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Rub It In: Taste Treatments

March 30, 2003|CRAIG NAKANO

Spas around the world are turning to culinary-inspired wraps, scrubs and massages. Among the tasty treatments on spa menus these days:

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Cabernet Harvest Crush

"Warm cabernet grape seed polish is applied, gently exfoliating dehydrated skin."

$115/ 50 minutes

Meadowood, St. Helena, Calif.

(800) 458-8080

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Chocolate Macadamia Nut Scrub

"You are completely covered . . . with an exotic blend of pure chocolate, macadamia nuts and the finest oils. Finish with a rain shower and coconut essence."

$115/ 50 minutes

Mandara Spa, Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa, Honolulu, Hawaii

(808) 923-7721

www.mandaraspa.com

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Rosemary Soothing Souffle Wrap

"Rosemary and mint essential oils blend with pure egg whites to soothe and energize." Face and scalp massages and foot exfoliation included.

$195/110 minutes

The Centre for Well-Being, The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Ariz.

(800) 843-2392

www.centreforwellbeing.com

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Corona Beer Face Lift

"Not only for lifting your sprits, our Corona beer treatment also refines the pores while tightening and lifting the skin."

$188/90 minutes

Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas,

Mexico

011-52-624-145-6406

www.esperanzaresort.com

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Exotic Coconut Rub and Milk Ritual

"A traditional Balinese coconut recipe polishes the skin. . . . Nourishing Milk Bath is smothered over your entire body . . . while cocooned in the sensory float bed or foil wrap." Massage included.

$220, full body/two hours

Elemis Spa, the Aladdin, Las Vegas

(866) 935-3647

www.elemis.com/spaaladdin.htm

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Cinnamon Sugar Uplift Facial

"A carbon solution that quickens the action of botanicals, enabling them to . . . deliver nutrients while leaving the facial cells . . . receptive. Followed by our uplifting cinnamon sugar compound. A non-surgical lift."

$85/50 minutes

Green Valley Spa, St. George,

Utah

(800) 237-1068

www.greenvalleyspa.com

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Chocolate Fondue Wrap

"Warmed moor mud and essence of cocoa . . . a luxurious body brushing is followed by the fondue application. The body is then wrapped in a soft, warm blanket."

$120/one hour

The Spa at the Hotel Hershey,

Hershey, Pa.

(877) 772-9988

www.spaathotelhershey.com

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Banana Oatmeal Mask

"Nourishing banana has properties that help to tighten, soften and cleanse the skin. Combined with oatmeal and other natural ingredients . . . an excellent skin nourisher."

$45/90 minutes

The Oberoi, Mumbai, India

011-91-22-5632-5757

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Punta Mita tequila massage "An all-over relaxing massage using tequila, indigenous sage oil and traditional Mexican healing techniques."

$119/50 minutes

Four Seasons Resort, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

011-52-329-291-6000

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