The Tales of Bath is the most recent Lush Spa treatment to come out recently – as of 2016 – with it coming behind the mega treatment The Planets, you don’t know what to expect, The Planets is more alternative, more so than anything else Lush has come up with in regards to spa treatments, since fortune telling is involved and talking about yourself during a massage.
Tales of Bath is a step away from that.
Indeed after your consultation with your therapist, they lead you into the room, which has an extra room – no door though to keep it private, this is an open space, the bath and the spa bed almost occupy the same space. The bath are is meant to feel cottage like, and it is, but with the light in the room being dimmed lights from the other room, as well as candles here you have a gothic candleholders all lit before you came in, and gives the bath area a more moody feel.
Getting dressed into a huge robe – huge so don’t worry about size here, it will fit the majority of people – you feel almost regal, and could imagine queens or kings wearing this kind of clothing in medieval times.
After the therapist returns – a bell is by your side that you can ring to let them know you are ready for the first part of the treatment, which is a shoulder and neck massage. This in turn gets you ready for your bath, which is also where you here about a King who travels to bath, all this is played in a recording and the therapist leaves you to put a special bath bomb into the bath and relax for the next twenty odd minutes, with a lavender pillow for your neck.
The final part is the massage, which is a bit different to most massages. This massage has you on your side, so the therapist does one half of your back, arm and leg before you turn over and they do the other side, all the while you and essentially clinging to a giant pillow.
The treatment does have a product from the shop floor, Therapy massage bar – this is melted down, so you don’t feel the bar on your skin, you don’t feel the coolness of the bar at all – the bath product that you put into your bath is based on Yoga Bomb Bath Bomb, the main difference being the colour and lack of lustre, but that is okay, because this is a chilled out bath and given how the lights are , you wouldn’t be able to see the bath water changing anyway.
Over all it’s a good treatment, one for those who don’t like lying on their stomachs to get a massage and who like having a bath, or indeed want a bath. For me, it just didn’t relax me the way I wanted to relax, if anything I felt more energised afterwards, but maybe everyone gets a difference result from the treatment?
Who knows, perhaps the Queen of the Fae felt I needed that extra energy.