Muddy Tries: Decleor Holistic Facial & Deluxe Pedicure
Two late summer holiday beauty prep treatments reviewed at Coventry's award-winning Lavella Beauty & Wellbeing.
There’s nothing like a good beauty treatment to get you feeling holiday-ready in a flash. From a holistic skincare ritual designed to achieve a flawless summer glow to the perfect pedicure for flip-flop ready feet. I checked out two treatments at the lovely, award-winning Lavella Beauty & Wellbeing before going in search of summer sun.
The beauty salon – Winner of the English Hair & Beauty Awards 2016 AND a finalist in 2017 – is on Warwickshire Shopping Park, Binley, Coventry, handy if you want to nip into M&S Food Store, H&M or Outfit. Conveniently, its located next to a hairdressers and barbers shop, if you wish to combine a treatment with a haircut. I was here to experience a holistic Decleor Discovery Facial courtesy of talented therapist Mazie Smith, from Solihull, a UK Masseuse of the Year finalist – so felt in very capable hands.
Whenever I lay on a beauty therapists’ couch – I’m O-U-T within minutes. The 25-minute Decleor Discovery Facial uses 100% pure, preservative-free Essential Oils and was so relaxing it felt more like 45-minutes. As well as cleansing, exfoliation and a face-pack it includes a pressure point and drainage massage following by a neck and shoulder massage. I could totally feel all my worries floating away but was dangerously close to passing out. Mazie used the Harmonie Calm range for sensitive skin. The results were still visible a few days later (fresher complexion, smoother and brighter skin).
I also manage to squeeze in a 55-minute Deluxe Pedicure (I know I am a trooper, aren’t I). This is a total treat, lovely to just chill and rest those neglected feet. My feet were bathed, buffed, filed and polished to absolute perfection.
Owner Hayley Robinson opened Lavella in 2015. Modest in size – three treatment rooms and an area set aside for nails, pedicures (and nattering), but it feels very spacious. A gorgeous stylish boutique and immaculate. There are eight chatty, relaxed members of staff ready to buff and polish you to perfection, including Hayley who was getting ready for her wedding on the weekend.
Beauty and well-being treatments range from eight different massages to Decleor Oressence Energy Face and Body, Reflexology, manicure and pedicures, 6 different holistic Decelor facials to CACI non-surgical Facials, pregnancy treatments and Cancer Care massage. The treatments are very good value (facials are £25-£60 depending what you go for).