Romantic relaxation for two

 
Timothy Barber
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THE SPA AT CHANCERY COURT, HOLBORN
This chi chi spa in Holborn is another with an oh-so-smart couples treatment room, called the Harmony Suite. For its Valentine’s package, you can unwind in the relaxation area before lying side-by-side for a 55 minute personalised massage by candlelight, followed by chocolate-dipped strawberries and a glass of bubbly each. £340, 252 High Holborn, WC1V 7EN. www.spachancerycourt.com

URBAN RETREAT AT HARRODS
The department store’s inner sanctum for beautifying and relaxing is offering a massage for two in which you and your partner are massaged simultaneously, but working on your individual needs. £160 for two people. Harrods, Brompton Road, SW1X 7XL. www.harrods.com

THE AMAN SPA AT THE CONNAUGHT
The brand new Aman spa at the Connaught Hotel is as plush and magnificent a spot as you’d expect from a place that’s a favourite with Mayfair’s international jet set. A hidden world of marble and granite cool beneath the hotel’s lobby, it’s got a huge double treatment room which comes with its own private dressing room and steam room. Head there for the two-and-a-half hour Aman Experiences package, involving several treatments taking inspiration from China, Thailand, India and the Americas. Afterwards, take a dip in the gorgeous, minimalist black granite pool. Aman Experiences package £280 per person. The Connaught Hotel, Carlos Place, W1K 2AL www.the-connaught.co.uk

SIX SENSES SPA PAN PENINSULA, CANARY WHARF
A Docklands’ premier pampering venue you don’t just receive a massage but learn as a couple to administer to each other the best kind of massage. A Six Senses expert therapist will guide you through the fundamental steps of massage techniques to practice on each other for 90 minutes, before you each receive a 40 minute massage. While you’re there, there’s also a bio-thermal circuit with chromotherapy steam cabin, crystal laconium, dry sauna, sensory shower and a hydrotherapy pool. Spa Couples Retreat Package is £99. 2 Pan Peninsula Square, E14 9HA. www.sixsenses.com

THE SPA STUDIO AT THE LANESBOROUGH
This small but perfectly formed spa deep within the splendid Belgravia landmark is offering a Thai “khun sway” treatment for couples, who will first enjoy a spot of pink champers in the hotel’s Library Bar to unwind. The treatment involves exfoliation, regenerative massage and then the placing of warm herbal cushions full of therapeautic botanical ingredients placed on your back to soak in. The treatment lasts 90 minutes and costs £200 per couple, including two glasses of champagne. Available 11 to 14 Feb. The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, SW1X 7TA. www.lanesborough.com

Or indulge in some pampering at home

Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet bath oil

Have a romantic soak to wind down, and add in some luxurious bath oil. This one mixes citrus, lavender and musk notes. £36 at Harrods. www.harrods.com

Diptyque Rose Eros candle duo

Two rose-scented candles, including the spicy “Eros” rose and the Garden rose, designed to be burnt together. £55 www.spacenk.co.uk

Neal’s Yard aromatic massage oil

Get tender and tactile with the help of some high quality massage oil, full of aromatic essential oils. £11.65 www.nealsyardremedies.com