With the new trend of culinary-inspired spa treatments taking storm, destination spas are offering services that are more delicious than ever. For this month’s travel edition, the editors at Yogi Times have uncovered the most delectable massages, wraps and scrubs as well as the most sensuous, avant-garde ingredients being used in spas today. A scrumptious holiday abroad certainly warrants a spa trip drizzled with flavor; these unforgettable spa experiences are sure to revitalize your spirit as much as your skin. mexico: yogurt almond wrap villa premiere hotel spa puerto vallarta The Yogurt and Almond Wrap may sound like a snack, but it is actually a sophisticated antirust treatment that utilizes vitamin E to defend the body against free radical cells caused by atmospheric stress and the natural aging process. Also infused with vitamin D, the wrap stimulates collagen growth and creates an excellent hydrating balm for the skin. premiereonline.com portugal: co-co2 chocolate therapy aquapura spa aquapura douro valley Chocolate lovers owe themselves a visit to Aquapura Douro Valley in the heart of Portugal’s wine country. The fusion of chocolate and oxygen in the Karin Herzog CO-cO2 Chocolate Therapy yield advanced anti-aging properties for hormonally stressed skin. The CO-cO2 treatment transports calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamins B & C and antioxidants deep into the dermis layer of the skin. Sample this chocolate-dipped therapy as either a facial or a body treatment. aquapurahotels.com jamaica: icy island mint scrub driftwood spa, jake’s resort treasure beach Refresh yourself with the flavor of mint as you drop into Jake’s for the new scintillating Icy Island Mint Scrub. Blending Jamaican cerassie, spearmint, peppermint leaves, green tea, organic brown sugar, honey, aloe, glycerin, grape seed oil and vitamin E with pure essential oils, the treatment stimulates the immune system and includes mood-enhancing properties. islandoutpost.com/jakes bahamas: tropical food scrub natural mystic spa marley resort spa nassau A medley of island flavors harmonize at the Marley family’s new Natural Mystic Spa opening in May. Seasonal fruits such as mango, pineapple and papaya (staples of the island) are handpicked and combined with spiced seeds for extra exfoliation and deep cleansing. The natural benefit of this distinctive combination of enzymes is softer, more hydrated skin. marleyresort.com st. maarten: salt honey glow good life spa, sonesta maho beach resort st. maarteen Indulge the body in sweet savory flavors found within the Salt Honey Thalaterm Steam Dome Treatment. During this treatment, steam opens the pores to eliminate toxins and promote deeper absorption, while crushed sea salt and warm honey oil exfoliate and soak into the skin. The treatment concludes with a deep, relaxing scalp massage. sonesta.com/mahobeach greece: caviar extract treatment sensia spa, st. george lycabettus hotel athens Visit the Sensia Spa at the St. George Lycabettus Hotel, and you’ll learn that caviar is not just for tasting anymore. Following a thorough cleansing, valuable caviar extracts are applied to the skin. A therapeutic face, neck and shoulder massage aids the absorption of caviar’s beneficial properties leaving treated skin radiant, toned and deeply moisturized. sglycabettus.gr jamaica: yardie brown sugar scrub sunset at the palms negril Sprinkle some sugar on top of your spa treatment with the Yardie Brown Sugar Scrub at Negril’s Sunset at The Palms. The treatment uses brown sugar with Jamaican pimento oil to ease muscle aches. The scrub relieves stress while revitalizing the skin, welcoming guests into the carefree vibe of the island. sunsetatthepalms.com south africa: africology potato body balm tintswalo safari lodge limpopo province Potatoes make for more than fries at the picturesque Tintswalo Safari Lodge. Designed for sun-damaged skin, the Potato Body Embalming Wrap moisturizes and tones the body, creating a natural barrier to lock in moisture. The treatment contains marula oil, aloe vera oil, rooibos extract, African potato and many other ingredients to fight free radicals and improve the skin’s hydration. tintswalo.com
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