Diamonds, Sapphires, Skincare, Oh My!
Photo: Coppi Barbieri/Trunk Archive
A 150-minute body scrub, hot stone massage, and facial treatment trifecta.
Designed in Paris, this decadent experience is supposed to cleanse, energize, and promote wellbeing throughout your entire body—there’s also talk of diamonds and sapphires.
Helene, a 20-year veteran of Carita, the official products used for all treatments at Spa Nalai, who trained in Paris and has worked all over the world.
Spa Nalai on the 25th floor of the soon-to-open Park Hyatt New York (the hotel occupies floors one through 25 in a 90 floor tower). Each treatment takes place in a private suite (mine had a balcony!), and guests also have access to an indoor pool and fitness center.
The Guinea Pig:
Commuting to New York City from Toronto for work every week has taken its toll, not just physically, but also emotionally. It might sounds like a long time, but my skin, body, and mind needed every single one of those 150 minutes.
It turns out my body really likes being rubbed down with jewels. Helene made use of opulent ingredients like diamond powder, tourmaline, sapphire and gold—and I loved everything about it. I’m particularly sensitive to smell, so I could have done without the clove scrub meant to rid my face of dead skin. Other than that, I was so relaxed I was snoozing by the end.
My entire body felt silky smooth and I slept like a baby that night thanks to my muscles being in full relaxation mode (brain included!). The next morning I walked into work sans makeup—but with a noticeable glow.