WANT to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day with a pampering experience ‘shell’ never forget?, writes Hannah Jennings-Parry
Then why not try the relaxing and luxurious Lava Shell Massage at Bannatyne’s Spa, in Solihull, as a special gift this Sunday.
Described as ‘the UK’s hottest massage,’ the masseuse expertly uses genuine Tiger Clam Shells, from the South Pacific, to work away those aches and pains.
Unlike a hot stones massage, the incredibly smooth shells heat up internally for up to an hour with a patented combination of all natural minerals and water. Hydrating oils are also used during the treatment, leaving the skins lusciously moisturised.
Under the expert hand of the Bannatyne’s specially trained therapist, the warm shells are focused on the tension pressure points, working over the arms, neck and shoulder area in a deep-tissue massage with a much gentler technique than the typical Swedish.
The sensation of the heat as the shells glided up and down my back, did leave me blissfully relaxed, and managed to work out some of my most stubborn knots.
And while a full body version is available, the half hour Lava Shells Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage is a perfect bit of ‘me time’ for busy mums.
For more information, or to book a Lava Shell Massage, £40, visit www.bannatynespa.com/spa/solihull.