Fantasy time! I like to daydream about what I'd do if I won the lottery (well, if I ever remembered to buy lottery tickets). Aside from the usual house, cars, charitable fund in my name, paying off those pesky student loans, I have to admit that I'd blow a lot of that cash at the spa. I'm obsessed with massages, manicures, getting the perfect haircut (here's how you can do it). Of course, my current financial state makes these treats a rarity.
Buuuut, if that jackpot ever comes in, I've already got my list of spa treatments already picked out. Check out the top 18 spa treatments -- the craziest, weirdest, most luxurious, awesomest ones around -- and tell me what you would do if you won the lottery. Anything from this list?
No. 18: Relaxation and Hydration Transformation at Sahra Spa at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas
What it costs: $170 (not that I'll care after my jackpot, but just for reference)
What it is: Basically a session of detoxing and massage to get rid of a hangover. And if there's anywhere you need a hangover-focused massage it's Vegas. This would be perfect for a Sunday morning (or we could be realistic and say late afternoon).
No. 17: Tides Massage at Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham, Mass.
What it costs: $135
What it is: "Reflecting the movement of the tides, our signature massage carries away layers of stress and fatigue with successive waves of deepening strokes from the head down to the toes." It also uses seashells, for that authentic touch. This sounds like the perfect massage for someone who likes the idea of a beach vacation, minus the sand, sunburns and noisy kids (a.k.a. me).
No. 16: Rollerssage at Westin Maui Resort and Spa, Hawaii
What it costs: $145
What it is: "Specially shaped semi-precious stones are used for a calming, healing massage." At first I thought this was like a massage on roller skates, but I guess semi-precious stones are more relaxing.
No. 15: Lipocell Cellulite Treatment at Kate Somerville Skincare Clinic in West Hollywood, Calif.
What it costs: $195 per treatment or $2,020 for 12
What it is: Three cellulite fighters in one, customized for each person. Sounds pretty sweet to me.
No. 14: Volcanic Rebalance at Crown Towers Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
What it costs: $375
What it is: "Cool volcanic pebbles are then used to gently massage forehead and temples, while warm pebbles release tension from key pressure points on the back and hands." I don't know why volcanic pebbles seem so much more fancy than regular pebbles, but they totally do, right?
No. 13: Ultimate Total Body Hydra-Dermabrasion Resurfacing at Ole Henriksen Spa, Los Angeles
What it costs: $395
What it is: In a nutshell, it's full-body dermabrasion, instead of just your face. And as someone with several aunts sporting the "freckle-free face and freckled-mess from the neck down" look, I think this is a brilliant idea.
No. 12: Honey and Wine Wrap at Vinotherapie Spa by Caudalie, locations in France, Spain and New York
What it costs: $95
What it is: Pretty much what it sounds like, you get a body wrap made of honey and wine. I'm pretty sure the only thing that would make this better would be an accompanying glass of wine to sip while you're getting treated.
No. 11: Raindrop Therapy at We Care Spa Juice Fasting and Spiritual Retreat, Desert Hot Springs, Calif.
What it costs: $140
What it is: "Synergistically combines nine therapeutic grade essential oils to simultaneously kill viral and bacterial pathogens. The technique is meditative; oils are dropped in sequence (like raindrops) along the spinal column then feathered out along neural pathways using the Tibetan Vita Flex technique." OK, this one I mostly want to try because it sounds so completely bizarre, anyone agree?