‘A glamorous bat cave for stressed out superheros!’
Nestled in Knightsbridge in the depths of the Bulgari hotel (five floors down) there’s a glamorous bat cave that can relax even the most stressed out of superheros, I dropped in this week and it was a revelation! Firstly The Bulgari manages to redefine the spa experience with its gold walled vitality pool, luxe lap pool and pool side cabanas, but I can’t help feeling that it’s the alternative treatments on offer that will shake up how we choose to unwind in the capital.
Worlds away from the fluffy robe, flickering candle and whale music brigade its therapists manage to pump a healthy dose of cool into the spa experience. I chose the TCM Signature Treatment (traditional chinese medicine experience) which involves three (count them) eastern techniques. My therapist started by performing a Tui Na Massage involving rubbing and rolling movements, unexpected perhaps but they soon had totally tenderised. Next came cupping to remove any toxins, and for anyone who’s been put off this technique by celebrities…guess what bruised backs are optional! Lastly came my first stab at acupuncture which was totally painless and left me feeling completely balanced both physically and emotionally.
So if you want to tune in, drop out, and sample the latest alternative therapies, then this is where it’s at my friends. From stressed out to blissed out in just over an hour, and with a raft of male grooming treatments to sample …I’ll be back!
Tester: Nick Cox Editor The Grooming Guide
Treatment: TCM Signature Treatment
Verdict: ‘total physical and emotional bliss’
Price: £250 for 90 minutes
Available: The Bulgari Spa 171 Knightsbridge London SW7 1DW
Telephone 020 7151 1010 bulgarihotels.com
1. Male Product Offering At The Bulgari Spa
2. The Grooming Room At The Bulgari Spa
3. The Gold Walled Vitality Pool
4. Cabana Close Up The Bulgari Spa
5. Onyx Walled Treatment Suite
6. Bodyism Gym at The Bulgari Spa
7. The Treatment Room
8. Nick Cox