Five of the most unusual spa treatments in Mauritius
It’s no secret that Mauritius is one of the most sought-after spa destinations on the planet, with a range of extraordinary treatments for the mind, body and soul. Here, we delve into the menus of some of our favourite Mauritian temples to wellbeing and highlight some of the the most unusual spa treatments in Mauritius.
The Tibetan Sound Massage
A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, Shanti Maurice is home to the renowned Nira Spa – creator of the unique Tibetan Sound Massage. The 75-minute treatment offers the chance to experience a new level of wellness, through a combination of Tibetan singing bowls, a bespoke blend of body butter and aromatherapy oils, and the healing power of human touch. This memorable session helps to revitalise the entire body and encourages a full systemic rebalancing.
The Chocolate Massage
Like the hotel itself, the luxury Sea Spa at Long Beach shies away from the ordinary. The extensive treatment list is one of the most comprehensive on the island, full of delectable ingredients from seaweed and exotic fruits to coconut pulp and yes, chocolate. With its high caffeine content, chocolate is an excellent circulation stimulant, and the antioxidants found in chocolate-based massage oils help newly sun-kissed skin to retain moisture. Whether you choose the 50-minute or 90-minute version, this white chocolate and jojoba oil treatment will be sure to leave you feeling and smelling sweet.
Coffee and Mint Wrap
Deeply relaxing and luxurious, The Spa at The Oberoi Mauritius is a total retreat from the world. With a range of facilities including a steam bath, beauty parlour, fitness centre and private jacuzzis, it would be easy to while away the hours without even partaking in a treatment, but that would mean missing out on some of the most indulgent spa experiences in Mauritius, such as the energising coffee and mint body wrap. The full two-hour delicacy starts with a walnut and marula shell exfoliating scrub, followed by the proven combination of coffee and mint applied as a wrap. This sets on the skin, helping to eliminate toxins and stimulate the lymphatic system, while also aiding in cellulite reduction and helping to ease water retention. Pregnant women will find this special treatment particularly rejuvenating and beneficial.
Teas Elixir spa journey
Centara Grand Azuri Resort and Spa is home to the Thai-inspired Spa Cenvaree, where those in search of an all-round wellness experience can enjoy the three-hour Teas Elixir spa journey, drawing on the well-documented health benefits of tea. This package of head-to-toe bliss begins with the Tea Elixir body scrub, which gently exfoliates the skin and enhances skin elasticity and circulation. This is followed by a relaxing Swedish massage to create harmony between body and spirit, and completed with a THEMAE facial ceremony, using the synergy of four different teas to rejuvenate, uplift and reduce the visible signs of aging.
24-Karat Gold Facial
Described as the creme de la creme of facials, this remarkable treatment at the Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita provides instantly visible results using a totally natural and patented formula of gamma PGA and pure 24-karat gold. Revered throughout history for its beauty enhancing properties, gold has always been the ultimate ingredient in beauty treatments. This revolutionary facial also includes an Ultrasonic Nano Mist charged with negative ions, which allows the treatment’s active ingredients to penetrate deep down into the layers of the skin. Choose from a 90, 100 or 120-minute experience.