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I am a true believer in the emotional and physical benefits of alternative therapies. I visited Michelle at Cambridge Holistics for a wonderful treatment and here I am recommending another Michelle, this time of Feet First, who offers reflexology in Cambridgeshire. I think that there must be healing magic in the name!
Reflexology in Cambridgeshire:
Michelle at Feet First Reflexology (based in Bluntisham near St Ives) offers quality reflexology, and reiki treatments in the calm, candlelit setting of her home therapy room. The room overlooks open fields and is a therapy of its own.
I am a regular customer for reflexology with Michelle and feel that it keeps me balanced and relaxed. It offers me the opportunity to catch my breath and refresh my weary, work frazzled mind.
Michelle begins the pampering with a hot, steamy foot bath before I get to snuggle up on the spacious couch and get wrapped in blankets.
The treatment begins. Michelle uses aromatherapy creams which (as a qualified aromatherapist) she blends herself. And relax!
In literally a few minutes of Michelle’s hands touching my feet, I am feeling calm and relaxed. I try very hard to stay awake as I want to feel every part of this fabulous massage but it is not easy!
Michelle’s treatments are excellent value at £35 for reflexology. I come away refreshed and feeling ready to face the world again. I also sleep brilliantly afterwards and wake up feeling refreshed and balanced.
The Gift of Relaxation:
Michelle offers treatment packages and gift vouchers. Fingers crossed that I get one! But if you don’t get one? Then visit Michelle as a present from you to you I say!
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A spa day is my absolute favourite way to catch up with best friends (click here for reviews of other spa experiences). Lounging in a fluffy robe with quality time to chat and catch up really is priceless. I recently had the pleasure to visit The Bedford Lodge Spa, Newmarket as a birthday treat with one of my favourite human beings.
We were warmly welcomed by friendly, professional spa staff who offered us a welcome drink. I opted for peppermint tea which was served with a lovely little lavender macaron. A good start!
Next we were given a tour of the facilities, then it was time to start the relaxation. Unfortunately the pool was undergoing work, nevertheless we enjoyed using the large steam room, sauna and experience showers. All of the showers had Espa products for guests use. I am a huge fan of Espa; wonderful products from a cruelty free company.
At last the robes! For me, donning the robe signifies bliss- I never take my robe to the wet areas as a warm, cosy robe is just too precious. We found a luxurious relaxation room, complete with plenty of furry blankets, cushions and a range of sofa-type beds. This was the perfect place to snuggle up for a chat (quietly of course!).
We had booked the ‘pick and mix’ package which included an afternoon tea. A good quality offering this was too. The sandwiches were a tasty selection including chicken and tarragon, smoked salmon and the classic cucumber. The scones (fruit and plain) were served with clotted cream, strawberry jam and lemon curd. This was actually a lovely twist.
Finally the cakes! A selection of sweet treats, some of which we couldn’t manage due to the generous portions . We didn’t miss out as the helpful waiting staff offered to box these up for us to take home. Our favourites were the tiny raspberry and blueberry tarts and the double chocolate eclairs.
With three choices to make (there are a total of 9 options to choose from), we had a total treatment time of 1 hour 15 minutes. Our therapists were wonderfully professional and skilled. I opted for an oil salt scrub, a back neck and shoulder massage, and finally a scalp massage. Espa products were used during all of these treatments. Little details like the soothing oil infusion bowl, a warm wheat eye mask and a heated bed made this a truly luxurious experience.
What a Great Spa Day in Suffolk:
After a perfect day of catching up we left the spa feeling relaxed, pampered and satisfied (small box of cakes in tow). Thank you Bedford Lodge Spa-we will definitely be back.