This isn't a treatment for the shy or body concious as you strip down to your knickers and only have a towel to protect your modesty, but the therapist made me feel completely at ease and relaxed. Massage bars are used to give you a top to toe relaxing experience that not only helps to stimulate the circulation and moisturise the skin (the massage bars contain shea butter and lots of other bits of goodness,) but absorb into the skin quickly to leave you looking and feeling buff. Hot and cold stones are used to get deep down into the skin, while the movements are choreographed to a soundtrack that leaves you feeling thoroughly at ease. This is a truly 360 degree experience as you can hear the bubbling of concoctions, smell the uplifting fragrance filling the air, feel the smooth texture of the massage bar against your skin and even see the delicate coloured light and mist creating an emotional level you won't forget in a hurry. If that wasn't enough, after the 80 minute treatment you're given a cup of tea to drink to ease you back into reality, as well as a massage bar to take home and continue your enjoyment. I did feel thoroughly relaxed and energised after the session, my muscles relaxed, my skin smooth and my mind clear - totally ready to face the busy week ahead. This isn't a cheap treatment (it's £125 for 80 mins,) but you are getting a lot of product and expertise for your money; you could pay £50 for a massage and get a dodgy woman in a back room prodding you, or you could fork out for a truly sensory and relaxing experience that will stay with you all week... I know what I'd prefer.
Find out more about the Lush Spa Synaesthesia massage on their website. Available in London, Leeds, Liverpool, Poole and Edinburgh.