Gilt complex

By: Lara Ceroni
It goes without saying that one of life’s greatest pleasures is indulging in a spa treatment (or several), but leave it up to the owners of Dr.Hauschka Spa in Montreal to take the concept of luxury to otherworldly heights. Let us introduce you to our next obsession: the Holistic 24-Karat Gold Facial. This treatment banks on the healing properties (and natural heat energy source) that certified, cosmetic-grade gold leaf emits. The results? Oxygenation is encouraged, lymphatic flow is improved and those pesky toxins and impurities our skin loves to hate are banished. The sheets are applied as a mask and, over a two-hour process, pressed into the skin leaving behind a radiant, some might say, golden sheen (natch!). One treatment will set you back $270.00, but all good things come to those that wait. Six treatments are recommended for optimal results. (Available at the Dr.Hauschka Spa in Montreal; Thoughts? Comments? Opinions? Share with us!