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Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire Introduces the Awakening Summerdown Ritual

June 6, 2015 Spa & Wellness No Comments Print Print Email Email

Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire has partnered with Summerdown Mint to create a bespoke day spa retreat using the latest products from the brand’s body collection. 


The Awakening Summerdown Ritual reflects the natural synergy between Hotel and Farm, and will be available to experience throughout the summer.

It has taken 20 years to establish Black Mitcham peppermint at Sir Michael Colman’s Summerdown Farm in Hampshire. The single estate peppermint oil has a unique depth of character that is now one of the finest in the world. On being introduced to the range, Senior Spa Director Maria Herrera immediately recognised Summerdown’s potential and asked for a massage oil to be added.

Leading perfumer Ruth Mastenbroek was given the brief of creating the fragrance that is worthy of the unique quality of Summerdown’s oils.  “Exhilarating lemongrass and galbanum enhance the fabulous peppermint oil in a homage to the Hampshire countryside,” she says.

At the Spa at Four Seasons, the invigorating 90 minute therapy commences with a gentle foot ritual to welcome the guest and ground the body.  The guest is then invited to the treatment bed where a series of stretching and opening movements are applied and the warm Summerdown massage oil is poured onto the back to signal the start of the massage. Once the back massage is complete, a warm compress is gently placed along the spinal cord while the legs and feet are massaged.  Moved onto their back, the arms and chest are then massaged, while a warm compress is applied to the abdominal area. This is followed by an oriental scalp massage performed using Summerdown conditioner.  To conclude, the guest is awakened by a facial massage incorporating a combination of both warm and cold stones to aid sinus pressure, ideal for the hay fever season. The therapy is completed with the offer of a refreshing cup of Summerdown Mint tea.

Priced at GBP 150 per person, the Awakening Summerdown Ritual is available Monday to Thursday inclusive.

Treatment Details

  • Priced at GBP 150 per person, available subject to availability from Monday to Thursday inclusive
  • Full-day use of the Spa facilities
  • A light two course lunch in Cafe Santé
  • One 90 minute bespoke therapy
  • The therapy can also be enjoyed as a stand-alone experience by resident guests on any day of the week priced at GBP 145 per person
  • The promotion runs from June 1 until August 31, 2015
  • The full range of Summerdown Mint Body, Bath and Home products can be purchased at The Spa
  • Guests can sample the range for themselves throughout The Spa changing rooms

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