Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Lush Spa Edinburgh / “The Good Hour” Treatment Review

Just before Christmas I had the pleasure of trying out one of the amazing Lush Edinburgh Spa treatments. The experience was out of this world and I definitely wanted to share it with you guys.

At the Lush Edinburgh one-year anniversary, bloggers and I got a VIP tour of the spa and got a sneak peek of all the amazing treatments they offer.

I have been to quite a few spas in my time but nothing was anything like the Lush one; and straight away I knew I had to try of their amazing treatments.

What differentiates the Lush spa treatments from most spas is the fact that they offer you a complete experience; from the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, you feel like you are in a different universe. 

Demo of “The Spell" treatment

According to the creators of the Lush spa, they wanted the spa area to feel like a cozy, welcoming home. From the big wooden table to the comfy couch, and even the vials on the wall and candles; the room feels really welcoming and rustic (to think that just a few feet up we have one of the busiest shopping streets of Edinburgh).

Demo of “The Comforter" treatment

Out of the eight different treatments they offer, I chose to go with The Good Hour- a deep tissue massage to fix aches and pains.

At first glance, it sounds like it is a plain, ordinary deep tissue massage; but it is SO much more.

The Good Hour treatment took inspiration from the seaside to create a treatment where knots in your body are untied, and you feel free and ready for your next adventure.

Prior to the treatment, Lizby- my therapist for the day sat down with me and she explained in detail how the treatment would work and which products would be used. We then went back to the upstairs shop and picked out the best products for this specific treatment- lots and lots of calming massage bars.

When I entered the treatment room, I was speechless. From the soft layer of smoke on the floor, the faded blue/green lights and the deep-sea soundtrack, it all made me feel like I was on a ship or near a beach. It was a transcendental vision.


When I first lay on the bed, I was quite tense and anxious but the combination of the music, dimmed lights and the lovely work from Lizby, I instantly felt comfortable and relaxed.

She massaged my whole body but focused on the tense points around my lower back and shoulders.

At the end of the treatment, I genuinely felt that I had just been on a voyage and my body got revitalized. All those aches and pains were gone and it took me a few minutes to get accustomed to my “new body”- without the normal aches and pains.
The treatment was very relaxing and it actually got me feeling quite sleepy.

Still on a high from the massage and all the beautiful aromas from the spa, I took a seat on the outside waiting area and got offered some lovely tea with a pinch of rum (this is a sea life treatment afterall- arrrrrr) and some biscuits.

This little down time was perfect for me to reconnect with the real world. Lizby sat with me and shared my points of tension and no surprise there told me I should try to relax more.
This experience definitely opened my eyes to the world of spas, especially the Lush Edinburgh one because not only my body left feeling revitalized but my mind was for once calm and stress-free.

If you have been thinking about going to a Lush spa, definitely go for it! Even if you have been to other spas, like me, the Lush one is totally unique. The qualified professionals, beautiful scents and unique music creates a magical experience

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  1. This sounds amazing, i'd never heard of their spa before!

    The Student Blog x

  2. Wow this sounds soooo amazing! I need to go here xxx

  3. I was looking for articles on spa in Dubai and I came across yours inspiring read. Though you topic was not exactly based on spa but it definitely highlighted some the spa treatment celebrities do.



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