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Couples Massage At Relax, Covent Garden

Couples Massage At Relax, Covent Garden

Couples massage at Relax, FashionBiteTucked away from the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden is St. Martin’s Courtyard. I’ve written about the area before as it also houses Melvita, the French organic skincare brand.

The boyfriend and I had been whizzing around the country with work, weddings and various other social occasions and had barely spent an hour together in the previous month. So, we thought a couple’s massage would be a deliciously decadent (and rare!) treat for us both to do.

There was a real sense of serenity as you entered St. Martin’s Courtyard and this calming atmosphere continued into the Relax salon. A divine smell of Aromatherapy oils filled the air as we walked in and our surroundings immediately evoked a sense of relaxation.

The decor I would describe as ‘city spa’ – clean, minimal and unfussy – perfect for trotting into with bags full of shopping and aching arms. I’ve never had a couples massage before with a boyfriend, so I wondered if it was going to feel awkward and embarrassing…I didn’t really know what to expect!

We were brought our delicious peppermint tea and sipped our drinks whilst waiting for our therapists to take us through…

Relax Spa, St Martins Courtyard, FashionBiteI had a male therapist, which I initially felt slightly uncomfortable about, but actually his technique and the pressure he used was so much firmer than most female masseurs I’ve had, I would definitely recommend! My back felt incredible afterwards, all the knots unwound and I slept brilliantly that evening.

As the boyfriend and I lay in adjoining beds, we were asked if we had any problem areas and our massages were tailored to our individual needs, which I thought was great. As we both drowsed off, we were asked at various points if the pressure was ok and we were fine. We really felt looked after by our therapists, who were very attentive.

Relax Spa, St Martins Courtyard, FashionBiteThe boyfriend said: “Going for a couples massage was a fun experience. The venue was surprisingly secluded, given it was off of one of the major streets in London, making it a really nice break during our day together. I play a lot of sports and it really helped me unwind after a busy season.”

As we were leaving, we chatted to the absolutely delightful spa manager, Marion. She made us both feel so welcome and we drifted off into the afternoon with an air of serenity which accompanied us whilst we shopped.

The couples massage costs £75 per person. See Relax.org.uk for more info.

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Emily Seares is an award-winning magazine editor and journalist and the founding editor of FashionBite. She was featured in VOGUE's Digital Powerlist Top 100 and is a quoted style expert for most national newspapers and magazines.

Comments (1)

  • Julia

    Hi Emily, thanks for this review. Good to know you had a great time at the spa. Covent Garden is one of my favorite places in London to eat and relax. Can I suggest you a spa to review? It’s Reebok’s Re:Spa in Canary Wharf. The last time I went to Re:Spa, I had an amazing experience. The staff was friendly and the massage was extremely relaxing. Having a review of Re:Spa from your side will be great. Thanks again.

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