Whether it’s the rising popularity of meditation or the ever-expanding wellness industry, we’re championing the art of self-love now more than ever — and what screams self-love more than a slather of gold to the face or a diamond encrusted rub down? Here are the world’s most luxurious treatments… because sometimes a standard massage just won’t cut it.
The Gemstone Massage at various Trump Hotels, USA
A lavish update on the classic hot stone massage, the Diamond Massage available at Trump’s luxury hotels uses rare gemstones as an extravagant replacement. The 90-minute, full body massage uses exclusive oils which are enriched with either diamonds, rubies, emeralds or sapphires to provide clarity, purify, stimulate creativity and calm the mind, respectively. Read more here.
The Signature Treatment at the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa in Grindavík, Iceland
Set in the heart of the ethereal Icelandic landscape, the breathtaking Blue Lagoon is undoubtedly the most incredible setting to indulge in a spot of R&R. The spa’s signature treatment combines a mineral-rich salt scrub, a silica or algae wrap and a 50-minute full body massage, all delivered as you float on a mattress in the middle of one of the ’25 most spectacular wonders of the world’.
24 Carat Gold Facial at UMO Skin Clinic in London, England
Combining innovative Japanese technology with pure 24-carat gold, Umo Skincare‘s luxurious facial is the first of its kind. A treatment like no other, the minerals and healing properties which naturally occur in the lustrous metal are penetrated deep into the surface of the skin, resulting in a luminous, rejuvenated complexion that is free from impurities. Did we mention it’s a favourite of the Victoria’s Secret Angel cohort?
A Beer Spa Session at the Beer Spa in Prague, Czech Republic
The aptest way to fully immerse yourself in the Czechs’ boozy culture, the tubs at Beer Spa are filled with just that, litres of the local Krušovice brew. Hop in the luxurious sea of the malty goodness and reap its skin regenerating, vitality improving benefits, all while relishing the unlimited beer on tap.
White Caviar Illuminating Facial at The Ritz Carlton in New York, USA
Not just an edible delicacy, The Ritz Carlton Hotel’s spa in New York incorporates the costly fish eggs into their White Caviar Illuminating Facial. The extravagant treatment consists of a three-minute cellular peel, a hand and foot treatment and a bespoke intensive eye-lift all using La Prairie’s white caviar collection, created to leave the skin looking fresh and reborn.
The Evian Experience at Hotel Victor in Miami, USA
An unprecedented luxury — christened in 2005 by tennis star Serena Williams no less — Hotel Victor’s ‘Evian Experience‘ sees a bathtub filled with 1,000 litres of natural Evian mineral water and a colourful trove of floating Transvaal daisies. If not already the epitome of swanky relaxation, the accompanying servings of champagne and dessert take it one luxurious step further.