|I am trying to wake my partner up here
Serail Mud Chamber
We decided to combine our massages with the Serail Mud Chamber at the spa. As it was Easter, the idea of the Chocolate mud for your body and Vanilla mud for your face that you could apply yourself sounded divine. Really original, this treatment is best with a loved one or a friend you feel really comfortable with. I would feel a bit uncomfortable on my own as I wouldn’t be able to apply the muds on my back and it would seem a lot of waiting for the steam if you were alone.
|Private Serail Mud Chamber
You are taken to a private room away from the spa area that has its own warm shower and mini steam room with heated tiled seats. We were told to shower and then apply the muds to each other and wait for the steam and showers. Because it is private, you can feel more comfortable with things like applying the mud to your areas you might not get out if a whole poolside were in view such as your stomach or cleavage area and men can go for gold applying the mud and not have to worry about looking silly. We all know men secretly love a beauty treatment and nick our face masks!
|Chocolate Mud for the body and Vanilla Mud for the face
The whole treatment lasted about 45 minutes. We had about three sessions of applying the mud, relaxing in the aroma steam seats an then being showered by the light rain blast of water that came down. The combination of the muds and chalks, steam cleanse the skin leaving it really soft days after, my skin felt so smooth an baby soft, plus I started seeing a lot of deep down blemishes on my face come to the surface and then disappear. This treatment would be great if you were doing a detox as it penetrates your skin deep down. I have only seen this kind of treatment abroad in places like Turkey, so it is great to know you can now get this sort of thing here in the UK now.
Breakdown and pricing of treatment-
One person treatment (45 minutes) £45
Two person treatment (45 minutes) £80
This is a wonderful treatment that is most enjoyable with a friend or partner. You will apply healing mud, chalk, cleansing salts and mineral oils to your body before you enter the two person serail chamber. During the initial relaxation stage the pleasant healing herbal warmth in the room enables the ingredients to cleanse the skin fast and accelerate toxin removal. The music and gentle lighting ensures you are totally relaxed and after a steam bath, a warm shower removes all the mud to complete your treatment. Your skin will feel as soft as silk and you will feel completely chilled.
The Imagine Spas are located in different locations around the UK. They offer a range of massages, facials, body wraps, exfoliations and of course the complete look treatments such as manicures, pedicures, make-up lessons. Some of their spas offer waxing, tinting and St Tropez tanning so it would be great for a bridal or group booking. What is different about these spas is that they base your treatments around bespoke time slots catered for your needs so you get the most out of your stay.
You book minute time so you can pick and choose what treatments you want as the therapist is booked for all of your allocation time. Their spa packages come in either a half or full day option.
Treatment and Spa Price Packages:
You can pick from a Discover Experience, which is ideal for a first time spa goer as you have a 60 min treatment and 420 mins to spend in the spa- Full Day at £99 Weekend (WE) or £89 for Weekday (WD) or a half day, which is a 30 min treatment and 210 mins in the spa. £49 (WD) or £59 (WE).
The second package is the Enrich Experience, which helps you make use of both the spa and treatment time by offering you 90mins of treatment and 390 mins in the spa. Full Day is £109 (WD) or £119 (WE). Half Day is 60 mins of treatment and 180 mins in the spa. £79 (WD) or £89 (WE). This is the one that we opted for as we wanted to try the Serail Mud Chamber in the spa as well as have our full hour treatment time.
The third option is the Indulge Experience which is only available for a full day at 120 mins treatment and 360 minutes in the spa. £139 (WD) and £149 (WE). If I had more time, I would love to come back for this one.
All in all, I really enjoyed this day spa as a quick hideaway I could escape to, with really down to earth staff, a clean spa area that was not overcrowded and the down time to relax properly without feeling you were being sheep herded. I also loved the original elements of the Raindrop Massage and Mud Chamber that made you feel special and treated. I will be back very soon and would like to try the Cambridgeshire Imagine Spa which I have heard is also lovely.
On their website they have deals every month so do have a look. There is even a fab 25% discount on your first treatment on their website if you sign up for enews. http://imaginespa.co.uk/peterborough/
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