Getting your summer beach body ready can be hard work, especially when it means cutting out all the unhealthy food and drink you love… but there is a solution!
Spa treatments combining luxurious foods and beverages are becoming increasingly popular, giving you the chance to enjoy wine, chocolate and other forbidden treats while also benefitting from rejuvenated skin and a more relaxed state of mind. Forget mud masks and hot stones – why not indulge in one of these tasty spa treatments from around the world!
Cocoa Facial, The Hotel Hershey, USA
It probably won’t come as a surprise that the spa at The Hotel Hershey offers a range of scrumptious treatments which all use Hershey’s chocolate as the main ingredient. By far the most tempting of all the treatments available at this spa is the Cocoa Facial Experience, which includes a citrus-infused face cleansing before a 75-minute facial smothered in the smoothest dark chocolate!
Wine Spa, Hakone Kowakien Yunessun, Japan
The Hakone Kowakien Yunessun in Japan offers one of the most unique spa treatments on the planet: an entire pool filled with wine. It may not seem like it, but a soak in the boozy bath is apparently very beneficial for your body and the hotel doesn’t stop at just the wine pool, you can also bathe in large ponds filled with coffee, green tea or even sake!
Bourbon Backrub, Four Seasons, USA
The male-focused spa at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago offers a variety of treatments aimed to make sure men don’t feel emasculated while being pampered. The manliest of all the treatments is definitely the Vintage Bourbon Massage at the Men’s Bourbon Retreat. Sip on the hotel’s signature single-barrel vintage while your feet marinade in a bourbon bath and your back gets rubbed with bourbon scrub for a relaxing, yet manly, spa experience.
Papaya Polish, The Royal Phuket Yacht Club, Thailand
The Papaya Body Polish Scrub spa treatment at The Royal Phuket Yacht Club is a must for anybody suffering from dry, flaky skin after spending too much time in the sun. This treatment includes your whole body being covered in mashed up papaya for just under an hour revealing skin that looks tighter, fresher and smoother once the fragrant fruit paste is removed.
Beer and Lime Pore Rescue, Esperanza, Mexico
Yet another refreshing treatment which involves high levels of alcohol is the beer and lime facial at the spa at Esperanza in Mexico. Guaranteed to refine pores and tighten the skin, this miracle combination can also be used on the scalp, shoulders and neck to release tension and relax the body.
Green Tea Salt Scrub, Windrose Spa, Bahamas
If you’re searching for a spa service that gets under your skin and draws out all the impurities then the fresh and fragrant Lemongrass Green Tea Salt Scrub at the Windrose Spa is just for you! The salt scrub is made from the essential oil of Lemongrass infused with green tea, hibiscus leaf and neem leaf, and is rubbed all over the body for 40 minutes leaving the skin glowing and moisturised.
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