Wednesday, 22 July 2009

FESTIVAL PAMPERING: Bite Life recommendations




IF ALL OF THE FESTIVAL FUN LEAVES YOU FEELING DRAINED AND IN NEED OF SOME SERIOUS ATTENTION, INDULGE YOURSELF IN SOME OF THE BEST PAMPERING THE CITY HAS TO OFFER. BITE LIFE HAS HAD THE TOILING TASK OF SAMPLING ALL OF THE FOLLOWING PLACES AND WE ARE HERE TO TELL YOU THAT THEY PUT THE 'TREAT' IN 'TREATMENT'!

FAB BEAUTY: This place does what it says on the tin and that is to make you feel fab. From the miraculous removal of cellulite with jet therapy to make-up (using only MAC) and nail services, Fab Beauty Salon is on a mission to make you even more beautiful than you obviously already are. Ask Siobhan about pampering parties too at 2 Pitt Street, off Newhaven Road. Tel: 0131 538 3070.

SHIVAGO THAI CLINIC: Conveniently located in the heart of the old town, it is all the more tempting to take a load off and let therapist Kei Ngu work some magic on your tired bones. With a passionately knowledgeable staff, Shivago has a series of traditional Thai therapies on-hand including a Thai yoga massage, herbal compress, cupping and, what you really want, a Thai foot massage. You'll be relaxed in no time, especially after a complimentary cup of the bespoke herbal tea. Find them at 25 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh. Tel: 07878 256 174.

NEVO: This complementary health studio is downstairs from Renroc Cafe and is not only a hot stone massage must but they can also help you get detoxed if you're really overdoing it in the beer gardens this year! Stop in for a manicure or Indian head massage or just hang out with a coffee in Renroc while perusing through the treatment brochures. Both are at 91 Montgomery Street, Edinburgh. Tel: 0131 556 0432.

HOT HEAD: Located quite close to the major festival tents, Hot Head offers not only really cool haircuts but treatments downstairs like sports massage, beauty consultancy and acupuncture. You'll feel pampered before you're even treated as everyone is greeted with a nice cup of tea that you're encouraged to enjoy on one of the comfy seats provided in the cozy, friendly space. Great music too! They're at 17 West Nicolson Street. Tel: 0131 662 1009.

THE SHIATSU PLACE: For some holistic therapy that is as good as but not as intrusive as acupuncture, head down Morningside Road to The Shiatsu Place. Under the care of well-trained professionals, a shiatsu massage is sure to sort you out and place you firmly on the road to relaxation. Find them at 40 Comiston Road, Edinburgh. Tel: 0131 446 0666.

Also in Bite Life Magazine, August 2009

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