Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Lush Spa : Sound Bath Treatment

Yesterday afternoon I had a little walk to one of my favourite shops in Leeds - Lush

Now I know Lush can be either a 'love it or hate it' affair; some people find it a tad overbearing but some love the forwardness of the staff. Personally I just love the products, the ethics, the smell and a happy staff member never turns me away!

One thing I didn't realise however, was that tucked away underneath all the hustle & bustle is one of the cosiest Spa's I've ever seen. As soon as you open the door, you are greeted by what looks like someones kitchen. A setting that's actually based on the kitchen of the creator of Lush; so that you feel like you can just come in and make yourself at home. I really loved that it was so homely, so far from the clinical image you may have of many other Spas. This theme clearly runs throughout and gives the whole experience a very personal feeling.
The therapist, Jo, who greeted me and did my treatment was so friendly and welcoming. She had a lovely personality that wasn't overwhelming or 'in your face', but very relaxing and calming. I filled out a short questionnaire while Jo talked me through all the things that were about to happen in my 'Sound Bath' treatment. This includes ear candles, tuning forks, singing bowls and a wonderful facial & head massage. 

Prior to this I'd never heard of anything remotely similar to a Sound Bath - a sixty minute meditative treatment, that cleanses your mind & releases body tension, leaving you able to listen deeper within yourself. So, I was naturally very excited to get started, this had come at a time when I had a lot on my mind and this sounded like the perfect treatment for me. 
The treatment room was just as cosy as the reception area, with wonderful lighting, invigorating scents and a comfy, heated treatment bed, it was hard not to feel instantly relaxed! Jo showed me how the tuning forks would work - one which recreates the 'Om', and the other pair, which when used together recreate 'the perfect note' which all help in making you feel calm and centred. She also explained the order in which things would go and the music that I would be listening to, which is all, if not a big part, of the experience. You can listen to some snippets and even purchase the CD here - which is something I'm very interested in, I've never heard such a blend of wonderful, calming & spiritual melodies. 
I don't want to give away too much of the treatment as there are so many pleasant surprises & I wouldn't want to ruin that for anyone considering booking in for a Sound Bath! However I will say that the hot and cold stones were incredible, the ear candles felt like you were sleeping next to a hot, crackling fire and the head massage was the best I've ever had...

I wouldn't expect anything ordinary from this Spa treatment, it is truly unique. It left me feeling extremely relaxed & enlightened. I didn't want it to end!

If you are interested in a Sound Bath, which I would highly recommend - if you can't already tell, you can book here or even treat a loved one to a voucher!

Would you have this treatment done? 
Have you ever visited a Lush Spa?
xo


*pr sample - my opinion is completely my own & 110% true!
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12 comments

  1. This sounds lovely! I love how it's based on the creator's kitchen, I think that's such a good ideaxx

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  2. I wish there was one of these a bit closer to home, the sound bath sounds amazing! xx

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    1. It really was :) would love to have another one or try a different treatment xx

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  3. Oh my goodness! I'm not sure if they do this in the US, but I would absolutely die of happiness to go to a LUSH spa! Sounds like it would be so awesome. I'm totally jealous! :P

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    1. :) I'm not sure they do, but if you're ever in the UK I suppose you could add it to your bucket list :)... Xx

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  4. Ahh this sounds heavenly! I wish my local Lush did something like this!

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    1. It really was heavenly! If you're in London I think they have one there ;) hint, hint! I know you'd love it! Xx

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  5. You should try the comforter. I got it done by jo this weeek and it was amazing. I've been to the spa a few times and every treatment has been great

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    1. Oo lovely. Is that the chocolate & rose body treatment? Sounds amazing! Glad you enjoyed it too :) x

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  6. amazing photos! so dreamy!! love them so much! :D

    xoxo,
    rae
    http://raellarina.blogspot.com/

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  7. Wow! It does look really different to a conventional spa but I think I'd love it! xx
    www.LaurasHaven.com

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