Reducing stress has been proven to help improve your body’s immunity and increase your natural ability to ward off illnesses and diseases. From meditation techniques and yoga practices to lounging by a tranquil body of water, these stress-relieving activities have been adopted by western civilization over the past 20 years, to help us lead healthy, balanced lives.
For thousands of years, cultures around the world (from Greece to Japan) have regarded spas as the ultimate way to rest and relax. While spas used to be nothing more than therapeutic soaking baths (or hot springs), in modern times, spas have taken on a whole new meaning.
Premiere Luxury Spas
From massages and facials to detoxification treatments, getting pampered at luxury spas is becoming increasingly more popular, as society gets busier (and more stressed, as a result).
To put your mind and body at ease, here are 5 premiere luxury spas across the USA that provide treatments and services that help boost your health and well-being. From California to New York, these award-winning luxury spas boast a number of peace-inducing treatments that will help you restore your health, improve your vitality, and make you look rested and rejuvenated in no time.
While vacationing in Miami, check out The Sky High Spa at Conrad Miami (pictured above), where you can choose from a selection of specialty treatments to soothe and relax the busy mind, including hot stone massages, oxygen facials and the new Hydrotherapy Bath, where 144 jets soothe muscle tension. If you seek ease through exercise, visit the adjacent state-of-the-art fitness center, relax with rooftop yoga, or enjoy a game of tennis on the rooftop courts, overlooking the serene Biscayne Bay.
If escaping to the serenity of the desert sounds blissful to you, then head out to the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, which is home to the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa. Functioning as both a full service spa and salon, the spa invites you to unwind and pamper with such treatments as the Red Door Signature Facial which incorporates Miss Arden’s classic facial massage technique, or the Desert Hot Stone Massage that simultaneously warms and relaxes muscles.
Find Nirvana amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City. Recharge yourself by reconnecting with nature in the Sensory & Meditation Lounge at Naturopathica Chelsea, Healing Arts Center & Spa. As the visuals in the lounge change so do the room’s aromatic alchemy, transporting visitors far from the NYC bustle and stress. The 360-degree wellness destination has 6 treatment rooms, a Vitality Bar and Remedy Bar, making this the ideal luxury spa for fast-paced New Yorkers or out-of-town professionals who are visiting for work.
At Well & Being at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona, calming essences of lavender and ylang ylang work in tandem during the deeply moisturizing and warmly relaxing Sweet Dreams Aromatherapy Wrap to help induce sleep. If you’re looking to take the luxury spa experience to the next level, book a 30-minute adult nap session in the spa’s zero-gravity lounge chair. Talk about the royal treatment!
Whether you’re an avid golfer or not, you will instantly find comfort at The Spa at Casa Palmero (in the Pebble Beach Resorts) on the Monterey Peninsula. This Forbes Five-Star Award-winning 22,000-square foot Mediterranean style estate is truly one of the most beautiful luxury spas spas in the world. Providing signature massage treatments, body scrubs and wraps, water treatments and more, this spa and salon features multiple relaxation areas (including the Conservatory and Sanctuary, outdoor pool, whirlpool spas, ionization rooms, and more), in addition to several treatment rooms.
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