Hi babes! I just got home from a super relaxing weekend at the seaside. Knokke is by far my favourite destination when I need to escape the everyday worklife and recharge batteries for a sec. Today was extra relaxing thanks to my visit at the Rituals Urban Spa. Knokke is actually the only city in Belgium where you can find an Urban Spa, the other three branches are located in the Netherlands. The spa’s menu offers a fine selection of treatments from all over the world such as full body massages with bamboo or an Indian detox massage. The spa’s interior is simply outstanding, starring lots of white blossoms, a brick wall and gold accents.
I’ve been using the products from the Ritual of Hammam range for a while now at home so I was super excited about getting the Hammam treatment. This centuries-old ritual takes about 1,5h in total. After a warm welcome today and a short tour around the salon, I was guided to the Hammam room. I changed my summer dress for a Rituals robe and was ready for the treatment.
The ritual started with a soap made from biological olive paste and a hot bodyscrub. Both textures were carefully massaged onto my entire body, with a special focus on the back and neck area. The soapy scrub removes dead skin cells which makes the skin baby soft, yay! After the scrub it was time for a shower to remove the remaining product. Following on the medium hot shower, I got a massage with a moisturizing hammam cream to rehydrate the skin, leaving an amazing fragrance. My skin ended up being super smooth and perfectly tanned. I tend to pay a weekly visit to the spraytan so my skin usually has some fake tan stains or marks. A good scrub is super important before getting my next spraytan fix!
I left the spa super relaxed and fully reloaded for the busy workweek that is coming up tomorrow. Curious about the Rituals Urban Spa yourself? You can find all info, reservations and menu here.
Not in Knokke anytime soon? The good news is that all 5 products used in this ritual are also available in all Rituals stores and on their webshop! Perfect to create your Spa Moment at home!
Post made in collaboration with Rituals