Yesterday before flying out of Russia on a long-haul flight back to Asia, I visited Beliy Sad. Beliy Sad, which is also known as White Garden, is one of the best beauty centers in Moscow. It’s located in the historic Metropol Hotel and it’s the favorite spa of many society ladies.
LIKE A WARM MOSCOW HOME
Beliy Sad has a warm atmosphere. It’s like being in someone’s lovely home. But this “home” offers an amazing range of luxury beauty treatments. Many fashionable Moscow ladies come here to pamper themselves and also to keep to a regimen of beauty and wellness.
When I saw the treatment menu of Beliy Sad, I just had to book some treatments. I love spas and I’m quite familiar with most kinds of beauty and wellness treatments. But some of the treatments on the menu of White Garden were completely new to me, and they seemed so interesting.
BEAUTY TREATMENTS AT BELIY SAD AT THE METROPOL HOTEL
Fortunately, I was free on my last day in Moscow before my evening flight on Turkish Airlines. So I spent the afternoon at White Garden. I booked a unique but effective 60-minute facial treatment. It was called the Sculptural Massage by Joelle Ciocco technique. Joelle Ciocco is the cult facialist of Paris, by the way. Of course, I had to try a facial treatment using the Joelle Ciocco technique.
Then I also booked a 60-minute slimming massage, which is different from the typical Swedish massage or shiatsu massage.
When I arrived, there were several fashionable ladies sitting in the lounge. They were talking animatedly while waiting for their treatments, while drinking tea and having some cookies. As for me, a beautiful Russian therapist came over and brought me to the room for facial treatments.
SCULPTING FACIAL MASSAGE USING THE JOELLE CIOCCO TECHNIQUE
What happened next was 60 minutes of pure bliss for the face. I felt like every muscle in my face was being relaxed. It was also like a lymphatic drainage treatment. The therapist massaged my face non-stop with various pressure and motions. When I finally saw myself at the end of the treatment, I noticed my face became smaller. Perhaps this was due to the effective lymphatic drainage.
The slimming massage at White Garden is a vigorous massage done with oil. I could feel the heat being created by the constant rubbing and kneading. And I hope it somehow helped burn the calories I had acquired over so many delicious breakfasts in Moscow at the Metropol Hotel.
If I lived in Moscow, I would come here every week for an afternoon of pampering. But if you’re just visiting Moscow, I highly recommend an afternoon at White Garden, booking these wonderful treatments.