I am massive fan of facials. And Natura Bisse facials are very much top of my list.
So when a week or so ago I was invited to the Savoy in London to have a bespoke Natura Bisse facial, I jumped at the chance.
I was delighted that my therapist was going to do the Vitamin C+C facial on me, as this is my favourite line for the summer months. She then offered the Mindful Touch experience as well, which I have avoided up to now. More fool me.
Anyway, I was intrigued by her description so I said yes.
The Mindful Touch experience is an 8-minute bolt on to any bespoke Natura Bisse facial – you wear goggles and are guided through a visual and aural relaxation – which massively enhances your facial.
I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t experienced it. You are relaxed by beautiful and interesting imagery, music and a carefully scripted narrative – which I thought would be intrusive or annoying but wasn’t at all. And as if that wasn’t enough the therapist massages and presses certain pressure points in time with the visual and aural programme.
The reason I say your facial is supercharged is because you are taken to a deeper state of relaxation much more quickly. I seemed to by-pass trying to quieten my brain myself; the Mindful Touch did it for me.
One of the reasons I love facials is because you’re in the hands of a specialist for an hour or so. They use their knowledge and expertise to cleanse and nourish your skin in a way I simply can’t do at home. And I have found the benefits of a good facial can last up to a week. But what Natura Bisse have done with the Mindful Touch added to their facials goes far beyond skin care.
The Mindful Touch ensures an almost immediate enjoyment of the treatment and is blissfully effective in providing a deeply tranquil state during the facial – and this from someone who finds it incredibly hard to switch off or not chat incessantly about the facial.
What’s even more incredible is that the end of the programme seems to energise you so you are refreshed, whilst still being relaxed when it is over. Although it is safe to say, I really didn’t want it to be over.
I am always conscious of my mind-body connection and this focus on well-being, I feel must have had a knock on effect on my skin.
Needless to say I was floating for the rest of the day…. So if you haven’t tried it I would really recommend getting down to a Natura Bisse spa and trying it for yourself…