Fancy a sand based exfoliation, or a rose steam bath, or a honey massage, or a zero gravity experience? These exotic spa treatments and many more are all available to the discerning traveler who is willing to get pampered at any one of 20 Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts around the world that are introducing new spa treatments with a local flavor.
Here is a sample of what to expect at 10 luxury spas around the world.
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre: The Desert Reviver treatment involves a stimulating sand-based exfoliation, followed by a hot-stone massage and ending with a cooling ritual that brings to mind a dip in the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain: Her Secret Sanctuary, features a series of age-old traditions, including the rose steam bath and black olive and lavender soap cleanse.
The Ritz-Carton, Moscow: organic Siberian honey is used as the basis for the Moscow Honey Treatment which includes a therapeutic full body massage using golden honey.
The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna: fragrant rose geranium and sweet orange oils are used to both calm and harmonize the mind, while moisturizing the skin.
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami: the Tequesta Ritual is a Native American detoxifying ceremony to purify and balance the body and mind with a cleansing algae wrap followed by a relaxing massage.
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota: The Citrus Scrub offers a full body exfoliation featuring apricot and orange oils and a sumptuous application of orange infused cream to complete the Florida journey.
The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay (near San Francisco), California: the Pumpkin Facial utilizes a nourishing pumpkin enzyme masque.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island: guests can relax under the therapeutic benefits of zero gravity with a Heaven in Hammock massage.
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans: the Voodoo Massage evokes the magical and mystical soul of New Orleans by using aromas of incense and voodoo chants to set the mood.
The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee in Georgia: The Oconee Rain Vichy shower treatment uses the therapeutic benefits of water which the Creek Indians from the region believe, “washes everything new again”.
“The Ritz-Carlton Spa concept is designed to extend even more of the unique and personal opportunities for wellness and indigenous experiences that our guests and global travelers seek,” stated Hervé Humler, President and Chief Operating Officer, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
Whether you are into voodoo chants or fancy yourself covered in honey or pumpkin paste, you will have a memorable experience.
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