8 Edible Spa Treatments Slideshow
December 9, 2010
Hot Toddy Scrub
Featuring over 40 treatments, including one using unique calcium-rich algae hand-harvested from the Patagonian coast, the Spa at the Stone House has something for everyone.
Inspired by the well-known holiday cocktail, the Spa’s seasonally-appropriate Hot Toddy Scrub treatment is ideal for those troubled by dry skin. The 60-minute session begins with a deeply aromatic cornmeal, clove, orange and cinnamon body scrub from the locally produced Farmaesthetics line of beauty products. After showering in your in-room steam shower, the treatment concludes with a deeply hydrating massage using Farmaesthetics’ Nourishing Lavender Milk.
60 minutes, $120.
Sweet Grenadine and Barbary Fig Exfoliation
Espresso Mud Wrap
The Emerson Resort and Spa is located beside Mount Tremper in the heart of the Catskill Mountains of New York. Their award-winning spa offers a variety of services from traditional massages to Western-influenced Ayurvedic treatments, and more.
The Spa's Espresso Mud Wrap is perfect for foodies and caffeine-junkies alike. First, finely ground coffee beans and Indian sarsaparilla are blended and applied like a body scrub. To finish, Bourbon Vanilla Body Lotion seals in moisture and leaves you relaxed and your skin hydrated and smooth. A perfect post-holiday detox and cleansing treatment that will quell your cravings without derailing any New Year's resolutions.
75 minutes, $150.
Sugar Plum Manicure and Pedicure
At the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, treat yourself to the Spa's Sugar Plum Manicure and Pedicure, the perfect holiday treat for achy feet. The seasonal treatment begins with an exfoliating sugar scrub, followed by a sugar plum revitalizing masque, and then a stimulating massage using a sugar plum soufflé cream. While your tips and toes are treated to your choice of polish, continue to unwind with sugar cookies and a glass of champagne.
Not in need of foot TLC? The Spa’s Four Seasons in One is another revitalizing full-body treatment and massage inspired by fruits and herbs — like fig, citrus, avocado, and basil — from each season of the year. Detoxifying fig and citrus oils stimulate the body, followed by a fruit and avocado clay mask to help draw out impurities.
Manicure, 40 minutes; $55; Pedicure, 50 minutes; $85. Massage, 80 minutes; $190.
Pineapple Crush Body Treatment
The White Elephant is a historic 1920’s inn located beside Nantucket Harbor. During the harsh winter, the White Elephant Spa’s Signature Pineapple Crush Body Treatment is a revitalizing remedy that will help condition your skin for spring. This fruit-filled service begins with an invigorating body scrub, made expressly for the spa, combining sea salts with pineapple enzymes, which help exfoliate the skin, and cranberry extracts, full of great antioxidant powers. The treatment will leave the skin with a radiant glow, and your appetite craving a healthy bowl of fresh fruit.
60 minutes; $155.
Jake’s Treasure Beach Fruit Quench
Jake’s is a seaside boutique resort located on Treasure Beach, along Jamaica's undeveloped southern coast. It's winding property gazes out over the ocean and is marked by shady palms, coconut trees, patches of spiky aloe and brightly colored bougainvillea. With a bohemian feel, The Driftwood Spa at Jake’s merges holistic techniques and philosophies from around the world with natural alternative healing philosophies of the island, using the island's natural resources. The Treasure Beach Fruit Quench is the perfect healing wrap treatment after a day in the hot, Jamaican sun. This after-sun mask is made using freshly blended melons, including honeydew and cantaloupe, all grown on a local farm, like a cooling and restorative smoothie for your skin.
45 minutes, $75.
La Prairie Caviar Firming Facial
Situated along Seven Mile Beach, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is a top-of-the-line resort, but your visit would not be complete without a treatment at Silver Rain, the La Prairie Signature Spa. Combining cutting-edge science with the ultimate in luxury, the Caviar Firming Facial, utilizing La Prairie's Caviar Collection products, offers unparalleled results when it comes to improving your skin's firmness, nourishment, and radiance. Often regarded as an edible delight, caviar extract is also rich in amino acids, vitamins, and minerals that are essential for maintaining healthy skin, actually improving the skin’s density by facilitating the rebuilding of collagen for a firmer, more youthful look. If only the treatment ended with a flute of bubbly and a caviar-topped blini.
90 minutes, $310.
Coconut Paradise Manicure and Pedicure
Walking into this peaceful sanctuary from the rapid pace of Manhattan's sidewalks, one immediately puts their worries behind them. Great Jones Spa believes optimal health comes from the inside-out. It is no wonder, then, that their treatments are not only luxurious, but help to restore vitality and balance to your body at the cellular level.
Their Coconut Paradise Manicure and Pedicure is a rejuvenating treatment for both hands and feet that will restore a youthful glow to your winter-ravaged hands and toes, while whisking your mind off to a peaceful tropical island. Starting with a relaxing soak in a coconut milk bath, followed by a sweet cane sugar scrub infused with hydrating essential oils, enzymes, and coconut oil. A warm body butter wrap seals in moisture, and your arms and legs are gently massaged, leaving your skin baby-soft. The treatments conclude with your choice of polish. The only thing missing is a pina colada in your hand.
Manicure $40; Pedicure $65.