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Monday mornings – I’m sure we all have our own routines to kick-start our week right…?
Well last Monday I was well and truly thrown when I stepped away from the usual desk position and headed to the picturesque Richmond-upon-Thames, where apparently bhuti lies within…
The story starts with The Bingham. I absolutely adore this venue. It’s graced these pages many a time and it’s been a personal bookmark for many a family occasion; so when I was asked if I wanted to make another visit to try out their brand new Spa called bhuti, there was only one answer.
Bhuti & The Bride
bhuti is an eco and wellbeing escape located a stones throw from the hotel. Offering a range of natural and organic spa treatments, bhuti is a perfect extension of The Bingham’s luxury ethos and offers a range of treatments designed to ensure you feel radiant from within. From yoga classes and nutrition workshops, to thermal detox massages and inner peace treatments, bhuti offers a treatment for everyone covering a range of Complementary therapies including Reiki, Acupuncture and Homeopathy, all carried out using only the finest natural and organic products proudly made in England.
You may have a small inclination by now that planning a wedding can be teensy bit stressful, so I personally think taking time out – whether it’s with your husband-to-be, with your girlfriends or just by yourself – is essential. You can therefore visit bhuti for a pick me up throughout your wedding planning or enjoy some pampering on the eve or morning of your big day. The stresses of wedmin and to-do lists can quite simply be left at the door as soon as you step into the idyllic and tranquil surroundings.
A range of wedding packages are available including ‘bhuti bride’ the ideal option for brides looking to get their body bridal and honeymoon ready. The package includes a full body Lycon wax, a skin food hand and foot therapy including manicure and pedicure, a NEOM body scrub and bhuti bliss massage leaving brides feeling positively zen and body beautiful ahead of the big day.
Groom packages along with half day, full day and three month membership options are also available, ideal to kick start inner wellbeing in the key months running up to the big day.
bhuti is also excited to run a special hen-do package, offering brides-to-be and their best girls a morning or afternoon of pure indulgence. Choosing from a range of body treatments each hen will enjoy a full hour and a half of bhuti pampering with complimentary access to the members’ only space for rest and relaxation.
For those keen to extend the celebrations private yoga or fitness classes can also be arranged at an additional cost followed by lunch in bhuti’s Organic Tea Room – serving Vegan, Organic & Gluten free fresh salads, soups, juices and smoothies.
The day I experienced was truly incredible and without doubt one of the best Spa experiences I’ve had in the UK. Without wanting to make you too jealous, I thought I’d walk you through what I got up to!
Upon entering the haven that is bhuti I was greeted by Beth. Beth was writing on a chalk board and was barefoot, this was instantly my kind of place. The front of bhuti is a gorgeous lifestyle shop and reception area, up a small flight of stairs is the cafe with yummy (and healthy!) treats galore. Behind this lies the warren-like calming corridors leading to yoga spaces, relaxation lounges and treatment rooms.
My first bhuti experience was a yoga class with Sandrine. Now a full-time yogi I am not, but the class was welcoming and inviting for all levels. Sadly my flexibility had somewhat abandoned me that day (*ahem*) so the thought of a few relaxing treatments post stretch was very much welcomed!
Jess, my incredible therapist, was waiting for me and escorted me to a beautiful cocoon that was to be my treatment room. I was having a full body exfoliation using papaya, macademia and argan oil followed by a five element massage which focuses on personalised aromatherapy oils to help balance body and mind.
I believe a few hours passed. I couldn’t tell. I was so calm and relaxed and once I’d floated from my treatment room to the member’s lounge it almost felt like I’d moved in.
It’s at this point I met Ola, the kitchen chef. With a potentially long journey home on the M25 I wanted to make sure I had a little bit of energy to keep me alert, so she whipped up a delicious smoothie with frozen banana, coconut milk, almond butter and Lacuma powder. That was the last tick in the box for me. Beyond perfection and absolutely incredible client service.
Thank you so much to Anne Gloria for welcoming me into her beautiful world and of course a heartfelt thanks to her fab bhuti team.
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Lots of love…