The best way to describe the treatments at Lush, is spa treatments with a twist. All are themed on different things and offer something unique too. The Comforter is themed on Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, while a Hard Days Night features reworked Beatles music. With such a fantastic list of treatments, the one I decided to go for was called The Spell, which is a really nice relaxing 60 minute reflexology inspired foot massage and treatment to help release tension and restore balance. Lush advise that you arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to get you settled in.
I took a seat on one of these nice comfy chairs they have on the shop floor and was treated to a hand and arm massage using one of Lush's Massage Bars. This really relaxed me for my appointment and it wasn't long before I got taken upstairs to the spa.
A trip to the Lush Spa is quite a unique experience. As soon as you go into the spa you immediately hear the sound of birds singing and find yourself in what looks like a kitchen in a country cottage. The spa is designed to look like a kitchen in the country and the sound of birds just makes it seem like that. You wouldn't think you were in the middle of Queen Street.
Each treatment begins with your therapist sitting you down around the kitchen table and explaining all about the treatment. In front of me was all of the products that would be used in The Spell. The great thing about the spa is most of the products can be bought in the shop, so you can take them home with you. There was only one product that wasn't available to buy, more about that later.
|Products used in The Spell|
Before The Spell began, I was immediately drawn to a teapot that was on the table, along with a pen and ink. With The Spell, you write a worry or anything that is bothering you down on a piece of paper and drop it in the teapot. A short while later the therapist comes back in and sets fire to the teapot, burning your worry away. It really is unique.
Before I knew it it was time for the treatment, which by now I was very excited for. The Cardiff Lush Spa is actually the biggest Lush Spa in the world and is on two floors. With The Spell I could either roll my jeans up or just take them off. All other clothing I was able to leave on as this was mainly a foot treatment. I found it easier to just take my jeans off, I did have a nice fluffy towel to wrap around my waste so I wasn't cold.
Every treatment has music unique to it and is produced by The Lush Handmade Collective. If you love the music you hear, you can actually buy it in the shop to take home with you.
The Spell began with a foot scrub using one of my favorite Lush products - Rub Rub Rub. After the scrub I put my feet into a nice tub of warm water where my therapist dropped this really awesome bath bomb into. This bath bomb is unique to The Spell and is the only product not available to buy.
After a short soak, it was time to put on the Volcano Foot Mask. As the mask was working on my feet I had this extremely relaxing head massage. As soon as those warm mitts came on I felt very relaxed and almost fell asleep.
Using the Peppermint Foot Lotion my feet were given a very relaxing massage. I do love a good foot massage as I am on my feet all the time and they do get tired a lot. The treatment finishes off with a dusting of T For Toes.
I found The Spell to be extremely relaxing and it was just what I needed. I felt instantly refreshed.
All treatments also have a drink which is unique to whatever one you go for. At the end of The Spell my therapist brought me in a lemon and mint tea to drink. The tea tasted really nice and fruity.
A great thing about the Lush Spa, is it doesn't feel at all rushed. You are free to chill out for a bit after in the kitchen area. Showers are available too if you want to freshen up and in all of the bathrooms you will find a good range of Lush products that you are free to use.
I enjoyed my experience at the Lush Spa and I highly recommend a visit. One of the next treatments I want to try is either The Comforter or A Hard Days Night.
The Spell was £70. All treatments vary in price, but I do recommend checking out the website to find a treatment that suits you.