A wee while ago, (I’m talking before Ralph) I had the pleasure of checking out the Lush Spa here in Liverpool, courtesy of my beautiful friend Sandra who had booked me in for the Validation facial. I wasn’t too sure what to expect from the facial as Lush spas have a quirky reputation…however the whole experience was fab and indeed quirky!
I was greeted by my lovely therapist and whisked off upstairs through a sneaky side door from the main shop and up to a lovely country farm house kitchen- not what you typically see in a spa-but who cares it felt so homely and comfortable.
We sat down and discussed how I was currently feeling and how I wanted to feel after the facial by using two words that were scribbled on the wall- I decided on relaxed and energised (and as I was 8 months pregnant I remember feeling neither). My therapist then gave me the options to choose which skin care products that she would later be using on my face – all perfectly tailored to how I wished to be left feeling- How she remembered all the info baffled me but it was good to know that she knew her stuff!!
And so it began – I stepped into the treatment room and instantly felt at peace. The therapist poured what looked like dry ice over all the products she was about to use to ‘cleanse/ bless/ purify’ them – can’t quite rememeber as I’m a sucker for the magic of dry ice and was oohing aahhing away- easily pleased I know!
The treatment was one of the most relaxing 90 minutes I had had in a long time. There’s no fancy gadgets just gentle skin on skin action. A great cleanse, exfoliate, mask, massage (and if your not pregnant, stones are incorporated into your treatment too.) And as all the products are natural you dont need to worry about harmful chemicals seeping into your pores.
The only down side was that the time flew when I was cocooned against the world in hot towels and magical surroundings – In my opinion this experience is a must for any mama to be because before you know it you don’t even have the time to wash your face let alone even think about a facial!!
Thank you Lush team and especially Sandra!