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Review: Hard Day’s Night Treatment at Lush Spa (Philadelphia)

Inspired by the Hard Days Night Hotel in Liverpool, this Beatles-themed treatment takes away any tension. Gentle passive stretches and comfy pajamas send your busy brain into a golden slumber.” – Lush Spa

Lush Spa Philadelphia

Lush Spa Philadelphia

I admit that I’m not fond of massages.  They always have  left me disappointed in the end because I am just too high strung to actually relax for them.  Put that together with several masseuses who talk, talk, talk through the entire  massages and I usually walk out feeling like I’ve just wasted a whole lot of money!  But when I received a gift certificate from my dear friend Lisa for this treatment, I couldn’t help but get excited.

Lo and behold…this Hard Day’s Night Treatment at Lush Spa, my friends, is what a massage was meant to be!  With a soundtrack of Beatles song interpretations playing in the background, there is no talking done except for a few request such as to turn over, scoot down and then to meditate at the end. This experience was a true pleasure.  If you’re modest…not to worry!  The entire time you’re dressed in a pair of over-sized flannel pajamas.  With a combination of passive stretching and pressure point massage, this treatment fills the complete 75 minutes that it advertises.

But it doesn’t end there.  After your treatment is done, you return to the sitting area where tea and shortbread cookies await you. You are also presented with a gift bag that contains a Golden Slumbers Bath Bomb so that you can continue your relaxing experience when you get home.

My massage therapist was a lovely young woman named Stanette and she had just returned in May from four months of required training at Lush headquarters in Poole, UK.  She loves her job, she loves the company she works for and she gives you an amazing experience.  The store itself, was packed full of customers when I arrived.

There are over 900 Lush stores throughout the world (including a spa in  Liverpool, UK!), but there are only two Lush Spas in the United States where you can experience the Hard Day’s Night Treatment.  They are:

LUSH Spa Lexington, 783 Lexington Avenue, NYC

LUSH Spa Philadelphia, 1525 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

My advice to all you Beatles Freaks out there is to find the closest Lush Spa to you and schedule an appointment so you too can float away.  It is a bit pricey, but well worth it.  If you’re one of the thousands of Beatles fans that attends the Fest for Beatles Fans every year in metro New York City, you may want to make this little luxury a part of your Beatles weekend.  I’m actually looking forward to going back someday and letting my worries melt away again.

 This is a sample of all the songs that are played during this treatment. Imagine having a your hands massaged during “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and a scalp massage during “Golden Slumbers”.

I rate this Fab Four experience: 4 out of 4 Beetles!



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