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Get Buckwild in the Spa With These Funky Treatments

May 28, 2008 at 5:07 PM | by | ()

If you thought bathing in a tub of expensive Evian water was crazy, that seems sane compared to these funky spa treatments we've heard about. Ok, so maybe spending $11,000 on a bath is not something someone of sane mind would do but would you put a 24-carat gold mask on your face? Didn't think so.

· Hinoki Bath: The Conrad Tokyo lets spa guests soak in a tub made out of Hinoki cypress, "with a rich grain, smooth texture and the subtle scent of cypress."

· The 24-carat Gold Facial: The Eldorado Hotel & Spa in Santa Fe uses gold to slow down depletion and to stimulates cellular growth. Also, gold works on inflamed areas and age spots. Also, gold masks make you look scary!

· The Flour Scrub: The spa at Hilton Molino Stucky in Venice pays homage to the hotel's past history as a flour mill. The flour scrub is an exfoliating treatment. The spa also offers a full-body gold treatment too. We need to see a picture of that.

· Liquid "Gold" Treatments: At the Ohtli Spa in the Casa Magna Marriott Puerto Vallarta they use Xocolatl (shoco-latle), also known as liquid gold, which was reserved for Aztec royalty in ancient Mexico. But it's not really gold. It's chocolate and they rub it all over you.

· Lava Shell Therapy: At the Tides Zihuatanejo they use self-heating Tiger Clam shells during a Swedish-style massage. This sounds kind of creepy but compared to the Asian spas where fish feast on your feet, it's totally do-able.

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