Another highlight of my trip to Milan was a quick visit to the Shiseido Spa in the Excelsior Hotel Gallia, it’s right next to the Milano Centrale railway station. City centre spas are notoriously cramped in London but this was not the case in Milan; the Shisiedo Spa spans 1000sqm. I really enjoy visiting a good spa and by good I mean one with excellent facilities, at least one pool, and a passionate team of therapists. The Shiseido spa is set over two floors with a Calidarium, Himalayan salt room, ice drop, jacuzzi, steam room and indoor swimming pool. It was designed by Studio Marco Piva (who renovated the whole hotel in 2015) and was fitted by B&B Italia. Beautiful materials have been used throughout, combining tradition with innovation.
I was treated to a Perfect Purifying Facial, a signature Shiseido treatment, that’s designed to deep cleanse the skin whilst rehydrating it. During the hour long treatment my therapist used the Shiseido product range to tackle my skincare issues. My skin’s been playing up these last few months so it was a perfect facial for me, gentle but affective. It was wonderfully relaxing and the perfect way to end our trip to Milan. As everyone knows, flying is not great for the skin but the last couple of times I’ve flown back to London I’ve used it as an excuse to have a facial before I leave. One more time and I might have to make it a habit.
Tip: If you’re visiting a spa, plan and book your treatments at least one week in advance. It’s really disappointing to arrive at a spa for the day only to find their treatments are all fully booked. It’s happened to me a couple of times.