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Finland's best day spas

Finland makes the most of its outstanding environment, naturally occurring ingredients and sauna heritage to produce a host of intriguing luxury spas. Verity Hogan relaxes at a selection of the very best

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Verity Hogan,

Helsinki Day Spa
Helsinki Day Spa is a haven of tranquillity in the heart of Helsinki. Its calming Asian-inspired interior features whitewashed walls, high ceilings and furnishings crafted from natural materials, all combining to create a relaxing ambience inside its 11 treatment rooms and out. Treatments on offer range from full-body massages to cosmetic finishing touches, with classic, Thai and Ayurvedic massages offered alongside gel manicures and false eyelash application. To achieve the ideal summer skin, try the Summer Glow treatment which starts with a balancing peel to ensure an even all-over light tan.

Helsinki Day Spa, Erottajankatu 4, 00120 Helsinki, +358 (0)9 685 0630

Kämp Spa
Kämp Spa makes the most of locally available ingredients in its uniquely luxurious treatments. Products are crafted from hardy plants able to withstand harsh arctic conditions, such as cloudberry, heather and linseed, which are used in range of wide treatments. Every ritual begins and ends with a sauna session; visitors can choose between a eucalyptus-fragranced grotto steam sauna, Turkish hammam and traditional Finnish sauna. Don’t miss the Northern Wilderness ritual, which restores radiance with a full-body exfoliation, aromatherapy massage with cloudberry-seed oils and a heather facial mask.

Kämp Spa, Kluuvikatu 4B, 00100 Helsinki, +358 (0)9 5761 1330

Flamingo Spa
Flamingo Spa combines its oriental-inspired décor with an array of water-based facilities, ranging from a floating mineral pool to six different types of sauna. Its treatments are also influenced by water, veering from an invigorating marine scrub to a more indulgent chocolate therapy, wrap and facial; take a seat in the atmospheric salt room to relax between rituals. After your treatment, be sure to visit the on-site café with its menu of light bites, luxurious ice cream and Champagne.

Flamingo Spa, Tasetie 8, 01510 Vantaa, +358 (0)20 778 5200

Siluetti Spa
The first dedicated anti-ageing spa in the Nordic countries, Siluetti Spa provides targeted treatments in a relaxing, tranquil setting. Services ranges from intense beauty treatments and tailored fitness programmes to blissful spa rituals, with a selection of finishing touches offered in the form of make-up services, lash tinting and hair removal. Its signature treatment combines relaxation with anti-ageing technology, beginning with a sea salt exfoliation before a massage with products containing powerful hyaluronic acid, marine collagen and retinol. Be sure to try more unusual treatments such as the gentle Diamond Peel, which illuminates and renews the skin.

Siluetti Spa, Pohjoisesplanadi 35, 00100 Helsinki, +358 (0)9 2525 4200



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