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MAY 2015

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18 DAYSPA | MAY 2015 TREND WATCH Offering a choice of a lavender- or ginger- based treatment, the Jet Lag Recovery Body Scrub (50 min./$135) at Spa @ Eventi (eventihotel.com) in New York City involves a two-step exfoliation pro cess, followed by a soothing sensory massage. After clients pick an oil, they lay face-up on a heated table with a warm lavender pillow over their eyes while the therapist performs an oil-based, tension-relieving Calm Mind body ritual three times. Next, a loofah dry brush, followed by a Turkish Body Scrub using the selected oil and a warm water rinse, are repeated on the both sides of the body. Fin ally, a body spray incorporating the chosen scent hydrates as heated, healing stones are massaged into the back. This frequent flyer-friendly service is a boon to the entire property, according to the spa's spokesperson, Melissa T. Rosado- Coffey, NYC regional manager of Relax & Rejuvenate Hotel Spa Solutions. "The more travel-centric our menu, the more the spa—and ultimately the hotel—appeals to our guests," she explains. Beating the Clock At the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus (fourseasons.com) in Turkey, globe-trotting visitors can check their out-of-synch schedules at the door, thanks to the spa's holistic Forget Jet Lag treatment (120 min./€295). "We receive so many different guests from overseas," says spa director Tarik Acar, "but they're all seeking the same thing: services that reduce the negative effects of jet lag." Billed as a "balancing treatment that boosts and re-energizes the whole system after travel," the protocol includes a dry brushing, body wrap and back massage, followed by a customized application of facial moisturizer, Jet Lag Recovery Gel on the décolleté and wrists and behind the ears, and a final spritz of Jet Lag Recovery Mist. This last touch also energizes retail sales, reveals Acar. "Guests are so relaxed and refreshed afterward, nearly all of them buy a mini version of the mist to use on their return flight," he says. Across the pond in London, the Aman Spa at the Connaught (the-connaught .co.uk) eases guests into their new environment by way of a dedicated, five- item Traveller Treatment menu. Designed to facilitate recuperation from changing time zones and reduce pre- and post- flight fatigue, the comprehensive Jet Lag Recovery package (150 min./£280) includes a body scrub, body mask and personalized facial to revive the skin, plus a relaxing massage using aromatic oil blends. A shorter offering, the Jet Lag Reviver (45 min./£90), features a refreshing, abbreviated back cleanse, scrub, mask and massage. "Clients love these services because they reduce the time it takes them to acclimate to their new surroundings," notes spa director Rene Van Eyssen. "Many report feeling more energized and alert following the experience." Also on the menu: a facial, reflexology and a "to-go" massage for clothed jetsetters, enabling them to swing by for a pampering pit stop, suitcase in tow! Hotel spas are helping jet-lagged clients adjust to local time with these rebalancing treatments. By Pamela Brill © GETTY IMAGES

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