The Salon & Spa Blog

What You Need to Know About Your Post Covid Booking at Guildford & Walton Aveda Luxury Spas

Having the Guildford and Walton salons back to their usual business has been absolutely wonderful! Guildford Co.Manager Cathie is already craving a foot massage after standing for so long! We’ve been especially delighted and grateful to see the amazing transformations of some of our most loyal guests who’ve patiently waited the whole of lockdown to see us! Make sure you follow our Instagram account for some fab hair pictures. Our talented Aveda stylists have certainly been working their magic and there’s been a lot of smiles beneath the face masks!

But, we have to admit there’s definitely been something missing since business reopened on 4th July; it’s just not been the same without our wonderful team of beauty therapists and our gorgeous spas! We can’t believe nearly four months has passed since our spa doors were last open, and couldn’t be more excited to welcome you in for treatments from 14th July.

From experience, we know how stressful it’s been trying to juggle home schooling, working from home, furloughs, worry about the future, not to mention health concerns from Covid19. There’s never been a better time to take some time out for just you.

Visiting the spa is about so much more than just luxury and relaxation (although we offer that too!). Stress builds up and is stored within our bodies. Over time, this can be so damaging physically, emotionally and for our mental health. It’s really important to take time out to rest, relax and restore.

Jo Poulter , Walton co. Owner & General Manager

Professional stress relieving massages and other Aveda treatments are extremely beneficial. They provide the self care you need and are a genuine remedy for stress. It’s definitely time we all gave ourselves the gift of relaxation and our caring spa team are ready to provide that in bucket loads.

Like everything else, we have had to make some alterations to our spa services to ensure we’re following government guidelines. These differences are vital to your safety as well as our staff. We have had a professional deep clean along with a sterile fog within the entire venue, which keeps the salon and spa germ free and anti-bacterial for up to 30 days. All our staff have PPE and we are exercising the WHO hand washing advice and the 1 metre rule at all possible times.

Our aim is for you to attend the spa with complete confidence in your safety, so let’s break down a few other things that will be different so you know what to expect on your visit.

Masks & Temperature Checks

We are required to ask all guests to wear masks when inside the building. Feel free to bring your own , or we are able to provide them for you for a small charge. We will also be testing your temperature to ensure you’re in the best health to have your treatment and to keep our venue virus free for everyone. Please come to the main reception desk to collect your mask and have your temperature taken before going up to the Spa.

Cleansing Pre-Treatment

Hand sanitiser will be readily available for all guests on arrival, but for Spa treatments, our therapists will cleanse your skin using sterilising products and mitts.

Pre-arrival Forms

Online forms will be required prior to your Guildford appointment so our spa staff know how to best serve you. You will be advised on any specifics about how to fill these forms out upon booking your spa appointment.

No Waiting Area & Magazines

Please be advised that we do not have waiting areas, so as to accommodate the social distancing rules. Please arrive promptly for your appointment so everybody is ready for you and you don’t overlap with other guests. We ask that you come to the main reception desk on the ground floor to have your mask and temperature taken before you go upstairs. We won’t be providing magazines for the time being, but please feel free to bring your own should you wish. Details including all this information and more will be emailed to you upon booking your treatment.

No Facials (for now)

Unfortunately, we are still unable to offer our gorgeous Aveda facials or any treatments involving the face. That means for now, things such as eyebrow tints, upper lip waxing, lash extensions and makeovers are on hold. That’s not to say our knowledgeable therapists can’t advise you on enhancing Aveda products for your skincare routine. If you have a particular issue you’re looking to solve, such as anti-ageing, we are still stocking the whole range of Avedas natural skincare products that will give your face that fresh, clear, youthful glow.

Aside from facials, we’re able to offer all our usual treatments including the glorious Aveda massage range! There will be disposable bedding on the massage beds for your hygiene and protection:

Aveda Stress Fix Massage (available in 30 & 45 minutes)

The Aveda stress fix massage has to be the ultimate in getting you to unwind. Clinically proven to beat stress, this massage involves Swedish massage techniques, accupressure and guided massage.

Aveda Aroma Massage (available in 30 & 45 minutes)

Our signature massage takes you on a sensory journey, beginning with selecting the essential oil blend that most speaks to you at that moment. You can add hot stones to this multi discipline massage that uplifts your entire body and mind

Aveda Chakra Balancing Massage (available in 30 & 45 minutes)

Another classic and luxurious Aveda massage, the chakra balancing massage indulges all parts of mind body and soul. Guided massage, aromatherapy and all over body massage techniques are a sensory delight. charka balancing leaves you feeling healed, glowing and vibrant!

Manicures & Pedicures

How lovely it will be to tidy up all those hands and feet with our luxury manicure and pedicure range. This service is almost back to normal, using the Jessica Nail product range known to boost nail health using botanicals, antioxidants and vitamins. If you need extra motivation here are 5 great reasons you should treat yourself to a manicure or pedicure!

Other Aveda Body Treatments

Aveda body treatments include one other indulgent experience. The Aveda Back Treatment is a customised combination of exfoliation, massage and masque to make your back appear significantly smoother and clearer.

Maintenance Treatments

There’s nothing quite so smooth as a professional hot wax or strip wax by an experienced therapist, especially in all those hard to reach places. Book in for leg, underarm, arm or bikini wax and feel like you again.

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Above all, please bear with us. This is a new process for our team to adapt to and we assure you we will all be trying our very best to provide a seamless services that maintains our high standards. We are so grateful to all our guests past present and future and thank you for all your support! We can’t wait to welcome you all back in and get back to delivering the luxury service you know you deserve.

If you have any questions at all before booking your well deserved spa treatment in, please don’t hesitate to call our Guildford salon and spa on 01483 306655 or 01932 240856 for the Walton team.

See you soon for some serious me-time!

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