There is nothing more relaxing than lying in a darkened room with candles and soft music playing in the background while getting a soothing massage.

It is even better when the treatment is tailored to your individual needs, and a quick question and answer session before it begins is all it takes.

Gina Conway Lifestyle Salon and Spa in Wimbledon Hill Road, Wimbledon, is now offering a new type of treatment called Marma Therapy.

It is similar to reflexology or acupuncture but without the needles or shiatsu and works on the acupressure points in the body.

It is supposed to regulate the energy flow in the body to achieve a balanced body, mind and spirit.

Lifestyle advice is part of the package, and a couple of easy questions while your feet soak in hot soapy water are all that is needed to identify stresses and strains and what can be done to help you relax.

Lasting about an hour, the treatment was incredibly relaxing and the facilities at Gina Conway perfectly suited to the task in hand.

The therapy rooms are situated upstairs, away from the bustle of traffic on the road outside.

With a salon and shop on the ground floor, its central Wimbledon position is ideal for people to drop in on their way past.

For more information or to book an appointment visit the website.