Located in the plush Lavington area, Chen-Ally Spa is a beautifully restored manor that has been transformed to a luxury day spa. The spa has lovely shaded gardens with lots of fresh air and serene space. Chen-Ally Spa is the place to come to pamper adnd rejuvenate your body, soul and mind.
The moment you arrive at the spa you will be guided into a beautiful lounge that has lots of pillows, scented candles and rose flowers and petals. You are offered a fresh juice, water or herbal tea to relax you, and thereafter a consultation to determine what your body needs.
“We receive you at the reception and after you have settled in with some herbal tea or fresh juice, we begin your consultation. If you are in for a facial, we will do a skin analysis. For a facial, massage, body wrap or body scrub whatever spa treatment you would like, we determine if there is a problem area, what you are sensitive to and we recommend the most helpful treatment,” says Chen-Ally Spa proprietor Lorna Mutegi.
Chen-Ally Spa is new and offers very relaxing service. Among some of the services offered are massages, relaxation baths, body scrubs, facial treatments, nail and hair care, nutrition consultation/programmes and exercise programmes.
The Spa has three tastefully decorated massage rooms, some big enough to accommodate couples. Massages are popular with most spa enthusiasts and Chen-Ally has a lot to offer.
“We have different massages including the Hawaiian lomi lomi massage where the masseuse uses knuckles and elbows for the massage, the hot and cold massage and the hot stone massage, which is great for tight knots and aches among other energising and relaxing massages,” says Lorna. On request, you can have a combination massage that incorporates a variety of different massages.
Spa baths are still a growing beauty treatment in Kenya and at Chen-Ally you will get a wide selection to choose from. A spa bath involves soaking in a tub of water. “We have milk, mint, lavender, rosemary and cold baths. We use natural herbs that relax and invigorate. We do not use scented body washes for the spa baths.” The spa also has a secluded sauna, which can be booked for use by singles, couples or groups. One would appreciate the sauna even more after a swim in the beautiful blue pool, as you enjoy the lovely surroundings.
The facility has a separate nail and hair centre. “We use Design Essentials for hair; it is a very good product that is marking its mark in the hair industry. It gives a nice healthy bouncy finished look. We also have the better-known treatments like Kera Care, Dr Miracles, Dark and Lovely and Motions among others,” Lorna says. The centre caters for both African and Caucasian hair.
You can go anywhere in Nairobi and get a manicure and pedicure. However the clear difference when you visit Chen-Ally Spa is that you will get much more. “We will start you with a 10-minute reflexology session, then the treatment proceeds. We also use natural scrubs such as coconut, chocolate or strawberry that leave you smelling wonderful as well. And the great thing is that you will pay the exact same rates you would in a regular salon.”
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Lorna says she is surprised that many Kenyans are still very scared of the word Spa because they assume it is expensive. “A spa is about wellness and at Chen-Ally Spa, we can tailor an affordable individual programme. There are also corporate packages that companies need to start looking into to ensure their staff remain healthy and energetic maintaining creativity, productivity and effectiveness at the work place. There are also amazing and affordable packages for brides and the bridal groups,” Lorna says.
For this month of love, ChenAlly Spa is offering different packages for lovers. We have the Just for My Man, Just for my Woman, The Swan Package (couples package), and Just for You Packages. Each is a full spa day with champagne, strawberries and chocolate. This is topped up with complimentary dinner for two at the Divino Restaurant and Wine Bar. This promotion is valid for the whole month of February.
For more information Chen-Ally Spa, 132 Manyani East Road, Off James Gichuru, Lavington Contact: Tel: 0723 – 794 – 782 E-mail: [email protected]