March 2008 (International) – Few services pack the promise of a superb spa treatment to work magic on your body, mind and spirit. With so many variations currently available – settle for nothing less than the best.
From The Smoky Mountains to The Dolomites, Hawkins International PR presents the Top Ten Spa Treatments at the finest luxury hotel and resort spas from around the world. Lay back and enjoy…

1. The Mark of Zareeba: Created by a Jamaican herbalist exclusively for the new Regent Spa at The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos, Zareeba, which means protected enclosure, is an indigenous island herbal ritual that cleanses and detoxifies with steam from freshly brewed therapeutic herbs.
$215 for 90 minutes

2. Best Legs Forward: There’s no better time to enliven your gams in the dead of winter than a Luxurious ‘Lacial’ Treatment from Chuan Spa at The Langham Melbourne. The multi-faceted experience cleanses and tones from hip to toe before a blizzard of therapeutic leg-centric techniques, massages, mud masks and moisturizers. $165.00 for 60 minuteswww.chuanspa.com

3. That’s a Wrap: The signature Fordoun Inkomfe Wrap from Fordoun Spa in Midlands, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, offers a warm herbal wrap of inkomfe (African potato) and Marula oil to soften, sooth and improve the skin while deftly eliminating free radicals. The sensual treatment also includes an “Africology” body scrub/purifying mask, as well as your choice of a traditional foot ritual or a deeply relaxing face massage. $68 for 60 minutes.www.fordoun.com

4. Shell Game: Move over, hot stones. The Tides Zihuatanejo Spa recently unveiled The Tides’ NEW signature Lava Shell Therapy, a holistic treatment using self-heating Tiger Clam shells and Swedish-style massage. With heated shells held firmly in their palms, therapists apply traditional Swedish strokes for a full-body treatment and follow with an additional hand massage. $150 for 60 minutes www.tideszihuatanejo.com

5. The Choice is Yours: There’s no trip quite like the Barai Journey from Barai Spa at Hyatt Regency Hua Hin in Thailand. Custom-designed transformation awaits via sensory-stimulation, including light therapy, therapeutic massage, and sensual water experiences. The Barai Spa has 18 exotic treatment rooms and 8 exclusive residential spa suites arrayed across 4.5 acres of serene beachfront. Day packages start at $250 USD.www.thebarai.com

6. Smoky Mountain High: As refreshing as morning in a mountain meadow, the Sweet Mountain Metamorphosis from The Spa at Old Edwards Inn in Highlands, North Carolina features a sweet-smelling exfoliating body scrub of crushed lavender, chamomile, rosemary and peppermint to create a delicate glow on the skin.  $275 for 110 minuteswww.oldedwardsinn.com

7. Spa-ing for a Good Cause: The luxurious NEW Jala Spa at Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa maintains an exclusive partnership with the Reef Relief Organization that generates a $5 contribution each time someone books a signature Jala Blue treatment. Jala Blue offers a revitalizing full-body exfoliation with signature Blue Mojito scrub, an all-natural blend by Deborah Kelly, proprietress of LeHerbiere Spa Products. $195 for 90 minutes. www.keywest.hyatt.com

8. You Look Radiant: Toast the opening of the NEW Alvear Spa & Fitness Center atAlvear Palace in Buenos Aires by treating yourself to a signature Exclusive Cellular Radiant Treatment. Developed by La Prairie specifically for Alvear Palace, this facial lightens, enhances, lifts and provides illuminating texture while erasing years from all who experience it. $205 for 60 minutes www.alvearpalace.com

9. One to Pine for: How seriously does the Pizzinini family, the third-generation owners ofHotel & Spa Rosa Alpina in San Cassiano, Italy, take the Essences of the Dolomitestreatment? Enough to pluck arnica flowers by hand from mountain meadows in the surrounding Dolomites. Bath and body massage offered exclusively at the Daniela Steiner Spa. $285 for 110 minutes. www.rosalpina.it

10. Sheer Indulgence: Slip into the Exceptional Orchidée Impériale Treatment from the NEW Guerlain Spa at The Regent Bal Harbour. This exquisitely refined facial combines mastered techniques with the anti-aging action of Guerlain’s Exceptional Complete Care, to detoxify and invigorate the skin, and assure that no one will guess your age. $390 for 2 hours. www.regenthotels.com/balharbour