Saturday, August 4, 2012

Polynesian Spa Ritual

One of my close friends suggested we have a girl's day and go for a couples Polynesian Spa Ritual at Beautiful You Hair and Beauty Day Spa. I had been to the launch a few weeks earlier and it looked amazing but I was a little concerned about how someone as prudish modest as me would go and I am also not good at relaxing, 2.5 hours seems like a long time. But, after a few nights with limited sleep thanks to the insomnia fairy, I was really looking forward to some pampering and forced relaxation.
The therapists greeted us, introduced themselves (we had one each) and then lead us to the spa retreat. The room was warm, candle lit and smelt divine. There were plenty of large towels and disposable bra and undies for the modest lady. After I changed and wrapped myself in the fluffy towel my therapist returned to start my experience.

First she place a special warmed water balloon under my stomach. This adds to the massage because it gives you a gentle rocking sensation.

1. Exotic Island Body Scrub
A combination of coconut shells, Bora Bora white sand, marine salt and Tahitian vanilla is gently rubbed all over your body, including your feet. It's gritty and gorgeous. You know how good it feels when you scratch an itch. Imagine it all over.

My therapist then decided to throw in a head massage here. I die for head massages. I think I may have snored around this point.

2. Lagoon Water bath
The spa is on raised platform. The water is warm, deep, bubbly and enhanced with essential oils. It felt like I was sitting in a witches caldron, and I loved it. The jets were hitting all the knots in my back.
3. Mahana Massage
This is a traditional massage from Bora Bora. They have two small warmed bags of Bora Bora white sand. These are gently pummelled all over. Amazing!!!

4.  Sacred Oil
An amazing scented oil was then massaged into my skin. My skin has never felt so soft. Finished off with an oil that has mother of pearl in it. I felt and smelt like a shimmering goddess.

The time flew by and before I knew it, it was over and at no time did I feel that my modestly was threatened.

This was by far the most relaxing day I have had for a long time. It was so much fun to do with a girlfriend pity we were too busy falling asleep to giggle and just for the record, she snored louder.

Shop 1, 4 Duffield Road, Margate
3284 6463

Redcliffe Style was gifted this experience and the review is an honest opinion of it.


  1. That sounds absolutely lovely, I think I might have to try it out.

    ~ Jodi

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog! You're definitely in the draw for the big Herbal Essences pack.
    This is my first visit. Your blog is so pretty!
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    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

    1. Thanks for visiting Leanne. I am glad you like it. My fingers are crossed for your Herbal Essences pack. Rx

  3. I love spa treatments, especially the Vichy shower, but I don't usually like the actual massage. This, however, sounds blissful!

    1. I haven't had many spa treatments. I have a feeling this is all going to change. I think a have the Spa bug now. Rachel x

  4. Sounds gorgeous. What a lovely day.

    I haven't had a massage for ages and must be due for one!

    I also love head massages (my head and feet are my fave massage recipients!).

    Sigh... Might book something in.


    1. I hate my feet being touch but could happily have my head massaged all day :)

  5. Oh my God, that sounds soooo AMAZING!!

    I wish I could have something like that done today. I suppose I did have a massage from my hunky chiro, so that will have to do!
    For now! ;)

    1. Oh Tracey, it was. I hunky chiro has it's advantages too but it's not as relaxing :)

  6. I really love the Lagoon Water bath. Its very healthy. Spa Wordpress Templates

    1. I wasn't even thinking of the healthy side of it. Now I like it even more :)

  7. That sounds heavenly - and very different too. What a treat!