Words by Viki Wilson
Space, light and peace. That is what you find at the new spa at Una St Ives near Carbis Bay. The resort opened late last year and so this beautiful Spiezia Organics spa is a relatively new discovery for those seeking holistic, organic therapy and skincare in a stylish and spacious new spa.
The first port of call for anyone visiting has to be the huge infinity pool, warmed to perfection and also home to a Jacuzzi, children’s pool as well as a sauna and steam room and neighbouring gym. Everything is very high spec here, with deliciously scented Spiezia Organics sample oils in the changing rooms and plenty of private changing space and facilities whether you are a group of friends or a young family.
The treatment I was given was the luxurious Rose Indulgence Ritual – 85 minutes of top to toe nurturing. The treatment rooms a like warm, comforting cocoons, decorated in the trademark Spiezia purple, with clouds of soft towels and gently heated treatment beds that you simple sink into.
The treatment began with gentle skin brushing to exfoliate the skin. Then the wonderful Spiezia Organics Rose and Vanilla oil, which is 100 per cent organic is lightly massaged first into your legs and back and then, on your front, into your legs, tummy and décolletage and also to your arms and shoulders, with a lovely hand and palm massage which helps you to let go of the tension that so many of us often hold onto in our hands.
With your body beautifully smooth and moisturized, the treatment then moves into a relaxing facial. There is cleansing and toning with refreshing pads which are also applied to your eyes as you relax. Spiezia Organics daily face oil is then gently applied with a delicate massage covering acupressure points around your mouth, temples and forehead, relieving tension while the oil is absorbed into your skin. It can feel a little counterintuitive to those with oily or combination skin to have oil in a facial, but the Spiezia face oil has the effect of helping your skin to balance out sebum production, so your skin in moisturized and therefore not stimulated to produce excessive oil. The result is supple, smooth skin and a facial, which, unlike others, doesn’t tend to cause breakouts in the days which follow. A soothing scalp massage follows, with head and hair oil applied to your hair. This feels blissful, but leaving the oil in for a few hours, or even overnight leaves it feeling beautifully glossy and strong, and healthy hair growth is encouraged by the massage of the scalp itself.
Drifting away in a peaceful cocoon, the ritual is completed with a wonderfully relaxing foot massage, with Spiezia oil applied to the tops and souls of your feet.
It is a truly wonderful way to spend an hour and a half of your day. Because the treatment room also has several relaxation areas, with huge chairs, magazines and herbal teas, this is a lovely space to come with sisters, mums and friends in a group, to enjoy a full spa day or an afternoon tea (from £50 including a treatment and use of the pool and facilities and prosecco.) in the neighbouring restaurant, just next to the spa.
If you haven’t paid a visit already, we’d recommend you seek it out soon.