On Friday, I met up with Laura and Alex and we ventured down to the V.I.P. preview of the brand new Lush store and spa in Liverpool, which is the sixth Lush SPA to open in the UK and it also the biggest in the world!
We were greeted by the lovely staff with a glass of champagne and some mince pies and were left to freely roam around the new store, which like most other Lush stores has a lively atmosphere and is filled with stacks of colourful soaps and bath bombs that look and smell amazing! If you ever visited the old Lush store in Liverpool, you will remember that it was tiny and cramped- This one is huge in comparison which makes it much easier to get around.
The main attraction to the new Lush, however, is not the shop floor. We were taken upstairs where they house their brand new spa area and entered what looked like a quaint little cottage in the English countryside. In contrast to the busy shop floor below, the atmosphere is quiet and serene, and we were joined by the calming sounds of English folk music and birdsong, composed by Simon Emmerson. Lush have teamed up with Simon and behavioral therapist Lady Helen Kennedy to create an atmosphere and treatments that will stimulate all your senses and leave you feeling great physically and mentally after your experience.
We were first gathered around a table where there sat a glass jar that was filled with fresh fruit and herbs. This marks the beginning of your treatment. The Lush assistant poured some hot water in to the jar which created an explosion of mist due to the added dry ice and let off a mild fruity aroma. The "potion" is then left to brew throughout your treatment to create a refreshing tea for you to drink afterwards. We were shown around the five treatment rooms where they were demonstrating a few of the treatments that they have to offer, such as:
Synaesthesia (80 minutes, £125): Lush Spa's signature treatment. Choose a word to describe how you want to feel (e.g. brave, energized) and Lush will do their best to take you there by manipulating all your senses. The treatment will be tailored entirely around the word you chose, including the massage, the sounds you can hear, the scents used and the taste of the tea that they give you afterwards.
The Lush Sound Bath (60 minutes, £65): Tuning forks and singing bowls will be used in this treatment to accompany the relaxing music by Simon Emmerson and free your mind of all the worries and chatter whilst you enjoy a hot/cold stone facial and a scalp massage.
The Comforter (60 minutes, £65): This is the newest addition to Lush Spa treatments and consists of a hot chocolate body scrub followed by a rose-scented massage that will leave you feeling relaxed and your skin gently nourished.
These are just a handful of the treatments that Lush has to offer- There is something to suit everybody, whether you want to free your mind from all the stress, a relaxing facial or a full body massage. I know I would definitely like to go back and try out The Good Hour treatment or the Validation Facial. Visit the Lush website or head down to the store to find out more about the treatments and get yourself booked in! A Lush Spa voucher could make the perfect gift for somebody this Christmas :)
Have you been to a Lush Spa? Which treatment tickles your fancy the most?