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Cardamom Chic

By: Cathy Christensen
Posted: February 24, 2010, from the March 2010 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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The Magic of the Silk Route, a service that draws upon techniques and spices from Thailand, India and China, and includes a full-body exfoliation using cardamom and nutmeg—The Spa at The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado;

The 5-Elements Massage contains essential oils representing each element, with cardamom representing the yin earth element—The Spa at Marina Dunes Resort, Marina, California;

The Spiced Hot Stone Massage balances and restores using traditional spices, including cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger and pepper—V-Spa at the Hilton Anatole, Dallas;

The Jivana Body Polish, featuring an exfoliation that soothes and hydrates using an aromatic blend of cardamom, and rose hip and seed oil—Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, San Diego; and

The Hammam Ritual, a detoxifying ritual body treatment that draws deep impurities from the body for a warm radiance, featuring cardamom amber oil. See the step-by-step how-to from Spa Luce at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa, Hollywood, California.