With all the walking I’ve done in Disneyworld and all the walking I know that will happen in New York, I’d thought it would be essential to book a spa at New York City’s Lush Spa. If you’ve been on here before, you’d know I love using Lush products and I often use it at home as a treat. So of course I’d be down to have someone use a bunch of Lush products on me while feeling relaxed.
The Lush Spa is located on Lexington Ave, which is fairly close to one of the hotels I stayed at, Hotel Elysee. The spa is located on top of a Lush store; I would’ve been tempted to buy something but the USD-Canadian exchange rate helped me resist (I can always stock up on Vancouver, I said to myself.) Before the spa treatment itself, my friend and I had a mini consultation with the Lush staff who would be giving us the best relaxation of the trip, Crystal and Sarah. We were doing The Comforter treatment, which is a 60 minute body scrub coupled with a rolling massage.
They explained the concept of the waiting room, which is designed to look like the inside of an English kitchen. It was very homey and a nice, quiet getaway from the New York city lifestyle. Crystal and Sarah explained how the treatment would be like; they would be using a chocolate scrub on us and it will be relaxing with constant rolling massage sensation. After the scrub, they would use a rose body serum all over the body. It is recommended to not shower for 24 hours after the treatment so the skin can absorb the properties of the serum. (I would’ve loved to purchase the serum, but unfortunately it’s only used for this spa treatment!)
Before (and after!) the treatment, I used the Lush bathroom. It is equipped with plenty of Lush products and of course I decided to splash and use a bit of whatever on me. Exfoliated the lips, added some detangler mist in my hair – why not?!
Each spa treatment has its own customized soundtrack; The Comforter’s music was all about being whimsical and have a little of fun. When I went inside, I felt like I stepped into a spa room that would be in Hogwarts. There were lights that made it look like I was in space and the musical seriously felt like it had tunes like Hedwig’s Theme.
During this 60 minute treatment, I was flown off into another dimension as the therapist scrubbed me down with a gentle massage. This isn’t the kind of massage where you going to feel like you’re going to get beaten up (personally I DO enjoy those,) but at Lush, it was relaxing. If you are looking for a treatment to get knot and muscle tensions out, this is not what The Comforter is for. The serum made my skin feel incredibly soft and at one point I even commented on how soft the therapist’s hands were! If you do the spa enough, the hands felt like the skin of a baby.
After the spa, my skin did feel a bit sticky as I put my regular clothes back on. By night time, I did notice my skin absorbed most of the stickiness and I didn’t feel uncomfortable. There is one shower to use at Lush spa, but it is recommended to not shower right after this treatment. We also received a fizzy mocktail with cotton candy. The drink is poured over the cotton candy and melts into a sweet, pink drink. I found it a bit too sweet for my liking (signs of getting old…) though the younger version of me would surely enjoy it.
My friend and I were also gifted with a Lush gift box of bathbombs after the treatment and I’ve been using them slowly back in Vancouver. When people asked me how was New York, the spa treatment is one of the things I keep mentioning. I still think of the Lush Spa and am crossing my fingers they bring one to Vancouver. It was fun and memorable, plus people at Lush are some of the friendliest people to talk to.
The two Lush Spas located in North America is in New York and Philadephia and you can book your treatment online.
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Disclaimer: I received this complimentary treatment in exchange for a review. My review is 100% honest and opinions are my own.