Where to find a Ladies Only Spa
It can be really hard to find a ladies only spa! No disrespect to the bro’s but having a space where women can relax by themselves, especially in our busy modern lives is a luxury we could all do with from time to time, so why should Muslim women miss out?
Since the original ladies only spa, The Sanctuary in Covent Garden, shut down I’ve never been to a spa in the UK quite simply because I don’t want half naked men around while I’m chilling in the sauna and jacuzzi. Me and thousands of other women (not just Muslim) would like to have the option of a ladies only spa but I know that it’s a difficult feat. Most spas are within hotels so how can they exclude their male guests? But we don’t have to go to Turkey or Malaysia for this luxury because I’ve managed to find some ladies only spas right here in Blighty. So here is my list:
Unsurprisingly the first on my list is in Edgware Rd, a predominantly Arab area so clearly the demand for a ladies only spa is real . Casa Spa specialise in hammam treatments which involve a beautiful marbled wet room, where you’re soaped up and bathed. Various different treatments within the hammam are offered. Casa (blanca) Spa boast a traditional Arabian and Moroccan hammam (please don’t ask me what the difference is), massages and body treatments. They can also accommodate hen dos and group visits if you need to go out of the regular ladies only time. And this Mother’s Day Sunday 22nd March is also reserved for ladies only.
Ladies Only — Mon-Fri 11-3pm, Sat 11-4pm. Mixed at all other times.
This spa is run by women for women. It offers an infrared sauna, hot tub, massages and hot stone treatments, not forgetting all your usual beauty salon services. As well as this you can also have afternoon tea here and there is a shisha option (whattt!?). Book me a spa package now please! Prices start as low as £18 for an hour.
Another beauty salon and spa especially for women and they can do your hair (great for hijab wearing women). They also have a gym and infrared sauna. Body wraps and hammam treatment as well as facials and regular beauty treatments are all available here too.
It’s not in London and it’s not by the beach but the great thing about this hotel is that there is a section cordoned off for ladies only which I’ve only really seen in resorts in Muslim countries. I’m sure there are more hotels like this in England but I’ve yet to discover them. The main pool is shared but a separate spa, sauna and jacuzzi is dedicated to the ladies. The best thing is, you can book a spa session and have a cream tea after. Perfect!
The clue with this spa is in the name. There is a massive traditional style hammam area where you can have treatments, as well as massages etc. I like this place as they haven’t forgotten the brothers. Females are booked in with female therapists and males with male therapists. That sounds like equality to me! They’re also open until 9.30 too so you could go after work if you’re a North Londoner!
Ladies Only: Mon & Wed 10am – 9.30pm, Sat 10-5pm. Men only and couples sessions operate the rest of the time.
Have you been to an amazing ladies only spa in England or abroad?