Beauty & Wellness


Six body treatments for summer holidays

Words by Chanelle Ho

28 April 2022

Women sat on edge of pool with legs in the pool.

Prepare your body from top to toe for the upcoming summer season.

Our beauty bags are often filled with an arsenal of products for a flawless face: the best brightening serum, anti-ageing moisturiser or wrinkle-reducing eye cream, but even those with the most vigorous skincare routines can neglect the rest of their body. While the dream body takes discipline through a healthy diet and regular exercise, the right treatments can give that extra push to help you achieve optimum results. From something as simple as a massage to soften skin and awaken the senses to the latest innovation in non-invasive body procedures, these treatments do the work for you, and the products will help maintain your body confidence all summer.

Best treatment for tired and lacklustre bodies

The treatment: Frangipani Indulgence, The Gainsborough Bath Spa

A good scrub and massage always seem to do it for bodies that need a pick-me-up, whether due to sore muscles, aches and pains or dull and dry skin. But this exotic treatment, available at the luxurious Gainsborough Bath Spa, combined with a pre-treatment visit to the spa’s Bath House (take their recommended spa circuit around their natural thermal pools, infrared sauna, steam room and ice alcove), will have you leaving feeling totally relaxed, rejuvenated and body confident. Expect a polishing salt scrub to soften and smooth your body, followed by a head-to-toe cocooning massage.

Follow up with: Sisley Black Rose Beautifying Emulsion

The Parisian skincare powerhouse launches a new product in their hero Black Rose range – the Beautifying Emulsion. This incredibly nourishing body treatment, rich in antioxidants, is formulated with aqueous and oily black rose extracts, giving a veil of feather-light hydration for more supple skin.

Best treatment for an all-over glow

The treatment: The Full Body Signature, The Light Salon

The benefits are truly incredible: it stimulates cells to renew and repair tissue and muscles, eases inflammation, treats acne and scarring, supports skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, and gives the complexion a naturally brighter glow. The experts at The Light Salon offer a unique experience, setting themselves apart from the traditional full-body beds. Their holistic treatment uses a combination of LED light along with an application of hyaluronic acid serum to the body, as well as a face, head and shoulder massage.

Follow up with: The Light Salon Boost LED Body Patch

You’ve tried the treatment in-salon; why not bring it home with you? This flexible, portable patch, made of medical-grade silicone, uses a combination of red and near-infrared wavelengths to give you professional results in the comfort of your own home.

Best treatment to tighten and tone

The treatment: EMsculpt NEO, Dr Rita Rakus

Build strength and tone up with this game-changing technology loved by athletes and celebrities. Able to treat nine different body areas, including stubborn legs, bums, and tums, it strengthens and tones the muscle whilst simultaneously melting fat. It’s completely painless; you’ll just feel muscle contractions and deep heat, akin to a hot stone massage. And if that’s not enough to intrigue you, this might: one 30-minute abdominal treatment is equivalent to 20,000 crunches.

Follow up with: NuBODY Skin Toning Device

With this at-home microcurrent device, banish cellulite, ripples, and sagging skin over time. The low-level electrical current sends gentle waves through the skin down to the muscles, re-energising and sculpting the body.

Best treatment to bust blemishes

The treatment: Clinical Clarifying Back Treatment, Kate Kerr London

Concerned about back acne and body blemishes? This super intensive treatment from Kate Kerr (a favourite among beauty editors, celebrities and royalty) promises to improve skin clarity, calm inflammation and reduce acne scars and hyperpigmentation. Using a combination of the skin peels, cosmeceutical grade products, LED and detoxing lymphatic drainage massage, you’re left with a brighter and smoother back that’s ready for backless, strappy holiday dresses and bikinis alike.

Follow up with: Murad Clarifying Body Spray

Maintain healthy skin and prevent further blemishes with this quick-drying body spray. It’s formulated with salicylic acid to bust blemishes, glycolic acid to clear out clogged pores and blue lotus extract to soothe irritation, making it a brilliant spray-and-go treatment for congested skin. Plus, it has a unique 360-degree spray applicator that makes it easy to use for hard-to-reach areas.

Best treatment for cellulite

The treatment: Velashape III, Cavendish Clinic

Cellulite: we all have it, but it can be a point of insecurity and something we often try to hide for many of us. This FDA-approved treatment uses infrared light, radiofrequency, and a massaging vacuum to tone up and contour those stubborn areas, stimulate blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, and metabolise fat cells – leaving the skin healthier, smoother and tighter. It works on most body parts, but expect six weeks of consecutive treatment to see results.

Follow up with: Legology Lymph-Lite

This little tool gives big rewards: the natural cactus bristles give the cleanest sweep. When used correctly, it stimulates circulation and lymph nodes, eliminating toxins and trapped fluid to reduce the appearance of cellulite and reveal softer and more toned skin.

Best for bronze, sun-kissed skin

The treatment: The Bespoke Spray Tan, James Harknett at W London

Hailed as “the Tom Ford of tanning,” James Harknett offers a completely bespoke spray tan that contours, sculpts and gives an effortlessly ethereal glow to the skin. The experience begins with a consultation, where James will assess your skin and choose a tan that will work best for you – considering the best formula, undertone, and occasion (for beach holiday prep, he’ll contour your body to look more toned in a swimsuit, or for brides, he’ll give a flattering tan to complement your dress). Guaranteed, you’re left with a flawless, bronzed complexion from top-to-toe.

Follow up with: Mobile beauty

Can’t make it to the salon? Or perhaps you don’t have time to apply fake tan at home (the prep work can be tiresome)? A quick and convenient solution is to use a mobile beauty app so you can achieve your look from the comfort of your own home. Using only leading technicians, therapists, and experts, they’ll bring everything straight to your door. Book in for a Contour Tan, giving a more defined, toned, sculpted physique.

If you'd like to book a treatment, please contact your lifestyle manager.

More to explore

Beauty & Wellness

London’s best manicures

Our beauty editor reveals her little black book of London nail salons – and shares expert advice on how to make them last.

Read more
Beauty & Wellness

Singapore’s best new wellness clubs

The latest wellness clubs in Singapore offer something for everyone, from intense workouts to holistic therapies to biohacking sessions.

Read more
Beauty & Wellness

The ultimate SPF guide

Discover the best options for protecting face, body, and hair from the sun.

Read more
Quintessentially Noted GIF


Stay in the know with our monthly newsletter – a complimentary edit of everything new and noteworthy in the luxury world.

Loading Loading

By signing up to the newsletter you confirm you have read & agree to the Privacy Policy.

Make an enquiry