Happy New Year!! I know, I know, I’m extremely late to the bandwagon – as I generally am in life (so why break the habit of a lifetime?) – but I thought as this was my first post of 2016, it would be rude not to wish you the most amazing New Year filled with happiness and good health.
So now I’ve got the drippy, soppy, mushy stuff done with, it’s time for today’s post. Now, I mentioned in my previous post that I’m truly awful at taking time for myself and this is definitely something that I’m hoping – i.e like most of my hopes/resolutions, probably won’t happen – to change in 2016. Which is where today’s post comes into play. Last week I headed down to the absolutely stunning Neom Store and Treatment rooms in Wimbledon for some pamper time and I can honestly say, I came away feeling a whole load lighter, less stressed, much more relaxed and generally just in a bloody brilliant mood.
So, of course, I’ll be talking you through my (ridiculously dreamy) treatment, but first… let me take a selfie first we need to discuss the decor of the store [insert all the heart eye’d emoji’s here].
From the stunning copper faucet and accents, to the beautiful golden brown leaves woven throughout. From the hanging structures filled with their luxury oils to the cutest quotes on the treatment room doors. Just entering the store is a bit of an experience in itself, let alone the actual treatments which really are so much more comprehensive than just a treatment. On to the treatment…
I promise I am not being sponsored to say “treatment’ 50 bajillion times…
The treatment – bingo, there’s the lucky word again – starts by sitting down with your therapist in front of 4 of Neom’s candles. Each candle represents one of their treatments – from memory, they have their Sleep, De-stress, Re-energize and a mood lifting option – and you pick out the candle that smells most strongly to you, therefore deciding which treatment you really need. Of course, I’m sure it’s absolutely fine to pick a different option if you wish but I love this idea especially if you’re new to the spa. I opted for the Sleep treatment – no surprise there – and after hearing everything involved, couldn’t wait to get started.
Entering the room deeply scented with the gorgeous tranquility scent – I have the candle, sleep mist, body oil and shower oil in the same scent so it’s safe to say that I was already a fan – the treatment begins with an extremely peaceful guided meditation, reflexology and breathing techniques which was different from any other massage I’ve ever received but did such an amazing job at relaxing me and preparing me for the the rest of the treatment.
The wonderful therapist then went onto the massage which was a mixture of Shiatsu, Cranio and Thai, working on trigger points also, using the incredibly Pinterest-worthy skin treatment candle which melts into a gorgeous smelling massage oil and I have to say, it was quite possibly the dreamiest 60 minutes of my life.
I came away from the spa not only with a super cute essential sleep kit – and so many ideas for home interiors – but also feeling more positive, relaxed and renewed than I had in such a long time. I genuinely couldn’t recommend this treatment (and just the wellbeing spa in general) enough and will most definitely be back to try out the other treatments again soon. Well, I mean, it’d be rude not to wouldn’t it? 😉
I’d love to know if you’ve ever been to Neom’s Wimbledon store and treatment rooms? Also, what is your favourite product from the brand? I’d love to hear your thoughts!