An intimate sensory experience in Florence
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With its trademark bridges, postcard-perfect side streets and storybook squares, Florence is a city that’s best explored on foot, but walking your way through a packed itinerary is a recipe for weariness: Enter The Iridium Spa.
One of the city’s most exclusive wellness centers, the spa at The St. Regis Florence is a private, luxurious place to unwind after a tiring day. The petite spa doesn’t lack for luxurious touches, especially with a wide range of lavish treatments built around proven skincare and relaxation methods.
Before you sneak off to the spa, indulge in an aperitif or light beverage in the opulent Winter Garden restaurant/lounge (just steps from the Iridium) to get you in the mood for a sensory-rich experience.
Once inside the Florence spa, don’t expect any clinical white tiles and generic surrounds — this place is an original. Composed of two private treatment cabins that can be booked for as long as you like, the spa is ultra-discreet.
A small, attentive staff will ease you in to a relaxing ritual with a hot tea or sparkling water, leaving you to prep for pampering. Communicate your preferences without any qualms: Inside the suites, lighting, music volume and room temperature can all be adjusted according to your liking. The look is decidedly chic, with gold and gray walls, elaborate crown moldings, gilded accents and sparkling chandeliers.
Post-treatment, dip into a contemporary Jacuzzi or awaken your senses in the Turkish steam bath — and why not? You’ll have it all to yourself.
My Blend by Clarins is a treatment system originally launched in Paris with a philosophy built around the idea that your skin’s needs change as your daily life does: seasonal shifts, health or stress issues, lifestyle changes, pregnancy all have an affect on its balance.
With your initial My Blend appointment, the staff will create a bespoke formula and skin regimen that can be modified as your needs change. (It’s recommended that clients return for a second diagnostic session after six months have passed. Won’t be in Florence then? There are several other international locations, too.)
The prestige of My Blend is evident in its limited availability: Products cannot be purchased in shops, but only in the very exclusive My Blend spas scattered around the globe.
Most of the spa treatments have Clarins products and philosophies at their core, but standard massages are also available. Destress with the Decontracting Massage, focused on easing tension and muscle tightness and best for those who want a firm, vigorous rub. If a light touch is more your style, try the Hawaiian lomi lomi treatment, a holistic therapy that incorporates movements inspired by ocean waves.
On the hunt for the perfect facial? Get spoiled with the Soin Visage Deluxe Capital Lumière, the spa’s signature treatment formulated by Clarins exclusively for The St. Regis Florence. The two-hour service aims to restore a youthful glow and also includes a massage for hands, legs and feet.
Additional treatmens are plentiful, including eight different types of facials, 14 types of massages, various beauty treatments (hair removal, manis and pedis, makeup application), and body treatments like indulgent wraps and polishing scrubs.
Those who just want a super-indulgent soak can book a suite and hang out in the massaging hydra-jet bath spiked with essential oils.