Best of Philly 2004 Use of Italian Mud
Richel D'Ambra Spa & Salon
The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, 10 South Broad Street, 3rd floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
The "Monticelli mud wrap" ($95) is the most relaxing hour in town. To detoxify skin and reduce cellulite, aesthetician Rae-Leah Caffrey-Brown first coats your body with glycolic acid, which helps your skin absorb mineral-rich mud flown in from Parma, Italy. Then you're wrapped up like a Parma ham (added incentive: a scalp massage during the wrap). After a rinse in a gorgeous Ritz shower, you get a shea butter massage.