Last fall, my husband and I took our first, and certainly not our last, trip to Italy. It was a whirlwind week that can best be summed up in one word: delicious. The food, the wine, the views all mouth-watering masterpieces. My favorite part of the trip was touring the Tuscan countryside and hopping from one winery to the next based on helpful tips from locals we met along the way. This way, we were able to experience each area authentically. These indigenous Tuscan treatments are begging me to book another flight and head back as the vineyards and resorts reopen and wake up from their winter’s rest. Here is a taste of the Tuscan treatments to give your spa a springtime boost too.
The Borgo Spa at Borgo Santo Pietro offers new organic treatments incorporating an exclusive line of natural skincare products, Heaven skincare made by Deborah Mitchell. The BeeSlim By Heaven ($240, 75 minutes) relies on skin-lightening ABEE-TOXIN products, along with massage for a total-body detox to slim, tone, and firm skin. The Bee Sting Facial ($196, 60 minutes) promises an instant anti-aging effect, so guests leave the treatment room looking and feeling younger.
At The Spa at Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, the Tuscan Flowers Ritual ($229, 80 minutes) promises bliss in full bloom using all local ingredients. It begins with a stimulating full-body exfoliation with Tuscan iris root, following by a gentle massage using poultices containing regional flowers and flower essences. Another popular offering, the Tuscan Wine Ritual ($305, 1 hour 50 minutes), relieves stress and purifies skin through a one-of-a-kind holistic experience for all the senses using elements from the wine-making process.
Volcanic Face & Body Treatment ($207, 1 hour 50 minutes) heats up the healing experience at The Spa at Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa. This comprehensive face and body treatment helps regenerate skin head to toe with rich concentrated oils, a massage with the volcanic rock diorite, and a moisturizing facial.
At Essere Spa at Castello di Casole – A Timbers Resort, guests can get their hands dirty with the Nature at Your Fingertips Workshop ($44, 50 minutes). Guided by the spa director, spa-goers discover first-hand how the Etruscan women used local and natural ingredients in their daily skincare routines. and learn about the properties and benefits of homemade essential oils and their positive effects on the skin. Guests also have the opportunity to make their own face and body scrubs, as well as bath salts, to continue their Old-World beauty regime at home.
Oli Spa at Castello di Velona Resort, Thermal Spa and Winery offers the Tuscany from the Castle ritual ($218, 80 minutes) designed for lovers. It includes a sensory journey with products derived from the area including a lavender scrub, full-body mask, and massage with lavender and Tuscan herbs.