Smelling of roses in Wadebridge: get 20% off a luxurious Spiezia Rose Indulgence Wrap at River treatment rooms
“It’s like taking hard drugs,” I murmured from the sofa opposite, clinging to my mug of Tregothnan Manuka tea like an Italian cruise liner captain to a lifeboat. Sara laughed: “I’m glad you enjoyed it,” she replied.
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I had effectively been hypnoptised by the ‘ebb and flow’ movements of her head massage, post body brush, massage and facial and subsequently been rendered weak and helpless but sooo relaxed. “You’ll need to drink plenty of water to compensate for all the toxins leaving your body.” I obeyed, allowing the sofa to absorb me and watching the antics of Jezebel, Sara’s black cat, fiddling with the keyboard in the reception area. “I think she’s writing her own blog,” was Sara’s reply.
River is a brand new spa treatment room that opened in Wadebridge only a couple of months ago, bang in the centre of town opposite the wonderful Wadebridge Wines. Making the enlightened transition from corporate life to provincial ways, Sara moved to Cornwall from Hampshire 18 months ago and is now a fully qualified massage therapist. “I decided to go for it,” she explains, “River reflects my personality: chilled and relaxed. I wanted to go to the beach and I wanted to learn to surf.”
Chilled? Tick. Relaxed? Tick. With room to expand to a second treatment room in the near future, River is an outlet not only for the sale of legal highs, but local artwork, ceramics, jewellery, tea, even clothes and organic nail varnish. Sara is determined that she ticks green, local and where possible, sustainable boxes.
Treatments are mainly centred around the La Spiezia range but also feature River signature massages such as the Swedish, sports, feet and hands, facial and hot stones. Mine was the luxurious but utterly worth it (because I am) Spiezia Rose Indulgence Wrap, only £50 for an hour of pure pleasure and essentially great value for money with 4 treatments in one: body brushing, body massage, facial and head massage. And the rose smell is sharp and fresh, making it suitable even for the man in your life.
River spa treatment rooms is teaming up with GCG to offer a bargainous 20% off all treatments, you’d be silly not to.