Visited September 2008
Posted 7 years ago
I was in Tallinn for the weekend for a wedding and decided to advance book myself in for the Elemis Absolute Spa Ritual, which supposedly is designed for men. I arrived to the spa already in my bathrobe from my room, and I was given a key for the locker and a pair of paper underpants to put on, after I was asked to fill in a short questionnaire.
My therapist was very friendly and introduced herself. Like the treatment description I have added below, the therapist cleaned my feet with warm lime scented towels, gave me a brushing which she said was good for lymphatic drainage, and proceeded to give me a massage. The deep tissue massage was nice, but the table itself was a bit uncomfortable for me - it was a bit small, and the cushioning for the face area as you are face down was not adequate, so my chin, and neck were a bit stiff & hurting - I had to continually readjust my face. The last massage I had at the Kempinski hotel in Budapest had the most luxuriously soft and billowy massage table, so maybe I was spoiled. I definitely fell asleep at various points during my 2 hour treatment, and the highlight was the Facial. I really think the therapist did a fantastic job and my skin looked great afterwards.
At the end she gave me some written product suggestions in a very low-pressure sell, which I appreciated. I think the treatment was great value and I would highly recommend the "ritual" as it left me utterly relaxed and ready for the evening ahead!
The email description of the treatment I received from the spa is below:
ELEMIS ABSOLUTE SPA RITUAL
From the soles of the feet to the crown of the head this customised face and body treatment is the ultimate skin therapy. Elemis crown jewel hides in her Elemis Deep Tissue Muscle Massage and an amazingly effective facial with luxurious rejuvenating masks. Hot lime for your feet as a Welcome-touch; before the rhythmic and deeply effective massage techniques your body will be stimulated with a light body brushing. On the selection of the massage oils there are, among others, detoxing and stimulating Cellutox Oil and chakra balancing exotic Frangipani Oil. What’s more - there are two active masks, special treating of the delicate eye area and a de-stress scalp massage included in the ritual.
Dramatic results instantly!
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