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Best Spas: Spa at Graton Resort Offers Perfect Facial
I am a fan of the facial for many reasons. After a facial I feel relaxed, my face glows, and I truly believe that I look younger. Of course there are many types of facials, but to banish the tired dull skin that winter has blessed me with, I tried the Privai Hydra Facial in a shining gem of a spa at Graton Resort & Casino in Sonoma, California.

So what is the Privai Hydra Facial ? It’s all about the botanical products and the “hydra derma-brasion” machine they use. Before we began my therapist Mandy gently explained everything she was going to do.

First your face is gently cleaned and exfoliated, then a gentle peel is applied to loosen debris from pores. Said debris is extracted from the skin via the machine. And now fully prepped, your face is ready for the hydration. The therapist applies antioxidants and Hyaluronic Acid to nourish your skin and using the machine it goes down to several layers, finishing with an application of rich emollients from the all-natural Privai line based on essential oils, and finally a protective but gentle sun screen is applied by hand. As a result I promise that you will feel absolutely beautiful.

More about the spa: it's a serene, relaxing retreat away from the world. Spa Director Joanne Rawson is a friendly, caring presence here who seems to inspire the wonderful staff. And the staff, based on my experience, are the best of the best.

Not wishing to let my “day de beaute” end I then went over to the full service Salon and met Veronique who gave me the most wonderful pedi. She started with a macadamia milk foot bath and foot massage that was so gentle and thorough that I almost fell asleep. About an hour later I stepped out of the Spa at Graton Resort feeling pampered, walking on air and ready to taste some Sonoma wine.


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