The only problem with Thai Square Spa is the fact that at some point you have to leave and face London city. Don’t worry, the way they make you feel after your treatments gives you the strength to face another day.

    Visit www.thaisquarespa.com now and book your appointment or click on the image below to view their Gift sets of offer, where you can save up to 33% off.

    LONDON 24 - 11/2015

    "I would recommend the ritual massage - which isn’t cheap - for any Londoner with a high-stress job who works centrally and wants to spend an hour not thinking about anything, but being present in the moment and feeling connected with their body. "

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    Review: Ritual Massage at Thai Square Spa, Covent Garden
    16 November 2015 By Naomi Ackerman
    http://www.london24.com/entertainment/review_ritual_massage_at_thai_square_spa_covent_garden_1_4313059

    Thai Square Spa are also opening a new centre in Northumberland Avenue Thai Square Spa are also opening a new centre in Northumberland Avenue Wednesday is hump day. So as I walked swiftly (read ‘rushed’) from Covent Garden station to Thai Square Spa I was hoping the hour would calm me down – and it did. fb share 0 tweet 12 google plus share reddit share 12 Reading this month’s copy of Tatler with a cup of strange-tasting tea post-massage was so relaxing I felt hyper-aware Reading this month’s copy of Tatler with a cup of strange-tasting tea post-massage was so relaxing I felt hyper-aware The spa’s waiting area is small but scented and dimly lit and I wished I had arrived earlier. I was led downstairs and given a robe and some tiny knicker things to wear. Like a 15-year-old I looked at them and stifled a giggle.
    To begin the one hour ritual massage with ‘Royal Rachawadee Massage and Body Oil’, the masseuse rinsed my feet with infused water, making the experience seem ‘other’ and ritualistic. Then came an hour of feeling previously unknown muscles in my legs, realising my hands were full of tension (blame being a journalist), telling myself I must come back again and thinking: ‘I need to the gym more or in ten year time when I come for a massage like this I will be too embarrassed to have someone touch my near-naked body’. The masseuse checked several times if I was happy with the pressure of the massage and made it clear it was ok to ask questions.

    The only problem was working out how to get my head comfortable on the table, as the face gap seemed slightly large. Post-massage my skin felt smooth and the tension in my shoulders had lessened. I couldn’t believe how quickly the time had gone. My only problem with the massage was how to get my head comfortable on the table My only problem with the massage was how to get my head comfortable on the table Being given a cup of Thai tea and told I could stay as long as I like and relax with magazines on a lounger was a brilliant way to end the experience.
    Rushing out into the London night would have detracted from the spacey, supple feeling the massage had induced and sitting reading a copy of this month’s Tatler was so indulgent I felt guilty. But not guilty enough to leave. I would recommend the ritual massage – which isn’t cheap – for any Londoner with a high-stress job who works centrally and wants to spend an hour not thinking about anything, but being present in the moment and feeling connected with their body.
    Where: Thai Square Spa, 25 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9HW / Price: £75 for one hour ritual massage / Twitter: @ThaiSqSpa

    Buy: Royal Rachawadee Massage and Body Oil at £34.95

     

    If you want to check it out, Thai Square are also about to open a new site in Northumberland Avenue, to include 12 treatment rooms, a steam room, sauna and ice fountain in a remodelled Victorian baths.

    Xameliax - 11/2015

    "My massage was a little on the expensive side compared to some of my other favourite spas but it was worth the money and I would love to come back and try out a full traditional Thai massage or a hot Jade Stone Treatment."

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    A Miniature Zen Haven in the Big City | Thai Square Spa Covent Garden

