Thémaé Spa: Serenity in the city

We take treatments with their origins in tea at one of the French capital’s premier spas


By Sarah Todd

08 December 2020

France: Creating a sense of peace and tranquillity in heart of historic Paris, Thémaé Spa is conveniently located between the Palais Royal gardens, the Place des Victoires and the Louvre Pyramid. Attracting French and international guests, the spa offers a chance to enjoy the serenity of a unique location dedicated to relaxation.

On arrival, guests are invited to experience the heart of the Thémaé brand in the form of a traditional tea tasting ritual, before embarking on a tea-themed treatment. The spa reception and retail space exude a zen-like aesthetic, leading to a cocooning space decorated with rare and precious objects from across Asia. Part of a personal collection of the brand’s founder, Guillaume Lefèvre, these original touches are designed to reflect several ancestral cultures closely linked to the history of tea – from Japan to Korea, China, India and Sri Lanka.

Thémaé Spa’s reception and relaxation area

“Our ‘In and Out Tea Therapy’ approach limits the induced oxidative stress responsible for premature skin ageing.”

Guillaume Lefèvre

Founder, Thémaé

The Thémaé brand is premised on the idea that tea is beneficial for the mind and body, and the spa allows guests to be treated with the herb on both the inside and the outside. Guests enjoy a tea of their choice to suit the mood and then immerse themselves in a spa ritual boosted with its antioxidant benefits.

“Because the skin is doubly attacked, from the outside and from the inside, it is necessary to act at two levels to limit the production of free radicals,” explains Lefèvre. “Our ‘In and Out Tea Therapy’ approach limits the induced oxidative stress responsible for premature skin ageing.”

Meeting demand

The spa is keen to adapt its offer to suit the needs of all its discerning guests, which are constantly evolving. “We are seeing a greater demand for holistic spa experiences; requests for natural products that are also efficient; duo treatments for couples, mother and daughters, or friends; and ultra-specific facial treatments offering visible results,” says Lefèvre.

The spa adapts its offer to suit the needs of all its discerning guests

Time-poor customers are also requesting shorter, more results-driven therapies, so in 2019 the spa introduced the 25-minute Energy Express Massage, an energising protocol, targeting the scalp and feet, for people who want maximum relaxation during a short visit.

For those with more time to spare, the Beau’tea Original Face Treatment and the Singapore Massage Rebalancing and Massage Cocoon offer a luxurious opportunity to unwind and relax.

An atmospheric hydrothermal area at Thémaé Spa

Also new for 2019, the spa began offering its Infused Bath Ritual, which is based on the brand’s signature tea therapies. Guests choose their preferred infusion and are then immersed in a Sereni’tea onsen bath inspired by the bathing rituals of Japan. Relaxing in the warm water, the client is treated to a soothing scalp massage or facial treatment. The ritual is an ideal precursor to a further massage treatment.

Unusually for a day spa, Thémaé Spa also offers guests the use of a separate hammam steam room, designed in a Moroccan style, which offers a traditional scrubbing ritual with black soap and cocooning balms. This is complemented by a blend of sweet peppermint leaves, rose petals and orange blossom in the brand’s Enchanthé green tea.

Spa Statistics

Thémaé Spa


Size of spa: 420sqm

Capacity: 12 guests

USP: Traditional tea rituals and ceremonies   


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