We can’t go on vacation to the Mo but we have found a way to take another Mediterranean mini-break, and that doesn’t involve any passport or plane. In fact, the only trip required is into central London and down to the basement of a five-star hotel. The Jiva Spa at St James’s Court Hotel (part of the Taj Hotels group) combines the best Indian wellness philosophies with products and therapies from British brand Temple Spa, which means you can get treatments like massages aromatherapy, champagne and truffles for the luxury face and Indian head massage.
We recently tried the 90 Minute Mediterranean Mini-Break Treatment created by Temple Spa and, as the name suggests, it’s designed to make you feel like you’re going on vacation. The experience begins with a full body scrub to make your skin glow, followed by a massage to smooth out those knots and a tailor-made facial treatment. These are truly the complete works! And if 90 minutes of bliss is not enough, clients who book a treatment can also take advantage of the vitality pool, hammam, sauna, emotional shower and relaxation room.
Since the spa is underground, it feels like an oasis of calm and a million miles from the mad city above. The long treatment allows you to leave super relaxed, so if you are feeling a bit exhausted or just tired of sitting on the sofa, go for a little Med break.
54 Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1E 6AF