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    2-FOR-1 Rhassoul December Offer - until 21 December 2012 only!

    2-FOR-1 Rhassoul December Offer - until 21 December 2012 only!

        It is winter now,  and our skin is under constant assault from the elements. Soft, silky smooth skin, is it too much to ask? Not with Rhassoul! For those who are not in the know, Rhassoul is a special kind of lava clay found in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Due to its unique mineral content, Rhassoul clay can draw toxins and impurities from your skin; it also smoothes skin…

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    23 Carat Gold Facial and Body Ceremony

    23 Carat Gold Facial and Body Ceremony

        All you wanted to know about the ingredients, benefits and traditions of the 23 Carat Gold Facial and Body Ceremony available at The Spa. The 23 Carat Gold range has been developed by the multi-award winning specialist spa brand, La Sultane de Saba. Their foundling principles closely para…

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    The Power of Gold

    The Power of Gold

        Untarnished, serene, eternal, gold used to be thought the flesh of gods. People ingested it hoping to feel its mystical properties. Today we know the value of gold beyond the aesthetic: when put to service our well-being, gold can heal. The healing and anti-aging effects of gold particles are unleashed in the new groundbreaking

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    Good Spa Awards

    Good Spa Awards

        Great news, we have been nominated for the prestigious Good Spa Awards in the Regional Category, as the Best London Spa! A discerning panel picked the shortlist, but THE WINNER IS DECIDED BY YOU.  Do you love The Spa? Share it - let everybody know!  Your Vote Counts - Help Us Win!  

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    The Spa Lighting

    The Spa Lighting

    What was intrinsic to me as part of the design process was to introduce the artesian elements of traditional Moroccan craftsmanship. It was vital for me to encompass the delicate light and also (and probably more importantly to me in the design process), Shadow. The most memorable thing to me about my travels to Morocco was ‘shadow’, delicate, hand carved shadow, pouring from the most b…

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    Tadelakt

    Tadelakt

    The New Hammam, is almost compete, it has been hand crafted in the traditional plaster finish know as Tadelakt. Tadelakt is also known as tadelak and tadlakt. It is both a decorative and waterproof plaster, fashioned from lime specific to the Marrakech region of Morocco, North Africa. Little has been written down as the art relies on an oral tradition between artisans to keep it alive. …

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    Making Of The Spa

    Making Of The Spa

    When I first had the idea to create The Spa in Dolphin Square, I wanted to bring my Moroccan experience to London, but needed to adapt it for a Western market in a busy urban environment. I took what was important to me living in London and fused it with the traditions I had observed in Marrakech. I love tradition but in my opinion, it often only works in the environment where it was cr…

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