    27 November 2015
    http://www.xameliax.com/thai-square-spa-covent-garden-review/

    Last week Thai Square Spa invited me down for a tour of their Covent Garden spa and to enjoy my first ever Thai massage. They let me bring along a +1 so I organised our trip to coincide with the Cosmo Blog Awards and Brogan kindly came along with me the day after our party – what a perfect way to relax after a few cocktails the night before if I do say so myself! I’d been meaning to try The Thai Square Spa for around a year so I was incredibly excited to see what they had to offer and to see how the Thai massage technique varied.
    Located in Covent Garden next to The Cambridge Theatre (home to the amazing Matilda!) The Thai Square Spa is tucked away down a cobbled streets set away from and underneath the busy streets of London. We walked in to be greated with a beautifully ornate lobby, plush sofas, tasseled curtains and the most stunning aroma. We filled out our health forms and took a look at the lovely products you could take home from the spa including a gorgeous Hand Crafted Thai Oil Burner that would have looked beautiful in our living room!
    With two chairs in the bright lobby ready and waiting for luxury manicures and pedicures. The Thai Square Spa is incredibly intimate which I love – it would be the perfect place to take your BFF for some pampering and a good old catch up or for a date day with the other half. We were booked in for Ritual Massages at £75 for 1 hour using essential oils and combining various oriental massage techniques. We were led downstairs, swapped our boots for flip flops and head into the changing rooms to get ready for our treatments.
    Once in our robes our therapists led us into the stunning treatment rooms with large mirrors, copper baths (want!) and large very comfortable beds. There were about 6-7 treatment rooms from what I could see downstairs in the spa which again added to the intimate feel. We started with a beautifully warm and floral smelling footbath and I wandered over to the bed for my treatment. My Ritual massage at Thai Square Spa was incredible and completely different to any massages I’ve had before. It was firm but smooth and perfect for my aching muscles. We concentrated on my shoulders, lower back and legs which left me feeling like I was walking on air – the oils smelt amazing and I was really impressed with the whole experience, my hour flew by and I felt so chilled after we finished.
    My therapist bought me some water after our treatment and I relaxed on the chairs outside the room until I felt ready to get changed and step back outside into the city. Thai Square Spa is a real haven in the centre of London and I just wish it was a bit bigger as I could have stayed there all day relaxing, drinking green tea and enjoying more of their treatments. My massage was a little on the expensive side compared to some of my other favourite spas but it was worth the money and I would love to come back and try out a full traditional Thai massage or a hot Jade Stone Treatment.

    The Thai Square Spa are opening another spa on Northumberland Avenue very soon – I’ll certainly be heading down to check that out when it opens, what a lovely experience all round.

    Take a look at the full range of treatments and offers at Thai Square Spa here.

    Have you visited Thai Square Spa in Covent Garden yet? What would be your treatment of choice?!

    Leave a comment below or tweet me @xameliax #thaisquarespa – I’d also love to hear any other spa recommendations in London too!

    xax
    *Thai Square Spa kindly invited myself and a +1 down for complimentary massages in exchange for an honest review of my experience

    Blond Across the Pond - 05/2016

    As I listened to the soft meditation music, I could feel my stress melting away. She used a number of techniques and laid on the pressure, which was perfect to ease the tension in my back. The hour went by in a flash and I felt so much more relaxed and happy afterwards.

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    Relaxation at Thai Square Spa

    http://blondeacrossthepond.com/relaxation-thai-square-spa/

    When life gets stressful and tense, sometimes there’s nothing better than to switch off and treat yourself to a day of relaxation. Last week, I headed over to Thai Square Spa in Trafalgar Square for a morning of some much-needed R&R.

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    From the moment I stepped into the spa, I knew it was going to be a lovely experience. The receptionist happily greeted me and handed me a soft robe to change into before leading me down an opulent staircase to a dark and luxurious cavern, where I was offered herbal tea to sip on and relax before my massage began.

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    The entire spa is designed with a mix of Thai, Roman and Turkish influences and I found the décor to be stunning. The spa boasts grand gold murals, beautiful statues and colourful paintings adorning the stone walls. It is a very soothing and peaceful environment and as I kicked back on the large, comfy lounge chairs, I began to feel a lot more zen. My masseuse came out and greeted me and we headed into the treatment room.

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    Thai Square Spa specialises in number of different body massage treatments, with everything from an Oriental Foot Massage to Botanical Body Wraps. I decided to go for the Thai Herbal Healer one hour Body Massage after reading rave reviews about it. When I’m stressed, my lower back tends to ache and the Thai Herbal Healer is the best to soothe stiff muscles.

    My masseuse got to work, using Thai herbal poultice, which contains a variety of therapeutic Thai herbs and spices. She started with my feet, calves and legs followed by working out the knots in my back and shoulders and arms and topped it off with a head massage. As I listened to the soft meditation music, I could feel my stress melting away. She used a number of techniques and laid on the pressure, which was perfect to ease the tension in my back. The hour went by in a flash and I felt so much more relaxed and happy afterwards. The masseuse I had was fantastic and I will definitely be back for more treatments in the future.

