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1 Cadogan Gardens (Chelsea)
(44) 020-7730-2888 | www.ushvani.com
SERVICESMassages; body scrubs; wraps
SIGNATURE TREATMENTUshvani Massage - Malay, Balinese, Thai mix
HOURSOften varies; Open six days a week, with late night appointments available. (Closed either Wed. or Sun.)
APPOINTMENTSRequired well in advance
PRICE (USHVANI MASSAGE (90 MIN.))GBP 180
COMPLEMENTARY FACILITIESSteam room; tropical rain and experience showers; spa pool (bathing suit required); tea room
Tucked away in an unmarked townhouse on a small street in Chelsea (only the address, not the spa’s name, appears at the door). Once through the door at this apparently unassuming property, it reveals itself as a full-scale, Southeast Asian urban retreat with dark wood walls complemented by regionally inspired carved designs and statues. Very upscale Zen.
GO HERE WITH
Perfect place to go alone or with just one other girlfriend (common facilities like the spa pools, showers, etc. are ladies only).
WHY WE LIKE IT
Excellent massages in a relaxing, luxurious atmosphere emphasizing East Asian technique. Holistic well-being in the Eastern tradition is taken very seriously here. All staff is rigorously trained in the practice, and it shows.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
The hours/schedule is a bit inconsistent and confusing to follow, and securing an appointment can prove challenging.
GOOD TO KNOW
Minimum massage time is 90 minutes, but to enjoy the full facilities you should really clear about 2.5 hours. Come early, stay late, and double-check when you book that yours is not the first appointment of the day (we had to wait at the door for a bit when we arrived early to enjoy the facilities before a 12:00pm appointment). Couples room with mini plunge pool available.
Spa at Mandarin Oriental (London)
Read more about Ushvani in The Diary
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