A few weeks ago I went for a pamper day at Kukana Spa, which is set inside the beautiful 4-star Orsett Hall Hotel in Essex.
Orsett Hall has beautiful grounds where weddings are often held, as well as a gym, spa, an on site hair dressers and a restaurant amongst other things. It’s around a 25 minute drive from where I live and despite being close to main roads and a large shopping centre, it has a relaxed, countryside feel.
Below is some photos of the outside of the hotel and the grounds.
Inside the hotel there’s large chandeliers and thrones to sit on.
The waiting room at the spa has comfortable chairs, as well as dim lighting to help start the relaxation process.
I opted for the three treatments I usually have at Kukana, starting with the Hot Stone Massage. I like this treatment as the hot stones really seem to relieve soreness and achiness, better than a hands on massage does.
The massage was followed by the ESPA Aromatherapy Facial. To start this facial you smell different oils and the ones you choose are supposed to indicate what your body needs. The facial is a thorough treatment, with scrubs, masks, warming treatments and a face and head massage being part of the experience.
The last treatment I had was the Spa Pedicure, where my feet were scrubbed, massaged and my nails painted. I opted for a pink OPI nail polish and asked for glitter to be painted on top for a fun twist.
A photo of me after my spa treatments. Looking sleepy but content.
Feeling refreshed and rested, it was time for food. Me and my partner drove to the nearby shopping centre Lakeside, which is where I do most of my shopping. We walked along the Boardwalk where there’s a pretty lake to Gourmet Burger Kitchen, which is one of our favourite places to eat.
We ordered a Classic Beef Burger and the Classic Veggie for me, Skinny and Chunky Skin-On-Fries with Bbq and Smoked Chilli Mayo dips. As we often go, we got a free Oreo Milkshake to try, which was delicious.
Full up and sleepy, it was time to head back to the car and go home.