The Mindful Touch by Natura Bissé: Because beauty is not only skin deep.
By Lorelle Williams
Natura Bissé is the luxury Spanish skincare brand that is taking Europe’s top spas by storm. Known for innovative and pioneering creations in the spa sector through the use of technology alongside their products, the brand has now raised the game by combining a facial with mindfulness through the use of a virtual reality head set.
The Mindful Touch is based on the concept that beauty requires a connection between body and spirit; it focusses just as much on health and inner balance as it does on outwards beauty.
The experience starts with a video on a virtual reality headset, inspired by the concept of mindfulness. This takes the client on a journey through nature, making stops in the forest, at the sea and passing through the clouds. All the while the therapist’s hands delicately touch the part of the body that the audio is directing the client to focus on. The touch stimulates the release of neurochemicals related to positive emotions in the brain and connects the client to the core of their being. In turn, it inhibits cortisol levels, which helps reduce stress and anxiety. The ultimate goal is for the client to reach a state of positive and relaxed mindfulness by focussing on their breathing, feelings and surrounding.
Once the treatment begins the headset is removed but the audio continues in the background, acting as a guide on where to focus attention. This makes The Mindful Touch a perfect introduction to mindfulness for anyone who has never experienced mindful techniques before, or for anyone who simply struggles to keep their mind from wandering.
The Mindful Touch can be part of any Natura Bissé treatment for either face or body. It can also be carried out in a giant bubble filled with 99.995% pure air. I personally experienced it as part of Natura Bissé’s 3D Collagen Shock Facial at The Sanderson Hotel in London. The treatment room itself was beautiful, with large silver mirrors and pale pink translucent curtains hanging from the ceiling to the floor. The facial uses three different types of collagen with three different molecular weights (high, medium and low) to give triple firmness and triple elasticity. It also incorporates an active face contouring massage to visibly redefine and sculpt the facial contour, leaving the face looking much firmer and more hydrated.
Natura Bissé understands that beauty needs to go beyond skincare and focus on a person’s overall wellbeing. Through the introduction of The Mindful Touch the brand manages to do this and paves the way for the rest of the beauty industry to follow suit.
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