With Valentine’s Day just a few weeks away, the perfect spa experiences this February will be chocolate spa treatments. As Spa Radiance’s owner, Angelina Umansky, told Haute Living, “Chocolate is hot and getting hotter.” From manicures to body wraps and beyond, these indulgences will surely get your body and mind in the mood for romance.
1 Chocolate Manicure and Pedicure
The Spa Claremont’s decadent manicure begins with a milk soak that whitens the nails. Nails are shaped, followed by a stimulating chocolate sugar scrub to exfoliate. Hands and arms are then treated to a delicious chocolate mint massage. To fancy up your feet, Spa Claremont also offers a Chocolate Pedicure. It starts with the feet being soaked in cocoa, then the treatment continues with a chocolate sugar scrub to polish the legs and feet, followed by a delectable mint chocolate lotion massage.
Spa Claremont, The Claremont Hotel, 41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, 800.551.7266 ext. 2, www.claremontresort.com/spa.shtml
2 Decadent Chocolate Body Wrap
Remède Spa at The St. Regis is currently offering a Decadent Chocolate Body Wrap. The treatment begins with an aromatic “Chocolate Cardamom Bamboo Scrub” to deeply moisturize and exfoliate the body. As the scrub melts into the skin it enhances the benefits and absorption of a Chocolate Mineral Mask, rich in antioxidants and nourishing oils. Clients relax in a warm, comforting body wrap while receiving a soothing scalp treatment and foot reflexology. The final step is a full body massage with Aromatherapy Chocolate massage crème after body moisturizer. This experience boosts moisture levels and vitality, leaving the skin silky smooth, a truly decadent treat.
Remède Spa, The St. Regis, 125 3rd St, San Francisco, 415.284.4060, www.remede.com/spa.html
3 Valentine’s Chocolate Raspberry Facial
In celebration of Valentine's Day, Spa Radiance has whipped up the new Chocolate Raspberry Facial. After relaxing in the spa’s plush reception area nibbling on heart-shaped berry cacao confections, guests are quietly ushered into a soothing treatment room. The facial begins with a brightening bilberry extract cleansing followed by a rosehip, maize and cocoa steam treatment. Next, an aromatic raspberry toner is applied followed by a skin-clarifying blueberry milk mask infused with artisanal chocolate powder imported from France. This artisanal chocolate and organic raspberry-infused, anti-aging treatment is guaranteed to delight the most finicky of sweethearts.
Spa Radiance, 3011 Fillmore St, San Francisco, 415.346.6281, www.sparadiance.com
4 Cocoa Rose Scrub
Revitalize and refresh with SenSpa’s full body scrub. Indulge in their new cocoa rose scrub, made just for Valentine’s weekend in their Wellness Apothecary. Pure rose and cocoa essential oils are blended with brown sugar to create an intoxicating scrub. Enjoy a full body exfoliation then relax into a warm, custom massage session with the signature cocoa rose oil. Filled with the scents of love, this scrub and massage is almost yummy enough to eat.
5 Chocolate Indulgence Body Wrap
This nourishing treatment begins with an application of aromatic Chocolate Crème Mineral Mask; rich in anti-oxidants and nourishing essential oils. While you are enveloped in this euphoric wrap you will receive a soothing scalp massage and foot reflexology. The final step is a full body massage with Chocolate Crème Moisturizing Lotion. This indulging experience boosts moisture levels leaving your skin silky smooth. A truly decadent treat!
The Spa at Sports Club/LA-San Francisco, 747 Market St, San Francisco, 415.633.3900, www.mpsportsclub.com/clubs/san-francisco/index.php