There’s a lot to be said for perspective, being always on the go can become myopic and taking time out can often be the first aspect of health to give when things get hectic. One place in London which can certainly offer some much needed headspace is the Spa at the Four Seasons Park Lane. Being up on the hotel’s 10th floor, which is home to the expansive spa, is an important reminder that in urban life, you often don’t see the sky and that a little time up in the clouds can be all you need to jump back into the race refreshed, full of new ideas, and raring to go.

Research constantly proves that we’re at our most creative during moments of utmost calm and mindfulness, so making time dedicated to tuning into your creativity really is essential for all areas of your life. The Spa at the Four Seasons is the city’s best kept secret to incite feelings of freedom and relax the mind and is a true hub of serenity from which your can gaze upon stunning panoramic views of the metropolis, robed and with tea in hand. In a city of imposing buildings and traffic skyline, views are highly sought-after when it comes to choosing the perfect spa to unwind to the max, and the Four Seasons hosts the best panoramic views in the city. Each of the spa’s nine treatment rooms are drenched in natural light which pours through the floor to ceiling windows so you can get that all-important vitamin D fix whilst you de-stress.

And if you don’t fancy drinking in the panorama, take a chill in the spa’s relaxation pods instead. Equipped with reclining beds and multi-station headphones, these dens of tranquility provide the perfect space for meditation and reflection and nurturing creativity before taking a dip in the pool post-treatment.

One treatment which comes highly recommended is the newly launched Omorovicza Blue Diamond facial. This 90 minute treatment revitalizes tired, worn out skin to restore it to full fitness and aid in banishing signs of aging. Most importantly for us busy bees, the technique soothes and relaxes the nervous system for the ultimate reduction in built-up muscle tension and stress.

Whilst the Diamond Facial follows a formula which begins with a gentle cleanse with Omorovicza’s cleansing foam and a Blue Diamond Resurfacing peel and ends with a collagen-boosting Blue Diamond Concentrate, the therapist will assess your individual needs and adapt the facial so your skin gets exactly what it needs to flourish.

The session ends with a blissful arm and hand rub and gentle eye massage with soothing dermaglobes whilst you snuggle down under the cosy duvet and enjoy the experience, all against the backdrop of the London skyline. Nobody will judge you if you have a little snooze either…

Afterwards, the therapist will discuss with you any discoveries made about your skin during the session and make recommendations for how you can improve your skin care regime going forward.

City life, busy life, is fabulous and it’s wonderful to have things to do and to be active and social but sometimes we both want and need to take a couple of hours to be still, to be mindful, and to recuperate so we can return to our schedule rejuvenated and even more productive. We think a trip to the Four Seasons Park Lane Spa could be just what you need, go on, give yourself the gift of relaxation!

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words by Rachel Bednarski