Review: Massage onboard Sunburn London yacht in Royal Docks

The spectacular Sunborn yacht which is moored in the Royal Docks

The spectacular Sunborn yacht which is moored in the Royal Docks - Credit: Archant

An indulgent massage onboard a luxury yacht might sound like a holiday treat but it can be enjoyed right in the heart of the Royal Docks, writes Janine Rasiah.

Sunborn London recently opened its Elmis spa which solely uses products from the high-end British skincare brand.

Opting for the face and body sensation resulted in a ridiculously relaxing 55 minutes.

Starting with my feet, Joanna got to work on each in turn before working up the leg.

The alternation of hot frangipan and coconut oil with cool refreshing toner left me feeling gently warmed - and Joanna assured me that it was also doing wonders for my circulation and lymphatic system.

My neck and arms also got the A-lister treatment ahead of a rejuvenating skin-brightening facial using products that Joanna had handpicked to work with my skin.

Each of the luxurious moisturing creams are specially formulated to be easily absorbed into the skin to multiply the benefits, rather than just forming a thick layer that just sits on the surface.

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I was actually a bit put out when the head to toe pampering came to an end with the gentle chiming of some mini cymbals.

At £85, it’s great for a luxurious treat for a friend (or yourself) after the Christmas rush.

Treatments at the Sunborn London Spa cost from £15 for an eyelash tint to £138 for the absolute spa experience.

For more information, or to make an appointment, visit sunbornhotels.com/London or call 020 3714 8108.