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Lush Spa | Tales of Bath Review



Enter a watery cavern buried deep beneath the earth, and listen to the enchanting legends of Aqua Sulis with Lush's latest spa installment: Tales of Bath. The treatment is comprised of 3-parts, including a bathing experience like no other. Last week, I was lucky enough to experience Tales of Bath for myself - read on to see what I thought...




After being met on the shop floor in Leeds, I was taken down below the store and sat down at a large wooden table. If you've read my review of The Good Hour treatment or have been lucky enough to visit a Lush spa before, you'll know that they are set out to appear like a "quintessentially English" cottage, filled with glass jars + bottles and fresh flowers. 




 After being offered an infused water, the therapist then told me all about the treatment ahead. Tales of Bath consists of three parts: a sit down head & shoulder massage, a private mineralising bath, and a full body, side lying massage. The massage bar that would be used was Therapy, a lavender and neroli infused slab of cocoa butter, which is melted down into a hot oil for the massage. 




Whilst the therapist went to prepare the mineralising bath, I was given a short story to read. The tale is about Prince Bladud who went out seeking the magic of the faeries, before discovering the restorative powers of the baths - the inspiration for the Tales of Bath treatment. Shortly after, my therapist escorted me into my treatment room...




The room is dimly lit, with water-like sound effects and blue lights dancing on the ceiling giving the impression of being in an underwater cave. At this point you're asked to get dressed into a cosy, fluffy robe, get comfy in your throne-like chair and ring the bell once you are ready for your therapist to return to the room. The first part of the treatment is more like a series of stretches rather than a massage. I can get a bit uptight about things that are a little "out there", so when I found out this part was choreographed to a recording of a spoken word, I was a little unsure. However, as soon as the therapist started, I felt completely relaxed and was able to unwind and switch off before the next part of the treatment: the mineralising bath.




To accompany my relaxing bath, I was given a sweet orange tea poured into a bronze goblet, as well as a rice paper + marmalade sweet, representing Queen Sulis' eye.




I was then left to sink into a hot bath and listen to a recording of the story of Prince Bladud. In front of me, fittingly placed in a chalice, was a huge bath bomb! This bath bomb is made up of two Yoga Bombs, coated in mineralising epsom salt and filled with a colour-changing light that bobs around the water as you soak. You're also given a lavender filled bath cushion to sink back, and rest your head on.




I didn't want this mesmerising bath to end. Usually, my bathing experience includes some kind of Netflix programme playing on my iPad, with phone in hand and still deliberating about the worries of the day. With this bath, I could completely switch off, and think about absolutely nothing - what bliss! After drying myself and heading over the massage table, I rang for my therapist to come back to the room. When the therapist had told me the 45-minute long massage was side lying, I was skeptical, but I have never felt more comfortable and relaxed during a massage before. You're given a huge cushion to hold onto (I need one of these for home!), and a pillow to rest your head on - I definitely dozed off during parts of the massage! The massage itself is very fluid, with the therapist's hands flowing across your body like water, but still effectively relieving any built up tension hidden in your muscles.





Once the massage is finished, you're given as much time as you need to come around and get dressed. Outside the treatment room, you're met with a hot Yorkshire tea, shortbread and a comfy seat. Another therapist came and chatted to me whilst I prepared myself for the bustling streets of Leeds above - you truly feel taken care of throughout the duration of your visit.

I could not recommend this treatment enough. This is the fifth Lush Spa treatment I've experienced, and it is by far my favourite. This massage is perfect for those needing to shut out their worries and switch off for an hour and a half. Would you ever try a Lush Spa treatment?

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xo

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