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Wahanda – Health & Beauty Treatments

Posted Sep 01 2010 12:00am
September 9, 2010 | By niccitalbot

Hot Stone Massage I signed up to Wahanda yesterday, a website that offers bargain health & beauty treatments. I love my spa days, but at around a £100 a pop, they’re not something I can afford to do regularly. Wahanda has a daily MobDeal , which offers up to 90% off selected health and beauty treatments in major cities around the world.

Today’s MobDeal is a £25 spa day including a 45-minute facial or massage at the Peak Health Club and Spa at the Jumeirah, Knightsbridge. I received a £5 credit voucher for signing up to the site so effectively, the spa day will cost me £20. Not to be sneezed at.

The site has some great offers. I want to try a Brazilian Blow Dry to see if it can tame my helmet hair for a few months, and there were two offers for this yesterday – one at Michael Barnes’ Salon in London for £150 instead of £225, and one at Serenity Spa in Grantham for £99. I also want to try a fish pedicure to see if those tiny nibbles can cure my dry skin/eczema, and there were special offers for this, too.

Here’s how it works: You sign up for the MobDeal on their website. You’ll then receive an email with that day’s special offer. If you’re interested, you enter your details online, and if enough people do the same (20 minimum for this offer) the deal is yours. You’ll then receive an e-voucher, which is valid for up to 12 months.

I did read one negative review about a MobDeal from a woman who said she felt her treatment wasn’t up to scratch because it was a reduced price deal. She said that the therapist used cheaper products and the venue wasn’t particularly professional. Most of the comments I’ve read have been positive though, and people seem to enjoy their deals. If you’ve tried one lately, I’d love to know what you thought of it.

I received a gift voucher from my dad for a day at Eden Spa in Newark, Notts (review to follow). It’s a lovely day out, but I thought the intro facial was a little routine, with the therapist asking me what my skin type was, rather than sharing her expertise. She then recommended that I buy a trio of Elemis products for ‘dry skin’ for £25.00 from the spa shop. I didn’t bother, funnily enough. I might have done if the facial had been a little more prescribed.

Well, I think £20 for a day’s spa and pamper in Knightsbridge is too good an offer to miss. If I can persuade a friend to sign up we can both enjoy some time out.  Why pay full price for health and beauty treatments, if you don’t have to?

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