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Experience a couple's spa treatment

Sharing a treatment with a loved one can enhance the benefits of massage and bring you closer together. What are you waiting for?

When booking into the Lush Spa for a double treatment, there is a wide range of treatments to pick from, depending on whether you want a deep-tissue rub down or a sumptuous body scrub treatment, including The Comforter?, The Spell, Validation Facial, The Good Hour, Tailor Made, The Hard Days Night or Synaesthesia. Each experience is made up of carefully crafted massage and a unique soundtrack, with additional techniques and quirks personal to the individual treatment.

For many of us, daily life is full of traffic, texts and multitasking, which means that booking in a massage provides us with some much-needed time to relax and reflect in private. Yet there are both physical and mental benefits to bringing your partner along for the experience too.

Licensed marriage and family therapist and co-founder of Group Therapy Associates Esther Boykin explains, “During a massage session, people are almost instinctually driven to let go of the past and the future and turn their attention to the present moment. This practice of being fully engaged in an activity together that can help couples reconnect, and with a little effort, they can bring that same level of mindful awareness to their time outside of the massage.”

Lush Spa treatment developer Hannah Lammiman agrees. “Apart from the fun side of sharing a beautiful 1940s English treatment room, getting together to share a Lush Spa experience creates memories that last. Sharing a treatment room can be much more powerful than the eye can see. The therapist with his or her skilled hands, of course, brings energy and the intention of creating the perfect retreat, but when a double treatment is performed, a space is created for the client to just be and feed off the shared, positive energy in the room. Sharing this time is fun, and creates feelings and emotions that bring people closer together. Even the chatting afterwards helps the clients to bond.”

Double treatment enthusiast Matthew Blackhurst-Evans says having a treatment with his partner is the perfect way enjoy each other’s company while re-charging at the same time. “My partner and I had a double treatment recently and I think in simple terms it's really lovely to have that shared experience. You don't have to describe it to them afterwards as you were both there, so you can just revel in the feeling and effect. It's like watching a great film together and getting excited about the best bits after, comparing and offering opinions. It's a very underrated experience and I'll definitely be booking in with friends and family now.”

If you’re a little nervous about having a treatment, sharing the experience with a partner or loved one can also help to aid relaxation. Lush Oxford Street Spa therapist Sonja Bird explains, “I've found double treatments great for first-time spa visitors. Having a buddy to share the experience with can really take the edge off the nerves that a lot of people feel.” She also says that a double treatment is an ideal way for parents or guardians to gift a treatment to those under 18 who may be unable to have the experience alone, explaining  “Rather than having an adult just chaperoning the young person through their journey, they can actually share the full experience with them.”

Because Lush Spa treatments are formulas, each using a combination of music, massage, fragrance and holistic techniques to rejuvenate the mind and body, double treatments require an additional level of skill and concentration from therapists. With two clients in one room, the therapists will work together to create flow and motion and set an intention in the room. Each moment is a combination of synchronised movement and free-flowing music.

Sonja explains, “Therapists will spend time together in the room working out logistics and recapping the treatment flow to make sure we are 100% in sync. We will also discuss which part of the consultation we are going to take care of so it's evenly divided.” The intention is to create a seamless, wonderful experience to share.

Current spas with double treatment rooms can be viewed below, with therapists at hand to offer advice if you just can’t decide with treatment to indulge in.

To book in, buy a voucher online then phone up your local Lush Spa to book your treatment, or purchase a voucher in one of our stores.

UK spas with double treatment facilities

Lush Spa Poole

Lush Spa Oxford Street

Lush Spa Leeds

Lush Spa Liverpool

Lush Spa Bath

Lush Spa Edinburgh

Lush Spa Cardiff 

 

International spas with double treatment facilities

Lush Spa Madrid

Lush Spa Kyoto

Lush Spa New York

Lush Spa Philadelphia

Lush Spa Sao Paulo

Lush Spa Hong Kong

You can also find all Lush Spa policies here for all the extra information you could need on access, age and treatments during pregnancy.

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