Gold Fingers And Golden Balls Now On Offer At Terme Di Saturnia In Tuscany
Massage by James Bond: not guaranteed
Unsure of what to get your woman for Christmas? Well, if the ads are anything to go by, wimmen like gold and they like spas. From personal experience, we’d also add holidays in Italy, so a combination of all three could put you onto a winner.
That’s possibly the thinking behind the new Golden Body treatment at posh hotel Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort in Tuscany. The two hour treatment starts with a scrub, but not just any scrub – one enriched with ginger, chamomile, silk protein and jojoba oil. Then they apply a gel containing, among other things, caffeine (which, as your laydee will tell you, is meant to help cellulite) and, uh, “flecks of 24-carat gold”.
But that’s not all. Next up is a massage, and then, in the words of the hotel (because otherwise you may not believe it)
the 'Goldfinger moment' arrives as the body is enveloped with a mask of gold dust and ground ginger
And then you’re moisturized. No gold involved in that part.
Not a gold kinda girl? There’s no silver treatment sadly, but there is a new massage using balls of amber which, apparently, is known for its detoxing properties. Detox or not, we like the sound of these golden balls (apols, Victoria and David Beckham).
The massage takes two hours and costs €390, while the Golden Body Treatment lasts the same amount of time and costs €420. If you’re going to spend insane amounts of money on a spa treatment, we’d suggest going for gold.