Heaven could well be a place on Earth – Liberty’s Beauty Treatment Rooms

by Katie on January 30, 2012

Is it just me or is going for a beauty treatment, in this case a massage, a bit like a confessional? “Forgive me Sister, for it has been one whole year since my last massage.” Followed by the guilty stare and the “so is there anything you’d like me to work on?” conversation. I was tempted to reply, “Yes, indeedy. My life,” but the therapist was just too lovely to handle the intricacies and downsides of being la KC.  
Instead, and with graciousness she offered me the choice of an uplifting or relaxing Decleor full body massage and oh, how I needed the latter. 2011 (*spits*) sucked the life and the spirit out of me as in its time I was broke (financially and physically – elbow), burgled (car) and beaten by its onslaught of misfortune. Welcome to 2012 and the Chinese Year of The Dragon and sod off bad luck and any toxic types & situations.

I had no idea that Liberty had a little warren of the most well designed and hidden beauty treatment rooms with therapies from some of my favourite brands right in the heart of its store: Decleor, Dermalogica and Aveda all have spaces and The Liberty Room is home to names such as Anne Semonin, Eve Lom and Dr Sebagh.
Decleor’s Signature Back Diagnostic and Body Massage using its trademark Relaxing natural oils was my little piece of heaven to ease the strains that I thought I’d ceremoniously ditched in the final days of last year. However, my body thought differently. It’s always a surprise to establish that ‘yes, you do ache there’ and ‘I didn’t know that part was sore’ but this is the skill of the masseuse. To apply exactly the right pressure, to enfold you in her skill and comfort and to soothe you of your pains while relaxing the body and mind.
Even the usual ‘plinky plonky’ de-stress music is un-plinky and plonky. Instead, classical flourishes with new age touches in the ‘Cafe Costes’ vein didn’t grate while the surroundings were stripped back plush and the therapist a delight.

Choose from a whole host of facials from the different brands, waxing, manicures, pedicures, tinting and of course different forms of massage.

Drifting home in a blissed out haze, I finished my day with an Aromatherapy Associates deep relax bath with its key oils: vetivert, to quieten the mind, camomile, renowned for its exceptional soothing qualities, sandalwood to bring you back down to earth and coconut oil which helps soften the skin. (The Perfect Partners duo contains the Relax and Revive oils and is priced £15.)


For a list of prices and details, please contact Liberty of London on 0207 734 1234 and request the beauty treatment rooms. With Decleor, a £30 booking fee is required to secure your treatment and is redeemable against the purchase of two or more recommended Decleor products on the day. Aromatherapy Associates products are also sold at Liberty.

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