SO CLOSE... YET WORLDS APART FROM THE
When discussing the new Decleor salon body treatment programme:
Aromatic Spa Mosaic, with the team at Decleor, it was decided to
take the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques reader through a step by step
journey of these treatments.
An appointment was made at Verona Spa and the journey began.
However, both the Decleor treatments and the Verona Spa, where so
impressively relaxing, that it was extremely hard to concentrate
on the journey, and I can see why to quote on Verona Spa’s
website: “SO CLOSE... YET WORLDS APART
FROM THE ORDINARY!” is so apt.
Verona is a tranquil island within the city and you can rest
assured that you will leave feeling better than when you first
arrived, your treatment options range from ancient eastern
techniques and relaxation to European rejuvenating therapies.
This magnificent facility resembles the eclectic style of ancient
Rome with state-of-the-art massage and treatment rooms, sauna and
steam rooms and the heated Roman Spa whirlpool.
As leaders in the world of Aroma-skincare, Decleor understands the
need for both physical and psychological well-being, therefore
using the significant powers of aromatherapy and phytotherapy each
treatment has been developed to revive, rejuvenate and restore the
skin together with rebalancing mind, body and spirit.
The first step is to determine the exact needs of the client.
Treatments are divided into categories: Aromatic Massage, Aroma
Body Envelopment, Aromatic localised targeted treatments or
Hydrotherapy treatments. These treatments are further
individualised according to 4 themes:
Relax: De-stress and unwind
Flow: Activate and stimulate
Detox: Drain and refine
Tonic: Tone and firm
Thus allowing a complete and personalised approach.
My treatment: The Aroma Relax Body Envelopment.
First a gentle exfoliation of the body, with a loofah based
product to cleanse the skin. The product was applied, dried for a
few minutes and then the skin massaged with a towelling glove to
exfoliate – the loofah had a chalky feel to it and left the skin
soft and very receptive to the next step. The Aromatic Balm Relax,
combined with a very needed back massage. This was followed with a
creamy mask. For as long as I have been in the industry, I have
also been struck by the indulgence of a full body mask or wrap,
and this Decleor creamy mask certainly lives up to this indulgent
expectation. I was covered with the sheath and then a heated
blanket, to bring about both the cocooning effect, something the
psychologists are identifying as a need in the modern world of
pace and stress and also the heat facilitates the absorption of
the active ingredients and brings about a feeling of well-being.
The mask remained on for a few minute, allowing for complete
The mask is then showered off and a Decleor Body Lotion applied,
to retain the moisture and active ingredients in the skin and
extend the treatment for quite a few hours, to follow. However,
the fragrance was so divine, that you could easily forget about
the additional benefits.
As an extra Verona Spa included into the treatment and I certainly
can recommend this: a Hydrotherapy bath for 10 minutes, instead of
a shower. The darkened room, softlit candles and bubbling jets,
seemed to dissolve the only possible fragment of remaining stress,
leaving one in state of deepened relaxation.
Our brief aromatic journey is now complete, with Verona Spa in
combination with Decleor certainly providing a luxurious in-city
retreat from the outside world for the individual or individuals
who demands high standards and who needs to recharge the body and
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