Auriga Spa, whose namesake is a constellation in the northern hemisphere, has a distinctive approach to wellness and beauty based on the cycles of the moon.
Each Auriga Spa offers four signature services — named for a phase of the moon — that encourage guests to attune their wellness routines to the rhythms of nature:
NEW MOON • THE BEGINNING • 120 MINUTES
The new moon is the time for renewal and introspection. Meditate on who you are and who would like to become. Establish strategies to reach your highest potential. Green is the focus of this treatment, representing all beginnings. To start, we offer a massage for your feet - your foundation. Your feet will be anointed with oils of juniper, rosemary, and fennel to awaken your spirits. The body and mind are then thoroughly revitalized with a seaweed and eucalyptus salt scrub followed by a deeply stimulating seaweed wrap. The treatment concludes with a full body rosemary and eucalyptus massage. You will feel awakened after this stimulating treatment.
WAXING MOON • SOWING THE SEEDS • 120 MINUTES
The waxing moon is the time to refocus your energy and to nourish yourself so that you can reach your goals and a higher potential. Embrace and embody your visions. Jasmine, which white blossoms embody the creative spirit, will be the medium for this treatment. To begin, your feet will be anointed with the scent of jasmine, using pressure point techniques. In order to release the creative energies of the mind, the scalp is massaged and both the feet and head are wrapped while a luxurious petal and salt scrub exfoliates the body. The treatment concludes with a nurturing, jasmine mask and a full body massage. You will feel grounded and full of creative energy after this enriching treatment.
FULL MOON • THE HEIGHT • 180 MINUTES
The full moon is the time to realize your full potential. Live life to its fullest. Pink is the color associated with this phase and balance is its key objective. With a scent revered for centuries, nothing encompasses balance more than rose, the focus of this stabilizing treatment. The process begins with an anointment and massage of the feet with rose oil. While the feet are wrapped in a warm towel, the body is exfoliated with rose petals and rose-oil-infused salt, leaving both the mind and body in complete harmony. A deep, cleansing rose wrap nourishes the body with minerals and is followed by a deep, relaxing massage and a lymphatic facial, utilizing rose crystals and acupressure points. This treatment will bring harmony to all your systems.
WANING MOON • CLEANSING • 180 MINUTES
The waning moon is the perfect time to feel restored. Cleansing treatments undertaken during this phase are more effective and will act on deeper levels. Allow the forces of nature to assist you as you allow yourself to let go and be renewed. Amber, with the qualities of healing and regenerating, is the color associated with this treatment. Your therapy begins with a massage of the feet that uses detoxifying oils and pressure point techniques, releasing toxins and stimulating your inner organs. An exfoliation, using silk gloves, followed by a lymphatic massage will cleanse any pollutants from your system. Finally, you will enjoy a refreshing facial to ensure total purification. This treatment will leave you feeling fully revived and renewed.
In all four moon phase treatments, Auriga features products from The Organic Pharmacy, the world’s first and only pharmacy to use 100% organic products and treatments.