The Goddess Deep Holistic Facial At STILL London

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I was recently invited to visit holistic beauty salon STILL London in Dalston, to review one of their beauty treatments. STILL offers a whole range of treatments, including non-toxic gel polishes, tailored nail art, Icelandic Arctic Ocean massages for hands and feet, and holistic facials. After spending some time pondering which treatment to go for, I finally decided to book myself in for “The Goddess” Deep Holistic Facial – a ‘low tech, high vibe facial using crystals, energy healing, reflexology [and] massage.’

Upon entering this aesthetically-pleasing little shop on the high road, I was greeted by lush green plants, handmade soy aromatherapy candles, sparkling crystals and a plush velvet sofa in the waiting area. A friendly member of staff welcomed me to the salon with a glass of botanical infused water and informed me that my therapist would be with me shortly.

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STILL’s fully qualified holistic and facial massage therapist, Daisy, offers clients ‘magical holistic therapies using customised, cruelty free, non-toxic, organic and natural products to treat the whole person.’ Daisy showed me to the relaxing therapy room at the back of the salon, where I then had an interesting and informative consultation to assess my skin type and discuss what I could expect from the treatment. She then introduced me to all the equipment and products that would be used during my facial, such as oils made from fruit and flower extracts, gemstone rollers, facial cups and crystal tools.

The next hour or so could only be described as pure heaven - I’ve never felt so relaxed. The use of facial cupping helped to clear my sinuses, and the cool gemstone rollers relaxed the muscles around my forehead. As well as focussing on my face, Daisy spent time around my neck and collarbone using crystals and a gentle massage to help ease any tension away. She tapped into certain parts of my face that were causing discomfort or stress in other areas of my body. Afterwards, my skin felt smooth, firm and plumped – and was left looking clear and luminous (if I do say so myself…).

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The whole experience was an absolute joy; Daisy was attentive, professional and skilled – her treatment left me feeling light yet energetic. I felt as though I could have floated all the way home.

“The Goddess” Deep Holistic Facial, £70

450 Kingsland Road, Dalston, London, E8 4AE

Review: Sophia Chettleburgh