unveils exclusive new treatment: L’Art du Toucher by Clarins

The quintessence of Clarins Skincare for the most comprehensive and regenerating, three-step, experience




(November 2013) – Art is a permanent guest at Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris with an Art Concierge on site, a gallery and an art bookshop and hundreds of pieces of art hung throughout its public spaces and guestrooms. This autumn, the hotel’s beautiful Spa My Blend by Clarins celebrates a different kind of art with a specially-created total face and body treatment: L’Art du Toucher (The Art of Touch) – a brand new Clarins Signature Treatment, exclusive to the hotel.

L’Art du Toucher brings together the very essence of Clarins Skincare for the most comprehensive and regenerating of experiences – a stunning three-step treatment for face and body. Under a choreography of listening hands and wrapped in the aromas of invigorating fragrances, this is a re-energizing and relaxing experience that relieves men and women from the fatigue and tensions of city life.

The science of touch is at the very heart of Clarins’ history and the innovative treatments that have built the company’s reputation. Over the years, Clarins has developed massage procedures that are increasingly relevant and more tailored than ever. An art has been born of this alliance of absolute expertise and the delicate sensitivity of those who put it into practice: L’Art du Toucher.

For the Clarins Beauty Coach, each body is a new territory. She explores its contours with her fingertips or a press of her palm. Through imperceptible tremors and subtle areas of resistance, she deduces its key strengths and weaknesses. Her hand soothes comforts and calms. Her thumbs linger over a spot and unknot tension. Her palm, forearms and elbows reawaken reviving energy flows at the heart of the body.

L’Art du Toucher has three steps, dedicated to three energetic touch techniquesto relax, revitalize and regenerate, from head to toe:

Step 1: balancing touch

This step creates a sense of trust before relaxation and total calm take hold. The hands are reassuringly placed on the key areas of the face and body, which soothes and creates a feeling of serenity. The heartbeat slows down, energies are balanced and tissues oxygenated.


Step 2: stimulating touch

Here, the aim is to encourage energy to flow freely through the body. Inspired by the rhythmical movements of shen shiatsu, the Beauty Coach progressively applies pressure all along the energy lines with her palms and thumbs. The energies are channeled to the center of the body and then harmoniously distributed to the extremities.


Step 3: enveloping touch

Devoted to the entire body and face, this step is the intense and stunning conclusion of the treatment, using an exclusive selection of Clarins products. The face is drained, hydrated and sculpted. The Beauty Coach uses thumbs, palms, forearms and elbows on the body to recuperate and release deep energies. The intensity of the pressure on the back, legs and stomach is adjusted with millimetre accuracy. Areas of tension are relieved. The body gradually melts into absolute well-being. It is totally calm.


L’Art du Toucher by Clarins:

190€ (approximately USD $255) for 1.5hr treatment, with complimentary access

to the swimming pool, sauna and hammam.


Spa My Blend by Clarins at Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris – 37, Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris


Further information :

US – Hadley Schroll | Manager, Public Relations & Marketing Communications 
212.715.7066 | Hadley.Schroll@raffles.com



Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris reopened in 2010 as a next-generation Palace, after a dramatic and complete two-year transformation by designer Philippe Starck. The hotel has 149 luxurious rooms and suites and is just minutes from the Arc-de-Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées in Paris’ 8th arrondissement. At Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, art is omnipresent, with an exclusive service of Art Concierge, an Art Bookstore, a private Art Gallery, a 99-seat cinema theatre and an impressive private art collection. Food and drink are an art form here too – from the buzz of the Long Bar on the ground floor, to the two Michelin-starred restaurants, ‘La Cuisine’ for gourmet French food and ‘Il Carpaccio’ for the best Italian in Paris. Not to be missed are the delicious pastries, macarons and chocolates by Pierre Hermé, considered by Vogue magazine as the ‘Picasso of pastry’. The 1,500sqm Spa My Blend by Clarins is an award-winning white paradise, with the longest swimming pool in a Paris hotel.  www.raffles.com/paris   



Raffles Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning, luxury international hotel company with a history dating back to 1887 with the opening of Raffles Hotel, Singapore.  The portfolio currently comprises nine luxurious properties, from secluded resorts to city hotels in key locations around the world: in Singapore, Paris, Cambodia, China, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles and most recently the Philippines. Each one is an oasis of calm and charm. The company is embarking on a new phase of expansion, with openings in China, Istanbul and Indonesia scheduled over the next two years. With a compelling mix of cultures and styles, every hotel in the Raffles family has its own individual personality, with its own story to tell and its own sense of place. However, each one is proud to draw on the timeless essence of Raffles – to deliver thoughtful, personal and discreet service to well-travelled guests. www.raffles.com


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