As I write this L is on her way to Paris for a work trip lucky lady! Last week we were lucky enough to be invited to the Park Plaza hotel in Cardiff for some treatments in the Laguna Health and Spa. I actually used to be a member of the gym there so have used the pool many times but never had treatments.
We were treated to a 25 minute treatment each. L chose a massage and I choose a facial! A facial is always the treatment I choose for a spa day. I find them relaxing. The reception area had a great display of Elemis products and little ornaments and candles around. It was comfortable to sit whilst waiting for treatments. For spa days there is a dining room and relaxing room so you don’t have to leave the spa to eat lunch (I do prefer this for spa days as once I’ve got my robe on I don’t want to have to get dressed mid way through!).
The rooms we were in were clean, neutral and felt calming. There were little tealights around the sink area and a chair to put your things on. The beds were comfortable and the towels big enough to cover you. I do find sometimes It can be cold having a facial as the towel is a bit short but here it was fine and the rooms were a comfortable temperature.
My facial was amazing!! I think I had a cleanse, exfoliation, mask, eye mask, tone and moisturise. It was so relaxing. While the mask was on the therapist gave me a head massage that was so relaxing! I also really like that the eyes were given attention as I’ve found usually during a facial nothing was put on the eyes except cotton pads so it was nice product was put on them. I couldn’t fault the therapist. The only suggestion I would give is to give clients a sheet with the products that have been used or tell them as I like to know what’s been used as sometimes like to purchase them after a treatment!
L also liked her massage. She said it was really relaxing and a great massage.
It involved not only a full massage from neck to shoulders and lower back, but also a scrub which was lovely and unexpected. Her skin has been feeling so soft since then!
Both treatments were great and I’ll defintely look to go back when me and my mum look for our next spa day!
Park plaza also do amazing afternoon teas which L and I have been for before. I recently went for the Gin Afternoon tea with friends. Some spa packages include the afternoon teas so I thought I’d show you some photos of them. L and I went a while ago for the normal one but I think it’s pretty similar offerings still.