Lush Spa Plays With Your Senses

Lush Spa Plays With Your Senses


If there’s a neurological condition I wouldn’t mind being struck with, it’s synesthesia—a phenomenon that involves an involuntary mixing of the senses. Imagine: tasting colors, visualizing sounds, seeing the alphabet represented by different colors, among other cross-sensory episodes. I came close to this experience during a recent trip to Lush, a chain of cosmetics stores crafting all-natural body lotion, bath bombs, hair-care products and facial cleansers and masks. The company’s Upper East Side location recently debuted its adorable 1950s kitchen-themed spa, featuring a signature holistic treatment known as Synaesthesia. The 80-minute service involves a personal massage choreographed with a moving soundtrack created exclusively for Lush. I won’t give away too much more, as an element of surprise is key to this treatment, but suffice to say that clients can expect various scents, emotions, scents, temperatures, textures and flavors throughout the experience. I’ll probably never be a synesthete—only about 1 in 27 people are—but I can turn to Lush next time I’m in need of a creative, mystifying sensory mix-up.

Lush Spa, 783 Lexington Ave., 212.207.8151, lushusa.com