When dad needs a bit of pampering at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park


From Mummy in the City

On a holiday before kids I was lying by the pool when Daddy T was headed to the spa. The last thing I told him was not to buy any products from his session, as we really didn’t need any more. He only came back with a bag full of detox cleanse tablets and a box with individually packed sachets with dried sea plants to use as bath soak.

Daddy T is a sucker for all things spa, so when I was given the opportunity to try a massage at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in Knightsbridge it was only right that he was the one who was sent out for some pampering. I booked him in for a 7.30pm massage on a weekday, allowing him to go after work and having a relaxing evening instead of coming home to the madness of bedtime routines.

While I was breastfeeding Baby Boy and reading Little Miss Bossy for Baby Girl, he arrived at the luxurious spa. He was there half an hour early, relaxing with a green tea and having time to use the sauna, steam room and vitality pool before having a 50-minute deep tissue massage by one of the expert therapists.

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park has eight treatment rooms, all with private showers, as well as male and female sanariums, vitality pools, amethyst crystal steam rooms and a zen colour therapy relaxation area.

When living in London it’s easy to forget what we have on our doorstep, but sometimes it’s worth prioritising some true holiday-style pampering. I think Daddy T’s evening at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park was well-deserved, and it’s worth doing something different to switch off in beautiful surroundings.

I’m not surprised he looked as balanced and happy after his spa experience as Baby Boy did after his day at The Baby Spa. I guess National Spa Week is the week it’s all about having a contented baby and a contented husband at the same time!