Are you in need of indulging yourself in a relaxing massage? Good — so were we so we roamed the spas in Paris just to decide that the Peninsula Spa is this month’s favourite. The treatment called Cooling Summer Therapy Massage is one of the best ones in the capital at the moment, and for 45 life-saving minutes it invigorates your body and mind.
When finding out about this new therapeutic massage, at the venue that specialises in highlighting its Asian origins, we hurried to the renowned 5-star spa at the Peninsula for an invigorating break — and to try, what was rumoured to be, the best massage in Paris.
It is in the pure luxury treatment rooms that the most advanced massage that our body has felt, has been designed: Cooling Summer Therapy. Somewhere between the heat wave and the cooling breeze, the masseurs traded the hot stones, a common practice at the Peninsula, for cold stones that lowers the body temperature. After having a short interview where a tailor-made approach was proposed, the masseur first worked the whole body with his soft hands and essential oil of peppermint. This method helps the limbs to relax — we were told — one by one, with emphasis on the legs and back. Then, the state of well-being — already omnipresent — intensifies even more when cold stones come into play. In contact with the skin, the tensions (and pains) disappear immediately under the influence of freshness.
The state of relaxation is at its peak. A new energy then invades the whole body, with an incredible feeling of lightness. Away from the state of mushiness that usually follows a massage. The treatment finished with a visit to the relaxation room to sip on the detox water. As for now, we haven’t found anything better to get the body back on track!
The best massage in Paris:
Cooling Summer Therapy Massage
The Peninsula Spa
19 avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris
45 minutes, €145
Reservations: 01 58 12 28 88