Beautiful Things

Exploring the amazing Ushvani spa


We all have long stressful days, weeks, months…

So what to do to alleviate the woes? Nothing can be better than a visit to Ushvani Spa,which is regarded by Quintessentially Pure as one of the Best Spas in the World.

Situated in the heart of Chelsea, this is the brainchild of Usha Arumugam who visualised a Malaysian Day Spa that offers the best of everything. It does not disappoint. Truly, if I was being churlish and looking for faults – I could not find one. From the moment I walked through the beautiful doors (yes they are), I entered a tranquil, exquisite world, where attention to detail is sublime.

Everything runs like clockwork, nothing goes wrong. Every inch of the spa is spotless, and the decor is breathtaking. The Hibiscus flower, which is the signature ingredient in the Ushvani products, features subtly in the hand crafted wood panels throughout.

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There are treatment rooms for men, yoga studios, a couple’s suite ideal for any two people wanting a joint pampering treat, and ladies’ treatment rooms. On the ladies’ floor there is also a hydrotherapy pool, steam room, a brilliant experience shower that has a variety of water pressures, heat, colours (you still have to dry yourself unfortunately).

The staff are amazing – friendly, professional, beautifully groomed and most importantly brilliant at what they do. My massage was the best I have had, and Lauren the therapist was just wonderful. The extensive training paid off hugely. I had a Malay Massage, which is more detox, de -tress rather than stimulating. There are no words…

Anybody who thinks they deserve the best, you must treat yourself. stacia prince

Ushvani, 1 Cadogan Gardens, London, SW3 2RJ | 0207 730 2888 |

Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…