I attempted ‘perfume meditation’ and it was probably the most zen hour of my life

I tried 'fragrance meditation' and it was the most zen hour of my life

The therapy

Lush Renaissance Spa Therapy, £75

The Hype

“Really feel again in steadiness, scented and centred with this fragrance therapy for the thoughts and soul,” proclaims Lush. “Be guided by a meditation on perfume with this 40-minute bespoke expertise that includes fragrance, music, phrases, and components of mild therapeutic massage to revive your temper and humour.”

As Lush Spa Therapy Developer, Hannah-Rose Lammiman, explains: “Renaissance options bodywork utilized in totally different cultures, traditions and rituals from everywhere in the world. We’ve got tapped into these energetic traditions to boost the expertise for the shopper.”


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Magnificence bio

With extra knots in my again than a pretzel and a severely fast-paced way of life, it is uncommon for me to take two minutes to myself (with out my cellphone, a minimum of). I’ve all the time been tempted by the artwork of meditation however by no means been bothered to present it a go so this guided session sounded ideally suited for somebody with my consideration span.

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The Evaluation

I hate to confess that I’ve by no means set foot within the Lush Spa earlier than however my gosh, I have been lacking out. Akin to Aladdin’s cave, the peaceable area beneath the hustle and bustle of Oxford Avenue instantly makes me really feel relaxed because of these gloriously iconic Lush scents and pure, unadulterated silence.

My incredible therapist takes me into the spa space and analyses my present emotional state (pressured) and persona traits (manic) to pick the right fragrances for my therapy. I am then led to a fantastically zen room lit with scented candles and handled to an unimaginable guided meditation slash therapeutic massage session, all while inhaling varied fragrances.

By utilizing perfume to scent the air and anoint the physique, the scents step by step layer up and take your thoughts off any worries you could have, apparently. My therapist tells me that specializing in the perfume will floor me within the current second. He is not fallacious.

The therapists are educated to really feel the vitality of the shopper while choreographing every motion to the music (a soundtrack recorded particularly for Lush). My therapist masterfully selects the right reflex factors of my physique to give attention to and launch feelings. For me, it is my head and neck; I undergo common migraines and have critical issue ‘switching off’. My therapist then shares constructive affirmations with me, personally chosen to align with my persona and feelings, earlier than dousing me in my private perfume (which you should purchase and take residence) and main me to the lounge space to sip a fragranced-tea.

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The decision

I’ve by no means skilled something fairly like this therapy earlier than however that is the place the great thing about it lies. It’s splendidly wacky and really left me feeling extra zen than any bathroom commonplace therapeutic massage. Plus, you may squeeze it into your lunch break and drift again to the workplace a a lot better particular person. Makes scents (sorry).

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