In a city that never sleeps, I rarely do either. I find it incredibly difficult to switch off and get a good night’s sleep, let alone spend some quality time looking after my body and mind. It’s a good job I’ve basically now got Lush on speed-dial, popping down to their spa on the King’s Road for a relaxing pampering session when the need arises. I’ve experienced a fair few of their spa treatments already, but last week I was the lucky recipient of the most uplifting one to date – The Comforter. Described as taking you ‘on a magical journey of pure imagination,’ the treatment includes a full body scrub and moisturising treatment to leave you looking and feeling buffed for summer. Although body scrub treatments are usually a cold and almost medical in their execution, Lush have turned the usual experience on its head to produce an uplifting, unique and heart-warming hour long session that has you smiling from the moment it starts.
Laying on a comfy bed with a snuggly duvet to cover your modesty, the treatment starts with music and lighting that helps to mentally place you in Willy Wonka’s factory, only further aided by the scent of the chocolate body scrub used to exfoliate skin. Each limb is taken in turn to reduce the feeling of exposure, the scrub buffing skin and leaving it exceptionally smooth and soft; the chocolate scrub is then followed with a rose oil body serum, to further hydrate and uplift skin while mattifying any excess oil. Throughout the whole treatment, the warmth of the duvet and familiarity of the accompanying songs really does leave you feeling happy and relaxed, ready to face the day with bounds of enthusiasm. When you open your eyes you’re greeted by a room full of bubbles, only making the Willy Wonka experience even more enjoyable. What I love so much about the Lush spa treatments is not only the uniqueness of the execution, but how they ensure it’s a 360 sensory experience that’s thoroughly thought through to leave you feeling the emotions they wish to evoke; it’s not just about the use of great products, but the smells, sights and sounds that accompany their use. After an hour of gentle exfoliation you’re left feeling exceptionally smooth and soft, with a beaming smile to match. If I was to spend an hour doing anything in this world, this would definitely be near the top of my list.
The Comforter is available in selected Lush stores nationwide, priced £65 for an hour.