Want To Be Covered In Gold?

Well, here’s your chance; a Swiss resort are now offering guests a luxurious massage and skin treatment that involves a bath in waters enriched with oils and 23 carat gold flakes, before 24 carat gold leafs are massaged into your back, stomach, legs and arms.

“This luxury treatment acts not only on the exterior, but also stimulates the mind and spirit.”

The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz

Guests at the Swiss health retreat are being offered the chance to harness the beautifying benefits of gold leaf. The resort’s new “Gold Temptation” massage aims to bring the benefits of the metal into the 21st century, according to the World Gold Council.

The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz said that the precious metal has been used in cosmetic treatments for thousands of years, with Egypt‘s legendary beauty Cleopatra thought to have used it to maintain her complexion.

Indeed, gold has been found to hydrate skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines, it added.

The resort’s new “Gold Temptation” massage aims to bring the benefits of the metal into the 21st century, the World Gold Council writes on their website.

It starts with a 20-minute bath in waters enriched with oils and 23 carat gold flakes.

Guests then have 24 carat gold leaf massaged into their back, stomach, legs and arms to create a “super-hydrating treatment” that leaves skin “feeling silky smooth with a healthy, golden glow”.

Here’s how The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz describes the treatment on their website:

“Enjoy an incomparably luxurious massage with wafer-thin 24-carat gold leaf. Or a gold bath, enriched with 23-carat gold leaf. The gold warms the skin and relaxes it even before the massage. It has a soothing effect and restores radiance to pale skin. The precious oils regenerate and moisturize the skin, and give it a golden glow. Moreover, this luxury treatment acts not only on the exterior, but also stimulates the mind and spirit.”

Price; about 300 euro per person.

The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, which is located around one hour from Zurich, recently underwent a €100 million (£83 million) refurbishment and comprises two five-stars, a thermal spa and its own health center.

PS:

Be sure to pass this on to the AIG executives – I’ve heard they really appreciate a good spa.

Gold At New Record Price

By the way – the price of gold reached a new all-time-high, Tuesday, climbing to USD 1252,03 before retreating to below 1240.

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