12 Most Expensive Spa Treatments in the World
You might think it’s a pretty good day when you have the time and extra cash for a manicure or blow out. But for some, experiencing the best treatments that the world’s spas have to offer is just a regular part of their jet-setting lifestyle. From herb-infused massages to diamond dust facials to scalp treatments and beyond, here are 12 of the most expensive — and luxurious — spa treatments in the world, for optimum health and happiness.
- Aroma-Listic Day Spa pedicure: At this Agoura Hills, CA spa, you can get a very special pedicure — that costs over $200. The justification? Your feet will be slathered in a white chocolate strawberry truffle mixture as part of the treatment.
- UMO gold facial: UMO America’s famous facial uses 24-karat gold. Supposedly gold has great hydration benefits and adds nutrients to your skin, which better be worth the $400+ price tag.
- Evian bath: Dubbed the world’s most expensive bath, SoBe’s Hotel Victor offers guests of its penthouse suite the opportunity to lounge in a tub filled with 1,000 liters of pure Evian water, fuchsia, and orange Gerber daisies. Serena Williams was the first to try out the $5,000 bath, which is given in a 350-gallon infinity tub. You can also snack on smoked salmon lollipops, foie gras and chocolate as you bathe.
- Royal Treatment: At Shanghai’s Bund Five Spa Oasis, getting The Royal Treatment is serious business. You’ll first soak in a bath of rose petals and oils, then get an Italian red wine body scrub, four-hands massage, lavender body wrap, and a 90-minute Pramol facial. At 3,000 Chinese Yuan, that equals around $451 U.S.
- Grand Luxe Facial: Spa Radiance is a premier spa in San Francisco that’s famous for its $750 facial. You’ll get a diamond peel, a caviar mask, protein drops for your hands, an omega-6 treatment for your eyes, and LED light therapy to clear up rosacea, red spots, black heads and wrinkles, plus a hand and foot massage.
- Elysian Cleanse: Humbly called "a classic spa treatment" by the downtown Chicago Elysian Hotel, this cleanse will cost you over $300. What’s included? Water therapy, a customized marine massage, and "calming cocoon to exfoliate and renew the skin," which we’ve heard refers to a seaweed gel wrap.
- 5 Indulgences: This pricey treatment is actually listed as a special promotion, so we wonder if the 55,555 JPY price tag — that’s roughly $665 U.S. — is sometimes higher? Offered at Tokyo’s Spa at Mandarin Oriental, the treatment was created in honor of the spa’s 5-year anniversary. Included are a foot ritual, Oriental Essence Body Treatment, customized aromatherapy facial, and a seasonal fruit platter if you get hungry.
- Caviar conditioner: For the rich and famous, like Catherine Zeta-Jones, spending around $400 for a shampoo treatment at her South Kensington spa (U.S. price adjusted according to the 2007 exchange rate) is worth it. Zeta-Jones’ spa flew in from Iran the Beluga caviar, which supposedly makes hair color and texture richer and creamier. Also part of the treatment is a truffle-based shampoo.
- Microablation and Triphasic Combination Facial: At the Cornelia Day Spa in New York City, celebrities like Kate Moss and Gwyneth Paltrow get the premium treatment: a microablation and triphasic combination facial. Using electromagnetism to stimulate collagen and heat and vibration to sculpt your face, this treatment is almost like getting plastic surgery. In that case, the $500 cost is a steal.
- Good Luck Ritual: The Spa at Encore Wynn Las Vegas boasts that its most popular service is something called the Good Luck Ritual, an 80-minute treatment that uses Feng Shui principles to harmonize the body. You’ll start with a 50-minute custom massage with Thai herbs and oils, and then move on to a wild lime botanical scalp treatment. A hand and foot scrub rounds out your $250 treatment.
- Talise Rediscover: The Madinat Jumeirah Resort in Dubai guides its clients to "a path to a greater quality of existence," and with treatments tailored towards correcting everything from jet lag to cellulite, they’re well-equipped to turn you into a better version of yourself. The Talise Rediscover is a $720 full body treatment involving a bath, sugar body polish, clay and herbal scalp massage, private steam session, and a marine facial treatment.
- Creme de la Mer Ultimate Experience: The La Mer skincare line is a favorite of ladies who lunch all over the world, but at the Urban Retreat at Harrods in London, you can get the Ultimate Experience. For 200 pounds — $320 U.S. — you’ll get 135 minutes of body treatments, a facial, steaming sessions, massages, feet treatments, and more, using the best of the brand’s products, including sea quartz, diamond dust, and the Miracle Broth, "the priceless extract that is coveted around the world," according to the Creme de la Mer website.
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