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Violet Hill Body&Skincare Ltd. at Violet Hill Clinic Body&Skincare ltd
Violet Hill Body&Skincare Ltd. at Violet Hill Clinic Body&Skincare ltd
52 Abbey Gardens,
St John's Wood, NW8 9AT
United Kingdom

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Violet Hill Body&Skincare Ltd. at Violet Hill Clinic Body&Skincare ltd
52 Abbey Gardens,
St John's Wood, NW8 9AT
United Kingdom

Opening hours

Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun - Closed -
  • Accepts online bookings

    Online bookings let you pick date/time for your visit.

  • Accepts eVouchers

    If you purchase an eVoucher you will need to book with the venue directly.

Venue type: Day Spa in St Johns Wood
Tagged as: Day Spa | Salon

Violet Hill Body&Skincare Ltd. at Violet Hill Clinic Body&Skincare ltd

Welcome to Violet Clinic Body & Skincare

– an invitation to rebalance and recreate yourself.

We are dedicated to the art of beauty and wellness. With our collective creativity, talents and vision, we pursue excellence in our community and in our industry. Through continuing education, leadership and teamwork we strive to set standards, exceed expectations and create an environment that is healthy, relaxing and nurturing. At Violet Clinic Body & Skincare, we provide with a range of effective treatments for men and women that enable our clients harness their natural beauty, each accompanied by the most professionalism and careful attention to customer care.

Being an RMT (Registered Massage Therapist), you see all kinds of people, conditions and concerns.

From routine, to severe, to weird, to even funny. In my practice, I’ve started to see some common reoccurrences emerge. After consulting some colleagues of mine, they seem to have noticed a few patterns too. So, I’ve compiled 10 points that stick out the most.

Common concerns, incidents and what your RMTs are really thinking! Here are 10 things your RMT wants you to know:

1. That’s probably normal.

Is this normal? My does this. My _ has that. Outside of orthopaedic concerns, you would be surprised what patients ask their RMTs. Do other people have hair there? My SKIN has cellulite there, is that normal? As regulated health care professionals, we do our best to answer your questions within our scope of practice, and if you are really concerned, go to see your Doctor (we will probably refer you if we are concerned, too). But, more than likely, it’s normal.

2. It really doesn’t matter that you haven’t shaved.

Seriously. We truthfully don’t even notice, up until you mention it. It has no affect on our treatment, if it does, that’s what the OIL and lotion is for. I mean it.

3. Do your stretches.

And your exercises, and your hydrotherapy, and your home care, and…you see where I am going here right? Although it would be fun to follow you around, give you treatment and remind you of your therapeutic exercises all day long, we can’t. Our time together is very short, minutes a day, a week, a month, or even longer.

This homework RMTs are giving you, is designed along your treatment plan to help you resolve your pain and dysfunction. Your health is in your hands the rest of those minutes, days, weeks, and months. If you want to get better, you need to do your homework.

4. Your body is beautiful, too.

RMTs treat hundreds of patients. That means seeing, and touching, their naked bodies. Guess what? They are all different. Out of all of them, not even one looks like what you see, airbrushed in the media. Male or female. A few have come close, but no cigar.

It breaks our hearts a little bit when we see those patients insecure about their bodies, because of the pressure of the media. It’s not often the media shows the stretch marks, scars, deformities, MUSCLES, moles, dry skin or cellulite. that we so often see on…everyone. Those images aren’t what we see on a daily basis.

There is only one condition your body should be in, male or female, young or old: healthy. And that looks a little different for everyone. Your RMT is here as a vessel for health. We are not here to judge. And we want to tell you: Your body is beautiful, just how it is, as long as you are on your journey to health.

5. When you “re-make” the table, I smile inside.

Post treatment, when we come in for reassessment, CHECK ins, clean ups, etc. And we see that all of the linens have been attempted to be put back, tidied and re-made, it warms our hearts. I mean, it’s silly really, they all go off to be sterilized and sanitized. It’s completely unnecessary, but it’s also really sweet for some funny reason.

6. Don’t call us “masseuses.”

We are REGISTERED Massage Therapists. With years of training, education then certification, experience and legal responsibilities. The word masseuse is…ugh. Shudder-worthy. It’s associated with under-the-table, sketchy, “happy ending” type massage. And that is not what we do. RMT’s provide well thought out, research based treatment plans to assist our patients return-to or maintenance-of health. Please call us by our hard earned titles. Registered Massage Therapist, Massage Therapist, or simply, RMT.

7. Don’t be shy about your butt.

In our world, it’s a large MUSCLE, actually it’s three. We call your bum gluteals or glutes. It’s not a booty or ass and we don’t see it as fat, tiny, jiggly or bony. We observe your bodies in a clinical sense, and if you have pain associated with your low back, legs, hips or glutes, don’t be shy. We’re here to help, let us know!

8. …But, please, don’t undrape yourself.

As RMTs we are legally required to follow draping protocols to protect you and ourselves. We only undrape the area being treated at that time, then redrape fully, before undraping any other areas. Please keep yourself covered. And no, we are not INTERESTED IN seeing your bits (see number six if you need clarification of what we do).

