In addition to showing up in products, matcha is also popping up on treatment menus. If you're looking to add matcha to your spa menu, here are a few examples of how this effective ingredient is taking center stage.
The Matcha Brightening Décolleté Treatment ($70, 30 minutes) at Naturopathica Chelsea (New York City) is a luxe chest and neck service that brightens skintone and reduces the signs of aging. It relies on the brand's Matcha Brightening Décolleté & Hand Cream, which features matcha green tea, an excellent source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents, and Indian gooseberry, which helps regulate melanin production.
Featuring medium to deep pressure, the Matcha Detox Massage ($180, 80 minutes) at The Spa at Ballantyne (Charlotte, NC) incorporates hot stones to enhance warmth and circulation as well as a warm cocoon wrap to help detoxify. A cup of the spa’s signature Matcha tea accompanies the treatment to replace important essential nutrients and further boost its cleansing effects. “Our massage therapist who created the service wanted to offer a service that detoxed the body while still offering relaxation,” says spa director Jana Powers. “She wanted to work with matcha tea, because it’s loaded with antioxidants that help clear out and detox the body.”
At Bowie Salon and Spa (Seattle), the Repêchage Fusion Express Facial ($65, 30 minutes) comes in a variety of flavors, including matcha. It combines natural and organic ingredients from both the earth and sea to create a sensory facial experience with laminaria digitata.