Reviewed: a mud wrap, massage and facial treatment
Do you ever get that burning desire to mentally escape from the world? If a spontaneous holiday is out of the question, the next best thing is a super-indulgent mind and body spa treatment.
I recently experienced the Total Body & Soul Treatment at The Darling Spa, which transported me to another world of complete relaxation. Read on to discover what I thought of the treatment…
What treatment did you get and where?
I was lucky enough to try the Total Body & Soul treatment at The Darling Spa in Pyrmont, Sydney (previously The Spa at The Darling).
What did the treatment involve?
Designed for the person who’s always on the go, this three-hour treatment, (yes, three hours of bliss!) began with a detoxifying body treatment, which included a full-body dry body brushing scrub, followed by a salt scrub, then a full-body mud mask and a hair and scalp treatment. Next, I was given a full-body aromatherapy massage using warm oil, followed by a purifying facial. Each treatment went for one hour using a range of natural and organic ESPA products.
How did the treatment feel on your skin?
Before the treatment began, my therapist asked me what pressure type I prefer. I chose medium, which was used throughout the entire treatment.
I’ve never had a full-body dry brushing before. The brush was made of cactus and the therapist used it to sweep upwards on my body to remove dead skin cells, then she followed with the salt scrub. The full-body mud mask was warm and felt amazing on my skin. I could definitely tell the texture of my skin would be transformed after this treatment, in comparison to how my skin feels after I use my regular body scrub!
My favourite part of the treatment was definitely the aromatherapy massage. I completely zoned out as I was breathing in the lush frankincense and sandalwood oils. Following this, the facial was tailored to my skin concerns (combination skin and fine lines), and my complexion looked oh-so-luminous afterwards.
What were the results like?
After the treatment, my whole body felt incredibly soft, smooth and deeply hydrated. I tend to get keratosis pilaris (little red bumps) on the backs of my arms and these have disappeared. It was like I had shed a second skin and felt completely refreshed and renewed. My whole body was glowing!
How was your experience at the spa?
This spa without a doubt goes above and beyond satisfying the individual’s needs and desires. The therapists were very attentive and explained the process of the treatment very clearly. They even offer to adjust the temperature of the bed and treatment room, as well as the volume and type of music playing. You visit knowing the complete experience will be catered to you.
Who would you recommend this treatment for?
This treatment is suitable for anyone feeling stressed, run down or just in need of a completely indulgent experience. It’s the perfect gift for your mum, sister or best friend who deserve a little ‘me’ time!
For more information about The Darling Spa and the Total Body & Soul treatment or to make an appointment, call 1800 800 830 or visit www.thedarling.com.au.
Are you in need of a relaxing top-to-toe treatment? Do you like the sound of this luxurious treatment?