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Old Jul 26, 2017, 9:31 am
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Originally Posted by Dorsia
The chlorine came from the jacuzzi and hot tub. We managed to spend 10min in there after our arrival and I can still smell it 2days later. They closed it 'due to PH level' for the remainder of our stay.
No further explanation was given. If my skin starts peeling off I know why.
There is no valid or legal reason for any UK hotel to use chlorine in an indoor pool (unless they just want the cheapest process!). The better hotels use ultra violet or, at a pinch, ozone treatment, which uses a small amount of chlorine.

In California, every pool has a health warning to pregnant women not to use chlorinated pools. Chlorine is seriously bad for the health and should never be used indoors.

Awful experience for you, Dorsia!
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Old Aug 10, 2017, 3:48 am
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I'm excited to announce that The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo and Christian Louboutin have collaborated to offer Christian Louboutin manicures and pedis. The first Spa in Japan to be officially approved by Christian Louboutin and carry his signature nail products. ^

It won't be a cheap Ginza style mani or pedi but I'm sure the MO nail therapists were well trained by the French Louboutin team.



More nail polish porn...
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Old Aug 10, 2017, 9:01 am
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Surely, Aventine, this is just marketing rather than a desirable experience? The Christian Louboutin manicures and pedis use toxic nail products - the rest is just branding and expensive packaging.
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Old Aug 10, 2017, 9:17 am
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Originally Posted by vuittonsofstyle
Surely, Aventine, this is just marketing rather than a desirable experience? The Christian Louboutin manicures and pedis use toxic nail products - the rest is just branding and expensive packaging.
True to everything you said. Marcel and TUH did something similar in Christmas 2014. The spa thread just needed something to look at and talk about
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Old Aug 11, 2017, 8:38 am
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Originally Posted by Aventine
True to everything you said. Marcel and TUH did something similar in Christmas 2014. The spa thread just needed something to look at and talk about
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Old Aug 14, 2017, 7:11 pm
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What is the best spa in Bangkok? We arrive at 5:55am at the airport, so thinking we will go to a spa early and then leave bags and explore a little before we depart at 7:20pm.
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Old Aug 14, 2017, 11:46 pm
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Originally Posted by sydakllon
What is the best spa in Bangkok? We arrive at 5:55am at the airport, so thinking we will go to a spa early and then leave bags and explore a little before we depart at 7:20pm.
In no particular order,

The Siam (architectural marvel of a spa with excellent therapists and treatments)
MO Bangkok (have their own dedicated spa mansion across the river and excellent therapists as well)

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Old Aug 15, 2017, 3:48 pm
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What is the best spa in Bangkok? We arrive at 5:55am at the airport, so thinking we will go to a spa early and then leave bags and explore a little before we depart at 7:20pm.
If you aren't in the city that often best be at MOBKK
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Old Aug 23, 2017, 6:42 am
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ESPA massage oil

I just had a massage using almond oil, which turned out to be an ESPA product. If I had known, I would not have agreed, as I only use chemical-free spa products.

But I thought, how could almond oil be nasty? I do not know what ESPA had done with the oil, but my skin smelled like it had been plastered with fat that had been used to fry french fries.

It really matters what oils are used for massage. When the oil is of poor quality, the massage suffers, whereas when it smells wonderful, using natural essential oils, it enhances the quality of the treatment. Needless to say, I did not enjoy the ESPA experience.

Normally, I travel with my own massage oil for such occasions, but this time I had forgotten to pack it. However, it was a real demonstration of why spas should choose their skincare products with great care.
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Old Aug 23, 2017, 6:59 am
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Originally Posted by vuittonsofstyle
I just had a massage using almond oil, which turned out to be an ESPA product. If I had known, I would not have agreed, as I only use chemical-free spa products.

But I thought, how could almond oil be nasty? I do not know what ESPA had done with the oil, but my skin smelled like it had been plastered with fat that had been used to fry french fries.

It really matters what oils are used for massage. When the oil is of poor quality, the massage suffers, whereas when it smells wonderful, using natural essential oils, it enhances the quality of the treatment. Needless to say, I did not enjoy the ESPA experience.

Normally, I travel with my own massage oil for such occasions, but this time I had forgotten to pack it. However, it was a real demonstration of why spas should choose their skincare products with great care.
Where was this unfortunate experience?

We've never liked treatments using ESPA products. Their scented oils also leaves a funny smell after the treatment.
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Old Aug 23, 2017, 7:00 am
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Where was this unfortunate experience?

We've never liked treatments using ESPA products. Their scented oils also leaves a funny smell after the treatment.
Exactly! It was at a Four Seasons
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Old Aug 23, 2017, 7:02 am
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Originally Posted by vuittonsofstyle
Exactly! It was at a Four Seasons
A pity some of them are still using ESPA. I thought that went out the door with the last global director of spa.
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A pity some of them are still using ESPA. I thought that went out the door with the last global director of spa.
No - they still have it in a few, including FS Park Lane.
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Old Aug 23, 2017, 7:25 am
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https://tokyo.andaz.hyatt.com/en/hot...iahealing.html

Their jasmine oil smelled amazing and was very nourishing. I recommend Yamagouchi-san if anyone is in Tokyo.
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Originally Posted by Aventine
https://tokyo.andaz.hyatt.com/en/hot...iahealing.html

Their jasmine oil smelled amazing and was very nourishing. I recommend Yamagouchi-san if anyone is in Tokyo.
My current favourite massage oil is Arabian Oud by Sodashi. I also like their Serenity Oil.
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