Last Thursday, I had the perfect opportunity to unwind and bring some positivity back into my life with the very new “Tales of Bath” treatment at Lush Spa. This new treatment, lasting 75 minutes, includes a rejuvenating bath and a massage! Everything someone could ask for after a long hard day’s of work.
This treatment takes inspiration from the beautiful, historic city of Bath. It is developed around one of the city’s ancient fairy tales. Tales of Bath invites you to embark on an enchanting journey, where you are sure to find rest, revival and contentment.
THE AMBIENCE OF LUSH SPA HONG KONG
As soon as you enter the spa, a sense of ease comes over you. The ambience of the spa is a direct contrast to that of the Lush store. Although, the shelves are lined with Lush products that are specifically designed for their treatments, the scent that encapsulates the spa is very soothing. The rooms remind you of authentic British cottages, creating a cozy, low-key atmosphere. The soft soundtrack of birds chirping in the background creates a very British countryside atmosphere.
The well-lit kitchen provided a very homey atmosphere to the spa, making you feel comfortable, and alive. The furniture in the kitchen is made out wood found in shipwrecks. All the decorations featured in the spa are second-hand antiques from the UK. Talk about the quintessential British atmosphere!
THE TALES OF BATH TREATMENT
Just before the treatment begins, you are led to a dimly lit room with two chairs and a book detailing the story behind the Tales of Bath. There is something about this dimly lit room and its antique decorations that makes you feel at ease. You can just sit down for a couple of minutes and let your worries melt away. You are then led to the therapy room, where your treatment begins.
The treatment is broken up into three parts – the first part only lasts a couple of minutes, where your therapist provides you with a nourishing and relaxing neck and head massage. All you need to do is stop your busy mind as you listen to the story unfold. The second part of the treatment focuses on a private, mineral bath that is inspired by the city’s famous healing waters, aiding relaxation and easing the muscles. This is the perfect time to zone out and for a good couple of minutes with the warm, flowing music and Celtic lore inspired by the underground tunnels below Bath, where legends lived long before the invasion of the Romans. Once you are all washed up and fresh, you are ready for the final section of your journey, which includes a deep, full body, side lying massage. Snuggle up to their soft, cloud-like pillow, which targets tension and promotes serenity. The soothing soundtrack and my therapist working on my sore spots lulled me off to sleep for a good portion of this section.
Each section of this treatment is beautifully choreographed to a unique soundtrack, which is composed in the underground tunnels of the city of Bath. Even your therapist massages you to the beat of the soundtrack, creating utmost synchronicity! As you near the end of your journey, the music subsides, slipping off into the sounds of the deep ancient waters of Bath.
At the end of the treatment I was given a cup of tea. I walked out with a cushion filled with dry lavender leaves, dry orange zest, and neroli oil (which was also used during the bath section of my treatment).
MY VERDICT ON THE “TALES OF BATH” TREATMENT
I am itching to try the other treatments at Lush now and I can confidently say that the Tales of Bath got me into an incredibly relaxed and positive state of mind, and this feeling lasted longer than just a couple of days.
The Tales of Bath treatment at LUSH spa Hong Kong is priced at HK$ 1750 for 75 minutes.
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