Worth Their Weight in Gold

28 Dec 2015
2 min read
Need some well deserved R&R after all the festivities? When a straightforward back massage using a lathering of soothing oils will no longer cut it, FOUR looks at some of the most out-of-the-ordinary treatments on offer in FOUR’s International Luxury Supplement…
In His Skin |AWAYSPA |W Hotel Taipei

Whether you’re gearing up for a big night onthe tiles (XinYiis home to a great collectionof bars, restaurants and clubs, which spillout onto the streets, right outside W Hotel’sdoor) or winding down after a long dayof sightseeing, W Hotel’s AWAYSPA hasit all, including an amazing list of enticingspa treatments. The most tantalising of all?AWAYSPA’s exclusively for men snake extractinspired facial treatment, In His Skin. Designedfor burnt-out and run-down souls, In His Skinstarts with a Glamtox peel, featuring snakeextract serum, which helps to smooth andsoften the beard area and encourage cellrenewal. Lasting 60 minutes (£70), it’s theperfect length to fit in before slipping into thespa’s separate male and female sauna andsteam rooms, an experience made all themore holistic with the addition of a mandatorycup of herbal tea.


Golden Glow |Spa at Four Seasons |Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

Try Four Seasons’ Golden Glow treatment at their luxurious London Park Lane address. Using real particles of gold that promise to leave skin feelingsoft and enriched, this Omorovicza treatment begins with an invigorating golden sugar polish, followed by a soothing massage with ylang-ylang oilenriched with shimmering gold. Golden Glow is a perfect treat for a special occasion when you want to look nothing butyour best. Choose from a50 (£125) or 80-minute (£160) treatment.

Once your treatment is complete, soak up the relaxing surroundings of this rooftop retreat, which includes nine bespoke spa treatment rooms, allof which feature floor-to-ceiling windows and private relaxation pods, so you can enjoy ultra-serenity while taking in the spectacular views across thecity.


Diamond Magnetic LiftBody Treatment | The Spa atMandarin Oriental HotelLas Vegas

No trip to Las Vegas would be completewithout a touch of bling. Try the DiamondMagnetic Lift Body Treatment at The Spa at theMandarin Oriental Hotel, which will purify thebody and mind and help eliminate the effectsof the stress of everyday life (and maybe evensome of the excesses of Vegas, too).The lift begins with ‘the balancing ofthe chakras’ using gems, followed by theapplication of a luminous mud, featuringdiamond dust, combined with a massageusing magnetic tools. Sound too technical?This treatment’s benefits largely outweighits new-age appeal by amplifying energy and unloading tension and stress, fightingthe skin’s signs of aging while ensuring afeeling of maximum wellbeing. 90-minutetreatment, £170 midweek / £185 weekend.


Premier Cru Facial | Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa | The Plaza Hotel New York

Housed within the luxurious surrounding of noblewoods, dark stone and sleek design, The CaudalieSpa offers spa-goers a glut of exclusive treatments,with its never-ending list of wine-inspired scrubs,
baths and body wraps. That’s right, wine-inspiredtreatments, including the Wine Maker’s Massage,Merlot Scrub and Premier Cru Facial—all wellworth a try.

Inspired by the greatest vintages of Bordeaux,the Premier Cru Facial begins with a scrub thatprepares the skin for the benefi ts of a lengthymassage carried out with essential oils by aCaudalie ‘Vinotherapist’. Next is the applicationof Caudalie’s Premier Cru cream, which is infusedwith the Caudalie Spa’s patented natural activeingredients, followed by a warm thermal mask thathas a lifting effect on the skin. The result: smoother,more radiant looking skin that is brimming withyouth. Costs around £210 for 80 minutes.


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