I never seem to relax. I’m not very good at it. So when the Spa at the Grand asked me to review their Trio of Treats treatment, I jumped at the chance. Three treatments in one and seventy minutes of ‘enforced’ relaxation !
The Trio of Treats is great if you can’t decide which spa treatment to choose, or don’t have time to indulge in more than one full treatment on a particular day. It gives you three shorter (but no less effective) versions of the Spa’s most popular treatments: the back massage, express facial and body scrub – so you are pampered from top to toe. The package also includes full use of the spa facilities, including the luxurious relaxation lounge with its fantastic day bed and seventies-style swinging chairs.
Jessica, my therapist, asked me what oils I would prefer, to tailor the treatments specifically for me. I chose the relaxing ylang ylang oil for my back massage, and the ‘Illuminate’ products for my facial. All of the products are from the Natural Spa Factory, and contain no nasty chemicals or parabens.
I’m usually wary of back massages at spas, as they don’t usually even begin to address all my knots and tension, but Jessica was ruthless – she really got to work on them, using a sensitive massage oil. My face was then cleansed, exfoliated and massaged, along with my decollete, and finished with a toner, serum and moisturiser. The finishing body scrub began with a full body brush – invigorating and relaxing in equal measure – and great as it’s so hard to reach all areas yourself. She then polished my skin with the Geranium and Grapefruit sea salt scrub, which smelled delicious – my skin has never felt so buffed and smooth.
Trio of Treats is available at the Spa at The Grand, Brighton, and costs £88 for 70 minutes (Monday to Friday) or £100 on Saturday and Sunday. To book email email@example.com or call 01273 224300.