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Treat yourself to some real pampering time

IT’S not often that my Fridays come in the shape of a morning to myself, and furthermore, a couple of hours of pampering.

IT’S not often that my Fridays come in the shape of a morning to myself, and furthermore, a couple of hours of pampering.

So, it was on a cold spring day that I stepped into Solihull’s newest hair and beauty day spa launched by former Solihull College students Krystle and Carla Pike.

The sisters set up the salon, with the help of their parents, after completing hairdressing courses at college.

Now, just several months after the siblings first threw open their doors, the salon in Mill Lane is going from strength to strength with facilities including a spa room, sauna, relaxation room and exclusive couples room.

I was looking forward to using the pristine sauna and spa room so, after completing a thorough health questionnaire with spa manager Chloe, I donned my trusty swimming cossie and stepped in to the sauna.

Now, I am a bit of a scaredy-cat when it comes to saunas as I am convinced that I will be locked in and, with no one hearing my cries for help, I will slowly overheat.

Luckily, after making sure the door opened quickly and easily I managed 15 minutes in the sauna before dashing for freedom, showering, then off to the spa room which was much better, but I still checked the door.

Feeling cleansed and detoxed, I showered again and then, wrapped in the complimentary gown, headed off to indulge in my chosen treatment of musclease aroma spa ocean wrap.

My therapist Chloe ensured I was relaxed and chatted knowledgeably about the salon treatments available using the Elemis skin care range. The powerful seaweed wrap is ideal for complete muscle relaxation and suffering as I do, from dreadful neck and shoulder aches and pains.

This treatment is not for those easily embarrassed as clad in paper underwear and then wrapped turkey-like in foil is hardly conducive to one’s dignity, but it’s worth it.

I could feel myself drifting away as I was massaged and enveloped in wonderful massage oils and then cocooned in the comforting foil wrap. At first the sensation is slightly cold as the circulation is blasted with essential oils but then body heat kicks in.

After 15 minutes or so I am ready to shower and then its back to the foil once again to finish off the treatment and complete the detoxification process. A unique pressure point facial massage and de-stress scalp treatment completed my pampering .

The spa is wonderfully relaxing and private. The spa also offers a couples room .

I finished my ‘me’ time with a blow-dry in the hair salon. Expertly preened and coiffed by Carla, I gave my hair up to her knowledgeable hands and then, spoilt beyond belief, swept out of the salon looking like... well like I had just stepped out of a salon!

The musclease wrap lasts around one hour and 15 minutes and includes a mini facial. Price is £57. Call KCUK on 0121 711 7373.

With prom season almost upon us, KCUK are offering a variety of Prom Packages to suit the most discerning partygoer from Prom Princess which includes a File & Polish For Hands, St.Tropez Spray Tan, Party Hair or Blow Dry and a Non-Alcoholic Cocktails at £60.00 through to Pampered Queens (minimum 2 people) which entails a Taster Facial (day before), Body Scrub (day before), Use of Steam, Sauna & Relaxation Room (day before,*St.Tropez Spray Tan, File & Polish For Hands, Party Hair or Blow Dry and non -alcoholic cocktails. Bridal Packages are also available starting at £70 per person for groups of four or more.

Musclease Aroma Spa Ocean Wrap lasts around one hour and 15 minutes and includes a mini facial. Price is £57.

Call KCUK on 0121 711 7373 for an appointment.

 

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