An hour long massage has to be one of the ultimate beauty indulgences – an hour of someone getting rid of all the knots and aches that can build up from hunching over a computer and lugging too-heavy bags all over the place.
I’ve been to visit the gorgeous beauty-mecca that is The House of Rush before – it’s the flagship hair and beauty salon of the Rush chain and located just off Piccadilly Circus.
The House of Rush is a huge, two-floor space totally dedicated to beautifying and pampering. With a huge salon hung with ornate gold mirrors and then at the back there’s a moodily-lit darkened corridor with a selection of treatment rooms and pods – smaller pods for faster convenient treatments. In each of the rooms are cosy beds with rich purple sheets and dark lighting for total relaxation.
Due to the joys of London transport (it likes to keep you on your toes, or just running late…whichever way you want to look at it) I was running a little late for my appointment – but they fit me in with no trouble at all.
The best part of the massage is how prescriptive it is – asking what sort of pressure you wanted (strong) and what area to focus on (shoulders) – whilst it is an all-over job, the therapist was happy to spend extra time on my super-knotty shoulders. Giving them a good pummelling to force those tight knots out – which was uncomfortable at the time, but very much needed. It reminded me how despite a massage feeling like a total indulgence, it’s actually really good for you if you are prone to tension and knots.
One of the main things that has consistently impressed me about The House of Rush is how it feels like you’re in a silent little sound bubble – with no indication that you’re a stones throw from one of the most hectic areas of central London. It really does feel like an escape for that relaxing hour!
For more information on The House of Rush, visit the website.
I was a guest of The House of Rush.