    I enjoyed another cup of tea and relished a few more moments of sheer tranquility in the dimly lit cavern. It was really nice to switch off  and enjoy a morning of peace in such a serene and beautiful environment. I highly recommend heading to Thai Square Spa if you’re looking for a relaxing, stress-busting treatment. After all, it’s always nice to treat yourself!

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    My therapist told me that the main aspect of Thai Massage is to apply hard pressure to the body targeting pressure points to de-stress the body. Afterwards I like I was floating on a fluffy cloud, all the tension in my body had been lifted and felt revitalised.

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    Thai Square Spa Review

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    Thai Square Spa Embankment

    Thai Square Spa has been located in Covent Garden since 2010 and recently moved to a more spacious area in Embankment, Northumberland Avenue within the City of Westminster.

    The spa is a part of Thai Square Restaurant Group and like the restaurants their Spa is characteristically Asian in style & atmosphere. When I arrived in this luxurious modern day spa my therapist told me that I have stepped in to Thailand in the middle of London! Couldn’t have agreed more.

    The atmosphere was incredibly relaxing and a great place to unwind after a busy day in London City.
    ThaiSquareSpa ThaiSquareSpaMy therapist to enjoy half an hour of Sen Space before my hour long Thai Ritual Massage. The Sen Space was an oasis of relaxation which was absolutely stunning.

    I headed to the Jacuzzi first which was incredibly warm and relaxing, then strolled over to the beach area equipped with deck chairs and sand to cool off.

    After 30 minutes of relaxation it was time for my massage.

    The treatment started with a relaxing Floral Foot Soak which was incredibly relaxing followed by a traditional Thai Massage. I opted for a ‘medium’ pressure for my personalised massage.

    The massage itself was wonderful de-knotting every bit of tension in my shoulders, legs & arms. I felt relaxed from head to toe throughout the massage.

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    Overall

    I was incredibly impressed by the standard of Thai Square Spa and the in depth knowledge of the therapists there. The Ritual Massage was incredibly professional and left me feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

    The Spa also has a salon and makeup area offering a range of different treatments which is a great added touch.

    The rooms are modern, calming and spacious.

    If you work in the city and you’re looking for a place to unwind after work I recommend the Thai Traditional Massage and booking in for Sen Space also before and afterwards for maximum relaxation.

    A beautiful modern yet traditional spa with a range of wonderful treatments and a luxurious relaxation area to unwind.iMantaraThaiSquareSpa

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    iMantara

    Thai Spa have their own range of products called iMantara, some of which were used during my treatment.

    The massage oil used was the So Sen Uplifting Jasmine Massage and Body Oil which smelt incredible. An energising and restorative effect on both body and mind, containing hydrating oils such as Sweet Almond, Safflower Oils, Rice Bran and Vitamin E.

    Thai Spa’s iMantara range is lovely, the Gentle Foot Scrub is gorgeous enriched with Walnut and Jasmine Flower Extract.

    The Peaceful Palms Balancing Jasmine & Citrus Hand Lotion is the perfect travel sized cream to soften overworked hands, it smells gorgeous! ThaiSquareSpa

    My experience at Thai Square Spa was a wonderful one and would certainly re-visit the Spa again to try another treatment on offer.

    You feel like you’ve teleported to Thailand from London in a matter of minutes!

    What did you think of the looks of Thai Square Spa? Would you pay it a visit for a treatment or two?

    I would love to hear your thoughts ?

    Thanks so much for reading!

    Laura xo

    Cherie City - 04/2016

    My favourite Sen Space facility was the high-powered jet jacuzzi covered entirely in shimmering gold mosaics – what could be more decadent than that?

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    “It’s rare to find a spa in London that’s opulent yet still accessible, but that’s the beauty of Thai Square Spa. This well-established spa was previously based in Covent Garden, but recently moved to an elegant building that was once a Victorian bathhouse on Northumberland Avenue, just a few steps away from the River Thames and Trafalgar Square.”

    Further Reading : http://cheriecity.co.uk/2016/04/08/thai-square-spa-london/