From the ancient Romans a special treatment for the welfare of the feet at Hotel de Russie
Rome – Inspired by the dedicated care of the body that the Roman people believed in, the Wellness Zone at Rocco Forte’s Hotel de Russie has developed a special treatment for soothing the ache of tired and sore feet.
During the great civilization of Ancient Rome, personal hygiene and body care was of great importance in daily life. Thermal baths became widespread allowing Romans to wash every day and although the substances they used, such as soda, lye and rock were crude they were effective. Together with the use of scented oils, good for combating dryness of the skin whilst giving the whole body a pleasant aroma, these substances relieved fatigue from hard work, especially after the long walk to the Forum.
Today, Rome’s attraction continues to grow; the many cultural centres and the vast expanses of historic parks are just some of the sights visitors can admire at leisure by walking around this great city. Visitors ambling around typical Roman “Sanpietrini” or stepping up and down the seven hills of the city may, in their enthrallment of the city, forget the wear on their feet, tested by the cobbles. So after a day of enjoying what Rome has to offer your feet deserve special attention to relieve any fatigue, just as the Ancient Romans used to do.
The “Ancient Roman Ritual” at the Wellness Zone begins with a relaxing warm footbath of volcanic stones, essential oils and flower petals. After an exfoliation with an energising blend of oils, sea salts and flowers, a relaxing mask will cocoon feet in a thin paper wrap. The ritual continues with a reflexology massage and ends with an application of moisturising, aromatised balms to create a sensation of lightness and relief.
This massage will regenerate and strengthen your feet for more trails and countless explorations of the great city of Rome.
To book this treatment or for more information, visit www.roccofortehotels.com or T: +39 06 32 88 81
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Notes to editors: Hotel de Russie
Part of the Rocco Forte Hotels, Hotel de Russie is a luxury five-star hotel located in the heart of the beautiful city of Rome between the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo on the Via del Babuino. The hotel is within easy walking distance of Rome's key attractions, fashion houses and Via Condotti. The Vatican City, with St Peter's and the Sistine Chapel, is just a ten-minute walk from the Hotel de Russie while Piazza Navona and the Trevi Fountain are also within easy access. The most unique luxury hotel in Rome, Hotel de Russie provides a stunning feature - extensive, terraced gardens, the “Secret Garden”, so called because hidden behind the building which overlooks Via del Babuino which provide a tranquil oasis amidst the bustle of central Rome where you can dine alfresco at “Le Jardin de Russie” Restaurant or enjoy a peaceful stroll.
Rocco Forte Hotels
Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 13 individual hotels and resorts. Each property has a unique style, reflecting its nationality and location, but all share Rocco Forte Hotels’ trademark attention to detail, high quality and immaculate service.
Established by Sir Rocco Forte in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; The Lowry Hotel, Manchester; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Brown’s Hotel, London; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Augustine Hotel, Prague; Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily; Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi. Future openings: Jeddah 2013; Marrakech 2014; Cairo 2014; Luxor 2014.
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