19/11/2015

THE SOUND BATH | AD

Recently I was lucky enough to be gifted a treatment at Lush Spa Liverpool* in a charity raffle at the Liverpool Blogger Event. Following the event, I had a chat with a consultant and she recommended either The Spell or The Sound Bath treatment for me. I opted for The Sound Bath as it sounded unique and peaceful (and it truly was!).  This post is going contain details about The Lush Spa, particularly The Sound Bath treatment so if you want to keep the mystery then this isn't the post for you!



When I arrived, I was offered a seat or to have a wander around the shop until my therapist came down to meet me, so I explored the spa waiting area, which can only be described as magical. It was so wonderfully cosy and makes the relaxation experience completely immersive. 



The theme and decoration of the spa was beautiful. I could happily live there. Everything was perfect, down to the small details. The decoration follows a 'quintessential British cottage' theme and it was simply delightful. The main room is very similar to a huge kitchen and living room area and it was breathtaking. There was something new to look at wherever you turned, from adorable teacups, to vintage books and beautiful vases of flowers. I would love to decorate my home like this one day.


We then went in to the treatment room for our consultation. This usually happens in the main 'kitchen' area but as there was some building work going on outside, we had our consultation in the treatment room where it couldn't be heard to keep the whole experience relaxing. This was truly thoughtful and perfectly illustrates how Lush pay attention to each detail. Meg explained the inspiration behind the treatment and how it works, and showed me the tuning forks and ear candles to explain how they work. She made sure I knew they were totally safe and there wouldn't be any surprises to break the peace. She then brought me a box, which I'm fairly sure was called The Box of Wonder, which was steaming and just looked amazing. Meg, knowing I was a blogger, very kindly said I might want to have my camera out ready and I'm so glad she did! Inside the box was a beautiful 'magic mushroom' of cacao and a little vial of a sweet nectar. These add to the feelings of happiness and relaxation, releasing endorphins and tasting lovely. Meg then told me to get myself comfortable (as well as giving me some time to take photos), and ring a bell when I was ready for her to come back in and start the treatment. This was a lovely touch as it meant there was no awkwardness or feeling of being rushed - they make you feel like you're the only person in the world. 


The treatment itself was out of this world. The bed is so comfortable and warm. The music played was so beautiful; I could easily listen to the soundtrack of The Sound Bath on repeat for the rest of my natural life. I have never felt so totally pampered and relaxed. The treatment is focused on sound (if the name wasn't a giveaway) and tuning forks are used to realign your chakras and rebalance you totally. I was given an amazing face and head massage using oils with hot and cold stones which felt blissful. I think I keep a lot of tension in my head, so this really was the perfect treatment for me. Throughout the treatment, you are given little reminders to listen within yourself, which is something very important for self care. A really lovely smelling something (my eyes were closed) was wafted over me and the waves of air combined with the soundtrack made me feel a little like I was near the sea. Ear candles marked the mid-point in the treatment, and the sound of them burning was really calming. The massage was just wonderful - the hot stones were really deeply relaxing and the cold stones rejuvenating and I came out of the treatment feeling so refreshed yet blissfully relaxed. I really loved the focus on sound as music is a big part of me, and very quickly I became so relaxed I didn't really know if the massage therapist was making the sounds or if it was part of the soundtrack. The treatment was just perfect and I'd absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for an utterly blissful yet non-traditional spa treatment. 



After the treatment, I was told to take my time getting up and leaving. I definitely did have to lie there for a few minutes to bring myself back into the real world. Upon entering the kitchen area, my massage therapist made an amazing lemonade in front of me and explained why each ingredient is added. It was fascinating to watch, and again, tasted wonderful! I was then left me to drink my lemonade and take pictures to my heart's content. When I was ready to go, I was walked back downstairs and left feeling uplifted and special.


The whole experience was just perfect, down to every detail. Even the loos were gorgeous! I felt so calm afterwards and had a magical time. I'm a really self conscious person so I was a little nervous before, but by the time I came out I didn't even care that my hair was ruffled and all but my eye makeup rubbed off - which is a miracle for me! It was a wonderful confidence boosting and amazing experience and I'm going to be saving my student pennies to go again ASAP. My dear friend Codie was invited to go the day before so you can read all about her experience of The Spell treatment here, if you fancy.



This blog post contains samples, experiences, and/or products gifted by brands. This has no effect on my opinion. For more information, including what happens to non-vegan/cruelty-free products gifted, see my disclaimer. 

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    1. Well, a reply more than a year later is probably useless! Blogger hasn't been great at notifying me of comments! Thank you for reading :)

      Kiah
      www.spookykiah.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. This sounds like such a wonderful place to relax and unwind. 💜

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | www.alishavalerie.com

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