Treat Yourself, Or Someone Special To Some Precious Time at Secret Day Spa…
GITH Experiences A Taster From The Secret Day Spa’s Christmas Packages.
Arriving at The Secret Day Spa in Xaghra you are always greeted with a smile. I arrived that day with a head filled with work, work, work and to be honest, as much as I should have been looking forward to a good old pampering, I could have thought of a million and one other things that I should be doing. I’m one of those people that finds it a challenge to rest until my lists are in hand – or even better – empty and this particular week I had an ever-growing line that wasn’t getting any smaller.
Upon entering my treatment room little did I know that I had continued my unconscious externalizations and was apparently chattering away about nonsense until Tracey stopped me in my tracks and said quite simply, ‘Now, you must relax.’
Oh she is so gooooood!
Ok – it wasn’t rocket science that I needed to be hushed and calmed down, but she was brave enough to tell me so – in her graceful and quiet manner, and let me tell you – those words really packed a punch. It was exactly what I needed to hear. As I laid face down in the warmly lit room, I sank deeply into the super comfy bed, and surrounded by the most delicious smelling essential oils, I managed a lethargic reply. ‘ I hear you’. I closed my eyes, centered myself, listened to my breath in, and let out a huge exhale and then I did exactly what I was told.
Choosing something from the salons Christmas Offers was comparable to being the last person around the table to choose their meal at a fantastic restaurant. The packages are a sight for sore eyes this year with some really enticing options. Tracy treated me to a little taste of a few, so I could pass on my verdict.
Secret Day Spa is a Thalgo salon – a French company renowned for being the original French marine spa brand. They pride themselves on the science behind their products and are known for their marine research which is apt for a Mediterranean Island like Gozo. Thalgo is inspired by thalassotherapy (to you and I, Thalassotherapy is the use of seawater as a form of therapy, based on the systematic use of seawater, sea products, and shore climate). This intrigued me and after much research, I realise they really seem to push the boundaries of innovation by harnessing the extraordinary benefits of seawater and algae in their range of spa treatments and skincare. You don’t have to convince me about the properties of the ocean, I try to swim every day for that very reason – so knowing that Tracey and her team use these wonderful products made the whole experience extra cool for me.
Firstly I was treated to an extra special massage using salon-only Thalgo oils. They smelt divine and I was so relaxed, I think I even drifted off for a moment. This massage was inspired by a Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, two major techniques renowned for muscle relaxation. Tracey combined this with the use of Relaxing Massage Balls for a symphony of thermal exchanges on the skin’s surface. Relaxing warmth and invigorating freshness follow one after the other to release every tension, banish stress, and harmonise and balance the body. This was accompanied by a warming eye mask. Exfoliating – plate – sound frequency – penetrates deep beyond the epidermis – amazing results fast.
Secondly, I experienced a Hyaluronic Facial which included a high-tech exfoliation treatment with sound frequency and a heated tool that Tracey used in a slow figure of eight motion, alongside Thalgo products that claim to correct pronounced wrinkles and plump the skin. My skin absorbed the juice really quickly – which proves how much the sun takes even if do you wear factor 50 every day.
Tracey showed me one side of my face so I could see the difference and it was really noticeable. The side that had been treated was plumper and more radiant. My skin was glowing and I was hooked! Even the fine lines around my mouth had gone, so I shall definitely be back.
The whole experience was perfect and I suggest you book up quickly as December and January already look busy. And, as if you need another excuse to pop along – they have some awesome gifts for Christmas too!
Book your treatment at The Secret Day Spa, Triq It Tigrija, Ix-Xagħra. Tel: 9924 8930