It’s a beautiful day. On days like this I love being out and about visiting these beautiful properties and treating their guests. The car is frosted over and takes a while to warm up, so I have the heaters blasting while I load up my treatment bed and product hamper, careful not to crease my uniform.
The 20 minute drive this morning takes me to beautiful Dovedale in the Peak District where I will be meeting with my friend, another MPS therapist, and pampering 18 lovely hens before they get ready for an afternoon of cocktails and personal chefs. Our cars parked out of sight, the look of surprise on the bride-to-be’s face is a joy as she opens the door to us.
While the hens enjoy the last bits of their breakfast, we set up our spa areas in the allocated rooms. Music on, scented candles lit, treatment bed heating up, Neal’s Yard products lined up and on display, oils warming and hot soapy water bowl ready. I’m proud to be looking after these girls today, and I want to make sure they receive my best service possible in the time given.
After nearly 4 hours of hand and feet treats, massage and facials, it’s time to quietly pack up and leave the hens giggling with their champagne and relaxing in their post treatment glow. I chat briefly with my therapist friend before parting for my next event.
It’s only another 15 minutes before I reach my second event of the day, and I am excited to meet this husband and wife who are celebrating their 10th anniversary. The husband has arranged this, and I’m hoping his wife will be surprised and happy with the treatments we’d chosen for her. Suffice it to say, she’s delighted! Again I set up for the treatments, making sure the small room is as cosy as possible, lit only by candles. An indulgent 90 minutes of aromatherapy massage and facial for her, followed by 30 minutes de-stress scalp treatment for him, and while the happy couple, still in their dressing gowns, cuddle up in front of the log burning stove, I collect my things and let myself out.
It’s dark and I can hear a barn owl. Time to go home and run a long hot bath.