My beautiful experience at the prestigious L’Institut Sothys Paris began after a nine hour flight. Upon arrival at 128 Rue Du Faubourg, I noticed a bevy of fashion houses along this exclusive street allowing for some spectacular window shopping. Christian Louboutin, Saint Laurent Paris and Roger Vivier were all giving life to the girls who love shoes!
The name Sothys comes from the Ancient Egyptians, meaning the brightest Star in the sky; she symbolized eternal beauty.” Sothys has three locations, Paris, New York and Tokyo, “Where beauty rituals respect the skin personality.”
As soon as I entered Sothys, I slipped into my spa robe and slippers; and I was escorted to the Espace VIP. It was now time for the Japanese-inspired Hanakasumi body treatment infusing the skin with protectant emollients, while the therapist first massages the body with an exfoliating mix of Cherry blossom rice powder, papaya enzymes and hydroxyl acids. Warm melted Shea butter with aromatic extracts follows a skin cleansing with deeper massage strokes to further usher in a state of bliss. An amazing foot massage with hot towels brings the body into total submission… relaxation had been achieved.
The Sothys experience is exceptional… the treatments are designed to achieve maximum results from the products, per Isabelle Villey, L’Institut’s training director. I am such a fan of their hydrating body mist with Cherry blossom and lotus escape and the Nourishing Body elixir gives maximum hydration. It’s now a Haute Travels bag staple.
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