This time last week I was having the best pamper day I have ever had IN my life. We all know me, I'm partial to a pamper but The Hart Spa in Birmingham took the word 'relax' to another level.
Myself and Mary hopped on a train up to Birmingham and arrived to a perfectly instagramable cabin, at the back of a beautiful garden centre, situated in the middle of nowhere - perfect to get away from the hustle and bustle of London.
The atmosphere was calm and serene. Upon entering all I could smell was lavender and bergamot which made me feel super super relaxed. Within 15 mins of having a pedicure, I was ready for a snooze. I opted for white shellac on my toes because hey - when don't I go for that? We sat on elevated chairs wrapped in blankets with magazines and berry teas on tap. My therapist Monique (who's actually the owner) was great at exfoliating my dead skin and massaging in essentials oils. Imagine all of this with a gorgeous few of all the plants in the garden centre. It was perfect.
Over a delicious serving of afternoon tea, sandwiches and cakes I had essentials oils from Monique Hart's candles, poured onto my hair and scalp for an intense and thoroughly luxurious treatment. The aroma's through the spa caused me to be in a constant state of contentment, which is quite rare for me. Oh and the cheese and tomato relish sandwiches were tasty and of course, the scone and chocolate brownie were demolished.
My main treatment of the day was a lava shell massage. Just imagine hot polished sea shells being ran all over your body helping you to completely relax and drift off into a calm place. I've had my fair share of massages and this was up there with the best. I was so warm and comforted whilst my body was relieving stress and tension. Monique Harts calming mist full of signature oils also added to the entire experience. The massage itself lasted for around 45mins but I genuinely struggled to get up afterwards because I was so relaxed. The custom lighting in the room was a bonus too! I opted for purple which was the 'relax and calm' option. You could have energy and various others also.
The Hart Spa's ethos is well being and mindfulness and I completely got that vibe from everyone and everything. The staff were friendly, funny & welcoming. The decor inside the cabin was utter perfection, cream washed wood, grey accents and a smell that I can only describe as heaven. My entire experience is something I wish everyone could have & as soon as I'm able to, I'll be going back.
Check out Mary's post about our day!