Where Can You Get the World’s Most Expensive Massage?

Travel News — By Candice Walsh on November 14, 2011 at 9:52 am

Recently the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui, Hawaii, announced its new and ultra expensive massage: the 20-Hands Duo Massage, for $2,000. And yeah they do mean “20 hands,” from extremely skilled masseuses who practice weekly to make sure nobody’s fingers collide. That would be embarrassing.

The idea is meant to feel like a “hula wave” that washes over the body and manipulates the brain into total relaxation. But at $2K per massage, that means each finger is worth $20. We’re still waiting on reviews.

That got us thinking —- what other outrageously expensive massages are out there? And what would it take for us to try them out in the name of journalism?

Well, for one, you could get massaged with diamonds. Hearts on Fire and Spa on Location (a mobile spa) joined forces in Santa Monica, California, to bring $1-million worth of loose diamonds to your home to be placed on your spine while a massage therapist massages your back. No, we wouldn’t judge you for slipping a diamond or three into your pockets either.

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At the Mandarin Oriental in New York, you can get a two-person massage that will run you about $660 for 1 hour and 50 minutes. It’s so expensive because it involves two people at once, so you’ll be getting a foot, back and head massage and a scrub all at one time. Yeah, we think that sounds kinda nice.

But as far as innovative massages go, “20-Hands” takes the cake. Where did you receive your most expensive massage?

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