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  • Spa of the Month: Cowshed Soho Beach House, Miami

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    With the launch of Black Tomato's new Soho Beach House package, it seemed like the perfect time to catch up with the team in Cowshed, Miami to get the inside story on their spa and their favourite neighbourhood hot spots. Brian Brytus is the spa's general manager...

    'I have been in the hospitality industry for 17 years, with 10 of those years working in spas.  I moved from Pennsylvania to Miami Beach in 2000 and I can't imagine not living close to water again.'

    What is your spa’s most popular treatment? 'Massages have always been our most popular treatment.  Many of our members and guests comment that they have received the best deep tissue massage of their life here in Cowshed.'

    What is your spa’s most popular product? 'Our most popular product is SPF sunscreen.  We carry Hampton Sun and week after week it is our top seller, which is an obvious choice for our guests and members since the main attraction in Miami is the beach and the sun.  Our top selling Cowshed product is our Dirty Cow freshening hand soap.  With the essential oils of grapefruit and petitgrain the smell seems to be what has made this item a favorite.'

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  • The Barcelona Treatment

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    Transport yourself to the beach before you’ve even boarded your flight with The Barcelona, inspired by the hugely popular signature treatment at Cowshed, Soho House Barcelona.

    Designed to perfectly prep your face and body for summer, the treatment features body brushing, deep exfoliation with our Sea Salt Scrub, a relaxing back massage and facial using our unique cold stone technique.

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    Experience a release of tension as the scrub and massage ease you into a deep state of relaxation. The cold stones relax the face muscles, reducing swelling and tackling stress-induced inflammation of the jaw. Finally, the facial refreshes and closes pores to give skin an instant, revitalised glow. 75 mins, £95.

    Book The Barcelona in any of our London spas now

  • Experience Cowshed Miami with Black Tomato

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    Holidays don't get much better than a stay Soho House's Miami outpost, Soho Beach House, with its swimming pools, sandy beach and (of course) gorgeous Cowshed spa. Now award-winning travel company Black Tomato has teamed up with Soho Beach House and Cowshed as our exclusive travel partner to create a tailor-made trip that's guaranteed to tick every single bucket list box.

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  • Spa of the Month: Cowshed Primrose Hill

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    Cowshed Primrose Hill is nestled in one of London's leafiest, loveliest neighbourhoods, close to Regent's Park. With a farmhouse-style kitchen offering everything from homemade cake to herbal tea and a shop to stock up on your favourite Cowshed products, plus six mani/pedi chairs and seven treatment rooms, it's a haven in the heart of the city. General Manager Sarah Turner took us on a (virtual) tour of her spa.

    'I have worked for Cowshed for three years and love the company. I am originally from Yorkshire but have worked all over the world with beauty.'

    What is Primrose Hill's most popular treatment? 'Ultimate Pedicures and our Moody Massages.'

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  • Ingredient Focus: Lavender

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    Lavender has been used as an ingredient in medicines, cooking and beauty products for thousands of years. Deriving from the Latin ‘lavare’ – to wash – it was used by the Romans to scent their bathwater, bed linen and clothes, as well as for medicinal purposes. The essential oil from lavender flowerheads has been used in perfumes in France since the 17th century and the great lavender fields of Grasse still supply perfumers today. In medieval times there were many superstitions associated with lavender, including planting it around doorways to ward off evil spirits and placing it in the hands of women in labour to bring them strength.

    At Cowshed it’s one of our favourite ingredients for many reasons. The scent is famously calming and relaxing – it’s a perfect balance of clean, fresh and herbaceous but sweet, floral and aromatic too. Lavender is just coming into flower in the fields now and will be harvested in the coming weeks.

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  • Spa of the Month: Cowshed Soho Farmhouse

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    In the summer of 2015 Soho House opened Soho Farmhouse - a members' club located in 100 acres of Oxfordshire countryside. Alongside the 40 cabins, restaurants, bars and bell tents you'll find a Cowshed spa with its very own island featuring a steam room, sauna, ice room and hot tubs. Katie Howell, General Manager at Cowshed and Farmhouse Parlour, told us more.

    “I have been with Cowshed Farm since the beginning which is now over two years and have loved every second of it!!  Very much looking forward to the next project which is our new salon called Farmhouse Parlour.”

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  • Review: Lauren Shepherd tries the Ultimate Cowshed Pedicure

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    Lauren Shepherd runs the parenting and lifestyle blog Hunters and Heels where she writes about her life as a mum of three and her passions for photography, food, beauty, interiors and anything else that is inspiring her. Her warm, relaxed and open style of writing combined with beautiful images makes her blog one of the nicest places to hang out on the internet. Here she reviews the Ultimate Cowshed Pedicure - the perfect treatment to indulge in as we step into sandal season...

    "Forgetting about ourselves is so easy for us mums to do. We prioritise our babies, and of course everything and everyone else. But the truth is, a little self-care and guilt-free indulgence can be so good for the soul. Personally, I feel happiest when I'm relaxed, and feeling happy has a positive impact on all aspects of my life. So, this post is written not only to gush about our recent trip Soho Farmhouse and its gorgeous Cowshed spa but also to (hopefully) inspire you to take some time for yourself this week. And if that means bringing the Cowshed spa to you... then perfect!

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  • Deep Cleanse & Correct ExpressLED Back Facial

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    Strappy dress, backless top and halterneck season is just around the corner. Luckily our friends at The Light Salon have launched the perfect treatment to dispel your summer wardrobe fears.

    The Light Salon's new Deep, Cleanse & Correct ExpressLED Back Facial has launched exclusively in Cowshed Selfridges, Oxford Street. The 45 minute (£75) treatment aims to exfoliate, deep cleanse, correct and repair the skin on your back using yellow or blue LED light, depending on your skincare concerns.

    The yellow light delivers energy deep into the body to boost your own system so it works more efficiently and effectively. It also acts on the parasympathetic system, releasing endorphins, so you feel fantastic after your treatment. The blue light uses a wavelength of 415 which is used specifically to target acne, killing bacteria and correcting the skin. Your skin will be left smooth and glowing with vitality and ready for warmer days to come.

    Book your treatment now

    Learn more about LED technology and The Light Salon

  • Spa of the Month: Cowshed Babington House

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    If you've ever wondered why we are called Cowshed, there's a simple reason: we opened our very first spa in the old cow shed at Babington House, Somerset in 1998. The products that were used in the spa treatments and bedrooms at Babington were made using ingredients from the Victorian walled garden on the estate and those are the very same products that you can buy and enjoy at home today. Manager Karen Plunkett-Jones gave us the low-down on the original, and very special, Cowshed.

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  • Five Ways to Unwind Mid-Week

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    We asked Jessica Sproson, Cowshed Educator & Training Manager, for her top tips to make it from Monday to Friday without getting stressed...

    1. Facial massage and steam
    'Because our Lavender Cleanser has so much of the essential oil in it, do a small massage routine when you've put the cleanser on. Use your knuckles, starting on your cheeks and working into your chin, then get your muslin cloth really warm and place it on your face for a lovely steam – it activates the essential oils which give a calming, relaxing fragrance. I do this when I travel to the Houses as they have the lavender cleanser in the bathrooms with a beautiful white flannel.'

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