I was quite impressed with them so, when I went to The Sanctuary Cambridge for part deux of my birthday gift (more on that later), I mentioned to Francesca that I wanted to stock up. When my treatment finished she brought me some facial skincare products and, to treat my permanent shoulder knots, she showed me a nifty little gadget which, after a quick test, I decided to buy. The cleanser is going to take some getting used to as it comes with a cloth and everything but I shall give it my best try. The best part is that they seem to be some of the cheapest skin products I have ever bought, I was pleasantly surprised by the value for money of their range.
|The nifty little gadget, works wonders (on my shoulders!)|
By the way, The Sanctuary Cambridge is good and much bigger than I thought it would be. For the first part of my birthday gift I had a back and neck massage and wax with Holli and an express manicure and pedicure with Francesca, then for the second part a full-body massage with Francesca. Both Holli and Francesca are lovely and worked very hard to undo the knots I had on my shoulders (I went in thinking I only had a knot on the right shoulder, turns out I had another one on the left!) but I think I wouldn't bother having an express mani-pedi again, the lady next to me was having what must have been the deluxe pedicure, her legs were being massaged up to her knees, for the difference in money I think deluxe is much more worth it.
|The relaxation room|
|Goodies to try in the very tidy changing room|
|Water, juice, teas and biscuits|
So, my suggestion to The Sanctuary would be this: if a client has a few treatments booked amounting to over (for example) 60 minutes or over a certain amount of money, they should be allowed to use the relaxation room. In fact I clearly remember waiting sitting on a very nice looking but extremely uncomfortable seat on my first visit because they were running about 15 minutes late, when I could have been in the blissful relaxation room. Again, if a client arrives on time but their appointment is running late, it would be positive to allow them to use the relaxation room (providing it's not too busy).
I do have one other suggestion: regular mummy events. The excuse for mummies to go and be pampered, in fact I already suggested to Miss Sue Flay from The Secluded Tea Party to contact them to hold one of her tea parties there, it would be fantastic and I would be the first one to sign up.