Fall / Winter 2014


Flowers of Youth

Get head-to-heel pampering at Qua Baths & Spa.

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Photograph by Jerry Metellus

Let the journey begin. Just stepping foot into Qua Baths & Spa is a mind-altering experience with its Roman Baths, Arctic Ice Room and tea service. But with the addition of Qua’s new Nobu Spa menu, it’s “life-enhancing,” says spa director Kristin Carpenter.

The signature of the six Nobu Spa treatments is the Nagomi Ritual, which incorporates a foot bath, massage and facial. Spa-goers dive into the 100-minute full-body experience feet first as the treatment begins with a cup of tea and a traditional Japanese floral foot bath that utilizes crystallized-honey particles to aid exfoliation. Next up, an artisan drizzles aroma nectars along the spinal column with your choice of scented massage oil before the 45-minute Asian-fusion massage blending Thai, Balinese and Shiatsu movements. The treatment then concludes with a facial and soothing scalp massage.

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Photograph by Jerry Metellus

“It’s an all-encompassing experience,” Carpenter says. “Guests are surprised we can fit so much into one treatment. You’re truly getting a full-body experience that leaves you feeling hydrated and more radiant.”

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There are six treatments on the Nobu Spa menu. In addition to the Nagomi Ritual, guests can choose from two body rituals or two facials— the anti-aging cosmetic lift Diamond Radiance facial or the O2 Awakening, which infuses pure oxygen molecules into the skin. Nobu Spa also offers a customized body wrap featuring either citrus-oriented ingredients, mud derived from the Dead Sea or a treatment that uses hot and cold elements. All Nobu Spa body wraps are performed under a Vichy shower.