By Susan Romero


The Harmonizing Gemstone Treatment at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Spa is worth the price of checking in to this five star hotel. Since you must be a guest to book a spa treatment, consider a post-holiday staycation where you will depart refreshed and your body will glisten like a priceless gem.

With the Gemstone Treatment, first you are exfoliated gently with a mauve colored mousse created with crushed gemstones including diamonds, amethysts, sapphires and rubies. This heavenly exfoliation is combined with a massage that can be tailored to a light, medium or deep touch. I prefer a strong massage and my massage therapist Merrick obliged with a deep massage ensured to remove any dead skin.

She began on my back, then the back of my legs. This was followed with a warm cloth and hot stones. Finally an anti-aging mineral cream, also made from gemstones, was rubbed on my back and legs. It smelled amazing but not perfumey. Then I turned over although I could barely move from relaxed bliss. The same exfoliation was performed on my arms, décolleté and front of my legs. Even my feet were exfoliated and massaged. By the time the last cream was applied I was floating, but that wasn’t the end.

Merrick covered my body with a sheet and placed Chakra stones on various energy points on the front of my body. I felt a cooling sensation as Merrick explained that the stones would balance my energy. I definitely felt a cooling sensation at the site of each stone, and when they were removed my body felt relaxed and lighter.

The best part for me was noticing how silky and shiny my skin looked and felt after the treatment. My skin never glowed so much, at least not in decades. I am far from 25 but my skin looked and felt decades younger. I didn’t want to shower for fear the smoothness would fade, but even after showering my skin was baby soft. It somehow even still had a hint of the lotion scent.

As I changed and walked out into the fall evening, all I could think of is how nice it would be to take the elevator upstairs in the hotel and relax in one of Trump’s plush beds filled with scented pillows you can order for free from the pillow menu. A girl can dream, can’t she?

The Trump International Hotel & Tower
One Central Park West
New York, NY 10023

Originally published December 2012



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