Remember when Body Shop white musk oil was the most chic thing you could get if you didn't want your cosmetics to come with added chemicals? My, how things have changed.
The Sodashi Spa couldn't be further from the humble patchouli and incense origins of the natural beauty store. We're talking seriously plush surroundings, with not a wicker mini-basket in sight. Sodashi's USP is the fact that it uses 100% natural ingredients, which, while no longer unique when it comes to cosmetics, is when it comes to spa treatments. The massage was of the soft and gentle variety, which is exactly the kind of treatment usually guaranteed to wind me up (I'm more of a no pain, no gain girl), but it was blissful rather than irritating.
Were my lymph nodes drained? Who cares? Did I feel better for the lack of chemicals? If by better you mean even more smug than usual, well, then it's a yes.
· Sodashi Signature Body Massage, £65 for 60 minutes, Sodashi Spa, 51 Buckingham Gate, London SW1, 020-7963 8307.