As one of the most exciting cities in the world, London has plenty to keep people entertained. But with so much going on, how do visitors stay looking fresh while they’re in town? The answer: pampering. Whether you’re looking to try out the latest alternative therapies or treat yourself to an indulgent spa day, London has it all. ESPA Life at Corinthia is the first port of call for many visiting spa lovers. The award-winning spa has won accolades including ‘Best UK Hotel Spa’ at the prestigious Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards 2014, and ‘Best European Spa’ in The Times, The Sunday Times, and The Sunday Times Magazine Travel Awards 2013. Discover what makes ESPA Life at Corinthia so special with one of their rejuvenating spa days in London.
Therapists at ESPA Life at Corinthia understand that to be well, it’s a matter of rejuvenating not only the body, but the mind and soul too. The pioneering spa is dedicated to integrated healing and follows a philosophy that combines different elements to work wonders on the human body from the outside-in and the inside-out. Through a huge range of alternative therapies, wellness programmes and fitness opportunities, ESPA Life offers guests the opportunity to fully refresh during one of their spa days in London.
Whether you’re on a quest to seek complete mindfulness or looking to make an emotional change in your life, ESPA Life has a Mindfulness programme to inspire inner wellness for all. Wellness practices are scientifically proven to promote a positive mood and banish depression by creating a more focused and aware mental state. This is important, especially for those living a busy, modern lifestyle.
ESPA Life offers a range of wellness treatments and techniques. The holistic ESPA Mindful Massage and ESPA Mindful Facial differ from normal massages and facials by focusing pressure on metamorphic zones and using breathing and visualisation techniques alongside mood-altering quartz crystals to release physical and emotional stresses. Explore the power of breath further with a Mindful Breathing and Meditation session, designed to restore deep relaxation through the ancient practices of Yoga Nidra and Pranayama. If you’re sleep deprived or jet lagged after travelling, the tailor-made Mindful Sleep programme is guaranteed to reset your body clock. While if you need waking up, enjoy a Mindful Fitness session and feel the adrenaline pump as the ‘zen’ flows through your body.
Any expert will tell you that a happy mind and a happy body go hand-in-hand. Exercise has a whole host of benefits; as well as being great for your overall health, it’s a mood and energy booster. ESPA Life offers a wealth of fitness opportunities, from a state-of-the-art gym and pool to personal training and sports-related treatments such as orthopaedic procedures, physiotherapy and sports injury rehabilitation. After working out, spend time in the spa’s extensive Thermal Floor and loosen up muscles with a trip to the sauna, steam rooms, ice fountain and vitality pool – the ultimate relaxation spot.
When it comes to spa treatments, ESPA Life offers a menu packed full of therapies that are great for the body and soul. Most of the menu is dedicated to alternative and innovative therapies. Taking inspiration from the holistic traditions of the Far East is ESPA Life’s selection of Chinese medicines. Acupuncture is a beneficial procedure for the body or face during which an experienced acupuncturist administers fine needles with Chinese herbs to specific pressure points to restore balance to the body. If that doesn’t remove enough tension, try the Bamboo Joint Release Experience, a special massage using a bamboo stick to stretch tight muscles and improve flexibility.
Taking the concept of Ayurvedic medicine and bringing it to London is the Dosha Specific Ritual. Based on the notion that the body is governed by three doshas, or energies (Vata, Pitta and Kapha), the treatment combines exfoliation with an algae or mud wrap, a scalp massage and a Dosha-specific aromatherapy massage to offer a full body detox.
Also on the menu is a range of innovative modern treatments utilising the most advanced technologies, such as cellular hydration, plus a selection of body cleanses and detoxifying therapies.
With so many options to choose from, why not spend a whole day at the spa and indulge in numerous treatments while enjoying the luxurious facilities? ESPA Life offers several Day Spa Packages designed to suit all guests’ needs and desires. Following the philosophy of total body rejuvenation, there are options tailored towards pampering, relaxation, mindfulness, fitness and beauty. Recuperate from a few days of sightseeing with the City Escape day, prepare for a night on the town with the Essential Glamour day, focus with your mind with Mindful Moments, or explore the city while getting active with the Adrenaline & Zen Day.
The spa also offers the one-of-a-kind Spa Experience for Two. Taking place in the tranquil Private Spa Suite, the extravagant couples’ treatment starts with a Rasul Healing Mud Ritual, followed by relaxation time in the luxurious suite and two-hours of bespoke treatments. Guests are then served a light lunch with a glass of Laurent-Perrier Champagne in The Spa Lounge, and invited to spend the rest of the day taking advantage of the spa facilities.
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