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I visited my local Lush Spa in Birmingham to try the Lush Spa Renaissance treatment. Despite being a customer of the Lush store, I’ve never visited the Lush Spa for any spa treatments. They offer a range of treatments using Lush products with their newest being the Renaissance treatment.
The Lush Spa is located on the first floor of the Lush store in Birmingham. I love the decor with all the natural light and plants. It make me feel calm and happy, which is exactly what I need when heading into a spa!
Surprisingly the noise and chatter of the shop completely disappears once you enter the Lush Spa. The spa feels calming with pretty displays of Lush products. This makes it smells incredible too!
Treatments begin with a consultation over a glass of refreshing water. The Renaissance treatment focuses on perfume. So it isn’t a typical spa treatment in many ways. I’ve never come across this before so it is very exciting.
This treatment is based on the old theory of humours in the body needing balance. Each portion of the circle has a corresponding perfume. So depending on what words you choose, the treatment will match. The idea is to bring your senses to balance using the scent in every step of your treatment.
The Renaissance treatment involves different perfumes, affirmations and music based on your consultation. So if you select different words or perfumes during your consultation on a revisit, your treatment will vary.
My therapist then took a few minutes to finish setting up my treatment room. As my consultation determines the treatment, this short wait is necessary. It was a good opportunity to use the bathroom and have some water though.
The soft candlelight and Renaissance-style music in the treatment room really set the scene. It is very different from typical spa music. Once under the warm towels simply ring the hand bell so your therapist will enter.
I’ve never had an experience like this! The affirmations, the music, the light massage, the different smells building into my final perfume. It all comes together in a way that I find difficult to describe. It was a really relaxing treatment and I felt great.
During the Renaissance treatment, I experienced the base, heart and top notes in my chosen perfume in turn. And by the end of the treatment, I appreciated the complexities of the scent that I had chosen – Nero. The four perfumes of the Renaissance treatment are available to purchase from the store.
My Lush Spa treatment ended with a fresh tea brewed to complement my treatment. The idea behind the Lush Spa treatment is to use the different senses for a holistic and immersive treatment experience. I thought this sounded really out there and I wasn’t sure this was for me. I’m so glad that I gave it a go though. This has turned out to be one of my favourite spa experiences. If only the Lush Spa wasn’t based in a store and was a proper day spa!
As the Renaissance treatment is based on perfume, it’s only right to share that The Perfume Library at Lush Birmingham is the largest outside of Italy. It has an incredible selection of perfumes and books for you to immerse yourself in. If you’re looking for vegan options then do as a team member; I found them to be very knowledgeable and helpful.
The Lush Spa Renaissance treatment costs £75 for 40 minutes. It is a vegan friendly treatment and requires a little undressing for the light massage. If you’re in need of a massage to work out knots then other Lush Spa treatments may be better suited.
Book in for your own Lush Spa Renaissance treatment at 143-144 New St, Birmingham B2 4NY. Call 0121 643 3919 for bookings or visit their website.
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