Beauty News: Custom Treatments
Published: September 2009
By Rima Suqi
These personalized services allow you to extend your spa experience.
Stella Gray, “spa elder” at Half Moon resort’s Fern Tree, in Jamaica, picks the herbs for your bath soak ($55), scrub ($130), or massage oil ($115) from her garden; you’ll walk away with a sample—and the recipe.
At the new apothecary in Hawaii’s Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Spa, a spa concierge mixes indigenous ingredients (exfoliating sea salts; purifying volcanic clay) to personalize your scrub or wrap (from $170).
For the aromatherapy massage (from $135) at the sleek new Sè Spa, in the Sè San Diego Hotel, therapists blend a range of essential oils to relieve your emotional tensions and give you a three-ounce bottle to take with you.
Before he became creative director at Shibui Spa, in New York’s Greenwich Hotel, Thuyen Nguyen developed a bold-face following for his custom-made beauty products; you can leave with the mask he creates for your facial ($325).
View our full list of the World’s Best Spas 2009.