Today’s spas are moving toward global treatments, with offerings rooted in both Eastern ayurvedic practices and Western European traditions. Pure Bliss, a new bespoke treatment arriving at Spa Montage this fall and winter, represents the latter.
Pure Bliss uses products from Lola’s Apothecary, a brand hailing from the United Kingdom. Small and family-run, ingredients are ethically-sourced from around the globe, but hand-blended on a Devonshire estate in the English countryside.
Lola’s Apothecary was inspired by founder Dominic Phillips’ childhood growing up in Devon and its natural surroundings. Having been interested in spas since he was a child, after his first spa treatment in Greece during a family vacation, he decided to combine his two passions with small batch, natural products.
“[Lola’s Apothecary] … sources ingredients from around the world to create the highest quality and ethically sourced and manufactured products I have seen in many years,” says Patrick Huey, Montage International corporate director, spa operations, adding that the brand is a natural complement to the spa’s global treatments.
“To increase the special nature of this treatment, Spa Montage is the first luxury spa brand to feature Lola’s Apothecary in the United States,” Huey says.
The Pure Bliss treatment begins with a full-body exfoliation using aromatic salts. Next, hydrating body milk is used to moisturize the skin. The treatment concludes with a nurturing massage with oils tailored to the specific guest and their needs. A facial treatment is also included, as is a body wrap.
“We worked with the lead therapists from our Montage properties to create this unique experience to appeal to the sophisticated spa guests who come to Spa Montage,” Huey says. “It is a head-to-toe triumph for the senses.”
Scents are also customizable and tell their own story. Monsoon Paradise features citrus, amyris and lisylang (with real 24-karat gold laced within the treatment), while Delicate Romance blends sweet orange and lemon with rose and geranium for a truly opulent scent sensation. Lastly, the Orange Blossom line was created exclusively for Spa Montage.
All of the scents are inspired by aromatherapy and feature powerhouse ingredients like rosehip seed, CO2 extract, cold-pressed argan oil and camellia oil.
Whatever scent story you choose, you’re in for a one-of-a-kind tale.
By Ashley Burnett
Images by Courtesy of Lola’s Apothecary