With only 24 hours to spare on a hot and humid day at the peak of the Summer, I decided to unwind with a Citrus scented facial at the spa at the Urso Hotel Madrid in the center of the city. Despite a mix up in my appointment times, the hotel reception were kind and accommodating and were thankfully able to find me a slot in the busy spa schedule. The spa located at basement level includes a Hamman, a Hydrotherapy pool as well as 3 treatment rooms and is a cool place to relax at the end of the day. Certainly when I arrived, it was filling up with after work escapees looking for some quiet time at the end of the day.My chosen treatment was a Citrus Vita Essence facial offering the promises of orange, lemon and lime aromatherapy infusions, which felt like the perfect antidote from the Summer heat. The therapist spoke little English but ushered me into a dimly lit room close to the reception. Cut off from the hotel, it was quiet and relaxing and pleasantly cooling. Using the Naturabisse range of products the facial was more invigorating than expected. It included a deep cleanse, tone and exfoliation with richly scented Vitamin C products as well as an intense firming treatment from cheek bone to neck. My skin was exfoliated, buffed, cleansed and toned and the oils smelt heavenly By the time the 50 minute treatment was over, my face felt tauter and firmed up, ready for the evening ahead.
The Citrus scented facial at the Urso Hotel with its scents of the Mediterranean is a good pick me up which doesn’t break the bank, perfect for a hot day or as an instant boost to the skin.
(Urso Hotel Madrid, Calle de Mejía Lequerica, 8, 28004 Madrid, Spain)