Your Indian Head Massage
I was told prior to my appointment at the Clay Spa that, if at all possible, I should arrive in the right frame of mind for a massage of all-time..
Looking for the full Clay experience, I obeyed as any good blogger would, and got an early night in.. only to awake with a crooked neck followed by train delays due to some very windy Autumnal weather. I persisted with a calm attitude and managed to arrive for my appointment, walking almost upright and only 10 minutes late!
On arrival however, I realised that none of this mattered. I sunk into one of the huge spa waiting room sofa’s - the incense already filling my nostrils to begin the well trialed process of alleviating any remnants of stress I felt - I waited for Claire to be summoned.
Invited to my treatment room, I could just as easily have been back in an Indonesia retreat; the room and treatment bed preheated to relax and sooth the muscles before the massage has even begun with ambient music, careful aromas and mood lighting all perfectly set to drift off to. I honestly couldn’t fault the Spa’s set-up; and the massage followed suit.
As hands got to work kneading my shoulders; acupressure techniques expertly found specific points on my neck, scalp and face - used to better circulation and re-balance the bodies energy fields. All the while I was gradually beginning to zone out, losing track of where I was and sinking into a world of ultimate calm.
Eventually I was asked to flip onto my stomach and welcomed by a steaming bowl of Rose Renew aromatherapy oil. The scent heightened my feeling of calm and the deep massage continued with forearms pressing firmly on my upper-back and shoulders. Once again those all important pressure points were put to good use and I was soon back to drifting.
I made the most of the Spa’s impeccable facilities; stepping into their rain shower - every towel feeling brand new! Post-massage, I took a seat in the Clay Members Coffee Lounge, with a jug of water to hand - to help expel noxious toxins trying to escape. The floating feeling continued for a good hour, in which I quickly realised it was unlikely I was going to get any work done! Yet to my surprise - this soon shifted into a feeling of high ‘conquer-all’ energy which continued into the following day.
I can confidently recommend this type of therapy to anyone, as it can only improve your bodies output. If you need a good excuse.. the way I see it our bodies need a good energizing once in a while as this can only improve day-to-day productivity… and trust me, this REALLY works!