TREATMENTS WHERE BEAUTY AND WELLNESS, of both the mind and body, go hand-in-hand is the trend dominating spa menus all over the globe.
“I live by the philosophy that a healthy mind and body creates healthy glowing skin,” says celebrity facialist Jocelyn Petroni. The signature Heart Chakra Facial (from $280, jocelynpetroni.com) at her chic Sydney salon includes the “heart chakra massage”, in which a therapist kneads the chest to infuse the body with loving energy. “It feels like your heart opens to a warm hug. It brings oxygen-rich blood to the skin’s surface and stimulates lymphatic drainage.”
At Bali’s Karma Spa, the Yoga Facial (approx $70 for 45 minutes, Karma Spa, Karma Kandara and Jimbaran, karmagroup.com/karma-spa), is like a slow yogic-inspired sequence, designed to tone facial muscles and stimulate circulation, helping fire up your skin’s radiance. If you want to see the world while you work your way through a wellness menu, integrative medicine expert Dr Andrew Weil hosts a Seabourn Wellness Cruise (seabourn.com), departing Vancouver and Athens later this year. Enjoy a seaweed wrap or oxygen facial alongside daily meditation, yoga and health seminars.
At Six Senses Kaplankaya in Turkey, visit the Holistic Anti-Aging Centre, developed in consultation with neuroscientist Dr Claudia Aguirre. You’ll be coached in “brain beauty” as well as skin and body improvements. If the mileage is too high, sample one of these holistic therapies closer to home…