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Five of the most expensive spa treatments

Relaxnews, AFP   April 25, 2013
First Published: 14:13 IST(25/4/2013) | Last Updated: 14:17 IST(25/4/2013)

While Serena Williams made tabloid fame with her christening of the Evian Experience bath at Miami's Hotel Victor (price tag: $5,000) years ago, now you can opt for a caviar facial, diamond chakra massage, or even a Vampire Facial.

Here is a selection of spa industry website SpaFinder's priciest luxury spa treatments and trends, released this week:

White Caviar Illuminating Facial
The White Caviar Illuminating Facial at La Prairie at The Ritz-Carlton New York uses golden caviar that promises to brighten skin while diminishing age spots, all for price of about $1,000. Or opt for the $495 caviar spa package, which offers a 60-minute caviar body massage followed by a caviar firming facial.
http://www.ritzcarlton.com

Triple Lift Luxury Facial
This $650 anti-aging facial aims to boost cellular metabolism via two manual lift treatments followed by the Remodeling Face Machine's advanced bio-electrotherapy, with claims to hydrate, lift, and shave off the years. Where to get it: The Peninsula Spa, The Peninsula New York.
http://www.peninsula.com

Vampire Facial
Popularized by US reality TV star Kim Kardashian, this facial uses your body's own platelet-rich plasma to boost your good looks. A small amount of your blood extracted from your arm is spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets, and then injected back into your face. Priced at around $1,500, it doesn't come cheap. For a list of spas offering the treatment visit SpaFinder.com.

Diamond Chakra Massage at Spa Martier in New York
Celebrities swear by this anti-aging shiatsu massage, where for $1,000, diamonds are placed on your chakra points to align your energies. Or try the famed diamond and ruby peel, used by American actress Mila Kunis and created by aesthetician Scott-Vincent Borba, which involves exfoliation with crushed diamonds and rubies, priced at around $7,000.
http://spamartier.com

L. Raphael Oxy Star Anti Pigmentation Facial Treatment
This luxurious 50-minute treatment at the Palace Spa in Gstaad, Switzerland, will set you back $1,590, but you'll get to partake of the L. Raphael collection of oxygen services, such as the Raphael Oxy Peel Perfection Elixir facial therapy. Or try the L. Raphael Oxy Anti-Aging, Anti-Cellulite & Tightening body treatment, priced at $1,057.
http://www.lhw.com/Hotel/Gstaad-Palace-Gstaad-Switzerland

Source: http://thewell.spafinder.com/expensive-spa-beauty-treatments

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