Clapton’s Chatsworth Road has really become a destination in its own right and I love seeing the local shops and cafes flourish and evolve. Recently introduced at plant & homewares boutique Botany E5 – this is Instagram heaven if there ever was one! – is the wellbeing space The Treatment Room offering a range of gorgeous holistic treatments…
Passing through the wealth of greenery in the shop gives a magical woodland feel to the calming, low-lit intimate space. Unlike the sterility of so many spa rooms these days, wooden chairs with cushions and hanging plants accent the space making it feel really cosy and comforting.
I completed my form and my therapist Vicky asked questions to check any allergies and to determine my skin type. I really didn’t know what to expect from the Honest Signature Facial – but the products looked & smelt lovely; Honest is a Birmingham based organic skincare brand (I bought the Nourishing avocado and shea cleansing balm after my treatment!).
Usually facials, to me, generally fall into the slightly painful ie. extractions or other types of facial procedures that can err on the uncomfortable; or the relaxing kind that are mainly confined to the face and a bit of neck, which always leaves the massage junkie in me craving more.
But as Vicky got started with a hot towel to the feet and pressure points around my soles and ankles I realised this was more of an encompassing treatment. A deep cleanse to the face was mixed in with a glorious neck, shoulder and face lymphatic drainage massage. A lot of hot towels pressed gently to the face opened up pores to help the cleanse and then a mask was applied, with a divine head massage to follow.
The level of attention to all the different stages created a real sense of heady wellbeing, sending me off, not to sleep, but to that deep place of relaxation when you know both your body and mind are taking a deep breath and setting to on a little bit of inner mending and healing.
Blissful to say the least, and unexpectedly holistic. The type of facial I would say that is as much a healing treatment as a good face maintenance. My skin was incredibly hydrated and healthy looking at the end, and well into the next day! I can also see some improvement in some bumpy bits under the skin I had between my brows. An absolutely fantastic treatment, one I would definitely go back for, and for pure indulgence add on a body massage too – ohh dreamy!