As further evidence that crystals are all the rage this year, such as being noted as one of our 2018 trends, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles is teaming up with House of Intuition, a local metaphysical shop, to debut three Crystal Clarity treatments and a Custom Clarity Package ($450, 80 minutes). The limited-time package features a consultation to select three crystals that will be integrated into a personalized Clarity Massage and gifted to the client and a House of Intuition gift box containing a selection of signature items, such as an intention candle, a smudge kit, raw crystals, beauty products, and a bath bomb. Relying on crystals, stones, essential oils, and other holistic ingredients, the following treatments, available through the summer, combine House of Intuition teachings with the spa’s pampering practices.
Rose Quartz Mani ($80, 50 minutes) and Pedi Treatment ($85, 50 minutes) indulge hands and feet with an aromatic soak infused with rose oils, Himalayan sea salt, and pieces of raw rose quartz. Feet are then exfoliated with a rose-quartz crystal scrub and misted with House of Intention Awaken Organic Spray to inspire the flow of harmony. The treatments conclude with a choice of polish.
Jade Facial Treatment ($260, 80 minutes) begins with a gentle exfoliation using a jade crystal scrub from House of Intention and continues with an age-defying massage with a jade facial roller. After an application of ESPA Skin Radiance Mask and a spritz of calming mist, the esthetician places three healing stones—amethyst, clear quartz, and moonstone—on the high points of the skin to promote mind-spirit balance.
Chakra Balancing Massage ($260, 80 minutes) features a relaxing massage before curated crystals are placed on each of the seven chakras. Designed to ease muscle tension, soothe the mind, and promote energy flow, the treatment, which incorporates an oil from ESPA, finishes with a citrus-infused spritz over the body to encourage wellbeing.
“Working with House of Intuition founders Marlene Vargas and Alex Naranjo, we created therapies that complement the two schools of healing belief,” says spa director Tamara Ische. “Crystal therapy offers another natural method to rebalance our mind and body, and we’re excited to explore the power of these tools in our pampering treatments.”