Lume has imported anti-ageing medi-spa techniques coveted by A-listers, making the reversal of time finally accessible to all who yearn for it. The treatment menu reads like an encyclopaedia, and while the full body massage was heavenly — every treatment room has its own en-suite marble bathroom, complete with Axor Starck glass taps, stone basins and a steam shower — it is the vast array of facials performed in hi-tech treatment chambers that sets Lume apart from the rest. With more than a dozen facial options, including the Age-Defiance facial, Optimal Nutri, Hydreclat Moisturising, Oxygenating VIP O2, and the like, using Biologique Recherche, Académie Scientifique de Beauté, and Terres D’Afrique products, Lume has a cure for whatever ails your visage. Halfway through my cleansing facial, nodding off to the soothing sounds of whale calls, permeating essential oils, and my therapist’s gentle hands, for a moment I believed I’d drifted off into a futuristic world designed by Apple and decorated by Versace — I didn’t want to wake up.
My imminent return will definitely include a haircut: the chairs simply look too inviting and it’s about time I tested out the famed Oribe product range.