Kensington MediSpa is a boutique clinic based within the Royal Garden Hotel, located a 6-minute walk from High Street Kensington station. The spa offers a wide range of bespoke treatments including, facials, waxing, massages, body scrubs and wraps. Whether you are wanting to improve your complexion, boost circulation and loosen tight muscles or simply want a moment to escape from the fast pace of London life, then this is the place for you.
Deep tissue massage
I was invited down to their clinic for a complimentary 60-minute deep tissue massage. The invite was perfectly timed for me for two reasons. Firstly, since mid-March I have been working from home and without the correct chair support, so I often get upper back pain. Secondly, I have taken up running this year and increased my home workouts since the beginning of lockdown to compensate for not being able to go to the gym, so my body needed a good stretch and some TLC.
Finding the spa
I arrived at the location and due to Covid, the hotel itself was closed. I wasn’t sure where to go as there wasn’t any clear signage outside for MediSpa. Luckily Natasha gave me a ring and directed me. There is lift on the right-hand side of the main entrance to the hotel which takes you to lower ground floor using button ‘S’. This is where Medispa is located. Natasha was there to greet me and show me around.
The reception area is beautiful, clean and bright with lovely décor. It is a shame it is hidden away as I’m sure they would benefit from being on the ground floor and having walk ins.
I was taken into the therapy room by Vanessa, who was my masseuse. The room was spacious, clean and warm. I have had many massages before but none of them have been on a heated bed, I was pleasantly surprised, and it made the experience a thousand times better. The massage was firm but still relaxing. There was just enough pressure to feel the muscles ease but not too much that it was uncomfortable. I loved the music that played and the oils that Vanessa used. She was very professional in her approach and I felt completely at ease in her hands.
In my opinion it was the best massage I’ve ever had, and I can’t recommend MediSpa enough. It was such a wonderful experience and such a lovely treat. I genuinely didn’t want to leave!!
This Christmas they have an offer that can’t be missed. If you spend £100 on one of their gift sets, you receive a free 30-minute elemis facial. I guarantee you will love the experience just as much as I did.
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Written by Leila Fitt. Having worked as an Events Manager in fashion catering for three years, food has always been a big passion of Leila’s working and personal life. She is incredibly adventurous when it comes to food and enjoys trying new places. Leila follows the health and fitness trend and enjoys working out in studios across the city. This is often followed by a good brunch and catch up with friends. Follow her on Instagram at @misslfitt