The Ritz Carlton Sanya Yalong Bay on the Island of Hainan has one of the most romantic back drops for a wedding, on a recent visit to Sanya and meeting with Vivian and Jane Qin Assistant Public Relations Manager, we all talked about weddings at the resort, only to see a bride actually walk past with her group on the way to a photography shoot. So how does a bride look so spectacular in this tropical paradise? The answers to preparation for all the bridal party can be found at ESPA the premier spa treatment center within The Ritz Carlton Sanya.
Meeting with the Spa team, a treatment suggestion the night before a wedding for the bride and ladies of the bridal party was first a Body Exfoliation followed by Body Envelope and finished with a lift and Firm Facial. My therapist was Lily who has been at ESPA in Sanya for 4 years, Lily who comes from Hunan province in the north part of China, speaks good English and will give you excellent recommendations at how you can improve your skin for a wedding and how to maintain its condition in the long term.
Begin with your Body Exfoliation a choice of coconut, vitamin C or sea salt; this exceptional skin softening body exfoliation combines sea salts and nourishing essential oils to leave your skin moisturized, smooth and soft. Afterwards, rinse off in the shower pat dry and return to the treatment bed.
Secondly, for the ESPA Body Envelope, the ESPA Body Mask is prepared and applied all over the body before the body is wrapped so the heat can allow the pores to open and the body mask can work deep into the skin. While the wrap is allowed to work this treatment also allows the spa guest to continue their rejuvenation journey with an ESPA Lift and Firm Facial.
At ESPA a therapist will be working on the guest at all times during the treatment, with the facial treatments already prepared ESPA Lift and Firm facial begins seamlessly moving from body to face. Although this facial is specifically designed for maturing, stressed or distressed skin, the facial concentrates on reviving the skin’s natural moisture and pays particular attention to the delicate eye area, helping to minimize the appearance of fine lines.
For a Bride the time leading up to the wedding day, can be one of the most stressful, the ESPA Lift and Firm Facial treatment begins with a three cleanse routine starting with ESPA Hydrating Cleansing Milk, then ESPA Refining Skin Polish followed by ESPA Nourishing Cleansing Balm. A woods lamp shows an in-depth skin analysis, to the client pointing out areas that need to be address in home care.
Now with a thoroughly cleansed skin, ESPA Spa Fresh a hydrating Rose Damascena natural toner is applied to freshen and prepare the skin for moisture. ESPA Rejuvenating Face Treatment Oil is applied to the skin in preparation for massage, this is an intensely nourishing facial oil to rehydrate and smooth fine lines. For the eye area a pressure point massage around the orbital bone using ESPA Lift & Firm Eye Moisturizer. Without a doubt the lifting massage techniques in this facial are outstanding, facial massage it is one of the cornerstones of the brand’s training, and here ESPA excel.
This facial massage has a routine that works on muscle levels to support and strengthen the lower levels within the skin. Professional facial massage lifting techniques help combat the signs of ageing, stimulate collagen production and deliver intensive results, the benefits of which can be seen immediately. More than that, the feeling and deep relaxation combined with using ESPA Rejuvenating Face Treatment Oil makes it very hard to keep awake in the face, you just have to let go and succumb to this ESPA technique. An application of ESPA Lift and Firm Mask follows, this is a soft cream mask for maturing, stressed or dehydrated skin, a beautiful textured mask that continues toning and firming the skin, containing, Antioxidant Grape Seed Oil, cell-renewing Pelan Silt and Frankincense, enriched with vitamins A, C and E.
At this point the body wrap envelope is opened and its time to rinse off the body mask in the shower, pat day and return to the treatment bed to continue with the facial. The ESPA Lift & Firm Intensive Serum is a powerful concentrated firming Superactive™ lifting serum to help lift and smooth the skin. Then an application of ESPA Lift & Firm Moisturizer, a Superactive™ firming face cream to help smooth lines and stimulate collagen, very light in texture and absorbing easily. Lily finishes with the ESPA Lift & Firm Intensive Eye Serum, this is super light lifting eye serum with Micro Algae & Cyatheaceae Fern Tree work to lift, firm and stimulate fresh cell renewal, and Golden Root instantly brightens and de-puffs.
As the facial finishes, Lily applies the ESPA Smooth and Firm Body Butter was all over the body. Your ESPA Lift & Firm Facial treatment will last for approximately 90 minutes, add on your body treatments and the treatment time is about 2 hours, so worth it for the bride to be the night before the wedding. A good night’s rest after an ESPA body and facial treatment ensures an inner glow that radiates outwards.
THE RITZ-CARLTON SANYA, YALONG BAY, Yalong Bay National Resort District, Sanya, Hainan 572000 China.