Despite the number of hotels I’ve stayed and worked in over the years I’ve never had a spa treatment in one until I visited So SPA at the Sofitel London St. James a few weeks ago. Massages work wonders for me and I feel like a new person after having one so I booked to have a 60 minute Ayurvedic massage described in the menu as a thousand year old ritual where warm Ayurvedic oil is massaged into the body relieving tension, restoring energy and improving vitality. Just what I needed.
As with all great hotels they listen to you and personalise your stay accordingly, and at the Sofitel this is also true of their spa. When I arrived I was offered tea and a hot towel by Tunde, the So SPA butler, and asked to complete a form with my preferences towards aspects of my treatment such as music, room temperature, bed temperature, aroma, and room lighting, which were all noted and in place when I entered the treatment room a few minutes later. I also had the opportunity to select the pressure of my massage.