UK Cosmetic brand Lush have created one of the most charming and relaxing day spas in the world.
Who would have thought that in one of the world’s busiest streets sits one of the most peaceful, elegant day spas I’ve ever been to.
Lush spent 3 years creating the Synaesthesia massage treatment & once you’ve had one you can see why. This masage treatment goes far beyond your average, every day massage.
The Lush spa is located in the basement of their huge, and very busy, store on Oxford Street, and from the moment you walk in to be greeted by a friendly face with a sign with your name on it, you know you are going to be taken care of.
The day spa has been created with a country retreat feel, so when you walk in, you are sitting at a wooden kitchen bench style table, with the sound of birds chirping filling out the standard forms drinking tea. Oxford street feels a million miles away.
Everything about this holistic massage treatment is designed to help you relax. There’s no rushing or fast talking or stress.
You are asked to select a word from a list of meaningul, soulful words on a wall, then to pick a coloured oil bottle from a shelf with more meaningful words on each of them.
The bed is heated & super comfortable & the massage room beautifully echos the country feel with wooden doors & floors.
The actual massage then takes you through a whole day, during your 80 minute massage treatment, starting in the late afternoon with music & bird calls and moving into different music as the day changes.
The two are then combined to give you your very own tailor made treatment.
An orchestral sound track has been composed with a 52 piece orchestra playing for 80 minutes and it is absolutely magnificent. The music definitely contributes to the once in a lifetime feeling this massage treatment leaves you with.
The massage treatment itself is brilliant and includes every part of your body so that you are left absolutely relaxed and calm as the music plays and you let go in every sense.
The treatment is so intricately designed that by the time the sound track reaches the night section, you are well & truly immersed in both the music & the massage & chilled out.
When it was over, there was no rushing to get up, but rather a relaxed approach to waking up, stretching and getting dressed.
The bathrooms are stacked full of Lush products with everything from mouth wash to make-up and dry shampooo. Another welcome indulgence after such a sensual massage treatment.
The sound track was available for purchase & just listening to it takes you back to the relaxed state from the massage treatment.
The Synaesthesia massage treatment was the first by Lush, and they have evolved a whole spa treatment menu from it. I cannot wait to go back.
This is the ultimate jet lag treatment, but book well in advance – it is very, very popular.