The Most Luxe Spa Treatments in the World
HEAVENLY BLISS TREATMENT
Where: Paresa Resort in Phuket, Thailand
What you get: A 210-minute session complete with a Thai herbal steam, refreshing lime body scrub, a honey mask (applied to your entire body), a massage and an aromatic facial. Oh and did we mention this all takes place in a resort perched on a cliff in a tropical forest?
SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL PEDICURE
Where: The Modern Honolulu
What you get: Forget getting “lei’d” in Hawaii; we’re much more interested in getting this pedi, which is designed to help you de-stress after getting off a long flight. It uses eco-friendly products and takes place in a private treatment room so it’s ultra-relaxing. And yes, Swarovski crystals are placed on your toes along with polish so you can bling on the beach.
THE MAYAN TEMAZCAL RITUAL
Where: Zoëtry Paraéso de la Bonita Riviera Maya in Cancun (a favorite of Malin Akerman)
What you get: Every guest at the resort receives a treatment led by a Shaman (spiritual leader) while sitting around hot lava rocks in a sweat lodge-type space. There’s chanting and steaming and then participants rub specially selected herbs on their bodies. It all ends with a dip in the nearby ocean.
THE GRAND DEBUT FACIAL
Where:: The Red Door Spa at The Chatwal Hotel in N.Y.C.
What you get: A coveted two-hour, $1,000 appointment with esthetician extraordinaire Cornelia Zicu (and another facialist – yes, it’s a four-handed facial). It includes deep cleansing, exfoliation, massage, face and body skincare therapy and a couple glasses of champagne (very important in the facial process, obviously).
THE WATSU TREATMENT
Where: Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico
What you get: A massage in the water. Outdoors. At night. Watsu is a type of therapeutic aquatic healing that promises to put even the most wound-up person in a state of deep relaxation. (In fact, people travel all the way to this 3,000-acre ranch in Mexico just to experience the one-hour session.)