9. Bodily functions are normal.

Most massage therapy treatments have some component of relaxation. Your parasympathetic nervous system starts to shine, meaning the rest-and-digest functions are in gear. And yes, that means stomach grumbling and growling, snoring, even passing gas are normal. It doesn’t happen all the time, but when it does, that’s a good sign you are relaxed. As healthcare professionals, it doesn’t faze us. We don’t judge you, we’re here to help you.

10. We care.

Yes, we actually care if you do your home care. Yes, it really matters what you tell us and how you are feeling. And yes, even though we shouldn’t, we worry about you when you’re struggling. Your success is our success.

We hope we can make it better, that’s the goal, that’s why we do what we do. That’s also why RMTs refer you to other practitioners, because we truly think they could help and their tools could be of use to your recovery. Because your recovery is our priority and you matter to us. And most importantly, because we really care about you and your health.

Next time you see your RMT, keep these 10 points in mind.

Know that we love what we do, helping people is the best job in the world. We truly feel just as good as you do after a rockstar treatment! We are genuinely grateful when you consider trusting us with your health, and we consider it a privilege to SHARE that time with you!

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Verified review Visited July 2015
Posted 2 weeks ago
I had an appointment for the "Paradiso" pedicure which is advertised as lasting 70 minutes. My technician was very good and professional, however my treatment only lasted 45 minutes. I paid extra for extra time, and was not given it. If I go back next time I will question them more.

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Posted 2 weeks ago
I had an appointment for the "Paradiso" pedicure which is advertised as lasting 70 minutes. My technician was very good and professional, however my treatment only lasted 45 minutes. I paid extra for extra time, and was not given it. If I go back next time I will question them more.

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Verified review Visited June 2015
Posted 4 weeks ago
Very clean and nicely decorated studio, a relaxing environment in a great location.
Very friendly and professional staff.
Totally recommended.

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Verified review Visited May 2015
Posted 1 month ago
I had 1 hour reflexology with Daniel. It was really useful. I will need it every week. a bit pain but ok

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Verified review Visited May 2015
Posted 2 months ago
I had a massage back and shoulders with Daniel. Really, really, strong massage. A bit painful massage but the day after I felt better.

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Verified review Visited May 2015
Posted 2 months ago
I had a Skin Tag, Wart and Verruca Removal hyfrecation and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited May 2015
Posted 2 months ago
The pedicure was very very good. Attentive, all the works, and Urszula took a lot of time doing it properly.

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Verified review Visited April 2015
Posted 3 months ago
Great attention to detail, and careful methodical work ...... nice relaxing environment, plenty of colours of nail varnish to choose from.

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Verified review Visited April 2015
Posted 3 months ago
A lovely relaxing setting, Urzsula was great, nice to chat to, gentle with her tools and did a great job. The 4 stars is because the website accepted an appointment she couldn't keep, but she called me straight away and rescheduled it. It would have been more convenient to have pedicure and manicure on the same day.

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Verified review Visited April 2015
Posted 3 months ago
Wonderful experience from start to finish. Daniel is the perfect professional and made what could have been a quite nerve racking procedure extremely relaxed. Both procedure and consultation were done very satisfactorily.

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Verified review Visited March 2015
Posted 4 months ago
This was a fantastic offer. The venue was immaculate and the staff (Daniel) was incredibly friendly and professional. Great place, will definitely visit again.

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Verified review Visited February 2015
Posted 5 months ago
Brilliant pedicure. Friendly service, cute little spa. Highly recommend Violet Hill for nail treatments. I will definitely be going back!

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Verified review Visited January 2015
Posted 5 months ago
I am sorry to say there was a mix up with my booking, and although I had a reminder from Wahanda when I arrived at the venue they were not expecting me. They excepted they had messed up and although it was very inconvenient I will reschedule. I have been before and I did have a good experience , so I will pass judgement until I go next time, we are all human and mistakes can happen, will let you know how it is when I can reschedule .

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Verified review Visited November 2014
Posted 8 months ago
Easy, clean, relatively painless experience. Urszula is wonderful. I felt very comfortable the entire time and enjoyed chatting with her. I'm definitely going back!

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Verified review Visited October 2014
Posted 9 months ago
Again - my pedicure was as good as my manicure! The whole experience was very positive and I will definitely come back, and I'm tempted to try out all their other treatments too. If I try really hard to find a fault, the choice of nail colours was slightly limited - more red and pink tones than blues or greens. But I'm very happy with the colour I chose, and my nails are looking in perfect condition a few days later.

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Verified review Visited October 2014
Posted 9 months ago
I couldn't fault my manicure experience. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would! I don't normally enjoy visiting salons or spas, but Urszula was lovely, we had a great chat and her customer service was outstanding. The whole place is clean and relaxing, and I was given a lot of advice on how to keep my nails in better condition. I am recommending this place to everyone!

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Verified review Visited September 2014
Posted 9 months ago
Place is really clean and lovely peope are there to make you feel like at home. I have booked another appointment

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Verified review Visited September 2014
Posted 10 months ago
I had a Back & Shoulder Massage and have awarded it 4 stars.

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Verified review Visited September 2014
Posted 10 months ago
I had a Back & Shoulder Massage and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited September 2014
Posted 10 months ago
The atmosphere was really nice, the aesthetician really knew what she was doing. I had eyebrows and and upper lip was, both were quick and painless. Will be back!

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