The entrance may be more Rodeo Drive than zen garden – a large shop, then a leopardskin chair next to a lion’s-mouth fountain on which to fill out forms – but this Mayfair spa delivers one of the best massages we have experienced. ‘It’s Swedish aromatherapy with a bit of shiatsu thrown in,’ the therapist told us on a recent visit, before smothering us in balm and digging out every recalcitrant knot with the vigour you always ask for but rarely get. Even palms and toes are attended to. There's more unusual treatments too. The Madagascar Escape takes you on a 'voyage to the beautiful island' through essential oils and no less than 52 acupressure-style techniques.
|Venue name:||Spa Illuminata||Contact:|
63 South Audley Street
|Opening hours:||Open 10am-6pm Mon, 10am-7pm Tue, Wed, 10am-9pm Thur, 10am-7pm Fri, 10am-7pm Sat, Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Hyde Park Corner tube|