We had been speaking over twitter, about how nice it would be to go on a Spa day, (I think the idea of the Lush Spa’s was what started it all), and we ended up booking a day out to The Grand Harbour Hotel Serenity Spa in Southampton. Mandy did all the organising, so all I had to do was turn up.
On arrival we were greeted with the fluffiest robes, I have ever come across. The perfect spa day attire, (If only this was appropriate for work, and general life). We started of with a swim, (I say swim, I mean dip in the pool), followed by the Jacuzzi and then a little over heating in the sauna, (My skin definitely felt the benefits).
If I wasn’t already set for a nap, my delicious cream cheese and smoked salmon roll, (Followed by hot chocolate of course) put me in to a deep food coma. The girls food looked just as good, with Alice having the same as me, Mandy having a warm pulled pork salad, (Yum) and Amy going for the homemade soup, (As I type this, I am making myself hungry again).
In full relaxation mode, we somehow got ourselves back up to the relaxation room, where we attempted a few ‘failed’ selfies, (What else would you expect from bloggers) and waited to be picked up for out treatments.
I opted for the back neck and shoulder massage as I always do, I had been looking forward to this treatment for SO long. The pressure was lighter than I would normally have, but I actually quite enjoyed having a more effleurage based massage, as I was so sleepy. The Serenity Spa used Espa skincare, which smelt amazing as I entered the room, and even nicer on my skin.
I had such a lovely day with the girls, I think we were all in need for a little TLC and enjoyed just chilling all day. It did make getting up for work Monday that little bit harder.
…..Now I wasn’t sure whether to put this part in, as being a Beauty Therapist, once Spa Therapist, I know how crazy the days can get, how demanding the treatments and long days can be…. Plus it might be that because of my profession I picked up on it, and someone else may not have, or of been as bothered. But I’ll say it, and see what you think. The back massage was meant to be 25 minutes, in my experience you get booked out 30 minute slots with your therapist, 25 minutes for the treatment, 5 minutes to get them in the room, do a quick consultation, on the bed, and then back out. I was actually in and out the room, including the treatment in 20 minutes, which meant my actual treatment was less than 20 minutes. The only reason I checked my phone was because they were late in getting us, and the treatment felt like it was over quickly. I didn’t say anything on the day as I had a great day with the girls, but I wouldn’t rush back for a treatment on that basis.
I’m not sure what package we went on, but for facility use, a treatment and lunch it was only £50.00.
Do you like going on Spa days? Have you been to the Grand Harbour Hotel in Southampton?
Lots of love,