Recently I was a guest at The Ritz-Carlton Spa and Salon at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation. Where I must say I have now become the Mayor of on FourSquare. I challenge someone now to boot me out of this throne! While there I was in the mood for something a little different in the realm of facials. We have all had those type of facials that are acne curing, soothing, age defying, uplifting and more, but how about Native?

Not sure what I was in for I still proceeded to make my spa treatment appointment on a day that I felt like the Kevin Bacon of the spa lounge. A girls getaway was in session with some girlfriends of mine. They were all heading off to a massage, which don’t get me wrong is grand but I had my interest peaked with the thoughts of going native. I reserved a facial that promised a facial journey. The name of this facial spa treatment was the Native Herbal Facial. What kind of journey was I about to experience during this girl’s spa getaway???

Well I found out that I was in for a total state of relaxation. Not knowing what this type of facial entailed actually allowed me to let go of any control and just relax. I have always preached that if you go facial at a luxury resort you must go deluxe facial and that is what the Native Herbal Facial at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation Resort and Spa delivered.

The journey included warm herbal poultices. A poultice, also called cataplasm, is a soft moist treatment, often heated, that is spread on cloth over the skin for various treatments. Also included with what seemed like every step was innovative facial massage techniques unlike those I had every experienced. I would love to tell you the name of the person who gave me this wonderful treatment, but as I have found out this then makes it hard for myself to get in to see them. If you really want to know please leave me a comment and I will let the cat out of the bag for all Spa Travel Gals!

BUT wait it is not over! Organic products are used (these can be customized for any allergies or skincare needs) to increase both oxygen and circulation of your skin. While your face is soaking up the native indigenous ingredients in your herbal poultice facial treatment, your body will also be reaping in the benefits of the Native Herbal Facial believe it or not! Both your hands and feet will be getting a massage with hydrating lotion. BUT the best if yet to come! Seaweed is on the way.  Most of you have heard of my body’s love of all things seaweed.  Which is kind of odd since I am not a big water girl. Your refreshing and relaxation winds up with the most luxurious scalp massage utilizing a seaweed scalp treatment.

Okay now you know how it is important to step outside of the box and get those treatments that you may not be certain of exactly what they might include. I have found that when spas offer new and more detailed spa treatments they are always very excited about them and also very knowledgeable. Most commonly they have just received an education session and mini treatment themselves, so they too are excited about the treatment along with YOU! Plan those girls getaways today!