There are few things in life I like as much as a spa day, so I was very happy to go and try out the Imagine Spa at the Hilton Hotel in Heathrow Terminal 5.
It takes less than an hour to get there on the tube from central London and once you’re there you won’t care how long the journey took, you will just relax and let the stresses and strains of life slip away from you.
I went with my sister-in-law who is seven months pregnant and we both planned to do nothing more than relax. She went for the Mum-to-Be massage and a Prescriptive Facial. If you have ever been pregnant you will appreciate that sometimes, mum to be massage can consist of little more than gentle stroking which really is not what you need. My sister-in-law had doubts about whether this massage would be any good but thankfully she loved it. It was firm but not too firm and she felt loose and limber afterwards. The highlight for her was the prescriptive facial. It was so good she fell asleep during it. She said they really paid attention to her changing skin and treated her face accordingly.
I had a Deep Tissue back massage and a body exfoliation. When they say deep tissue they mean deep tissue! My therapist, who couldn’t have been any more than a size 8, worked and pummelled me like I’ve never been pummelled before. I had so much tension and so many knots in my back but she worked and worked and got rid of them. I was very impressed. The body exfoliation involved her massaging scented salts into my body, showering them off, and then massaging me with oils until I was smooth and lubricated. It took all my strength not to fall asleep on her treatment table.
After our treatments we had a brief rest in the relaxation area before heading to the kitchen for lunch. Being a spa, everything was healthy and delicious. We both had smoked salmon salad for lunch and fresh fruit with beautiful lemon sorbet for dessert. There is free water, tea and coffee on hand throughout the day which we certainly took advantage of.
After eating we headed down to the wet and thermal area and spent some time in the spa, steam room, mineral water, and hydrotherapy pool. To our surprise we spent almost 2 hours in this area. Time flies when you are relaxing. After almost 5 hours in the spa, we begrudgingly peeled ourselves away and headed back into London.
The wet area of the spa is small but perfectly formed and the therapists are very knowledgeable and on hand for whatever you may need.
I think the Imagine Spa at Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5 is perfect for couples or friends looking for a day of relaxation.