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It’s hard to choose the best treatments from The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, London’s top-notch menu, and you should know that the spa requires that bookings have a minimum of two hours in services (the requirement drops to 80 minutes Monday to Thursday). Here are our picks for the top treatments at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star spa:
1. Aroma stone massage. This is a regular hot-stone massage, but the excellent therapist makes it a must. You’ll feel like putty after 80 minutes of kneading. We didn’t need to tell our therapist where we were aching; her trained hands found our knots on their own. Afterward, she followed up with a list of suggested products to help us prolong our relaxed bliss.
2. Oriental Harmony. If two hands aren’t enough for your tension-filled body, opt for four with this two-therapist massage. But before the massage, you’ll get a foot bath and a warm body scrub application. It ends with a heavenly synchronized head and foot rubdown.
3. Time Rituals. The London spa offers a different take on the traditional spa experience with this service. Rather than booking a specific treatment, reserve a block of time (either 110 or 170 minutes) that can be tailored to whatever you need, whether it be a massage and body scrub or a facial and an eye treatment. Whichever combination you choose, your ritual will begin with a foot bath.
4. English Rose Journey. Taking inspiration from its location, the Knightsbridge spa uses this floral scent in the treatment. The fragrance is supposed to calm and uplift, but the foot bath, rose-infused poultice massage and tension-zapping head rub will do the trick on their own.
5. Deep Sleep. To avoid jet lag after a long overseas flight, book this 110-minute treatment. The therapist will massage you into a sleepy state so you can just go up to your room in Mandarin Oriental, London and have some solid shut-eye.