London Spas – Escape the Christmas Shopping Crowds & Relax!

christmas shoppingChristmas comes but once a year, and though it definitely brings a lot of good cheer there’s also a fair share of stress thrown into the festive mix.

If you’re one of those sensible types then you probably drew up a gift list in the summer and began making strategic purchases to help avoid the mad rush in the shops. But you’re probably like the other 99 per cent of us and lost that list somewhere in your “to do” pile at home. That means you’ll have to brave the madness that is Christmas shopping in London.

Although Christmas shopping can be an event in itself (and an enjoyable one too, especially with friends and the odd stop for some mulled wine), it can get pretty intense. So why not take a break to replenish yourself by grabbing a spa treatment deal in London.

You could time it for after your shopping session or maybe break up the day with a quick retreat. However you want to do it, here are some luxurious treatments to enjoy this festive season.

  1. Sanctuary Massage at Sanctuary Spa, Covent Garden. Sanctuary has been one of the top London spas since it first opened its doors in 1977. If you want a perfect massage that will drain away your stress and leave you relaxed and glowing then their signature massage is for you. Opt for the 25 minute back, neck and shoulder option if you want to have a rest during your shopping spree, or why not book in for the full body works at the end of the day. You’ll be blissed out as you journey home with the queues in the shops a distant memory.7927588_s
  2. Pada Abhyanga Foot Massage at Ayurveda Pura, Greenwich. If there’s one part of you that will suffer during Christmas shopping it’s your feet. You cover a surprising amount of distance when traipsing from shop to shop and scouring the shelves for that perfect gift. Then there’s standing in line waiting to make your purchase. It’s a punishing day for your feet. Bring them back to life with this indulgent foot treatment. Using a special blend of oils, a therapist will knead away your aches and pains, leaving you walking on cloud nine.7927456_s
  3. Traveller’s Retreat at Chuan Spa. Seeking the ultimate in pampering experiences? This amazing two hour package at Chuan Spa in The Langham Hotel is the ultimate way to end your London Christmas shopping session. You’ll start off with a sumptuous foot soak to ease away the pains in your feet, before enjoying a back exfoliation using sea salt and special oils to leave your skin glowing. Then lie back and relish a soothing back, neck and shoulder massage and feel your tension and stress melt away. To finish it all off a Thalgo facial will leave your face feeling smooth, supple and fresh.

Make sure you take some time out for yourself and make your Christmas shopping session about you, too. You can also make your life a little easier by sending London spa vouchers as the perfect alternative Christmas present!


1 Comment

  1. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking on December 3, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Oh my goodness this looks so relaxing and awesome!!