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'I really appreciated the fact I got a full hour and that my massage was tailored to my needs'


The blurb

Uspaah is London’s new high-end, on-demand mobile spa founded by Iglika Ghouse, a former investment banker who struggled to find time to fit in beauty treatments. So much so, that she launched the app ‘Uspaah’ to bring qualified beauty therapists to busy individuals’ homes and workplaces within an hour. No more excuses not to treat yourself!

Treatments range from manicures to eyelash extensions, and blow dry’s to massages. However, what makes this service stand out from the rest, is that each product used has been personally vetted by Iglika herself to ensure customers like me, are getting the best products out there. Aroma Works, a brand of natural essence oil that is proud to guarantee no synthetic chemicals and pesticides, for example, is used exclusively for massages. While I’m unsure how that affects me in any great detail, it’s a nice added extra.

The app could not be easier to use. Download the app, register, browse the treatment you want, enter your postcode and request. After a moment’s wait, your ‘Spaahrista’ (the trademarked name for all beauticians) is staring back at you with the amount of time you have before the beautician arrives. The app tells you to sit back and relax… So I do.

The process

I had an hour before Crislaine’s arrival so I made myself dinner and prepared a space for the massage to go ahead. As you can imagine, it’s quite unusual to have a stranger in your living space but once through the door, I was made to feel comfortable and at home, ironically. The bed and towels were prepared, a quick conversation about any areas of my body I felt need to be concentrated on and my massage began.

Crislaine made me aware of the busy evening she had ahead of her with other clients, but not once did I feel the treatment was rushed. Pressure was confirmed throughout on each area to make sure I was getting the most out of my Swedish massage. After a full hour on the table, I felt relaxed and half asleep.

​The results

I don’t always feel I get the most out of a massage. Sometimes I wonder if I could give a better massage or whether I even enjoyed it and then find out I’ve been cheated out of 15 minutes. I really appreciated the fact I got a full hour and that my massage was tailored to my needs.

What made the whole experience even better was that Crislaine talked me through everything, from the products she was using to what areas she thought I should focus on in future. I’m not sure if it was just a plus for me, but she also clearly loved working for Uspaah. She left me with a Ferrero Rocher and a good night’s sleep.

The details

Get £15 off when you use the code WLL15 for all new members when you download the app.

Swedish Body Massage, £69.


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