In order to lead a healthy and happy life, it’s essential to take time for yourself and unwind from the stresses of everyday life. From bubble baths to gym workouts and book-reading sessions to gardening, we all have activities we can do every day to help reduce the stress in our lives.
But those stress-relieving exercises can only go so far.
If you can, treat yourself to a refreshing and revitalizing treatment that will help you gain balance in your life, mind, body, and soul and that will give you a boost of energy. Visiting a day or destination spa at least one time a year will help bring your senses back to equilibrium and soothe muscle tension, irritations, and pains.
Below are Charleston Naturally’s top picks for destination and day spas:
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona: Surrounded by jagged desert mountains and thick vegetation, the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa acts as a modern oasis and refreshing retreat for those looking for balance and an escape from stressful city life. Equipped with a meditation garden, crystal clear pond, a Watsu pool, and a variety of outdoor treatment areas, guests have the rewarding opportunity to connect with nature while enjoying revitalizing spa treatments. One of their most famous treatments is the Rose Quartz Facial, which is a soothing 90-minute facial that involves energized rose quartz crystals that are cooled on ice and gently massaged on the face. This unique treatment works to calm inflammation and revitalize skin.
The LakeHouse Spa at the Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin, Texas: Nestled in the elegant countryside of Central Texas, with 19 acres of glistening lakefront views, The LakeHouse Spa is the ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With a nature-inspired interior décor, The LakeHouse seamlessly fuses luxury with the peace and beauty of the Texas countryside. One of their most famous and rejuvenating treatments is the Manaka Tapping Treatment, which works to balance energy and relieve stress and pain. During this treatment, wooden pegs are situated on acupoints across the body, and a little hammer is used to gently tap the pegs in a rhythm. Other treatments include Texas Starry Night Massage Therapy, outdoor healing treatments, and traditional East Asian therapies.
The Caudalie Vinothérapie® Spa, New York, New York: Born from a vision to bring balance to the mind, body, and soul through vinotherapy practices, The Caudalie Vinothérapie® Spa incorporates dark, rich natural hues into its modern ambiance to create the epitome of paradise in the middle of bustling Manhattan. With treatments that include the use of restorative grape polyphenols, each and every service is exclusive to The Caudalie Vinothérapie® Spa. Some of their one-of-a-kind spa treatments include fresh grape manicure and pedicure, Vinoperfect facial, crushed cabernet scrub, and a red vine bath. When you’re not experiencing one of their world-famous treatments, you can relax in the spa’s elegant French Paradox Wine Lounge for further relaxation.
Qua Baths and Spa, Las Vegas, Nevada: Located in Caesars Palace, an elegant roman-inspired retreat awaits you in the Qua Baths and Spa, where stone floors and trickling waterfalls create a deep, sensual experience. This unique and rejuvenating spa incorporates the natural healing powers of water into its signature Roman rituals and treatments. Some of the services offered include the Arctic Ice Room, which is an anti-sauna that helps reduce hypertension and tighten pores, the Tea Room where an in-house tea sommelier prepares the proper teas to complement your treatment, and healing Roman baths with a variety of different temperatures.
What is your favorite spa or spa treatment? Let us know in our comments section.