The spa is located within Jenners department store on Princes Street. It's a little difficult to find (I always get completely lost in Jenners!) but is kind of near the Regis salon on the fifth floor. After getting some directions, I stepped into a small but inviting spa. I've always had a vision in my head of Clarins being crisp, clean and professional and that is exactly what I found as I waited for my appointment. They have a reputation for being pretty darn good when it comes to treatments, so I was expecting nothing short of perfection.
My therapist's name was Natalie and after leading me to the treatment room she explained my treatment fully. I'd picked the Rebalancing Massage (£57), which uses an oil blend that smells of basil, camomile and petit grain (for those who, like me had no idea what petit grain is- it's an oil extracted from the leaves of bitter oranges). After asking which areas I'd like her to focus on, she set about getting me relaxed. A compress was applied across my eyes and lovely warm towels wrapped around my feet. After a few moments to relax, I was rolled onto my front and Natalie set about working months of stress out of my body.
I mean every word when I say my treatment was total perfection. At some points I felt myself about to fall asleep because I was so relaxed. I've been having trouble sleeping for the past week or so, but the massage combined with warm oil and soft music lulled me into a blissful semi-awake state. My shoulders proved to be extremely tight and Natalie focused on working these knots out. My sister and I are always saying that we want to find a therapist that isn't afraid to work knots out by digging her elbow in and pushing them out- and this was exactly what Natalie did- and it was total bliss.
My treatment whizzed by even though it lasted for around 90 minutes, and I was disappointed that it was finished and wished I'd booked a facial to accompany my massage. Clarins has a reputation for being one of the best in the business, and the treatment I had was definitely the best massage I have ever had. I will definitely be back for another treatment and will be singing their praises to anyone who listens.
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