Beauty, Skincare

The Bannatyne Spa Orpington

I always seem to be having conversations with friends about booking a spa weekend or going for a spa day, but it just never seems to come to fruition. This all changed recently when the Spa Manager from The Bannatyne Spa in Orpington invited me to the opening day of the spa.

I attended the event with Abi and upon arrival we were given a glass of Prosecco, it’s like they could already see into my soul, I felt at home. We were taken into a dark room with mood lighting and two rows of heated loungers, although the classy lady that I am was straddling it at one point chatting to Abi before realising how I must have looked. She got a laugh out of it at least!

We were given a tour of the spa by the manager Amy, now I’ve always known was great at her job and loves the field she works in, but getting to see her in her natural environment explaining everything to us was amazing. They had a spacious nail bar and large comfy pedicure chairs next to the reception desk, just before you make your way to the dark room.

We were then taken to the Elemis Facial room where we got to have a skin scan by a dedicated Elemis representative who had come especially for the opening. I literally bow down to Sam Parry from Elemis, she was losing her voice but still took the time to thoroughly go through the results with us, especially after hearing we’d both had skin scans before but had never had them explained to us (not by Elemis I must point out) so had never really acknowledged them there on out. I came away from the scan feeling confident in having gained information on my skin and getting advice on how I could work on any problem areas.

Next was the most exciting part of the evening, I have only two words for you and that’s all that’s needed; Chocolate Massage.

Now I’ve only had one massage before that was quite painful and I’m very offended by the waste of chocolate. But both these thoughts went out right out the window the second the hot melted chocolate fell upon my back and the talented Masseuses begun their job. It was heaven, you can waste chocolate like that on me any day! We had a shoulder, neck and back massage and it was so soothing I could have easily fallen asleep… that is if I wasn’t just getting over a virus and so instead Abi got to have her chocolate massage alongside the soothing music and the sound of me struggling to breathe. I’m sure the poor girl who got me was wishing she could swap whilst hoping I didn’t pass out on the table.

Everyone at the spa was so friendly and were all very talented at their jobs, I felt completely relaxed during the entire evening. It was a much needed evening for myself and Abi and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I can’t wait to go back and it shouldn’t be too long of a wait as I should be taking my Mum there for Mothers Day as long as they aren’t completely booked up as I can imagine they will be in high demand. Thank you to Bannatyne and Elemis for a great evening!

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  • Reply Jodie Whitham

    The very idea of going to spa sounds fab. A massage especially but my mum would never go! I’d love that. She’s always like I can do that at home and is allergic to most brands now so has to be extremely careful. Fab post though! Sounds like a great way of learning about the spa on open day x

    February 22, 2017 at 10:25 pm
  • Reply Whatlauraloves

    I absolutely love going to spas that have Elemis products. The scent of their range reminds me of my wedding day! xxx

    February 23, 2017 at 4:58 am
  • Reply hannah

    Looks like you had a great time. I do like a visit to a spa x

    February 23, 2017 at 9:57 am
  • Reply Emma

    I think I might actually have been to this spa on a hen weekend but omg they didn’t have the chocolate massage then or I would’ve had it – sounds incredible!

    February 23, 2017 at 10:13 am
  • Reply Lisa prince

    ive seen somany of my friens going to bannatynes lately there must be a special on but theyre really enjoying it and im very jealous , been mum to 8 i dont get 5 minutes and would love a spa treatment x

    February 23, 2017 at 10:34 am
    • Reply Joanna

      What a stunning looking place I’d love to have a spa day. The chocolate massage sounds amazing.

      February 23, 2017 at 9:38 pm
  • Reply Donna Ashworth

    Who doesn’t love a good spa!! This one looks good and I adore everything Elemis!

    February 23, 2017 at 11:06 am
  • Reply Jemma

    It looks like you had a great time, Elmis have a great range of products 🙂

    February 23, 2017 at 12:12 pm
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    The Bannatyne spa looks so beautiful – that lavender coloured treatment room is just gorgeous! I would love a spa day and it sounds like yours was heavenly…and a chocolate massage too!

    February 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm
  • Reply Sarah (KissableKreatins)

    This place looks beautiful. Iv never been to a spa. I really love Elmis products


    February 23, 2017 at 7:37 pm
  • Reply Rhian Westbury

    Wow the chocolate massage sounds amazing! I have been meaning to book a spa weekend for ages x

    February 23, 2017 at 10:16 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    I love a good spa, sounds like you had a delightful time! I want a chocolate massage! xo

    February 24, 2017 at 1:23 am
  • Reply melissa major

    Sounds like an amazing evening! I have never been to a spa before, hopefully one day though

    February 24, 2017 at 10:49 am
  • Reply Stephanie Merry

    Sounds like a fun event. I’ve not had a Chocolate Massage before but it sounds amazing! x

    February 24, 2017 at 10:02 am
  • Reply Anosa

    Chocolate massage for real? looks soo freakin yummy fun! Haha, I badly need a massage!

    February 24, 2017 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    OOh the sound of a chocolate massage is so tempting and so heavenly sounding right now!

    February 24, 2017 at 1:15 pm
  • Reply Emily Leary

    That looks like it would make for an amazing afternoon! A chocolate massage is now on my wishlist.

    February 24, 2017 at 1:33 pm
  • Reply NAZMA


    February 24, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    It sounds like you have a lovely time at the event. The chocolate massage sounds heavenly! I’d have been licking it off lol.

    February 24, 2017 at 3:26 pm
  • Reply Stephanie Cummings

    This looks lovely. We’ve been saying for months we’ll book a spa weekend and then last weekend we kinda downgraded it to a spa day! We just need to book something now

    February 24, 2017 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply Baby Isabella

    Bannatyne Spa looks lovely! My mummy could do with a spa day treat!

    February 24, 2017 at 10:30 pm
  • Reply The London Mum

    Chocolate massage? oh wow! That sounds incredible!

    February 25, 2017 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply Tanya Brannan

    Oh I love a good spa day, and this looks fantastic! I have been to a spa that used Elemis and I absolutely recommend them. I need another spa day soon!

    February 25, 2017 at 6:07 pm
  • Reply Lilinha

    I love spa days, they are always so relaxing! 🙂

    February 25, 2017 at 9:20 pm
  • Reply Ali Rost

    I love, love, love spa days .. this one looks amazing! The chocolate massage?! Where do I sign up?

    February 26, 2017 at 2:26 am
  • Reply Ana De- Jesus

    I had a chocolate massage and it was lush as well. So sorry to hear your not feeling well I hope you feel better soon xx

    February 26, 2017 at 4:58 pm
  • Reply Charlotte

    This post has made me realise that I am in desperate need of a spa day! Hopefully I will get one soon! x

    February 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply Maria Han

    This is the first time that I heard about this spa and sounds so relaxing! I would love to try

    February 28, 2017 at 2:09 am
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