Monday, January 31, 2011

Instead of the same box of chocolates, how about a Chocolate Facial for Valentine's Day?

Photo by Emily Clack
Chocolate Facial and Massage is February’s Featured Spa Package available for a limited time at all Spa @ Equinox  locations including the new Bethesda, Maryland and Tysons Corner, Virginia locations. Chocolate stands out from the pack by offering additional benefits, especially when lavished on the skin. 

Cocoa beans are rich in antioxidants that combat the free radicals that can cause the skin to age prematurely. The fats in Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter are natural moisturizers. The caffeine in chocolate awakens the skin to leave you feeling invigorated and revitalized. And then there’s the rich, alluring aromatherapy properties of chocolate, widely believed to hit the sweet spot in the brain that triggers feelings of love, comfort and happiness. When you swirl all of these benefits into a single treatment, your face will look and feel firmer, rejuvenated and refreshed.  You might also feel hungry, but don't worry, there are delicious dark chocolates waiting for you.
Photo by Emily Clack

Equinox’s Chocolate Facial caps an hour of Equinox’s signature spa treatment that begins with a detailed skin condition analysis from a highly trained aesthetician (Jessica Simon did a fantastic job!), followed by a deep, relaxing décolletage massage.  I loved the steam machine.  When the chocolate mask comes, your nose is in for a treat.  The mask is cooling on your face and all you can think about is chocolate. 

This $155 treatment will be offered beginning February 2011. Gift certificates are available to slip into your Valentine’s Day card.