spar_3D copyI think I died and went to heaven as I lay there having a full body massage at the M-Spa inthe Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf, London. I work hard, everyday and it’s not easy to find the time for some rest and relaxation so when the opportunity arose I picked up that phone

I’ll get back to my glorious massage in a moment; let me first tell you how this situation came to pass. I was sent a gift box in the mail called a Zen & Spa Smartbox. I had never heard of this before but it turns out you can buy the Smartbox and inside it contains over 200 options of hand-picked treatments at spas around the country and you can choose the one that is nearest to you and has the treatment that you would like. Your choice ranges from exclusive life coaching sessions, stylish colour consultations; confidence boosting celebrity hairdressing treats to manicures.

I decided to go for a massage and facial and then all you have to do is simply pick up the phone and make the appointment. You don’t have to pay for anything else except your travel to the destination. It was all very simple and easy.

On arrival I was greeted the lady who was going to do my treatment. I actually forgot her name, sorry, but for the purpose of this lets call her magic hands. She gave me a form to fill in to check that I didn’t have any medical issues and then magic hands got to work. First she started with a facial which revitalised my dry and tired looking skin and then she asked me ‘what would I like to achieve with the massage’. I didn’t have any aches or pains I said I simply wanted to feel relaxed and that’s exactly what happened. Magic hands brought me to heaven, well so it seemed as I actually feel asleep that’s how relaxed I was and was woken by magic hands tapping me (laughs). It was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon and that all had a sauna and steam room which I could use free of charge.

With Christmas coming I think I’m going to return the favour and purchase a Smartbox for someone so that they can choose their own gift. After all, who doesn’t like options?

What is a Smartbox?
You are holding a new gift concept wrapped up in a luxurious package? It must be a Smartbox. Each Smartbox gathers activities under a different theme. In each of these packages, Smartbox™ has selected unique activities, lovely destinations and quality Spas and institutes. Each Smartbox™ is all-inclusive: you won’t have anything else to pay on site (but your travel)! What a perfect gift!

To purchase one go to