Rub It In: Taste Treatments
Spas around the world are turning to culinary-inspired wraps, scrubs and massages. Among the tasty treatments on spa menus these days:
Cabernet Harvest Crush
“Warm cabernet grape seed polish is applied, gently exfoliating dehydrated skin.”
$115/ 50 minutes
Meadowood, St. Helena, Calif.
Chocolate Macadamia Nut Scrub
“You are completely covered . . . with an exotic blend of pure chocolate, macadamia nuts and the finest oils. Finish with a rain shower and coconut essence.”
$115/ 50 minutes
Mandara Spa, Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa, Honolulu, Hawaii
Rosemary Soothing Souffle Wrap
“Rosemary and mint essential oils blend with pure egg whites to soothe and energize.” Face and scalp massages and foot exfoliation included.
The Centre for Well-Being, The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Corona Beer Face Lift
“Not only for lifting your sprits, our Corona beer treatment also refines the pores while tightening and lifting the skin.”
Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas,
Exotic Coconut Rub and Milk Ritual
“A traditional Balinese coconut recipe polishes the skin. . . . Nourishing Milk Bath is smothered over your entire body . . . while cocooned in the sensory float bed or foil wrap.” Massage included.
$220, full body/two hours
Elemis Spa, the Aladdin, Las Vegas
Cinnamon Sugar Uplift Facial
“A carbon solution that quickens the action of botanicals, enabling them to . . . deliver nutrients while leaving the facial cells . . . receptive. Followed by our uplifting cinnamon sugar compound. A non-surgical lift.”
Green Valley Spa, St. George,
Chocolate Fondue Wrap
“Warmed moor mud and essence of cocoa . . . a luxurious body brushing is followed by the fondue application. The body is then wrapped in a soft, warm blanket.”
The Spa at the Hotel Hershey,
Banana Oatmeal Mask
“Nourishing banana has properties that help to tighten, soften and cleanse the skin. Combined with oatmeal and other natural ingredients . . . an excellent skin nourisher.”
The Oberoi, Mumbai, India
Punta Mita tequila massage “An all-over relaxing massage using tequila, indigenous sage oil and traditional Mexican healing techniques.”
Four Seasons Resort, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico