Spas. They have become the buzz word for stressed business travellers and lets face it, we do get stressed during travel. However spas can also be great ways to simply relax, be nurtured, pampered or at the very least, kill time.
A few of the top Spas (US, UK, France & Australia) in the world and their latest trends:
Peninsula Beverly Hills Spa, Beverley Hills, USA
Following a $5 million renovation, the spa at the Peninsula Beverly Hills has introduced Shiffa Precious Gem Treatments ($275—$385) that creates serenity through the healing powers of ruby, emerald, sapphire and diamond-saturated oils.
Apparently it´s the smooth hot stones, that relax and restore. I would feel better just knowing such wealth was running along my skin!
Dogmersfield Park, Hampshire, England
The spa is in the stable block and uses home-grown chamomile and sage in treatments. Nothing horsey about the surroundings – water walls make soothing backdrops, the steam room is decorated with amethysts, and shower settings include rainstorm and arctic mist. The signature Four Seasons Escape ($260) is two hours of body brushing and exfoliation, followed by a massage, a mud wrap, a head massage, and moisturizing, all with ESPA products.
L’Institut de Guerlain, Paris, France
View of the Champs-Ã?lysées. More than 35 treatments: massage, hydrotherapy, and of course facials, including the One-Hour Express Facial ($108), which consists of exfoliation, vaporizing, and pore-cleansing followed by a facial massage and a mask
Web – guerlain.com
Sensory Spa, Sydney, Australia
Another place to use hot stones plus a lovely sounding seaweed and mud treatment called Desert Heat. The spa was refurbished as part of a major renovation recently, so its got that new gleaming and glowing feel throughout. Post spa, a lunch at the hip restaurant is a great combination.
Web – livingwell.com.au